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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 [...]

Waltrip In Prime Time Of His Career At Le Mans
Saturday, 11 Jun, 2011 – 6:48 | 3 Comments
Waltrip In Prime Time Of His Career At Le Mans

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
A fictitious character dreamed up to sell a Mexican brand of beer has been dubbed The Most Interesting Man in the World for a series of TV ads. Is it possible there really is a person who qualifies for this title, a guy who was born in Owensboro, Ky. and will [...]

Audi And BMW On Pole At Le Mans
Thursday, 9 Jun, 2011 – 21:11 | Comments Off
Audi And BMW On Pole At Le Mans

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At midnight in Le Mans, France the field was set for the 79th running of the world’s greatest sports car race. And it was Audi pulling ahead of Peugeot in the battle for top spot in the big-boy prototype class.
Audi driver Benoit Treluyer claimed pole position.
The Frenchman, who shares his R18 TDI with Marcel Fassler [...]

Project 56 Will Wing Its Way To Le Mans
Thursday, 9 Jun, 2011 – 15:24 | 2 Comments
Project 56 Will Wing Its Way To Le Mans

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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While the concept of delta-wing race cars failed to move INDYCAR officials, it had the opposite effect on officials who conduct the most important sports car race in the world.
As a result, some of the biggest names in American motor sport will join forces and head to the 24 Hours [...]

Peugeot, BMW Top First Qualifying At Le Mans
Thursday, 9 Jun, 2011 – 6:38 | Comments Off
Peugeot, BMW Top First Qualifying At Le Mans

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Le Mans, France – Preparations for this weekend’s 79th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans began Wednesday with four hours of free practice, followed by the first of three, two-hour qualifying sessions.
BMW’s two M3 GTs opened the German marque’s push for a victory with the best time in the GTE Pro class during [...]

SunTrust Makes It Two Straight In Grand-Am
Saturday, 4 Jun, 2011 – 20:54 | Comments Off
SunTrust Makes It Two Straight In Grand-Am

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Ricky Taylor held off Scott Pruett by 3.839 seconds Saturday to win the 30th Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.
Taylor was joined by Max Angelelli in the No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara, winning his second consecutive Rolex Series race from the pole.
Pruett and Memo Rojas were seeking their fourth consecutive victory in the event – the [...]

U.S. Formula 1 Race Has A Date
Friday, 3 Jun, 2011 – 19:48 | Comments Off
U.S. Formula 1 Race Has A Date

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The World Motor Sport Council has published the 2012 Formula 1 Grand Prix race calendar, and June 17, 2012 is the date assigned to the United States Grand Prix.
The race will be held at the still-under-construction Circuit of the Americas, which is located just outside of Austin, Texas.

Taylor Brothers Make Grand-Am History
Friday, 3 Jun, 2011 – 19:08 | Comments Off
Taylor Brothers Make Grand-Am History

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Ricky and Jordan Taylor led their respective classes Friday in qualifying for the 30th running of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of TheGlen, becoming the first brothers to win pole positions for both Daytona Prototype and GT classes at the same GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 event.
Ricky Taylor won [...]

Ganassi Team Derailed; SunTrust Wins Classic At Lime Rock
Monday, 30 May, 2011 – 17:58 | Comments Off
Ganassi Team Derailed; SunTrust Wins Classic At Lime Rock

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Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor won the Memorial Day Classic Rolex Grand-Am Series race at Lime Rock Park while Daytona Prototype championship leaders Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett struggled after an incident early in the race.
Taylor won the pole earlier Monday in the No. 10 SunTrust Chevrolet/Dallara and led the opening 46 laps before the [...]