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Tudor Testing Moves To Daytona
Wednesday, 20 Nov, 2013 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Tudor Testing Moves To Daytona

Track records for both Prototypes and GT cars were set at Daytona International Speedway during the first of two days of Tudor United SportsCar Championship testing.
Action Express Racing led the Prototype class with a lap of 1:39.623 (128.645 mph) in the No. 5 Corvette DP, while SRT Motorsports led the GTLM class with a lap [...]

Ganassi DP Car Switching To Ford Power
Tuesday, 5 Nov, 2013 – 17:22 | Comments Off
Ganassi DP Car Switching To Ford Power

Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates announced it will switch from BMW to Ford power for next year’s inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
CGR, winner of seven of the last 10 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype Championships, made the announcement Tuesday during the Ford press conference at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.
Ganassi’s [...]

Taylor Brothers To Drive For Dad In 2014
Saturday, 26 Oct, 2013 – 17:16 | Comments Off
Taylor Brothers To Drive For Dad In 2014

RacinToday.com
Driving team owner Wayne Taylor’s Corvette DP in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship next season will be his sons Ricky and Jordan Taylor.
Jordan Taylor, who at 22 became the youngest Daytona Prototype-class champion in Grand-Am Rolex Series history when he co-drove with veteran Italian Max “The Ax” Angelelli to five victories in his first season [...]

With Petit Over, Attention Turns To Future
Thursday, 24 Oct, 2013 – 7:11 | Comments Off
With Petit Over, Attention Turns To Future

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
As the 2013 Petit Le Mans wound down to a finish at Road Atlanta last Saturday night, as fans began pouring water on trackside campfires, as canvas canopies were folded and stowed, as the big old LMP1 cars were loaded onto haulers, an oh-geez moment struck.
It was a moment of; [...]

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 [...]