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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 [...]

J.C. France Suspended By Grand-Am
Friday, 9 Oct, 2009 – 17:00 | 2 Comments
J.C. France Suspended By Grand-Am

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
J.C. France, a veteran competitor in the Rolex Sports Car Series and son of current NASCAR board member Jim France, has been suspended indefinitely by the series after an arrest on drug charges in Daytona Beach following a traffic violation.
“Grand-Am has issued a penalty notice and suspended J.C. indefinitely from [...]

Petit Le Mans Not A Washout In Points Department
Wednesday, 30 Sep, 2009 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Petit Le Mans Not A Washout In Points Department

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Despite a race that will be remembered as the “petit” Petit Le Mans, full points were awarded participants in the American Le Mans Series event. With 25 points on the line for the winners at the season finale at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway on Oct. 10, the de Ferran Motorsports [...]

Ingram: Sports Cars Refuse To Stall Out
Monday, 28 Sep, 2009 – 9:00 | 3 Comments
Ingram: Sports Cars Refuse To Stall Out

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
From the Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Despite heavy rains and the flooding of the circuit at Road Atlanta, once again the Petit Le Mans demonstrated the staying power of the American Le Mans Series.
The weather may have produced a premature end, but it also underscored the commitment of fans. An estimated 30,000 [...]

Rain Makes the Petit Even More Petit
Saturday, 26 Sep, 2009 – 19:15 | Comments Off
Rain Makes the Petit Even More Petit

By Rick Minter | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Braselton, Ga. – The rains that flooded the north Georgia area over the past week washed out the better part of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Saturday.
Only 467 of the scheduled 1,000 miles were run before heavy rains caused the American Le Mans Series to halt a [...]