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Drivers: Merged Sports Car Series Facing Big Q’s
Wednesday, 12 Sep, 2012 – 17:58 | Comments Off
Drivers: Merged Sports Car Series Facing Big Q’s

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – It took years of difficult start-and-stop talks before the leaders of North America’s two top sports car series could finally agree to a merger. But now, according to drivers from those series, comes the tough part: Coming up with a merged series that works for all parties.
“I wouldn’t want to be [...]

Segal/Assentato, Ferrari Win GT Championship
Sunday, 9 Sep, 2012 – 19:58 | Comments Off
Segal/Assentato, Ferrari Win GT Championship

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The driving duo of Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato finished second at Leguna Seca on Sunday but won the GRAND-AM Rolex GT championship.
Dane Cameron and Wayne Nonnamaker scoreed a breakthrough GT race victory.
In the Daytona Prototype division, Richard Westbrook and Antonio Garcia won Sunday, getting their third victory of the season.
Segal and Assentato became the first [...]

Corvettes Sweep Front Row at Laguna Seca
Saturday, 8 Sep, 2012 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Corvettes Sweep Front Row at Laguna Seca

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Richard Westbrook, driving the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP with Antonio Garcia, upstaged both pre-pole favorites with a lap of 1:21.042 (99.415 mph) around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s 11-turn, 2.238 mile track and won the pole for Sunday’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival Powered by Mazda.
Westbrook had been fifth fastest in the previous [...]

GRAND-AM, ALMS Sports Car Series To Merge
Wednesday, 5 Sep, 2012 – 9:14 | Comments Off
GRAND-AM, ALMS Sports Car Series To Merge

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Begining in 2014, there will be just one major sports car series operating in the United States as officials of the Rolex GRAND-AM and American Le Mans Series announced Wednesday that they will merge their operations.
The announcement was made during a press conference held at Daytona International Speedway, site of [...]

P2 Cars Dominate Baltimore ALMS Race
Saturday, 1 Sep, 2012 – 19:04 | Comments Off
P2 Cars Dominate Baltimore ALMS Race

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Christophe Bouchut and Scott Tucker led a 1-2 finish for Level 5 Motorsports at the Baltimore Sports Car Challenge presented by SRT on Saturday, the team’s second overall win in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón this year.
Bouchut, the P2 pole-sitter in the No. 055 Honda Performance Development ARX-03b prototype, beat Luis [...]

Indy Historian To Speak
Wednesday, 22 Aug, 2012 – 6:54 | Comments Off

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Donald Davidson, longtime historian at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will be the featured speaker at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, N.Y., on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Davidson is considered the pre-eminent expert on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Indianapolis 500 and United States Auto Club. His appearance to discuss the famed 500-mile race [...]

Smith, Dyson End Pickett’s Charge
Sunday, 19 Aug, 2012 – 7:40 | Comments Off
Smith, Dyson End Pickett’s Charge

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A year after missing out by 0.112 seconds at Road America, Guy Smith delivered victory for Dyson Racing on Saturday in the closest overall finish in the history of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón – 0.083 seconds.
Despite starting next-to-last on the grid, Smith and Chris Dyson won the four-hour Road America [...]

Pruett/Rojas Get Big GRAND-AM Win In Montreal
Saturday, 18 Aug, 2012 – 5:39 | Comments Off
Pruett/Rojas Get Big GRAND-AM Win In Montreal

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Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas pulled away to their second win of the season in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series’ Montreal 200, clinching the Ganassi operation’s 150th win in all forms of major motorsports.
“It was quite an honor getting the 150th win for Ganassi with all that he’s done on the [...]

Pickett Team Stays Hot at Road America
Friday, 17 Aug, 2012 – 20:20 | Comments Off
Pickett Team Stays Hot at Road America

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Kluas Graf set a qualifying time Friday of 1:50.191 (132.250 mph) to win the pole for the American Le Mans Series’ race at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Graf’ shares the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing No. 6 Honda Performance Development ARX-03a with Lucas Luhr.
The teams rides a five-race winning streak and share the P1 championship [...]

Fogarty On Pole In Montreal
Friday, 17 Aug, 2012 – 17:22 | Comments Off
Fogarty On Pole In Montreal

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Jon Fogarty put the “Red Dragon”, No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP, on the pole for Saturday’s GRAND-AM Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on Friday.
It is his fourth pole of the season, and the 23rd of his GRAND-AM road racing career.
John Edwards was the fastest qualifier in GT behind the wheel [...]