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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 [...]

Highcroft, Honda End Le Mans Bid
Monday, 16 May, 2011 – 14:39 | Comments Off
Highcroft, Honda End Le Mans Bid

On the heels of a runner-up finish at the Mobile 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring with its new ARX-01e, Highcroft Racing will not contest the Le Mans 24-hour this year. The team’s five-year relationship with Honda has ended due to the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and the budget shortfall cannot be [...]

Grand-Am Streaks Skid To A Halt At VIR
Saturday, 14 May, 2011 – 19:38 | Comments Off
Grand-Am Streaks Skid To A Halt At VIR

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Two streaks were snapped at Virginia International Raceway on Sunday. One was six races long. One was forever long.
Bill Lester took the GT victory in the Bosch Engineering 250 to become the first African-American to win a GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series event, while Joao Barbosa beat Scott Pruett to the checkered flag by .270 [...]

Paul Edwards Wins Pole At VIR
Friday, 13 May, 2011 – 17:18 | Comments Off
Paul Edwards Wins Pole At VIR

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Paul Edwards ran a lap of 1:44.984 (112.131 mph) to capture the pole position for Saturday’s Bosch Engineering 250 at Virginia International Raceway.
It was the Spirit of Daytona team’s second consecutive GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 pole, with Antonio Garcia leading qualifying for the recent Porsche 250 at [...]

Ingram: Smith Leads Another Blast Out of Doldrums
Monday, 9 May, 2011 – 7:26 | Comments Off
Ingram: Smith Leads Another Blast Out of Doldrums

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Sometimes you wonder how motor racing series maintain their traditions despite the onslaught of time and technology.
At Darlington, where they now race the Southern 500 on a Saturday night in the springtime instead of on a late summer afternoon, stock car racing tradition has been  [...]

Circuit Of The Americas Turns Attention To Safety
Tuesday, 3 May, 2011 – 6:40 | Comments Off
Circuit Of The Americas Turns Attention To Safety

Dr. Stephen Olvey, widely considered an expert in motorsports medicine, has been appointed Director of Medical Services at Circuit of the Americas, the new Austin, Texas-based home of Formula One and MotoGP racing in the United States.
Additionally, Lon Bromley has been hired as COTA’s Director of Safety. A 20-year veteran of the racing world, Bromley [...]

Ingram: Yanks At Le Mans – They Keep On Coming
Monday, 25 Apr, 2011 – 9:12 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Yanks At Le Mans – They Keep On Coming

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief™:
Michael Waltrip is headed for his first Le Mans 24-hour in June, but already has a leg up after spending an Easter Sunday testing at the famed French race course. For those who have never been before – and these days no NASCAR driver has time [...]

Audi R18 Beats Peugeot At Le Mans Test Day
Sunday, 24 Apr, 2011 – 18:43 | Comments Off
Audi R18 Beats Peugeot At Le Mans Test Day

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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In the first head-to-head meeting of Peugeot’s 908 and Audi’s R18, the Audis were consistently faster during the test day at the Le Mans 24-hour circuit. Tom Kristensen was quickest over-all with a lap of 3:27.687. Stephane Sarrazin posted the best time for Peugeot Sport Total and third quickest over-all [...]

Aston Martin, BMW Win At Long Beach
Monday, 18 Apr, 2011 – 16:42 | Comments Off
Aston Martin, BMW Win At Long Beach

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Aston Martin scored its first over-all victory in the ALMS at Long Beach when the Muscle Milk team beat the only other LMP1 car in the field of Dyson Racing. But it was the fierce street fight for the GT victory that provided the action for most of the two-hour [...]

Tough Times Ahead For Texas Rattlesnakes
Thursday, 14 Apr, 2011 – 13:28 | Comments Off
Tough Times Ahead For Texas Rattlesnakes

Austin, Texas – From a wooden viewing platform overlooking what eventually will become Turn 1 of Circuit of the Americas, Buddy Reed has an hour-by-hour view of what passes as a Texas-sized sandbox.
“It’s a claybox right now, because that’s what’s here,” said Reed, site superintendent for Austin Commercial, the local construction company moving dirt for [...]