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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 [...]

Peugeot Scores Controversial Win At Petit Le Mans
Sunday, 2 Oct, 2011 – 1:00 | Comments Off
Peugeot Scores Controversial Win At Petit Le Mans

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Petit Le Mans ended early and in controversy when a battle for the lead left Romain Dumas and his Audi R18 TDI crashed against the barrier on the back straight of Road Atlanta.
The incident, which occurred with 255 miles remaining in the 1,000-mile race, paved the way for a Peugeot [...]

O’Connell Gives Cadillac A Victory
Saturday, 1 Oct, 2011 – 7:21 | Comments Off
O’Connell Gives Cadillac A Victory

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Hometown star Johnny O’Connell scored a pole-to-checkered flag victory in Friday’s Cadillac Road Atlanta Grand Prix in Flowery Branch, Ga., capping Team Cadillac’s successful road-racing return to the 2011 Pirelli World Challenge series.
O’Connell, driver of the No. 3 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, led all 29 laps/73.66 miles from pole in the [...]

Peugeot Draws First Blood From Audi At Petit
Friday, 30 Sep, 2011 – 17:36 | Comments Off
Peugeot Draws First Blood From Audi At Petit

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Anthony Davidson drove the Peugeot 908 to the pole for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, where two of the French factory cars will share the first two rows with the cars of Audi Sport Team Joest.
Qualifying on the the front row with Davidson was Timo Bernhard, who posted the [...]

Audi R18s Lead Testing At Petit
Thursday, 29 Sep, 2011 – 6:52 | Comments Off
Audi R18s Lead Testing At Petit

For the second time in three days of testing, Audi Sport’s Romain Dumas set the fastest lap of the day ahead of Saturday’s 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda.
The Frenchman set a lap of 1:09.550 (131.474 mph) in Wednesday’s two-hour session at Road Atlanta in the Audi R18 that he will share with [...]

Dalziel Wins Race, Pruett Wins Crown In GRAND-AM Finale
Monday, 19 Sep, 2011 – 9:26 | Comments Off
Dalziel Wins Race, Pruett Wins Crown In GRAND-AM Finale

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Determined to “win or wreck,” Ryan Dalziel held off newly re-crowned Daytona Prototype champion Scott Pruett by 0.416-seconds to capture the 2011 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season-ending EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Pruett and Memo Rojas clinched their third DP title in four years [...]

Aston Martin Wins At Laguna Seca
Sunday, 18 Sep, 2011 – 8:48 | Comments Off
Aston Martin Wins At Laguna Seca

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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After a season of frustration in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, Aston Martin Racing’s factory team finally found its way to victory lane in LMP1 at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the six-hour American Le Mans Series race with an AMR Lola Coupe. Drivers Stefan Mucke, Adrian Fernandez and Harold [...]

Fogarty Wins Pole At Mid-Ohio
Saturday, 17 Sep, 2011 – 8:26 | Comments Off
Fogarty Wins Pole At Mid-Ohio

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Qualifying ace Jon Fogarty claimed his second consecutive and third overall GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series pole Friday during time trials for Saturday’s season-ending EMCO Gears Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Fogarty, of Bob Stallings Racing, edged Ricky Taylor of Wayne Taylor Racing for the second straight [...]