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Rebellion Wins An Error-Filled Petit Le Mans
Sunday, 21 Oct, 2012 – 19:59 | Comments Off
Rebellion Wins An Error-Filled Petit Le Mans

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Rebellion Racing came to the Petit Le Mans looking for its first over-all victory, a task made tougher for the Anglo-Swiss team because the race fell between the WEC rounds at Fuji and Shanghai. Arriving with its third car, Rebellion ran a trouble free race to win from the pole.
After [...]

Swiss Don’t Miss In Petit Le Mans Qualifying
Friday, 19 Oct, 2012 – 18:19 | Comments Off
Swiss Don’t Miss In Petit Le Mans Qualifying

Neel Jani of Rebellion Racing took the pole for this weekend’s Petit Le Mans sports car race at Road Atlanta with a lap of 1:09.089 (132.351 mph) in his No. 12 Lola-Toyota coupe – the first honor in ALMS for the Swiss team.
Switzerland’s Jani was 0.339 seconds clear of Lucas Luhr in Muscle Milk Racing’s [...]

Flat Spot On: Will Petit Remain Big in the Future?
Friday, 19 Oct, 2012 – 7:22 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: Will Petit Remain Big in the Future?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – It seems like a no brainer. Don Panoz helped revive the Le Mans 24-hour from its doldrums at the turn of the century and Jim France re-invented a sagging Daytona 24-hour. Combining the respective American series launched by these two men seems like a great idea [...]

DeltaWing Headed To Petit
Sunday, 14 Oct, 2012 – 9:01 | Comments Off
DeltaWing Headed To Petit

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Nissan’s DeltaWing will compete in next weekend’s Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, first race in North America for the revolutionary prototype. And the good news is that Saturday’s appearance at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga., will not be the car’s last in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
ALMS officials and sanctioning [...]

Austin Track Adds MotoGP
Thursday, 4 Oct, 2012 – 16:26 | Comments Off
Austin Track Adds MotoGP

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
MotoGP, the world’s premier motorcycle racing world championship, will join the roster of events competing at Circuit of The Americas via a three-day schedule booked for April 19-21, 2013.
With the addition of MotoGP, the new circuit in Austin, Texas, will be the first North American venue to host both two-and [...]

SunTrust Rises, Ganassi Holds On In Grand-Am Finale
Sunday, 30 Sep, 2012 – 9:13 | Comments Off
SunTrust Rises, Ganassi Holds On In Grand-Am Finale

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Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor of Suntrust Wayne Taylor Racing scored their third consecutive Lime Rock Park race victory and Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas of Chip Ganassi Racing wrapped up their third consecutive Daytona Prototype championship in Saturday’s Rolex Series season finale in the GRAND-AM Championship Weekend at Lime Rock Park presented by BMW.
Angelelli [...]

Furniture Row Knows: Used Stuff Can Be Bargain
Saturday, 29 Sep, 2012 – 9:19 | 3 Comments
Furniture Row Knows: Used Stuff Can Be Bargain

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some racing thoughts:
The old mailback seems to tell this story: Fans think hiring Kurt Busch was a huge mistake on the part of Furniture Row Racing.
The thought here is that that is probably true –  if Furniture Row is more concerned about its image than with improving on-track performance.
The current [...]

Grand-Am Releases 2013 Schedule Of Races
Friday, 28 Sep, 2012 – 10:09 | Comments Off
Grand-Am Releases 2013 Schedule Of Races

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GRAND-AM Road Racing announced its 2013 schedule on Friday and it includes three new events and a combined weekend with the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
Both the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge schedules will feature inaugural races at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex.; [...]

Graf Earns Pole At VIR
Friday, 14 Sep, 2012 – 19:52 | Comments Off
Graf Earns Pole At VIR

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Klaus Graf and Muscle Milk Pickett Racing set a track record en route to pole position for Saturday’s VIR 240 – the first race at the circuit for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
His lap of 1:35.434 (123.352 mph) bested the previous record: a 1:36.3 from a Benetton ex-F1 car in 2004. [...]

Reminder: Bowyer Won Final Non-Chase Race
Thursday, 13 Sep, 2012 – 10:24 | Comments Off
Reminder: Bowyer Won Final Non-Chase Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Racing thoughts from the last week or so:
Quick: Who won the race at Richmond?
The point: Probably the most irrelevant person in racing every year is the driver who wins the Sprint Cup race at Richmond in September. Unless, of course, that driver needed the win to get into the Chase; [...]