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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 [...]

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

SunTrust Duo Wins In Jersey
Sunday, 13 May, 2012 – 18:20 | Comments Off
SunTrust Duo Wins In Jersey

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SunTrust Corvette DP co-drivers Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor and No. 69 AIM Autosport Team FXDD Ferrari 458 teammates Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato drove to victory Sunday event at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Angelelli and Taylor picked up their second consecutive GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car [...]

Honda, Corvette Win At Laguna Seca
Saturday, 12 May, 2012 – 22:41 | Comments Off
Honda, Corvette Win At Laguna Seca

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Muscle Milk Pickett Racing got its second straight victory in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón on Saturday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
In the GT class,  Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner also took their second consecutive win.
Seven cars in the GT class were within two seconds in the closing hour [...]

American Car-Building Icon Carroll Shelby Dies
Friday, 11 May, 2012 – 16:11 | Comments Off
American Car-Building Icon Carroll Shelby Dies

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Carroll Shelby, the man who created the famous Shelby Cobra and gave America its proudest moment at Le Mans, died in Dallas Thursday night at age 89. He had been hospitalized for pneumonia.
Shelby, a native Texan, built the cars which ran to a 1-2-3 finish in 1966 in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, ending [...]

Pruett/Rojas Looking For First GRAND-AM Win Of Season
Friday, 11 May, 2012 – 8:35 | Comments Off
Pruett/Rojas Looking For First GRAND-AM Win Of Season

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The Telmex Chip Ganassi Racing GRAND-AM team arrived in New Jersey for this weekend’s Global Barter 250 event in an unfamiliar situation – winless.
True, there have only been three events held to this point in the 2012 season. But still, this is Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas and reigning champion [...]