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Rebellion Wins Season-Ending Petit Le Mans
Saturday, 19 Oct, 2013 – 20:30 | Comments Off
Rebellion Wins Season-Ending Petit Le Mans

Rebellion Racing took advantage of an early race mechanical failure on the part of Muscle Milk Pickett Racing to win the 2013 Petit Le Mans season-ender Saturday night at Road Atlanta.
The Rebellion Toyota Lola – driven by the trio of Nick Heidfeld, Neel Jani and Nico Prost – won after taking three and a half [...]

Flat Spot On: Daytona Prototypes Get Some Romance
Friday, 18 Oct, 2013 – 17:46 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Daytona Prototypes Get Some Romance

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – Alert readers may notice the dateline of this story. It was once used at a time when the owners of Road Atlanta recognized the name of the little nearby town was a better introduction to road racing stories, which should always have a little romance.
Since the [...]

Rebellion Wins Petit Pole
Friday, 18 Oct, 2013 – 17:01 | Comments Off
Rebellion Wins Petit Pole

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Rebellion Racing is off to a fast start in its return to the American Le Mans Series. The team has been fast all weekend in practice and on Friday, it took the pole for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
Neel Jani was behind the wheel of the Toyota [...]

Petit Notes: Rebellion Setting The Pace At Road Atlanta
Thursday, 17 Oct, 2013 – 8:53 | Comments Off
Petit Notes: Rebellion Setting The Pace At Road Atlanta

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Rebellion Racing continued to out-muscle Pickett Racing in testing for Saturday’s 16th running of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Wednesday.
The Rebellion team, returning to the American Le Mans Series after going on a summer-long hiatus, turned the fastest lap in the final day of testing.
With Nicolas Prost [...]

Lucas Luhr Has Big Emotions On Petit Weekend
Wednesday, 16 Oct, 2013 – 11:34 | Comments Off
Lucas Luhr Has Big Emotions On Petit Weekend

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Lucas Luhr knows his career numbers. In a still-strong German accent, he recites them effortlessly, methodically when they come up in conversation. And, obviously, he knows that those numbers could be even more impressive after this weekend’s Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
But during a telephone conversation with RacinToday.com this [...]

Rebellion Rocks Road Atlanta
Monday, 14 Oct, 2013 – 17:32 | Comments Off
Rebellion Rocks Road Atlanta

RacinToday.com
Rebellion Racing led the way in both of Monday’s test sessions at Road Atlanta in preparation for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda.
After setting the pace in the morning session with a best lap of 1:10.397 (129.892 mph), the team found even more speed from its No. 12 Rebellion Timepieces/Lemo Connectors/Speedy Garage Lola B12/60-Mazda [...]

Pickett Racing Leads Petit Test
Sunday, 13 Oct, 2013 – 18:35 | Comments Off
Pickett Racing Leads Petit Test

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Reigning P1 champions Muscle Milk Pickett Racing led Sunday’s American Le Mans Series test session at Road Atlanta, site of next weekend’s season-ending Petit Le Mans.
The Pickett team posted a best lap of 1:10.510 (129.684 mph) in the morning session. The lap held up as the   the fastest time of the day.
The No. 6 [...]

New Sports Car Series Unveils Car Count Limits
Friday, 11 Oct, 2013 – 15:09 | One Comment
New Sports Car Series Unveils Car Count Limits

With high car counts expected for the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014, International Motor Sports Association officials today announced tentative car capacity guidelines for each of the series’ four classes at each venue.
The maximum car capacity guidelines are based on space available at each venue. Series officials arrived at the car capacity [...]

Kansas To Host Night Cup Race
Friday, 11 Oct, 2013 – 9:12 | Comments Off
Kansas To Host Night Cup Race

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Kansas Speedway announced it 2014 schedule Friday and it features a Sprint Cup night race on May 10 and sports car racing on its infield oval June 7.
In addition to the night Sprint Cup Series race, Kansas Speedway race fans will get to see the NASCAR [...]

Braun, Shank Shatter Daytona Speed Mark
Thursday, 10 Oct, 2013 – 7:56 | Comments Off
Braun, Shank Shatter Daytona Speed Mark

RacinToday.com
A new world-wide King of Speed emerged at Daytona International Speedway Wednesday, when Colin Braun drove a Daytona Prototype powered by the new 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged Ford V6 EcoBoost race engine to a single-lap speed record of 222.971 mph.
Braun’s lap – which took 40.364-seconds around the high-banked, 2.5-mile DIS tri-oval – smashed the 26-year-old record of [...]