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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 [...]

Starworks Sweeps At Watkins Glen
Saturday, 11 Aug, 2012 – 21:31 | Comments Off
Starworks Sweeps At Watkins Glen

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Starworks Motorsport’s Ryan Dalziel and Lucas Luhr led a 1-2 sweep for the team at Watkins Glen International on Saturday, giving the team its second straight GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series victory.
After building a comfortable lead, Dalziel pulled away from teammate Sebastien Bourdais on the race’s final restart with four laps remaining to finish 0.817 [...]

Taylor Earns Pole At The Glen
Friday, 10 Aug, 2012 – 19:44 | Comments Off
Taylor Earns Pole At The Glen

Ricky Taylor put the No. 10 SunTrust Corvette DP on the pole for Saturday’s GRAND-AM Series race at Watkins Glen on Friday.
Taylor claimed the pole position with a best lap of 133.557 mph (1:06.039) around the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen short course.
It was his first pole since the race at New Jersey Motorsports Park in May, [...]

Time To Ground The Pigs, Launch New Adynations
Wednesday, 8 Aug, 2012 – 9:18 | 2 Comments
Time To Ground The Pigs, Launch New Adynations

A favorite old adynation is just not cutting it any more. Saying “when pigs fly” to describe something that is extremely unlikely to occur has become tired, worn out. So totally yesterday, if you will.
Updating it to having the pigs flying out of one’s butt extended the life of the saying – certainly made it [...]