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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 [...]

Night Time Not Right Time For Corvettes
Sunday, 17 Jun, 2012 – 6:23 | Comments Off
Night Time Not Right Time For Corvettes

While Audi Sport Team Joest appeared headed to victory with one of its ground-pounding R-18 E-tron Quattro Hybrid Prototypes, Corvette Racing was forced to rally through a long night and difficult morning in the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Through 18 hours, the No. 73 and No. 74 Compuware Corvette C6.Rs were [...]

Vickers Eager To Take A Ride In The Country
Friday, 15 Jun, 2012 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Vickers Eager To Take A Ride In The Country

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Brian Vickers had a, well, memorable road racing career when he was a Sprint Cup regular. Some of those memories were good, like when he won the pole in Sonoma in 2009. Some, not so good, like at Sonoma last year when he intentionally punted Tony Stewart in a move [...]

Qualifying Begins In Le Mans
Wednesday, 13 Jun, 2012 – 20:04 | Comments Off
Qualifying Begins In Le Mans

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The 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans got under way with the first of three qualifying sessions at the 8.469-mile circuit in the Sarthe region of France.
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón was well represented, with two teams on the provisional pole position in their class.
Defending 24 Hours of [...]

Gronholm Leaves Texas With X Amount Of Momentum
Monday, 11 Jun, 2012 – 7:27 | Comments Off
Gronholm Leaves Texas With X Amount Of Momentum

FORT WORTH, Texas – It’s on to the X-Games with a bang and a some back therapy for Marcus Gronholm and Tanner Foust, following their 1-2 finish in the inaugural Global Rallycross Championship Hoon Kaboom Texas at Texas Motor Speedway.
Gronholm, winner of the series opener at sister track Charlotte Motor Speedway two weeks ago, was [...]

Westbrook Holds Off Pruett At Mid-Ohio GRAND-AM Race
Saturday, 9 Jun, 2012 – 18:25 | Comments Off
Westbrook Holds Off Pruett At Mid-Ohio GRAND-AM Race

Richard Westbrook drove the Spirit of Daytona Corvette Daytona Prototype to victory at the EMCO Gears Classic Rolex GRAND-AM Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Saturday.
Westbook held off Scott Pruett of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates after a restart with 7 minutes to go in the three-hour race in Lexington, Ohio.
Westbrook, [...]

Fogarty, GAINSCO Win Pole At Mid-Ohio
Friday, 8 Jun, 2012 – 17:35 | Comments Off
Fogarty, GAINSCO Win Pole At Mid-Ohio

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Jon Fogarty, driver of the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette DP, won his second TOTAL Pole Award in as many weeks in qualifying for Saturday’s EMCO Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Fogarty turned a best lap of 1:18.079 (104.110 mph) in the red Corvette DP he shares with co- driver Alex Gurney. [...]

TMS Girds Itself For Attack Of The Killer Cars
Friday, 8 Jun, 2012 – 7:16 | One Comment
TMS Girds Itself For Attack Of The Killer Cars

FORT WORTH, Texas – Tanner Foust’s relationship with his Global Rallycross Championship Ford Fiesta is a car-guy’s definition of love/hate.
“The cars are amazing performers,” said Foust, one of America’s most recognizable action sports stars. “They’re basically 2-liter, turbocharged engines that make about 600 horsepower with a restrictor. They’re all-wheel drive, go 0-to-60 in 1.9-seconds. They’re [...]

Racer Says Belle Isle Was A Ringing Success
Wednesday, 6 Jun, 2012 – 10:37 | Comments Off
Racer Says Belle Isle Was A Ringing Success

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Businessman/racer Don Istook says the negative buzz created by the track breakup and lengthy red flag stoppage at Detroit’s Belle Isle during Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series event shouldn’t be the lasting image of racing’s return to the Motor City.
“As a participant at the venue, I thought [...]

Flat Spot On: Americans, Imbroglios And Le Mans
Sunday, 3 Jun, 2012 – 11:53 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Americans, Imbroglios And Le Mans

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
LE MANS, France – Top “Tweets” from the Le Mans Test Day:
1. As The Clouds Parted – …and the sunshine returned at the end of an overcast day, Audi’s e-tron quattro of veterans Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Dindo Capello outshined the new Toyota TS 030 by a gap of [...]