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Grand-Am Scales Back New BMW Engine
Monday, 5 Aug, 2013 – 17:54 | Comments Off
Grand-Am Scales Back New BMW Engine

The Grand-Am Rolex Series on Monday released a technical bulletin announcing that its officials have taken steps to scale back the power of the recently introduced 4.5-liter BMW Daytona Prototype engines.
The scale-back comes in a form of limiting the new engines – which powered the cars that placed first and second at the Brickyard 400 two [...]

Rivals Say BMW Too Powerful In Grand-Am
Friday, 2 Aug, 2013 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Rivals Say BMW Too Powerful In Grand-Am

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – On Thursday, the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series sent out a media release about the new BMW Daytona Prototype engine that made it’s debut in the Brickard Grand Prix in Indianapolis last weekend.
The release was upbeat and positive. The mood among several of the teams that are competing against the BMWs [...]

‘The Axe’ Has Developed A Velvet Edge
Wednesday, 31 Jul, 2013 – 11:17 | Comments Off
‘The Axe’ Has Developed A Velvet Edge

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Max the Axe. It’s a hard-edge nickname for a hard edge sports car driver. One whose every move, thought and ethic are focused on one thing and one thing only; getting his car and himself to checkered flags before every other man, woman or child sharing [...]

Starworks Shines, Wins Indy Grand-Am Race
Friday, 26 Jul, 2013 – 20:01 | Comments Off
Starworks Shines, Wins Indy Grand-Am Race

Ryan Dalziel took the lead with 9 minutes remaining and went on to take checkered flag for his Starworks Motorsports team Friday to win the Rolex Grand-Am Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Sharing the wheel with Dalziel in the BMW Riley DP car was co-driver Alex Popow. The victory was the second straight at [...]

Jordan Taylor Racks Up Another Grand-Am Pole
Thursday, 25 Jul, 2013 – 18:07 | Comments Off
Jordan Taylor Racks Up Another Grand-Am Pole

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Wayne Taylor Racing driver Jordan Taylor captured his third consecutive Daytona Prototype pole position, breaking the track record with a lap of 1 minute, 22.251 seconds (110.909 mph) in the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP.
He will be joined on the front row by Memo Rojas, who ran his final lap in 1:22.375 (110.742 mph) [...]

Kanaan Heads Back For Seconds At The Brickyard
Tuesday, 23 Jul, 2013 – 19:45 | Comments Off
Kanaan Heads Back For Seconds At The Brickyard

Apparently, it’s the best-tasting meal in auto racing: 100-year-old red brick coated with a thin film of motor oil and lightly sprinkled with a gritty dusting of pulverized rubber. It’s so good that Tony Kanaan just could not wait a whole year to put his lips to another helping.
During a teleconference on Tuesday afternoon, Kanaan [...]

Graf Puts HPD On Pole At Mosport
Saturday, 20 Jul, 2013 – 18:15 | Comments Off
Graf Puts HPD On Pole At Mosport

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Klaus Graf and Muscle Milk Pickett Racing were fastest in American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón qualifying for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, but a pair of first-time polesitters were the story.
Graf earned his first pole of the season – and the second consecutive for the team [...]

New Sports Car Series Offers Look At Classes
Friday, 19 Jul, 2013 – 12:53 | Comments Off
New Sports Car Series Offers Look At Classes

United SportsCar Racing – the series born of the merger of the American Le Mans and Grand-Am – released more information on the structure of its car classes in 2014 on Friday.
The new GT Le Mans (GTLM) class will retain all of the ALMS’ current GT class specs. An important new safety feature will be [...]

Luhr, Graf Win At Lime Rock
Sunday, 7 Jul, 2013 – 2:35 | Comments Off
Luhr, Graf Win At Lime Rock

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Lucas Luhr and co-driver Klaus Graf scored their third consecutive victory in the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón competition by winning at Lime Rock Park on Saturday.
It was the second consecutive Lime Rock victory for the No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Honda Performance Development ARX-03c teammates. It also was their [...]

Fading Fittipaldi Holds Off Valiente At The Glen
Sunday, 30 Jun, 2013 – 18:48 | Comments Off

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Christian Fittipaldi held off a last-lap charge from Michael Valiante to give the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP its second consecutive GRAND-AM Rolex Series victory Sunday in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International.
It was also the second consecutive win for Action Express Racing and Fittipaldi’s co-driver Joao Barbosa [...]