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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
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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 [...]

Barbosa, Law Win At Belle Isle
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2012 – 19:57 | Comments Off
Barbosa, Law Win At Belle Isle

Joao Barbosa earned his first win of the season and eighth of his career in the series in Saturday’s GRAND-AM Detroit 200 at Belle Isle.
Barbosa was co-driving the No. 9 Action Express Racing Corvette DP with Darren Law.
Barbosa survived a restart with 10 minutes left in the two-hour race and pressure from David Donohue to [...]

Toyota Hybrid Has Speed, Will Travel 24 Hours?
Saturday, 2 Jun, 2012 – 13:00 | Comments Off
Toyota Hybrid Has Speed, Will Travel 24 Hours?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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LE MANS, France – There was thunder as the new Toyota TS 030 Hybrid broke cover at Le Mans for the first time. In place of traditional Toyota red seen previously, the Japanese company’s LMP1 class hybrid carried a blue paint scheme for its first “Vingt-Quatres Heures du Mans.”
The new panels, [...]

Fogarty puts GAINSCO On Pole In Detroit
Friday, 1 Jun, 2012 – 20:31 | Comments Off
Fogarty puts GAINSCO On Pole In Detroit

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Jon Fogarty made the most of the first dry track conditions of the day Friday, padding his GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series record by earning the top starting spot for Saturday’s Chevrolet GRAND-AM Detroit 200 at Belle Isle and the TOTAL Pole Award.
Fogarty, the Rolex Series’ all-time leader in poles, notched his first top qualifying [...]