Articles in Sports Cars
By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
The Second Day Lede – A closer look at last weekend’s racin:
As John Force’s 2011 dry spell stretched from spring into summer, he thought he had looked everywhere for its causes. It took Robert Hight, his teammate and company president, to point out one last place where Force had not [...]
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
With less than a year to go for the return of the USGP at the Circuit of the Americas, a Top Ten view of Formula 1 after the German Grand Prix:
1. Can Fernando Alonso catch Sebastian Vettel to avenge his loss in last year’s world [...]
By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Wrtiter
Despite setbacks in practice and the race, Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf drove their AMR/Lola to victory at Mosport, coming home with a 28.4-second margin over the Dyson Racing Lola-Mazda. “We’ve been hit by everything this weekend,”said Graf of the two hour, 45-minute ALMS race. “What a roller coaster. [...]
Scott Pruett and his Chip Ganassi Racing team opted for track position over fresh tires late in Sunday’s GRAND-AM Sports Car Racing Series race in New Jersey and the move paid off with a victory.
On his older tires, Pruett , who was co-driving with Memo Rojas, was able to hold off the SunTrust Racing’s Max [...]
Ricky Taylor improved his consecutive Daytona Prototype pole position streak to five Saturday at New Jersey Motorsports Park, and will lead the field to the start of Sunday’s American Red Cross 250, the ninthround of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal CaskNo. 16 season.
Taylor, in the No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara, lapped the [...]
In Racin’ News today, Thursday, July 21:
(In this package – Level 5 has deal with HPD; ECR apologizes after penalty)
Level 5 Motorsports announced Thursday that it has entered in a new alliance with Honda Performance Development that will see the team compete with the manufacturers’ new LMP2 car, beginning with the Six Hours of [...]
Alex Gurney took advantage of a rare miscue by Scott Pruett, beating him out of the pits on their final stops on Lap 80 after Pruett slightly overshot his pit.
Gurney then held off the Daytona Prototype championship leader for the final 28 laps, winning Saturday’s Grand-Am race at Laguna Seca by 0.431 seconds.
Gurney and Jon [...]
The No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet Dallara of Wayne Taylor Racing will start Saturday’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Continental Tire Sports Car Festival from the pole for the fourth race in a row after qualifying Friday afternoon at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.
Ricky Taylor, the 21-year-old co-driver to veteran Italian Max Angelelli, earned [...]
The weekend of next year’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race will be held as part of an Indianapolis Motor Speedway quadruple-header.
On the last weekend of July, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and also the Grand-Am Road Racing will join Cup Series for four races.
It will be the first time that races will take place on the [...]
By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
Texan Ben Spies had less than a week to savor his first career MotoGP victory, shuttling off from the podium at Assen, The Netherlands, to Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello for the Grand Prix of Italy.
Spies finished fourth Sunday on his Yamaha Factory Racing machine in Round 8 of 18 at [...]