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Fogarty, GAINSCO Win Pole At Mid-Ohio
Friday, 8 Jun, 2012 – 17:35 | Comments Off on Fogarty, GAINSCO Win Pole At Mid-Ohio
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 on Racer Says Belle Isle Was A Ringing Success
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 on Flat Spot On: Americans, Imbroglios And Le Mans
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 on Barbosa, Law Win At Belle Isle
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 on Toyota Hybrid Has Speed, Will Travel 24 Hours?
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 on Fogarty puts GAINSCO On Pole In Detroit
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 […]

ALMS To Race At Austin Track Next Season
Friday, 1 Jun, 2012 – 13:12 | Comments Off on ALMS To Race At Austin Track Next Season
ALMS To Race At Austin Track Next Season

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The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón announced today that its 2013 season will include a race at Circuit of The Americas – the under-construction motorsports, entertainment and business development complex in Austin, Texas.
The ALMS event will take place during the spring portion of the 2013 race schedule, which will be announced later […]

GRAND-AM To Get First Taste Of The Motor City
Friday, 1 Jun, 2012 – 9:35 | Comments Off on GRAND-AM To Get First Taste Of The Motor City
GRAND-AM To Get First Taste Of The Motor City

Courtesy of the 2012 GRAND-AM Series schedule, Max Angelelli heads straight from Victory Lane into the unknown this weekend. Oh, except for a couple of stops at the video game console along the way.
Next up for all the teams and drivers of the series is the Detroit stop on the schedule: The Chevrolet 200 at […]

Shelby’s Influence Reached Down To Street Level
Sunday, 13 May, 2012 – 18:53 | Comments Off on Shelby’s Influence Reached Down To Street Level
Shelby’s Influence Reached Down To Street Level

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Me and the guys who grew up on the hard, cracked-concrete streets of our blue-collar, auto-town neighborhood during the the late 1950s and ’60s were not really Cobra guys.
Vette guys, 409 guys, Super Stock guys, Mopar guys, Poncho guys, Javelin guys, 442 guys, ‘Stang guys; for sure. We could tell […]