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O’Connell Has Become Accidental Sports Car Star
Friday, 28 Aug, 2009 – 15:50 | Comments Off
O’Connell Has Become Accidental Sports Car Star

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sometimes upside down becomes right side up.
When a rear wishbone snapped on Johnny O’Connell’s Reynard chassis and it hit the wall in Turn 4 at the newly opened Las Vegas Motor Speedway in 1996, the car flipped and slid several hundred yards down the front straight upside down. It wasn’t [...]

Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks
Monday, 17 Aug, 2009 – 11:40 | Comments Off
Monday Morning Crew Chief: Roads Paved With Question Marks

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
This week’s edition of Monday Morning Crew Chief:
Just my luck. At the same time Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped in at Road America for a surprise visit on Saturday evening, I was on the opposite side of the track. While he was watching from the inside of Turn 5, I was [...]

David Brabham Defeats de Ferran at Elkhart
Sunday, 16 Aug, 2009 – 19:00 | Comments Off
David Brabham Defeats de Ferran at Elkhart

David Brabham was the speediest at Road America on Sunday.

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Elkhart Lake, Wis. – In a battle of two master craftsmen on one of America’s finest road racing circuits, David Brabham held off the challenge from Gil de Ferran for the last 14 laps to bring Highcroft Racing the victory [...]

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
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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. [...]