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Ingram: Peugeot Will Need To Be More Than Just Fast at Le Mans
Friday, 12 Jun, 2009 – 14:05 | Comments Off on Ingram: Peugeot Will Need To Be More Than Just Fast at Le Mans
Ingram: Peugeot Will Need To Be More Than Just Fast at Le Mans

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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A quarter million fans will gather this weekend around the eight-mile circuit in the French countryside to watch the 77th running of the Le Mans 24-hour sports car race. The fans will all have the same question in mind: can Team Peugeot beat Audi Sport?
To turn that question around to […]

Pruett, Rojas Earn Share of Rolex Series Lead
Saturday, 6 Jun, 2009 – 22:00 | Comments Off on Pruett, Rojas Earn Share of Rolex Series Lead
Pruett, Rojas Earn Share of Rolex Series Lead

Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Defending Daytona Prototype champions Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas were still vying for their first victory of 2009 entering Saturday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, running fourth, 14 points behind in the standings.
But that changed in the second-longest race on the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown […]

Pruett Rips Up The Glen In Qualifying
Friday, 5 Jun, 2009 – 15:30 | Comments Off on Pruett Rips Up The Glen In Qualifying
Pruett Rips Up The Glen In Qualifying

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Scott Pruett bettered the Watkins Glen International track record by two seconds Friday, winning his 12th career pole position for Saturday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. 
The event, Round 5 of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, takes the green flag at 2:15 p.m. Saturday. The race will […]

You Don’t Need to Be Rich To Watch Monaco – But It Helps
Saturday, 23 May, 2009 – 16:30 | One Comment
You Don’t Need to Be Rich To Watch Monaco –  But It Helps

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Monaco. It’s like no other city – or country – and no other race.
All the great drivers have raced in Monaco since the first race in 1929 and most of them have won on the streets that wind through the steep hillsides of the tiny principality best known for its […]

De Ferran Strikes Early, Wins Big in Utah
Sunday, 17 May, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off on De Ferran Strikes Early, Wins Big in Utah
De Ferran Strikes Early, Wins Big in Utah

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Tooele, Utah – At 3,500 feet, the long front straight at Miller Motorsports Park is fitting for Utah’s wide open spaces. Its length and breadth was crucial to the outcome of the ALMS race won by the Acura ARX-02a team of de Ferran Motorsports.
After gaining a gap at the start […]

Fogarty, GAINSCO Victorious at Laguna Seca
Sunday, 17 May, 2009 – 18:30 | Comments Off on Fogarty, GAINSCO Victorious at Laguna Seca

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Jon Fogarty passed Scott Pruett at the entrance to the Corkscrew with 22 laps remaining in Sunday’s 106-lap Verizon Festival of Speed and held on to give the No. 99 GAINSCO Pontiac Riley its second Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 victory of the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
In GT, […]

Pagenaud Takes Record, Pole At Utah
Saturday, 16 May, 2009 – 17:30 | Comments Off on Pagenaud Takes Record, Pole At Utah
Pagenaud Takes Record, Pole At Utah

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Correspondent
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Tuele, Utah – Simon Pagenaud spanked the American Le Mans Series track record at the daunting 15-turn Miller Motorsports Park circuit to win the pole for the de Ferran Motorsports Acura team.
Aboard the radical “four square” LMP1 class ARX-02a design of Acura, the Frenchman dropped three seconds from his best […]

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