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Zonta Surprises At New Jersey
Sunday, 3 May, 2009 – 16:59 | Comments Off
Zonta Surprises At New Jersey

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Wet and wild from the outset, Sunday’s Verizon Wireless 250 was a water-marked battle at New Jersey Motorsports Park, won in a stunning upset by Ricardo Zonta and Nic Jonsson in the No. 76 Krohn Racing Ford Lola.
They then quickly went to work on re-acclimating themselves to Victory Lane post-race protocol. For Zonta, this was [...]

Penske’s Dumas On Grand-Am Pole in NJ
Saturday, 2 May, 2009 – 17:31 | 2 Comments
Penske’s Dumas On Grand-Am Pole in NJ

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Romain Dumas earned his first career Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 pole position Saturday at the 2.25-mile Thunderbolt Raceway at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville.
Dumas, driving the No. 12 Verizon Wireless Porsche Riley for Penske Racing, made his first qualifying attempt of the 2009 season count, as [...]

Pedley: It’s Quantity vs. Quality In Sports-Car Racing
Saturday, 2 May, 2009 – 14:00 | 2 Comments
Pedley: It’s Quantity vs. Quality In Sports-Car Racing

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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The new Audi R15 TDI is an incredible race car. It sits hunched way-down low, looking like it is morphing into the asphalt surface of the track. From the front, its induction tunnels slant upward, making it look like it’s issuing a hungry smirk.
The Audi’s silver-gray livery, flecked with darker [...]

Grand-Am Pays A Visit To New Jersey
Friday, 1 May, 2009 – 13:01 | Comments Off
Grand-Am Pays A Visit To New Jersey

By Bill Fleischman | Senior Correspondent
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When plans for the New Jersey Motorsports Park were announced a few years ago, many longtime racing observers were skeptical. Those of us involved in auto racing for lengthy periods have seen grand plans for race tracks announced and then fade away.
Skeptics thought, “We’ll believe it when the tracks are [...]

Gurney Brings Home Victory for GAINSCO
Saturday, 25 Apr, 2009 – 21:18 | Comments Off

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Alex Gurney took the lead on a four-wide pass on Lap 65 of 81 laps in the two-hour, 45-minute Bosch Engineering 250, and then held off Michael Valiante in a sprint to the finish to capture the raceat Virginia International Raceway, Round 2 of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask [...]

De Ferran Acura Claims ALMS Victory in Long Beach
Saturday, 18 Apr, 2009 – 20:54 | Comments Off
De Ferran Acura Claims ALMS Victory in Long Beach

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent 
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Long Beach, Calif. – The Acura ARX-02a of Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud claimed victory in the American Le Mans Series sprint in the streets of Long Beach. The de Ferran Motorsports entry was leading the Highcroft Racing Acura of David Brabham by 9.5 seconds when a full-course caution [...]

Corvette That Made Dale Earnhardt Sr. Smile Set To Move Down
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 23:08 | One Comment
Corvette That Made Dale Earnhardt Sr. Smile Set To Move Down

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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LONG BEACH, Calif. – Corvette Racing will run its last GT1 class race in the American Le Mans Series during this weekend’s Long Beach Grand Prix.
Although a possible bankruptcy at GM could change current plans, the factory team is scheduled to return to the ALMS in August with a [...]

Brabham Grabs Pole at Long Beach
Friday, 17 Apr, 2009 – 21:04 | Comments Off
Brabham Grabs Pole at Long Beach

Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent  
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LONG BEACH, Calif. – David Brabham found the tire wall last year at Long Beach in qualifying and this year found himself on the pole when Gil de Ferran spun and hit the barriers to end the duel between the two Acura ARX-02a drivers. The Highcroft Racing Acura will start on [...]

Acura On Target In Long Beach Practice
Thursday, 16 Apr, 2009 – 22:45 | Comments Off

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Long Beach, Calif.  – Opening practice for Saturday afternoon’s Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series race was an all-Acura affair, with two LMP1 Acuras and an LMP2 Acura rounding out the top three on the 1.96-mile, 11-turn Long Beach Grand Prix street circuit.
Fresh off an impressive 1-2 finish two weeks ago at St. Petersburg, [...]

Acura Captures ALMS Victory In St. Pete
Saturday, 4 Apr, 2009 – 17:30 | Comments Off
Acura Captures ALMS Victory In St. Pete

 By Jonathan Ingram
Special to RacinToday .com
St. Petersburg, Fla. – One of the new Acura ARX-02a’s faltered, but Highcroft Racing brought the Japanese manufacturer its first victory in the LMP1 category of the American Le Mans Series at St. Petersburg.
 The winners survived a slow opening when Scott Sharp hit the curbs on the fifth lap and fell [...]