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COTA Officials: Texas Formula 1 Race Is A Go
Wednesday, 7 Dec, 2011 – 9:48 | Comments Off
COTA Officials: Texas Formula 1 Race Is A Go

Austin, Texas’s on-again, off-again 2012 date with Formula 1 appears to be back on again.
Officials of the Circuit of The Americas, the road circuit being built near Austin, announced Wednesday that they have reached an agreement with Formula One Management that ensures the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix remains on the FIA Formula 1 [...]

Newness In Air At Daytona Test
Tuesday, 6 Dec, 2011 – 20:12 | Comments Off
Newness In Air At Daytona Test

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“New” was the key word during the first of two days of GRAND-AM Series tests at Daytona International on Tuesday. New cars, new drivers, new manufacturers.
A trio of new Corvette Daytona Prototypes shared the spotlight with new cars from Ferrari and Audi as a two-day GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series test opened at Daytona International [...]

Key GRAND-AM Test Set To Begin At DIS
Monday, 5 Dec, 2011 – 18:45 | Comments Off
Key GRAND-AM Test Set To Begin At DIS

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The GRAND-AM Sports Car Series will stage a major test onTuesday and Wednesday at Daytona International Speedway. The test will feature new cars that will compete at this year’s 50th anniversary edition of the Rolex 24 at DIS.
Four Corvettes are among the seven Daytona Prototypes entered, including three making their public debut. GT has a [...]

Texas F1 Promoter Meets The Press
Saturday, 19 Nov, 2011 – 8:50 | Comments Off
Texas F1 Promoter Meets The Press

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AUSTIN, Texas – Embattled promoter Tavo Hellmund has admitted that organizers of the Formula One United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, are in breach of contract over “multiple issues,” specifically a $25-million sanctioning fee due for the inaugural event scheduled for Nov. 18, 2012.
Hellmund addressed a number of issues surrounding the status of Circuit [...]

F1 To Texas Promoters: Show Us The Money
Thursday, 17 Nov, 2011 – 22:36 | Comments Off
F1 To Texas Promoters: Show Us The Money

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has given organizers of Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, one week to agree on a contract and produce a letter of credit guaranteeing payment of a $25-million sanctioning fee to stage the U.S. Grand Prix on Nov. 18, 2012.
Without a guarantee or letter [...]

Corvette Prototype Headed To GRAND-AM Series
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 2011 – 16:58 | Comments Off
Corvette Prototype Headed To GRAND-AM Series

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Chevrolet announced Tuesday that will field a Corvette Daytona Prototype in the GRAND-AM Road Racing Series in 2012.
The Corvette will debut at the Rolex 24 in January at Daytona International Speedway.
Four teams will campaign the new Corvette in 2012: No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Racing; No. 10 SunTrust Racing; No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing; and [...]

Updated: Austin F1 Track Suspends Construction
Tuesday, 15 Nov, 2011 – 16:48 | Comments Off
Updated: Austin F1 Track Suspends Construction

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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(Editor’s note: The following story has been updated today by its author.)
Organizers of Circuit of The Americas, a $300-million motorsports/entertainment venue being developed in Austin, Texas, abruptly suspended construction Tuesday in a contract dispute involving promoter Full Throttle Productions LP and circuit officials.
Full Throttle Productions, headed by Austin businessman Tavo [...]

F1 Headed To New Jersey
Tuesday, 25 Oct, 2011 – 13:09 | Comments Off
F1 Headed To New Jersey

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Rumors that a Formula 1 race will be held in New Jersey in 2013 were confirmed during a press conference held on Tuesday.
The New Jersey event will be a street race. It will be held in Hudson County and bordered by the Hudson River. Its backdrop will be the Manhattan skyline, located across the river. [...]

Winterbottom, Lyons Win Gold Coast 600
Sunday, 23 Oct, 2011 – 7:55 | Comments Off
Winterbottom, Lyons Win Gold Coast 600

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Mark Winterbottom and Richard Lyons gave Ford Performance Racing its first win of the 2011 Australian V8 Supercars Championship at Surfers Paradise Sunday via a late-race pass in the Armor All Gold Coast 600.
Winterbottom, co-driver of the No. 5 Orrcon Steel FPR Falcon, out-braked the race-leading No. 88 TeamVodafone Holden Commodore of Jamie Whincup and [...]

Toyota Prototypes Returning To Le Mans
Friday, 14 Oct, 2011 – 14:50 | Comments Off
Toyota Prototypes Returning To Le Mans

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Racin’ Notes for Friday:
Toyota Motor Corporation announced its return to major sports car racing on Friday.
Toyota’s return to the Le Mans 24 Hours, 13 years after its last official participation, follows Porsche’s announcement that it is entering in the top category in 2014. Toyota and Porsche will join factory efforts by Audi and Peugeot at [...]