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Long Beach An American Racing Institution
Saturday, 14 Apr, 2012 – 8:16 | Comments Off on Long Beach An American Racing Institution
Long Beach An American Racing Institution

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Not many people along the Front Range of Colorado seemed to know what to expect when plans came together for a street-circuit event in Denver in the late 1980s. The …

Rain Cancels ALMS Qualifying In Long Beach
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 22:35 | Comments Off on Rain Cancels ALMS Qualifying In Long Beach
Rain Cancels ALMS Qualifying In Long Beach

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Rain washed away qualifying for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach on Friday.
That left Dyson Racing’s Mazda-powered Lola coupe on pole position for Saturday’s second round of the American Le Mans …

Team Will Get Very Special Help In Long Beach
Friday, 13 Apr, 2012 – 8:24 | Comments Off on Team Will Get Very Special Help In Long Beach
Team Will Get Very Special Help In Long Beach

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
FORT WORTH, Texas – He won’t turn a lap in brother-in-law Don Istook’s white-hot Audi TT RS this weekend, but race day can’t come soon enough for Mark Hiett.
“He’s had …

Jim Hall Blew ‘Em Away In Paddocks, On Tracks
Wednesday, 11 Apr, 2012 – 12:57 | Comments Off on Jim Hall Blew ‘Em Away In Paddocks, On Tracks
Jim Hall Blew ‘Em Away In Paddocks, On Tracks

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Jim Hall remembers the first time he saw “the look”. The one on the faces of fellow road racing competitors and race officials when he would first roll out a …

Jim Hall To Be Feted At Long Beach
Sunday, 8 Apr, 2012 – 8:31 | Comments Off on Jim Hall To Be Feted At Long Beach
Jim Hall To Be Feted At Long Beach

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A number of activities surrounding the 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, America’s most prestigious street race, are scheduled this week prior to Sunday’s IZOD IndyCar Series main event.
Native Texan Jim Hall, whose …

‘Butzi’ Dies, But Lives On
Friday, 6 Apr, 2012 – 10:38 | Comments Off on ‘Butzi’ Dies, But Lives On
‘Butzi’ Dies, But Lives On

Somehow, we crammed four of us into the friend of a friend’s Porsche 911 as college students back in the early 1970s.
I remember being so contorted that I couldn’t see much through the back “seat” …

New Michigan Surface To Produce New Problems?
Wednesday, 4 Apr, 2012 – 17:34 | Comments Off on New Michigan Surface To Produce New Problems?
New Michigan Surface To Produce New Problems?

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Stepping into NASCAR’s repavement-controversy spotlight this week is Michigan International Speedway. The track, which just got a fresh coating of asphalt, enters the spotlight thanks to comments Matt Kenseth issued …

Spirit Of Daytona Wins At Barber
Saturday, 31 Mar, 2012 – 15:41 | Comments Off on Spirit Of Daytona Wins At Barber
Spirit Of Daytona Wins At Barber

The Spirit of Daytona racing team and Corvette sprang to life Saturday at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama as they combined to win the Porsche 250 Rolex GRAND-AM Sports Car Series race.
The victory was the …

Corvettes Crowd Front Of Field At Barber
Friday, 30 Mar, 2012 – 14:50 | Comments Off on Corvettes Crowd Front Of Field At Barber
Corvettes Crowd Front Of Field At Barber

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Saturday’s Porsche 250 Grand-Am Series race at Barber Motorsports Park will begin with an all-Corvette front row as the Chevrolets posted the top three laps in qualifying on Friday.
Richard Westbrook won the pole piloting the …

Flat Spot On: Frontier Justice On The Last Lap?
Sunday, 18 Mar, 2012 – 8:18 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Frontier Justice On The Last Lap?
Flat Spot On: Frontier Justice On The Last Lap?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
SEBRING, Fla. – So what really happened over there at Turn 3 in the shards of light glaring in the dust on the last lap of the GT contest in the …