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Minter: Pure Racing Was A Refreshing Change
Sunday, 3 Oct, 2010 – 7:37 | Comments Off
Minter: Pure Racing Was A Refreshing Change

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Flowery Branch, Ga. – The first sure signs that the 13th annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta was going to be a real happening came about four miles down Interstate 85 from the exit to the race track Saturday morning. That’s where the traffic slowed to anywhere from a [...]

Peugeot Whacks Audi In Petit
Saturday, 2 Oct, 2010 – 20:22 | Comments Off
Peugeot Whacks Audi In Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – Peugeot double-teamed Audi at Road Atlanta to win the 13th Petit Le Mans and the second round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Stephane Sarrazin and Franck Montagny repeated as victors for Peugeot Sport and were joined on the victory podium this year by Pedro Lamy. Their [...]

Peugeot Big At Petit
Friday, 1 Oct, 2010 – 18:13 | Comments Off
Peugeot Big At Petit

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – If William Sydney Porter ever chose to write about a road racing event, he likely would have picked the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. The well traveled short story specialist better known as O. Henry was famous for his surprise endings. Stunning finishes have also become [...]

Felton Remains Iron Man of the American Road
Thursday, 30 Sep, 2010 – 17:48 | Comments Off
Felton Remains Iron Man of the American Road

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sometimes the kid who can only dream of being a racer becomes a racer. And the rest is history.
For Gene Felton, who will be one of the special guests to help Road Atlanta celebrate its 40th anniversary this weekend at the Petit Le Mans, it all started as a boy. [...]

Pruett and Ganassi Ready For The ‘Chip-Slam’
Saturday, 11 Sep, 2010 – 16:51 | Comments Off
Pruett and Ganassi Ready For The ‘Chip-Slam’

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scott Pruett became the first three-time Rolex Series Daytona Prototypes champion while co-driving to a record victory with Memo Rojas at the Miller Motorsports Park Saturday.
The duo of Pruett and Rojas extended their record for single-season victories in the Rolex Series by winning their ninth race in the 12-race Rolex [...]

Schatz Is Friday Winner at Gold Cup
Saturday, 11 Sep, 2010 – 6:19 | Comments Off

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Donny Schatz took a big step in putting himself in a position to contend for his second Gold Cup on Friday night, as he picked up the win on the second night of the three-day classic in an exciting 30-lap contest with California native Paul McMahan.
Schatz started second at Silver Dollar Speedway and fell back [...]

Rojas On Pole in Utah
Friday, 10 Sep, 2010 – 19:16 | Comments Off
Rojas On Pole in Utah

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Memo Rojas, who clinched the 2010 Rolex Sports Car Series championship for owners Chip Ganassi and Felix Sabates in Montreal, won a season-high fourth pole at Miller Motorsports Park in qualifying for the Utah 250. Rojas and co-driver Scott Pruett will each have to drive 30 minutes in the race [...]

Dyson, Jones Return To Rolex 24 in Lola
Tuesday, 31 Aug, 2010 – 15:21 | Comments Off
Dyson, Jones Return To Rolex 24 in Lola

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Dyson Racing will return to the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2011 with a Ford-powered Proto-Auto Lola in a joint program with drivers John McCutcheon and Davy Jones.
The Dyson team plans to test the new car this week before entering the Grand-Am Rolex Series season finale at the Miller Motorsports Park [...]

Life’s Good For One Of America’s All-Time Greats
Tuesday, 31 Aug, 2010 – 7:12 | 2 Comments
Life’s Good For One Of America’s All-Time Greats

By Mike Harris | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Scott Pruett may be the most under-appreciated  driver in American racing.
Not that it bothers him a whole lot.
“I’m doing exactly what I’ve wanted to do since I was eight years old, racing,’’ Pruett said during an interview last year at Daytona. “I still get a real rush from driving a [...]

Young Cyclist Dies At Indy
Monday, 30 Aug, 2010 – 7:41 | Comments Off
Young Cyclist Dies At Indy

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A 13-year-old rider died after crashing during a support event to Sunday’s United States Grand Prix motorcycle race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday.
The rider was Peter Lenz of Vancouver, Wash.
Lenz accident occurred during the “sighting lap,” motorcycle racing’s equivalent of the warm-up lap, before the support race began at 10:20 a.m. According to the [...]