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SunTrust’s Ricky Taylor Wins Fifth Straight Pole
Saturday, 23 Jul, 2011 – 16:53 | Comments Off
SunTrust’s Ricky Taylor Wins Fifth Straight Pole

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Ricky Taylor improved his consecutive Daytona Prototype pole position streak to five Saturday at New Jersey Motorsports Park, and will lead the field to the start of Sunday’s American Red Cross 250, the ninthround of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal CaskNo. 16 season.
Taylor, in the No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara, lapped the [...]

Racin’ News: Level 5 ALMS Team To Go With Honda
Thursday, 21 Jul, 2011 – 13:47 | Comments Off
Racin’ News: Level 5 ALMS Team To Go With Honda

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In Racin’ News today, Thursday, July 21:
(In this package – Level 5 has deal with HPD; ECR apologizes after penalty)
Level 5 Motorsports announced Thursday that it has entered in a new alliance with Honda Performance Development that will see the team compete with the manufacturers’ new LMP2 car, beginning with the Six Hours of [...]

Gurney/Fogarty win Laguna Seca
Saturday, 9 Jul, 2011 – 22:19 | Comments Off
Gurney/Fogarty win Laguna Seca

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Alex Gurney took advantage of a rare miscue by Scott Pruett, beating him out of the pits on their final stops on Lap 80 after Pruett slightly overshot his pit.
Gurney then held off the Daytona Prototype championship leader for the final 28 laps, winning Saturday’s Grand-Am race at Laguna Seca by 0.431 seconds.
Gurney and Jon [...]

SunTrust Wins Fourth Straight Pole
Friday, 8 Jul, 2011 – 20:47 | Comments Off
SunTrust Wins Fourth Straight Pole

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The No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet Dallara of Wayne Taylor Racing will start Saturday’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Continental Tire Sports Car Festival from the pole for the fourth race in a row after qualifying Friday afternoon at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.
Ricky Taylor, the 21-year-old co-driver to veteran Italian Max Angelelli, earned [...]

Indy Motor Speedway To Host Quadruple-Header in 2012
Wednesday, 6 Jul, 2011 – 17:24 | Comments Off
Indy Motor Speedway To Host Quadruple-Header in 2012

The weekend of next year’s Brickyard 400 Sprint Cup race will be held as part of an Indianapolis Motor Speedway quadruple-header.
On the last weekend of July, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and also the Grand-Am Road Racing will join  Cup Series for four races.
It will be the first time that races will take place on the [...]

Ben Spies Helping to Put America Back On MotoGP Map
Monday, 4 Jul, 2011 – 13:44 | 2 Comments
Ben Spies Helping to Put America Back On MotoGP Map

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Texan Ben Spies had less than a week to savor his first career MotoGP victory, shuttling off from the podium at Assen, The Netherlands, to Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello for the Grand Prix of Italy.
Spies finished fourth Sunday on his Yamaha Factory Racing machine in Round 8 of 18 at [...]

Porsche Is Set To Return To LMP1 At Le Mans
Friday, 1 Jul, 2011 – 12:06 | Comments Off
Porsche Is Set To Return To LMP1 At Le Mans

Porsche AG has announced the company’s return to competition in the premier LMP1 category at the Le Mans 24-hour in 2014. It will be the German marque’s first commitment to winning the race over-all at the famed French race since its victory in 1998.
The company’s director of motorsports said Porsche will consider building a hybrid [...]

Austin Track Adds Supercars
Thursday, 30 Jun, 2011 – 19:10 | One Comment
Austin Track Adds Supercars

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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The door-banging action of Australia’s popular V8 Supercar Series is the latest schedule addition to the Circuit of The Americas under construction in Austin, Texas.
V8 Supercars and Circuit of The Americas (COTA), along with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, announced a five-year agreement Thursday to bring [...]

Austin Endorses F1 Track
Wednesday, 29 Jun, 2011 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Austin Endorses F1 Track

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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After three weeks of deliberation, the Austin City Council voted to officially endorse the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix event to be held in neighboring Travis County in June of 2012. The 5 to 2 vote in favor of the event came after lobbying by representatives of the Circuit [...]

American Spies Wins MotoGP Race
Saturday, 25 Jun, 2011 – 17:17 | Comments Off

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American rider Ben Spies rode to his first career MotoGP victory Saturday when he won at TT Assen in the Netherlands.
It was the first MotoGP victory by an American rider since Nicky Hayden won the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix on July 23, 2006 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Spies’ victory came midway through his [...]