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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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Audi To Race R8s In GRAND-AM
Wednesday, 7 Sep, 2011 – 18:12 | Comments Off
Audi To Race R8s In GRAND-AM

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Audi is heading to the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.
Audi announced Wednesday its commitment to build a version of its R8 LMS  for GRAND-AM. It will compete in the production-based GT class.
GRAND-AM has worked with Audi on the project since August 2009, making several visits to Germany to meet with the manufacturer. The car is [...]

Kane, Al Masaood Win Baltimore Street Fight
Monday, 5 Sep, 2011 – 8:29 | Comments Off
Kane, Al Masaood Win Baltimore Street Fight

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacingToday.com
Steven Kane left the pits before the sister Dyson Racing Lola-Mazda in the first round of stops and that was enough to bring him and Humaid Al Masaood their first victory in the American Le Mans Series LMP1 class at the inaugural race through the Baltimore harbor district. Despite delays in [...]

Ingram: Documentary Gets Inside Yellow Helmet
Monday, 29 Aug, 2011 – 12:25 | 4 Comments
Ingram: Documentary Gets Inside Yellow Helmet

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Top 10 takes by one writer on “Senna”, which opened at theatres nationally in the U.S. this month:
1. Using the long familiar helmet in Brazilian yellow as a leitmotif, the film by Asif Kapadia pushes the boundaries of a documentary much in the same manner Ayrton [...]