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US F1 Near Deal With Driver
Friday, 20 Nov, 2009 – 17:20 | 4 Comments
US F1 Near Deal With Driver

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Argentinian Jose Maria Lopez has an agreement with the US F1 to drive in 2010 contingent upon sponsorship. The Automobile Club of Argentina is backing the 26-year-old, who has not participated in F1 since working as a test driver for Renault in 2005 and 2006.
“It’s a new team, which faces [...]

US F1 Putting U.S. Back In F1
Thursday, 19 Nov, 2009 – 7:30 | 5 Comments
US F1 Putting U.S. Back In F1

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Huntersville, N.C. – Before he launched the US F1 team, Ken Anderson was better known within the inner sanctums of motor racing.
Typically, he’s gone about the business of entering the rarified atmosphere of Formula One without a lot of fanfare, relying on his own engineering skills and connections within the industry.
“I’ve [...]

Ingram: Martin A Miracle Man?
Monday, 9 Nov, 2009 – 8:51 | 2 Comments
Ingram: Martin A Miracle Man?

From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
The past week produced a remarkable batch of late fall racing news. One writer’s view of the top ten stories.
1. Prior to the Texas race, Mark Martin was headed for yet another runner-up finish or even third in the Sprint Cup championship. Yet [...]

US F1 Team Picks European Base
Friday, 30 Oct, 2009 – 14:05 | Comments Off

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US F1 Team announced today that MotorLand Aragon, an 865-acre motorsports complex located in the Spanish town of Alcaniz, has been selected as the team’s European base. MotorLand will serve as the team’s European testing, race-car development and logistics headquarters.
“MotorLand Aragon is the ideal motorsports complex for US F1’s European operation,” said Peter Windsor, executive vice president and sporting [...]

Harris: Gil de Ferran Is The King Of The Big Finish
Monday, 19 Oct, 2009 – 7:26 | One Comment
Harris: Gil de Ferran Is The King Of The Big Finish

Gil de Ferran sure knows how to retire.
The Paris-born Brazilian did it again in the ALMS season-ending race two weeks ago,  co-driving an Acura ALMS car to victory in his swan song as a sports car driver.
That definitely evoked memories of his retirement from the IndyCar Series in 2003, when that year’s Indianapolis 500 winner [...]

de Ferran Rolls Into Retirement A Winner
Saturday, 10 Oct, 2009 – 21:40 | One Comment
de Ferran Rolls Into Retirement A Winner

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Gil de Ferran drove into retirement at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca by winning a narrow and hotly disputed victory from Adrian Fernandez by 0.662 second. But it was David Brabham and Scott Sharp who ended up with the LMP1 championship of the American Le Mans Series.
Twice Fernandez, driving a [...]

Gurney and Fogarty Grandest In Miami
Saturday, 10 Oct, 2009 – 17:00 | Comments Off
Gurney and Fogarty Grandest In Miami

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Alex Gurney and John Fogarty won the championship of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series after finishing fourth in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where Brumos Racing claimed the victory shortly after driver J.C. France was suspended following an arrest on drug charges.
Endurance racing legend Hurley Haywood, a last-minute replacement [...]

Woody: France Drug Problems A Sign of Times
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 21:00 | 14 Comments
Woody: France Drug Problems A Sign of Times

Larry Woody | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
I’m sure a lot of NASCAR-haters are grinning and gloating over the arrest of J.C. France on drug charges after a traffic stop in Daytona Beach.
How shameful.
I doubt that there’s a family anywhere that hasn’t been touched by the poison of drugs, and just because someone doesn’t care for NASCAR is [...]

de Ferran Tops Qualifying At Laguna Seca
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off
de Ferran Tops Qualifying At Laguna Seca

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
In his final qualifying session behind the wheel, Gil de Ferran was anything but retiring. The driver of the XM Radio Acura ARX-02a won the pole at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway by edging Acura driver David Brabham. In a sweep for the Honda brand, Luis Diaz claimed the pole in [...]

Three Teams Chasing Championship At Grand Finale
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 18:26 | One Comment
Three Teams Chasing Championship At Grand Finale

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
It’s difficult to find a championship favorite in the Grand-Am season finale in Saturday’s two hour, 30-minute race at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, where three teams have a chance to win the Rolex Sports Car Series championship.
The Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing team and drivers Alex Gurney and John Fogarty lead the points [...]