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Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense
Tuesday, 12 Apr, 2016 – 20:35 | Comments Off on Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense
Porsche Set To Begin WEC Defense

When the World Endurance Championship begins its 2016 racing season this coming weekend at the Silverstone road course in England, it will do so without the No. 17 and No. 18 Porsche 919 Hybrid cars in the field.
That’s because in the wake of winning the prestigious WEC in 2015, Porsche has earned the right to […]

ESM Streaks To Sebring Win
Sunday, 20 Mar, 2016 – 9:06 | Comments Off on ESM Streaks To Sebring Win
ESM Streaks To Sebring Win

The No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Honda Ligier JS P2 won its second-straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race Saturday when it captured the 64th Twelve Hours of Sebring event in Florida.
As he did in the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, Pipo Derani captured the checkered flag for ESM with late-race heroics.
With five minutes […]

Flat Spot On: BoP Until You Drop
Saturday, 19 Mar, 2016 – 7:55 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: BoP Until You Drop
Flat Spot On: BoP Until You Drop

SEBRING, Fla. – Item: Five Huracan teams were given post-race time penalties after the Rolex 24 at Daytona, plus Lamborghini was stripped of its GTD manufacturer points and fined $25,000. It is the first time IMSA used the so-called sandbagging rule designed to penalize teams that do not cooperate in the Balance of Performance (BoP).
“Competitors […]

Honda Ligiers On Front Row At Sebring
Friday, 18 Mar, 2016 – 18:15 | Comments Off on Honda Ligiers On Front Row At Sebring
Honda Ligiers On Front Row At Sebring

Honda-powered Ligiers JS P2 cars dominated prototype qualifying for Saturday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring race on Friday.
Earning the pole was the No. 60 Ligier of Michael Shank Racing, which posted a lap at 121.061 mph. The car is being driven by the threesome of Ozwaldo Negri, John Pew and Olivier Pla, who drove in qualifying.
Second […]

Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
Thursday, 17 Mar, 2016 – 15:31 | Comments Off on Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette
Barrichello Back For More In The WTR Corvette

During the half decade he spent driving for vaunted Ferrari in Formula One, Rubens Barrichello was clearly the team’s No. 2 driver; that just went along with the gig of being a teammate to Michael Schumacher during the German driver’s championship-dominating years.
Barrichello, however, was no mere water carrier for Schumacher and Ferrari. Dude could drive […]

Flat Spot On: Which Way Forward?
Saturday, 27 Feb, 2016 – 9:07 | 4 Comments
Flat Spot On: Which Way Forward?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
HAMPTON, Ga. – In case you think this is just a story on NASCAR, it’s not. Please continue, because there is some straight talk here (hello Robin Miller!) that I think all racing fans might find worthwhile.
On a Friday at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, rarely has there been as much optimism prior […]

Sports Car Drivers Honor Stropus
Tuesday, 2 Feb, 2016 – 8:05 | Comments Off on Sports Car Drivers Honor Stropus
Sports Car Drivers Honor Stropus

Road Racing
Drivers Club
RacinToday.com
Judy Stropus, former professional timer/scorer, race-car driver and award-winning publicist, is the 2015 recipient of the Bob Akin Award presented by the Road Racing Drivers Club.
Stropus was honored during ceremonies prior to last weekend’s running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, season-opener of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Considered the top award in […]

Flat Spot On: New Daytona Rises to Opening Day/Night
Sunday, 31 Jan, 2016 – 19:23 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: New Daytona Rises to Opening Day/Night
Flat Spot On: New Daytona Rises to Opening Day/Night

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It was a landmark year for endurance racing in Daytona, starting with the new look of what’s touted as the world’s first motorsports stadium, including nearly 20-foot high letters that spell out the Daytona International Speedway at the main entrance.
Beyond the almost Byzantine new grandstand digs […]

Derani’s Honda Ligier Pulls Away Late To Win 24
Sunday, 31 Jan, 2016 – 14:51 | Comments Off on Derani’s Honda Ligier Pulls Away Late To Win 24
Derani’s Honda Ligier Pulls Away Late To Win 24

Add Honda and Ligier to the list of engines and cars that have claimed overall victories in the historic Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona International Speedway.
And add the name of Luis Felipe “Pipo” Derani to the list of overall winning drivers to the list, as well.
Derani drove several key stints in the 2016 […]

Lots Of Wrappers Will Be Shucked At 2016 Rolex 24
Friday, 29 Jan, 2016 – 18:03 | Comments Off on Lots Of Wrappers Will Be Shucked At 2016 Rolex 24
Lots Of Wrappers Will Be Shucked At 2016 Rolex 24

Looking for an adjective to describe the 2016 Rolex 24? “New” would do nicely. From regulations to drivers to the venue to the cars to the name of the series itself, new is what’s new at Daytona International Speedway this weekend.
The 54th running of the Rolex will begin Saturday afternoon and will feature a full field […]