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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 [...]

Graf Wins Close One At Road America
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2011 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Graf Wins Close One At Road America

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Klaus Graf edged Guy Smith by 0.112 seconds after a 30-minute duel to claim the victory at Road America in the Lola-Aston Martin of Team Cytosport. “They kept telling me to save fuel and to push hard,” said Graf, who last year lost the race in Wisconsin when his Porsche [...]

Red Dragon Crushes Field At Montreal
Sunday, 21 Aug, 2011 – 7:29 | Comments Off
Red Dragon Crushes Field At Montreal

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty turned Friday’s record-extending fourth pole position at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve into their first GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series victory in the Montreal 200 on Saturday.
The teammates scored their second win of the 2011 season in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Riley and their [...]

Fogarty Ends Taylor Pole Streak
Saturday, 20 Aug, 2011 – 7:12 | Comments Off
Fogarty Ends Taylor Pole Streak

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Jon Fogarty extended two pole records and defended another during qualifying for the Montreal 200 Friday afternoon at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Quebec, ending rival Ricky Taylor’s streak of consecutive pole positions at six.
Fogarty drove the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet Riley to its second pole of the 2011 [...]

SunTrust Boys Win At The Glen
Saturday, 13 Aug, 2011 – 19:23 | Comments Off
SunTrust Boys Win At The Glen

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Max Angelelli brought the polesitting SunTrust Wayne Taylor Racing Dallara Chevrolet home a winner in Saturday afternoon’s Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series race at Watkins Glen International.
The winning car was put on the pole by Ricky Taylor, who also drove the first stint of the Canadian Tire 200 race. Angelelli got in for the second [...]

Taylor Gets Sixth Pole In Row
Friday, 12 Aug, 2011 – 18:34 | Comments Off
Taylor Gets Sixth Pole In Row

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When it comes to qualifying for poles in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, Ricky Taylor has become automatic.
Taylor’s SunTrust Chevrolet Dallara of Wayne Taylor Racing on Friday won the pole for Saturday night’s Canadian Tire 200 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. It was Taylor’s sixth straight pole.
Taylor, the recently turned 22-year-old co-driver to veteran [...]

Ingram: Mid-Ohio Retains Charm After 25 Years
Tuesday, 9 Aug, 2011 – 7:02 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Mid-Ohio Retains Charm After 25 Years

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Steam Corners, Ohio – Top Ten from the ALMS/IZOD IndyCar weekend at Mid-Ohio:
1. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 racing seasons since I drove my new Honda Accord into the pasture adjacent to Les Griebling’s Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (after dropping off my $10 bill to the family [...]

Roush To Race Young Drivers In Grand-Am Event
Monday, 8 Aug, 2011 – 8:53 | Comments Off
Roush To Race Young Drivers In Grand-Am Event

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Newton, Iowa – Jack Roush will field a car for Ricky Stenhouse Jr., David Ragan and Andy Lally at this weekend’s Grand-Am Sports Car Series race at Watkins Glen International.
The news was supposed to be kept under wraps but Stenhouse blurted it out during his post-race press conference at Iowa [...]