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Records Tumble At Lime Rock
Saturday, 7 Jul, 2012 – 6:54 | Comments Off

Guy Smith put Dyson Racing on pole position Friday for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix in an exciting 15-minute session. Smith set a lap of 44.017 (120.553 mph) in Dyson Racing’s Mazda-powered Lola coupe that he drives with Chris Dyson.
All five classes set qualifying records on the 1.5-mile, eight-turn layout. The unquestioned highlight [...]

The First NASCAR Playoff Card Has Been Dealt
Tuesday, 3 Jul, 2012 – 8:40 | One Comment
The First NASCAR Playoff Card Has Been Dealt

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
A final look back at a big weekend of racing:
– The stretch drive in the Chase for the Chase began Saturday night at Kentucky Speedway and it produced what I think most would agree is a slam dunk entrant to the playoffs. The first slam dunk entrant.
Brad Keselowski’s victory at [...]

Barbosa Holds Off Gurney To Win At The Glen
Sunday, 1 Jul, 2012 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Barbosa Holds Off Gurney To Win At The Glen

Joao Barbosa in an Action Express Racing Corvette DP car passed the GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Corvette driven by Alex Gurney with six and a half minutes to go, held off Gurney during the final two minutes and won the Six Hours of The Glen GRAND-AM Series race at Watkins Glen on Sunday.
The margin of victory was [...]

Pruett, Taylor On Pole At The Glen
Saturday, 30 Jun, 2012 – 17:50 | Comments Off
Pruett, Taylor On Pole At The Glen

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Scott Pruett took his first Daytona Prototype pole position in two years and Jordan Taylor claimed the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen GT pole for the second consecutive year in Saturday’s qualifying sessions at Watkins Glen International.
The race, which is Round 8 of the 13-race 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the second [...]

Yet Another Big Weekend For Peepers
Friday, 29 Jun, 2012 – 10:04 | Comments Off
Yet Another Big Weekend For Peepers

Another big weekend for auto racing. Here are some of the people, places and things that will be cool to scrutinize:
– The traffic situation at Kentucky Speedway on Sunday.
The guess here is that about 100,000 of us will be watching it more carefully than others. Remember the scene last year before, during and after the [...]

Pruett, Rojas Back To Winning Ways
Saturday, 23 Jun, 2012 – 16:29 | Comments Off
Pruett, Rojas Back To Winning Ways

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The defending series championship team of Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas got its first victory of the season Saturday when it won the the Rolex 250 Driven by VISITFLORIDA.com GRAND-AM race at Road America in Elkhardt Lake, Wis.
In getting the victory, Pruett and Rojas ended their nine-race losing streak and a five-race victory streak by [...]

McMurray, Montoya To Team Up For Indy GRAND-AM Race
Friday, 22 Jun, 2012 – 17:49 | Comments Off
McMurray, Montoya To Team Up For Indy GRAND-AM Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Juan Pablo Montoya and Jamie McMurray will drive a Chip Ganassi-owned Daytona Prototype in the GRAND-AM Rolex Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway later this summer.
The announcment was made Friday at the Sonoma, Calif. road course, site of this weekend’s Sprint Cup Series race.
Montoya, a former Formula 1 driver, said [...]

Ganassi Team Facing Big Challenge At Big Track
Friday, 22 Jun, 2012 – 15:38 | Comments Off
Ganassi Team Facing Big Challenge At Big Track

Scott Pruett let loose with some very nice words about Road America this past week. Words that indicated that the central Wisconsin road circuit is among his very favorite race tracks. But the veteran sports car driver also indicated that he’s not all that confident about racing at Road America this weekend.
Not enough horsepower under [...]

Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech
Thursday, 21 Jun, 2012 – 9:07 | Comments Off
Le Mans Increased The Cool Factor Of Hybrid Tech

A final look back at the last weekend of racing:
The road to hilarity is paved with failed gadgetry. You know; like that guy on ice skates in the old film clips who straps a rocket to his back and ends up setting his butt on fire.
But in the wake of the lead-up, and then the [...]

Audi’s Reign Continues At The 2012 Le Mans 24
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 8:01 | Comments Off
Audi’s Reign Continues At The 2012 Le Mans 24

By Jim Pedley | Manaing Editor
RacinToday.com
Audi continued its reign at Le Mans on Sunday when its LMP1 cars swept the podium at the 80th running of the famed 24-hour race.
Winning was the No. 1 Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro hybrid of Audi Sport Team Joest which was driven by Andre Lotterer, Marcel Fassler and Benoit Treluyer.
It [...]