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McLaren ‘Red Dragon’ Set To Light Up Sebring
Monday, 18 Jan, 2016 – 8:07 | One Comment
McLaren ‘Red Dragon’ Set To Light Up Sebring

One month after a successful shakedown session, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing is scheduled to continue development of its shiny red McLaren 650S GT3 on Monday, the first of a two-day test at Sebring International Raceway in Florida.
Team-owner Stallings joined championship driver Jon Fogarty in lapping the McLaren during a systems check at MotorSport Ranch in Cresson, […]

Patron Ligier Moves To Top On The Final Roar
Sunday, 10 Jan, 2016 – 18:38 | Comments Off on Patron Ligier Moves To Top On The Final Roar
Patron Ligier Moves To Top On The Final Roar

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Luis Felipe “Pipo” Derani made a good first impression on the final day of the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test session at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
Derani drove the No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM Ligier to a lap of 1:39.249 (129.130 mph) in the Roar, which is an open test held before the 24, the opening […]

Stallings: Moving To McLaren Was Biz Decision
Friday, 4 Dec, 2015 – 8:19 | Comments Off on Stallings: Moving To McLaren Was Biz Decision
Stallings: Moving To McLaren Was Biz Decision

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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FORT WORTH, Texas – Businessman/racer Bob Stallings says the decision to abandon his Hyundai Genesis Coupe project and move up the Pirelli World Challenge ladder as a McLaren customer in 2016 was all about activating and elevating the brand.
GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing announced on Nov. 20 the Dallas-based team will campaign […]

Porsche WEC Teams Clean Up In Season-Ender In Bahrain
Sunday, 22 Nov, 2015 – 9:28 | Comments Off on Porsche WEC Teams Clean Up In Season-Ender In Bahrain
Porsche WEC Teams Clean Up In Season-Ender In Bahrain

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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Porsche works drivers closed-out the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship Saturday by claiming drivers’ championships in the Le Mans Prototype 1 and GTE-Pro classes during the Six Hours of Bahrain.
A fifth-place finish by Timo Bernhard of Germany, Brendon Hartley of New Zealand and Mark Webber of Australia in the No. […]

Ford, Ganassi Announce Driver Lineup for GT Program
Saturday, 21 Nov, 2015 – 12:49 | Comments Off on Ford, Ganassi Announce Driver Lineup for GT Program
Ford, Ganassi Announce Driver Lineup for GT Program

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Ford and Chip Ganassi Racing on Saturday announced their driver lineup for next year’s debut of the Ford GT in the WeatherTech Sports Car Challenge.
Ryan Briscoe, Richard Westbrook, Dirk Müller and Joey Hand have been selected for full-time rides in the two Ford GTs.
Hand and Müller will co-drive the No. […]

‘Red Dragon’ To Wear McLaren Marque In 2016
Saturday, 21 Nov, 2015 – 9:07 | Comments Off on ‘Red Dragon’ To Wear McLaren Marque In 2016
‘Red Dragon’ To Wear McLaren Marque In 2016

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing will field a McLaren 650S GT3 in the Pirelli World Challenge’s GT category in 2016, abruptly shelving a year-long program to develop the Hyundai Genesis Coupe in the series’ manufacturer-heavy GTS class.
Stallings’ Dallas-based team took delivery last week of a British-built McLaren 650S GT3, latest generation of […]

Sports Car Notes: Porsche Shooting For Enduring Success
Thursday, 19 Nov, 2015 – 18:28 | Comments Off on Sports Car Notes: Porsche Shooting For Enduring Success
Sports Car Notes: Porsche Shooting For Enduring Success

By John Sturbin | Managing Editor
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Having secured Porsche’s first manufacturers’ world championship since 1986 on Nov. 1 in Shanghai, China, works drivers Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley and Mark Webber will attempt to add the drivers’ title during the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season-ending Six Hours of Bahrain on Saturday.
Porsche 919 Hybrid aces Bernhard, Hartley and […]

Porsche Dominates U.S. Round of WEC
Sunday, 20 Sep, 2015 – 6:37 | Comments Off on Porsche Dominates U.S. Round of WEC
Porsche Dominates U.S. Round of WEC

AUSTIN, Tex. – Does Audi Sport have anything for Porsche’s 919 Hybrid in the second half of the World Endurance Championship season? Judging from the qualifying and results at the Circuit of the Americas, the answer is probably not.
Porsche Team won Le Mans going away in June with both better lap times and fuel efficiency […]

Farm Boy Tandy On Top of the Endurance World
Saturday, 19 Sep, 2015 – 7:22 | Comments Off on Farm Boy Tandy On Top of the Endurance World
Farm Boy Tandy On Top of the Endurance World

By Jonathan Ingram  | Senior Writer
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AUSTIN, Texas – As life’s rhythms go, Nick Tandy is in a groove. He’s been clicking off major endurance race victories since the Petit Le Mans two years ago, a skein that culminated with a stunning co-drive to victory for Porsche at the Le Mans 24-hour in June, which brought […]

A Course In History: IMRRC At The Glen Is Gold
Friday, 11 Sep, 2015 – 12:05 | Comments Off on A Course In History: IMRRC At The Glen Is Gold
A Course In History: IMRRC At The Glen Is Gold

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The streets of this sleepy Upstate New York village will reverberate with the roar of engines beginning Friday, as the 22nd annual Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival celebrates “the day they stopped the trains” for the first post-World War II road-race in the United States.
That was […]