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

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 on New Michigan Surface To Produce New Problems?
New Michigan Surface To Produce New Problems?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
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 […]

Spirit Of Daytona Wins At Barber
Saturday, 31 Mar, 2012 – 15:41 | 2 Comments
Spirit Of Daytona Wins At Barber

The Spirit of Daytona racing team and Corvette sprang to life Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama as they combined to win the Porsche 250 Rolex GRAND-AM Sports Car Series race.
The victory was the first in the DP class for the team and the marque.
Richard Westbrook, who won the pole for the race on […]

Corvettes Crowd Front Of Field At Barber
Friday, 30 Mar, 2012 – 14:50 | Comments Off on Corvettes Crowd Front Of Field At Barber
Corvettes Crowd Front Of Field At Barber

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Saturday’s Porsche 250 Grand-Am Series race at Barber Motorsports Park will begin with an all-Corvette front row as the Chevrolets posted the top three laps in qualifying on Friday.
Richard Westbrook won the pole piloting the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP.
Westbrook bested fellow Corvette DP driver Jon Fogarty by seven hundredths of a second […]

Flat Spot On: Frontier Justice On The Last Lap?
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2012 – 8:18 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: Frontier Justice On The Last Lap?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
SEBRING, Fla. – So what really happened over there at Turn 3 in the shards of light glaring in the dust on the last lap of the GT contest in the Sebring 12-hour?
Check the replay if you like, now available at ESPN3.com, but it won’t solve this one. It may be […]

Audi Back On Top At 60th Running of Sebring
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2012 – 6:44 | Comments Off on Audi Back On Top At 60th Running of Sebring
Audi Back On Top At 60th Running of Sebring

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An Audi R18, driven by Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen and Allan McNish, captured the victory in the 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on Saturday night.
The three drivers completed 301 laps to win by four laps in the opening round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila […]

Flat Spot On: Sebring 12-Hour Race Turns 60
Saturday, 17 Mar, 2012 – 16:13 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Sebring 12-Hour Race Turns 60
Flat Spot On: Sebring 12-Hour Race Turns 60

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
SEBRING, Fla. – Top Ten Tweets from Sebring’s 60th anniversary 12-Hour (compiled, extended, unabridged, annotated, not previously published version):
1. The race day crowd at the Sebring International Raceway was judged to be up this year – making it the biggest ever 12-hour throng after a decade of growth under the aegis […]