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De Ferran Has Big Day At Road America
Saturday, 15 Aug, 2009 – 18:20 | Comments Off
De Ferran Has Big Day At Road America

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Elkhart Lake, Wis. – While the rest of the world is all a-Twitter these days, Gil de Ferran is merely tweaking.
In his last tour as a driver, de Ferran drove to the pole at Road America on Saturday aboard his XM Acura, edging the Patron Acura of David Brabham by [...]

Johansson’s Car Could Electrify Racing
Friday, 14 Aug, 2009 – 13:10 | One Comment
Johansson’s Car Could Electrify Racing

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Stefan Johansson has competed in just about every type of car in single seater racing and sports cars. From the over-powered, oversteering Porsche 935 in endurance racing to a high-boost Ferrari turbo in Formula One and a Reynard chassis at the Indy 500, the Swede’s career has included some unique [...]

De Ferran A Winner at Mid-Ohio
Saturday, 8 Aug, 2009 – 20:00 | Comments Off

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Gil de Ferran ended an emotional weekend Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course by sitting on the side of his Acura prototype in tears.
The Brazilian driver won the pole position Friday in qualifying for the Acura Sports Car Challenge and immediately announced he is retiring from driving at the end of the 2009 American [...]

Ganassi Team Makes Point, Krohn Wins Race at The Glen
Friday, 7 Aug, 2009 – 21:10 | Comments Off
Ganassi Team Makes Point, Krohn Wins Race at The Glen

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Daytona Prototype aces Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas are points-racing.  And with only three events remaining on the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series schedule, they’re not apologizing.
A second-place finish to Krohn Racing’s Nic Jonsson and Ricardo Zonta in Friday’s Crown Royal 200 at The Glen allowed [...]

De Ferran Wins Pole, Says Farewell
Friday, 7 Aug, 2009 – 16:35 | Comments Off
De Ferran Wins Pole, Says Farewell

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Gil de Ferran made a big statement on the track Friday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in qualifying for Saturday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge, the sixth stop in the American Le Mans Series. Then he made an even bigger statement in the media center after earning his pole position.
De Ferran, the 41-year-old veteran driver [...]

Porsche Driver To Take on V-8 Guys
Friday, 7 Aug, 2009 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Porsche Driver To Take on V-8 Guys

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Andy Lally has it all backwards.
When a road racing driver moves to the Sprint Cup, it’s usually from a car with a big V-8 in the front. Before they became the Sprint Cup’s favorite road course ringers, Ron Fellows and Boris Said raced Camaros and Mustangs in the Trans-Am Series. [...]

Fogarty Tops Qualifying In Grand-Am
Thursday, 6 Aug, 2009 – 19:30 | Comments Off

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After struggling with brake problems throughout practice, Jon Fogarty went out and shattered the Watkins Glen International short course qualifying record Thursday, capturing the pole position for the Crown Royal 200.
Round 9 of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 will take the green flag at 6:30 p.m. Friday. [...]

Leaner Corvettes Ready To Take On The World
Thursday, 6 Aug, 2009 – 6:49 | Comments Off
Leaner Corvettes Ready To Take On The World

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
There’s a lot riding on the new GT2 class entry from the factory Corvette Racing team. Veiled in secrecy for 18 months, it makes its debut in the American Le Mans Series at the Mid-Ohio circuit on Saturday.
A survivor of GM’s bankruptcy, the new Corvette C6.R is charged with carrying [...]

Brack Becomes X Games Golden Boy
Monday, 3 Aug, 2009 – 8:15 | Comments Off
Brack Becomes X Games Golden Boy

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kenny Brack’s first exposure to motorized Action Sports proved to be an X-cellent adventure.
Brack, the 1999 Indianapolis 500 champion, emerged as the class of Sunday’s X Games 15 Rally Competition with a gold medal-winning performance. Driving a Ford Fiesta entered and prepared by the Olsbergs Motor Sport Evolution team of [...]

X Marks The Spot Of Brack’s Return
Sunday, 2 Aug, 2009 – 7:45 | One Comment
X Marks The Spot Of Brack’s Return

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Kenny Brack came to grips with the end of his professional racing career on a May afternoon in 2005, when he climbed out of an Indy-car and decided he was “back to normal.”
So…what in the wide world of Action Sports is Brack doing in the X Games 15 Rally Competition? [...]