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Rojas, Pruett On Pole At Glen’s Short Course
Friday, 6 Aug, 2010 – 21:25 | Comments Off
Rojas, Pruett On Pole At Glen’s Short Course

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Memo Rojas averaged 134.718 mph around the Watkins Glen short course to win the pole for the Grand-Am’s 200-mile race on Saturday. Driving the Riley-BMW of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, Rojas clinched the pole when an incident halted qualifying nine minutes early.
“It’s great to win the pole,” said Rojas, who shares a 19-point [...]

Cocker Gives Drayson First ALMS Pole
Friday, 6 Aug, 2010 – 17:10 | Comments Off
Cocker Gives Drayson First ALMS Pole

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Johnny Cocker drove the Drayson Racing Lola-Judd to the pole position in qualifying at Mid-Ohio for Round 6 of the American Le Mans Series, the first over-all pole for the LMP team launched last year with longtime GT and off-road competitor Dale White as the team manager.
“It’s been plain to see that Drayson Racing has [...]

Racin’ News: Burton Points Finger At Pocono
Friday, 6 Aug, 2010 – 12:00 | 2 Comments
Racin’ News: Burton Points Finger At Pocono

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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In racin’ news today:
Apparently Jeff Burton is not going to let the threat of secret fines keep him from speaking his mind.
On Friday morning, Burton was asked about safety at Pocono Raceway in the wake of the horrific crash there last weekend involving Elliott Sadler. Burton was asked if he [...]

Ingram: Can Austin Succeed Like Budapest?
Thursday, 5 Aug, 2010 – 6:57 | 5 Comments
Ingram: Can Austin Succeed Like Budapest?

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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It’s almost a shock to realize that it’s been a quarter of a century since the first Formula One race just outside of Budapest, site of this weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix won by Mark Webber. Despite little history of F1 racing, the event near the one of Europe’s most charming [...]

RRDC Adds To Membership
Tuesday, 3 Aug, 2010 – 5:24 | Comments Off
RRDC Adds To Membership

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Indianapolis 500 champions Scott Dixon, Gil de Ferran and Dan Wheldon top the list of 31 new members elected to the Road Racing Drivers Club (RRDC).
The class of 2010 features drivers who have posted a collective seven Indy Racing League/Champ Car championships, three Indy 500 wins and dozens of major U.S. and international road-racing victories.
“This [...]

Graf Edges Brabham – Into Grass At Lime Rock
Saturday, 24 Jul, 2010 – 16:44 | One Comment
Graf Edges Brabham – Into Grass At Lime Rock

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Klaus Graf survived a furious charge from David Babham to bring the Muscle Milk Team CytoSport a victory in the American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock Park.
Graf, who co-drove the team’s Porsche RS Spyder with Greg Pickett, also had to survive a stop and go penalty from IMSA [...]

Porsche Hybrid Coming to U.S.
Wednesday, 21 Jul, 2010 – 14:46 | Comments Off
Porsche Hybrid Coming to U.S.

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The Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid will make its North American debut in the Petit Le Mans , the final round of the American Le Mans Series. Featuring KERS technology with electric energy captured by front braking and stored by a flywheel system, the GT3 R Hybrid will be an exhibition entry at the Oct. [...]

Fogarty/Gurney Win Jersey
Monday, 19 Jul, 2010 – 8:37 | Comments Off
Fogarty/Gurney Win Jersey

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With three minutes remaining Sunday at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas were looking to make Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 history.
Then, Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty made some history of their own.
One day after Fogarty gave the team its first pole position of the [...]

GAINSCO Boys Earn Pole In Jersey
Saturday, 17 Jul, 2010 – 15:15 | Comments Off
GAINSCO Boys Earn Pole In Jersey

By John Sturbin/Senior Writer
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GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing will bid for its belated first victory of the 2010 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series season from the pole position Sunday, courtesy of Jon Fogarty’s record-extending qualifying effort at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Fogarty claimed his Daytona Prototype record 15th pole Saturday during qualifying for the New Jersey Motorsports Park [...]

Ingram: Webber Thumbs Nose At Red Bull
Friday, 16 Jul, 2010 – 7:10 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Webber Thumbs Nose At Red Bull

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Mark Webber has made a career of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. My first recollection of the rock-ribbed Aussie was at Le Mans in 1999 as the 22-year-old crawled from underneath his overturned Mercedes on the Mulsanne during the morning warm-up. “Oh,” I thought, “so that’s the [...]