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Flat Spot On: Chip Ganassi Goes GT Racing
Friday, 29 Jan, 2016 – 17:58 | Comments Off on Flat Spot On: Chip Ganassi Goes GT Racing
Flat Spot On: Chip Ganassi Goes GT Racing

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Chip Ganassi may not have done it all in motor racing yet, but he’s accomplished more than most.
At this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, Ganassi embarks on yet another major challenge for his team with an entry of two Ford GT cars. It will mark […]

Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24
Friday, 29 Jan, 2016 – 8:11 | Comments Off on Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24
Russians Conquer Soggy Track To Win Prototype Pole For The Rolex 24

Russian IndyCar driver Mikhail Aleshin overcame extremely wet conditions to capture the Prototype class TOTAL Pole Award for the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona.
How we was the session? So wet that a pair of GT Le Mans class Porsches swept the overall pole and outside pole.
Aleshin ran a lap of 2:05.793 (101.882 mph) in the […]

C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
Tuesday, 26 Jan, 2016 – 16:38 | Comments Off on C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona
C.J. Wilson Ready For Racing’s Season-Opener In Daytona

Major League pitcher C.J. Wilson has never been one to wake up in the middle of the night, glance over at the Little Ben clock on the night table and worry what his post-pro jock life would be like.
It would not play out in an office or as a hair-do television analyst. Wilson’s future, the Los […]

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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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
RacinToday.com
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 […]