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

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 [...]

Ingram: Austin’s Decision – Status Quo Or F1
Saturday, 25 Jun, 2011 – 16:26 | 11 Comments
Ingram: Austin’s Decision – Status Quo Or F1

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In a city named after a statesman and with a newspaper using the same generic noun, there’s not much statesmanship going on in Austin when it comes to the future of the Formula One race scheduled for June of 2012. Watching the sausage being made while democracy collides with F1’s current era [...]

Pruett/Rojas Win Grand-Am Race at Road America
Saturday, 25 Jun, 2011 – 13:33 | Comments Off
Pruett/Rojas Win Grand-Am Race at Road America

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The No. 01 Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing returned to winning ways Saturday when it won the  Rolex Sports Car Series 250 driven by Visitflorida.com at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
With Scott Purett at the wheel of the BMW Riley, the Ganassi car took the lead when the polesitting team of SunTrust Racing [...]

SunTrust Boys Stay Hot At Road America Qualifying
Friday, 24 Jun, 2011 – 17:26 | Comments Off
SunTrust Boys Stay Hot At Road America Qualifying

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Ricky Taylor captured his third consecutive Daytona Prototype pole Friday in GRAND-AM’s return to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., and will lead the field to the green flag for Saturday’s Rolex Sports Car Series 250 Driven by VisitFlorida.com.
Taylor and Max Angelelli will be seeking their third consecutive victory in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing [...]

Some Drivers Just Drifting Their Way Through Life
Friday, 17 Jun, 2011 – 11:22 | Comments Off
Some Drivers Just Drifting Their Way Through Life

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fort Worth, Texas – Screeching tires, billowing white smoke and the smell of burning rubber serve as Michael Essa’s calling card, one that likely would drive his authorized BMW dealer to tears.
Essa is a third-season competitor with Formula DRIFT, an “extreme motorsport” that made its debut at Texas Motor Speedway [...]

Ingram: Gordon Takes 13 Years To Match First Six
Monday, 13 Jun, 2011 – 5:28 | Comments Off
Ingram: Gordon Takes 13 Years To Match First Six

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
There was a rash of questions after a brilliant June weekend of racing. Here are one writer’s top ten questions – and answers.
1. Does his second victory of the season make Jeff Gordon the man of the moment in NASCAR?
At least he’s moved from being washed [...]

Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans
Sunday, 12 Jun, 2011 – 8:02 | Comments Off
Surviving Audi Wins Le Mans

Audi’s long, scary weekend at Le Mans ended in joy Sunday when the R18 TDI of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and  Marcel Fassler won the 2011 edition of the 24-hour race which is  the most prestigious in sports car racing.
The victory was particularly sweet after the factory-backed Audi team lost its two other cars in horrific [...]

Vette Fans Can Ride Along At Le Mans
Saturday, 11 Jun, 2011 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Vette Fans Can Ride Along At Le Mans

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Endurance racing fans will have an all-access view of this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with exclusive features that include “riding along” with Corvette Racing for the entire event.
SPEED will televise 17 hours of live coverage beginning Saturday at 3 p.m. locally (9 a.m., EDT). And via a partnership [...]