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Taylor Gets First Grand-Am Pole
Friday, 9 Apr, 2010 – 14:49 | Comments Off
Taylor Gets First Grand-Am Pole

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Ricky Taylor became first-time pole winner in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 in Friday’s qualifying for the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
Taylor ran a record lap of 1:19.624 (103.989 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara co-driven by Max Angelelli to lead [...]

Ingram: A US F1 Post Mortem
Monday, 5 Apr, 2010 – 6:33 | 2 Comments
Ingram: A US F1 Post Mortem

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
This weekend was supposed to be the first time a major racing team from Charlotte was competing on an Easter Sunday. Instead of racing in the Malaysian Grand Prix, the US F1 team officially fired employees who had been considered temporarily laid off via an [...]

Bourdais Spins, Rival Peugeot Wins at Sebring
Sunday, 21 Mar, 2010 – 0:04 | 2 Comments
Bourdais Spins, Rival Peugeot Wins at Sebring

Sebring, Fla. – It was fitting that an armadillo ambled onto the track shortly after sunset during the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – and then safely made it to the other side of the wide expanse of concrete at Turn 17. This was one wacky race, although typical of the difficult conditions that [...]

Peugeot Looking Good At Sebring
Saturday, 20 Mar, 2010 – 15:39 | 3 Comments
Peugeot Looking Good At Sebring

Sebring, Fla. – The high-tech cars are often considered the stars in sports car racing. Judging by a circuit packed with all manner of vehicles and fans on foot, the phenomenal Peugeot 908 HDi’s continue to draw a crowd despite the absence of Audi from the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring for the first [...]

Newbie Gene Wins Sebring Pole
Friday, 19 Mar, 2010 – 16:23 | One Comment
Newbie Gene Wins Sebring Pole

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Sebring, Fla. – A rookie to the prototype division of the American Le Mans Series won the pole at Sebring for the veteran Peugeot Sport team. Marc Gene, a veteran of Formula One and a winner at the Le Mans 24-hour last year, said the track at Sebring would shock [...]

Time Machine: Herrmann ‘In Luck” With Porsche
Friday, 19 Mar, 2010 – 14:59 | 3 Comments
Time Machine: Herrmann ‘In Luck” With Porsche

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Sebring, Fla. – Now celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first major victory as a Porsche works driver, Hans Herrmann sometimes raced airplanes down the back straight when he first began competing in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. But the course, which used one of the Sebring Airport’s runways as part of [...]

Ingram: ALMS Begins Transitional Season
Thursday, 18 Mar, 2010 – 17:38 | 2 Comments
Ingram: ALMS Begins Transitional Season

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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Sebring, Fla. – When Don Panoz launched the American Le Mans Series in 1999, he adopted a familiar motto: Build it and they will come. Is the ALMS in need of some repairs one year into its second decade?
A thin field of prototypes at the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours [...]

Biofuel OK’d For Use In ALMS
Monday, 15 Mar, 2010 – 18:34 | Comments Off
Biofuel OK’d For Use In ALMS

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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An isobutanol blend of BP has been approved for official use in the American Le Mans Series, where the Dyson Racing team intends to campaign the season while competing for the LMP championship in a Lola-Mazda using the biofuel.
The racing application is in advance of plans by BP and DuPont [...]

US F1 Owners Face Penalties
Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 – 15:45 | One Comment
US F1 Owners Face Penalties

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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On the eve of the first round of the Formula One World Championship in Bahrain, the FIA began looking into penalties for US F1 directors Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor, who failed to get cars to the grid for Sunday’s season-opening race in Bahrain despite an official entry. Elsewhere, the sport’s [...]

ALMS Eyeing Oklahoma
Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 – 8:49 | Comments Off
ALMS Eyeing Oklahoma

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OKC Grand Prix, LLC has entered into negotiations to bring an annual American Le Mans Series (ALMS) event tour stop to downtown Oklahoma City.  The Oklahoma City Council approved a Resolution today authorizing the City Manager to enter into negotiations with OKC Grand Prix, LLC to bring the world’s premier sports car series to downtown.  [...]