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New Look WTR Earns Pole At Rolex 24
Thursday, 25 Jan, 2018 – 21:10 | Comments Off on New Look WTR Earns Pole At Rolex 24
New Look WTR Earns Pole At Rolex 24

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ricky Who?
Renger Van Der Zande, the “only new piece” on Konica Minolta Cadillac’s reigning IMSA Prototype Champions, cranked-out a last-lap flyer Thursday afternoon to claim Prototype pole-position for the 56th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona in a sensational debut as Ricky Taylor’s replacement.
Van Der Zande joined […]

‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney
Monday, 15 Jan, 2018 – 21:07 | Comments Off on ‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney
‘Legend’ Not A Cliche When It Came To Dan Gurney

Dan Gurney, arguably the most versatile driver to buckle-up behind the steering wheel of a race car, has passed away.
Gurney _ who won races in NASCAR stock cars, Indy cars, Formula One cars and IMSA sports cars _ died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at age 86 in Newport Beach, Calif. Gurney was born on […]

Alonso Takes To The DIS High Banks
Saturday, 6 Jan, 2018 – 9:34 | Comments Off on Alonso Takes To The DIS High Banks
Alonso Takes To The DIS High Banks

The Americanization of Spanish driver Fernando Alonso continued on Friday when the two-time Formula One world champion took his first laps in a sports car during the Roar Before the 24 practice at Daytona International Speedway.
Loved it, Alonso, who is co-piloting the No. 23 United Autosports Ligier LM P2 car, said after his initial laps.
“It […]

Pruett Says His Career Will End After The ’18 Rolex
Friday, 5 Jan, 2018 – 16:32 | Comments Off on Pruett Says His Career Will End After The ’18 Rolex
Pruett Says His Career Will End After The ’18 Rolex

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
For Scott Pruett, a sixth Rolex 24 victory would be great but a seventh is not in the cards as the veteran American sports car driving ace announced Friday that he will retire following this year’s endurance classic at Daytona International Speedway.
Pruett, who is 58 years old, announced that he […]

Risi Unveils Driver Teams For 2018 IMSA Season
Wednesday, 3 Jan, 2018 – 17:31 | Comments Off on Risi Unveils Driver Teams For 2018 IMSA Season
Risi Unveils Driver Teams For 2018 IMSA Season

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Houston-based Risi Competizione will open the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season with a two-car Ferrari effort in the Rolex 24 At Daytona set for Jan. 25-28 at Daytona International Speedway.
Team-owner Giuseppe Risi will field the No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTLM (Grand Touring Le Mans class) with Toni Vilander of Finland, Brit James Calado and Italian […]

The ‘Red Dragon’ Returning To IMSA
Wednesday, 20 Dec, 2017 – 11:28 | Comments Off on The ‘Red Dragon’ Returning To IMSA
The ‘Red Dragon’ Returning To IMSA

A return to prototype competition with a team whose history mirrors that of GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing helped seal the partnership between JDC-Miller MotorSports and GAINSCO Auto Insurance beginning with the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Dallas-based GAINSCO will be the primary sponsor of the No. 99 Red Dragon ORECA/Gibson to be driven in the IMSA LMP2 […]

Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s
Monday, 11 Dec, 2017 – 15:59 | Comments Off on Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s
Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Five years ago, when it was announced that Porsche was re-entering cars in the prototype division of the World Endurance Championship, sports car freaks freaked out. The news was as important as it was exciting to a sport that was having as many downs as up worldwide.
Even competitors from opposing […]

Rahal Set To Electrify
Wednesday, 29 Nov, 2017 – 12:27 | Comments Off on Rahal Set To Electrify
Rahal Set To Electrify

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American-owned and based Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field two cars in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY electric racing series set to run in conjunction with the 2018-19 global FIA Formula E championship.
Led by Team Principal Bobby Rahal _ a three-time CART champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner _ Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing is Jaguar Racing’s […]

Alonso Hits Road In Sports Car
Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 – 10:37 | Comments Off on Alonso Hits Road In Sports Car
Alonso Hits Road In Sports Car

Fernando Alonso logged his first test laps in an LMP2 car earlier this week as the Formula One superstar began preparations to compete with United Autosports in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, America’s most prestigious endurance sports car race.
A two-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Alonso tested the team’s Ligier JS P217 at Motorland […]

F1’s Alonso Seeks To Win A Rolex In Daytona
Thursday, 26 Oct, 2017 – 15:49 | Comments Off on F1’s Alonso Seeks To Win A Rolex In Daytona
F1’s Alonso Seeks To Win A Rolex In Daytona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Fernando Alonso’s quest to challenge himself across the wide world of motorsports will see the Formula One superstar compete with United Autosports in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, America’s most prestigious endurance sports car race.
A two-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Alonso will co-drive the team’s Ligier JS P217 […]