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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 [...]

Angelelli And Taylor Beat Rain And Field In Homestead
Sunday, 29 Apr, 2012 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Angelelli And Taylor Beat Rain And Field In Homestead

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Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli returned to Victory Lane in the Grand Prix of Miami on Sunday. The two co-drove their SunTrust/Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype car to victory for the first time in the Rolex GRAND-AM Sports Car Racing in 2012 and they did it in the rain.
In the GT [...]

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 [...]