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Vickers To Join Waltrip Team At Le Mans, Spa
Saturday, 28 Apr, 2012 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Vickers To Join Waltrip Team At Le Mans, Spa

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AF Waltrip Racing announced today its driver line up for the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16 as well as the six-hour FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium on May 5.
Michael Waltrip Racing owner Rob Kauffman and NASCAR driver Brian Vickers will join Rui Aguas [...]

Delta Wing Adds A Third Driver For Le Mans
Thursday, 26 Apr, 2012 – 6:55 | Comments Off
Delta Wing Adds A Third Driver For Le Mans

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Nissan and NISMO Japanese Super GT star Satoshi Motoyama has joined the Nissan DeltaWing driving squad for this summer’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
A triple Japanese Super GT champion, Motoyama will co-drive with Marino Franchitti of Scotland and German Michael Krumm, who won the 2003 JGTC (formerly SUPER GT) title with Motoyama.
The Nissan DeltaWing is [...]

Graf/Luhr Muscle Way To Long Beach Victory
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2012 – 21:28 | Comments Off
Graf/Luhr Muscle Way To Long Beach Victory

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Fuel strategy won out at Long Beach on Saturday with Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr winning the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach for the second straight season.
The Muscle Milk Honda Performance Development ARX-03a stopped twice during the race’s sole caution period and ran the final 56 minutes without another stop to [...]

Long Beach An American Racing Institution
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2012 – 8:16 | Comments Off
Long Beach An American Racing Institution

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Not many people along the Front Range of Colorado seemed to know what to expect when plans came together for a street-circuit event in Denver in the late 1980s. The big question – in the street and in the media – seemed to be, like, “So, 200 mph cars through [...]

Rain Cancels ALMS Qualifying In Long Beach
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 22:35 | Comments Off
Rain Cancels ALMS Qualifying In Long Beach

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Rain washed away qualifying for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach on Friday.
That left Dyson Racing’s Mazda-powered Lola coupe on pole position for Saturday’s second round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
As a result of the weather, championship points set the grid for the Saturday’s two-hour race [...]

Team Will Get Very Special Help In Long Beach
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 8:24 | Comments Off
Team Will Get Very Special Help In Long Beach

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – He won’t turn a lap in brother-in-law Don Istook’s white-hot Audi TT RS this weekend, but race day can’t come soon enough for Mark Hiett.
“He’s had his bag packed since last Saturday, and to be truthful, he’s about to drive me crazy,” Laurie Istook said of [...]

Jim Hall Blew ‘Em Away In Paddocks, On Tracks
Wednesday, 11 Apr, 2012 – 12:57 | 4 Comments
Jim Hall Blew ‘Em Away In Paddocks, On Tracks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Jim Hall remembers the first time he saw “the look”. The one on the faces of fellow road racing competitors and race officials when he would first roll out a race car that was so thoroughly innovative that it would obviate just about everything else in the paddocks.
“The first time [...]

Jim Hall To Be Feted At Long Beach
Sunday, 8 Apr, 2012 – 8:31 | One Comment
Jim Hall To Be Feted At Long Beach

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A number of activities surrounding the 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, America’s most prestigious street race, are scheduled this week prior to Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series main event.
Native Texan Jim Hall, whose innovative Chaparral race cars racked-up wins from Germany’s Nurburgring to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will be honored by the Road Racing [...]

‘Butzi’ Dies, But Lives On
Friday, 6 Apr, 2012 – 10:38 | One Comment
‘Butzi’ Dies, But Lives On

Somehow, we crammed four of us into the friend of a friend’s Porsche 911 as college students back in the early 1970s.
I remember being so contorted that I couldn’t see much through the back “seat” windows of that sparkling white 911, and could, basically, hear very little other than the flat-six boxing away just inches [...]

New Michigan Surface To Produce New Problems?
Wednesday, 4 Apr, 2012 – 17:34 | Comments Off
New Michigan Surface To Produce New Problems?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Stepping into NASCAR’s repavement-controversy spotlight this week is Michigan International Speedway. The track, which just got a fresh coating of asphalt, enters the spotlight thanks to comments Matt Kenseth issued after testing Wednesday.
Kenseth got out of his car and said he had just gone more than 215 mph in the [...]