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Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty
Tuesday, 20 Mar, 2018 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty
Formula E Issues Di Grassi A Binding Penalty

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Some short takes from a great weekend of racing – the non-NASCAR version:
– Consider this first entry is a brief. Or is it a boxer?
Lucas di Grassi placed second in Saturday’s Formula E race but failed post-race inspection. Not for his driving or his car, but for his underwear.
“After checking […]

ESM Nissan Captures Sebring Victory
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2018 – 8:31 | Comments Off on ESM Nissan Captures Sebring Victory
ESM Nissan Captures Sebring Victory

The co-driving trio of Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek piloted the No. 22 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi to the over all victory in Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring race.

Winning in the GT classes at the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car series’ second event of the season, were the Porsche 911 GT […]

Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole
Friday, 16 Mar, 2018 – 18:16 | Comments Off on Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole
Vautier Puts Cadillac On Sebring Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Tristan Vautier will start the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring race on Saturday from the pole in the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.
His lap of 1:47.432 seconds (125.326 mph) was 0.160 seconds ahead of Olivier Pla in the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan DPi.
Ricky Taylor […]

Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring
Friday, 16 Mar, 2018 – 9:14 | Comments Off on Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring
Penske Hoping His Acuras Will Take Next Step This Weekend In Sebring

When Roger Penske announced last July that he would return to sports car racing and field a prototype team in 2018, it was great news for the IMSA WeatherTech Series but ominous news for those would would have to compete against Team Penske.
Everybody in the racing world knows that when “The Captain” takes on a […]

Not All Owners Left DIS Wearing Gold Watches
Monday, 29 Jan, 2018 – 10:03 | Comments Off on Not All Owners Left DIS Wearing Gold Watches
Not All Owners Left DIS Wearing Gold Watches

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. _ His previously pristine, six-figure Audi race car sat in an IMSA paddock at Daytona International Speedway, where owner/driver Don Istook sized-up the racing definition of “extensive damage.”
“Every corner,” Istook said after examining the battered bodywork on his No. 11 RS Werkes Racing Audi RS3 LMS.
“Well, the left rear (panel) is OK,” […]

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 […]