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The ‘Red Dragon’ Returning To IMSA
Wednesday, 20 Dec, 2017 – 11:28 | Comments Off on The ‘Red Dragon’ Returning To IMSA
The ‘Red Dragon’ Returning To IMSA

A return to prototype competition with a team whose history mirrors that of GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing helped seal the partnership between JDC-Miller MotorSports and GAINSCO Auto Insurance beginning with the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Dallas-based GAINSCO will be the primary sponsor of the No. 99 Red Dragon ORECA/Gibson to be driven in the IMSA LMP2 […]

Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s
Monday, 11 Dec, 2017 – 15:59 | Comments Off on Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s
Porsche Bosses Talk About End Of The 919s

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Five years ago, when it was announced that Porsche was re-entering cars in the prototype division of the World Endurance Championship, sports car freaks freaked out. The news was as important as it was exciting to a sport that was having as many downs as up worldwide.
Even competitors from opposing […]

Rahal Set To Electrify
Wednesday, 29 Nov, 2017 – 12:27 | Comments Off on Rahal Set To Electrify
Rahal Set To Electrify

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American-owned and based Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing will field two cars in the Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY electric racing series set to run in conjunction with the 2018-19 global FIA Formula E championship.
Led by Team Principal Bobby Rahal _ a three-time CART champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner _ Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing is Jaguar Racing’s […]

Alonso Hits Road In Sports Car
Thursday, 23 Nov, 2017 – 10:37 | Comments Off on Alonso Hits Road In Sports Car
Alonso Hits Road In Sports Car

Fernando Alonso logged his first test laps in an LMP2 car earlier this week as the Formula One superstar began preparations to compete with United Autosports in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, America’s most prestigious endurance sports car race.
A two-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Alonso tested the team’s Ligier JS P217 at Motorland […]

F1’s Alonso Seeks To Win A Rolex In Daytona
Thursday, 26 Oct, 2017 – 15:49 | Comments Off on F1’s Alonso Seeks To Win A Rolex In Daytona
F1’s Alonso Seeks To Win A Rolex In Daytona

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Fernando Alonso’s quest to challenge himself across the wide world of motorsports will see the Formula One superstar compete with United Autosports in the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, America’s most prestigious endurance sports car race.
A two-time Formula One World Driving Champion, Alonso will co-drive the team’s Ligier JS P217 […]

Penske Lures Ricky Away From The Taylor Clan
Wednesday, 11 Oct, 2017 – 17:09 | Comments Off on Penske Lures Ricky Away From The Taylor Clan
Penske Lures Ricky Away From The Taylor Clan

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Blood, apparently, is not as thick as the opportunity to drive a race car for Roger Penske.
Penske on Wednesday announced his full lineup for next season’s re-entry into sports car racing by Team Penske and that lineup will see recently crowned IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship prototype champion Ricky Taylor go […]

Crowns Ready To Be Distributed At Petit Le Mans
Thursday, 5 Oct, 2017 – 8:30 | Comments Off on Crowns Ready To Be Distributed At Petit Le Mans
Crowns Ready To Be Distributed At Petit Le Mans

There will be only petit suspense at this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season-ending Petit Le Mans in Braselton, Ga. as all four of the class championships are all but decided.
But great racing on a wonderful, historic road circuit? There should be beaucoup amounts of that at Road Atlanta on Sunday.
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In the Daytona Prototype class:
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Castroneves Shifting Career Gears
Wednesday, 4 Oct, 2017 – 14:26 | Comments Off on Castroneves Shifting Career Gears
Castroneves Shifting Career Gears

Helio Castroneves and Team Penske confirmed Wednesday the longtime Verizon IndyCar Series star is leaving open-wheel racing to join the organization’s new Acura Team Penske program that will begin competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018.
Castroneves will partner with previously-announced drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron in racing one of two Acura […]

Bigger Rennsport Reunion Set For 2018
Wednesday, 16 Aug, 2017 – 16:32 | Comments Off on Bigger Rennsport Reunion Set For 2018
Bigger Rennsport Reunion Set For 2018

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An expanded, four-day Porsche Rennsport Reunion will take place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca next year, Porsche Cars North America has announced.
The upcoming “Family Reunion” is booked for Sept. 27-30, 2018 at the famed California facility.
In what has become a tradition, Rennsport Reunion VI will bring together an extraordinary gathering of significant Porsche race cars, […]

Montoya, Cameron To Drive Penske Acuras
Tuesday, 15 Aug, 2017 – 14:55 | Comments Off on Montoya, Cameron To Drive Penske Acuras
Montoya, Cameron To Drive Penske Acuras

Two drivers with extensive pedigrees in road racing will lead Team Penske’s 2018 excursion back into road racing.
The team announced Tuesday that former Formula One/Indy car standout Juan Pablo Montoya and American sports car racing veteran Dane Cameron will drive one of two new Acura DPi car’s in next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series.
Drivers […]