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F-1’s Webber To Co-Drive New Porsche LMP1 Car
Thursday, 27 Jun, 2013 – 8:13 | Comments Off
F-1’s Webber To Co-Drive New Porsche LMP1 Car

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Porsche’s return to the  LMP1 class at Le Mans and in the World Endurance Championship continues to take shape as the German carmaker announced Thursday that Australian Formula 1 driver Mark Webber will co-drive the new car when it debuts next season.
For the 2014 season, Webber, who will leave his [...]

Return Of Porsche Giving Sports Cars A Major Buzz
Tuesday, 25 Jun, 2013 – 13:11 | 2 Comments
Return Of Porsche Giving Sports Cars A Major Buzz

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
You probably need cut some slack to those who have expressed disappointment with the quality of racing in the LMP1 class at Le Mans the last two years: Even though the Toyota TS030 hybrids made things surprisingly interesting in last weekend’s race, and even though the Audi R18 hybrids are [...]

Audi Overall Winner At Tragic 2013 Le Mans 24
Sunday, 23 Jun, 2013 – 8:06 | Comments Off
Audi Overall Winner At Tragic 2013 Le Mans 24

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
RacinToday.com
Tom Kristensen provided Danish racing fans at least a small bit of joy Sunday when he won his record-padding ninth Le Mans 24 Hours championship.
Kristensen, driving the final stint of the race in the No. 2 Audi Sport Team Joest entry, crossed the finish line at the famed Circuit de [...]

Danish Driver Dies At Le Mans
Saturday, 22 Jun, 2013 – 11:39 | Comments Off
Danish Driver Dies At Le Mans

Danish driver Allan Simonsen suffered fatal injuries as a result of  a third lap accident in Saturday’s 90th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Simonson was driving the GTE-Am pole-sitting No. 95 Aston Martin Racing Vantage V8 when lost control at Tetre Rouge. His car made heavy contact with barriers.
The driver was attended to [...]

Dempsey Heads To Le Mans In His New Car
Wednesday, 19 Jun, 2013 – 8:46 | Comments Off
Dempsey Heads To Le Mans In His New Car

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Patrick Dempsey sounded kind of emotional last September as he talked about his team taking it’s last ride in a Mazda RX-8 GT. For good reason: His Dempsey Racing team had raced nothing but Mazda’s since forming five years before.
But any tears shed about having to move on for the [...]

Action Express Duo Wins At Mid-Ohio
Sunday, 16 Jun, 2013 – 7:00 | Comments Off
Action Express Duo Wins At Mid-Ohio

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Joao Barbosa gave Action Express Racing its first Daytona Prototype (DP) victory of the season, passing Spirit of Daytona driver Richard Westbrook with 29 minutes remaining in Saturday’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Diamond Cellar Classic at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Co-driving the No. 5 Corvette DP with Christian Fittipaldi, Barbosa made slight contact while making [...]

Taylors Sew Up Front Row At Mid-Ohio
Friday, 14 Jun, 2013 – 18:08 | Comments Off
Taylors Sew Up Front Row At Mid-Ohio

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The No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette Dallara DP of Wayne Taylor Racing will start Saturday’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Diamond Cellar Classic from the pole for the second race in a row after qualifying Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington.
Jordan Taylor, the recently turned 22-year-old whose 23-year-old brother Ricky Taylor made [...]

Jim Hall’s Fingerprints Are All Over Racing Today
Tuesday, 11 Jun, 2013 – 13:55 | One Comment
Jim Hall’s Fingerprints Are All Over Racing Today

By Len Hayward | Correpondent
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FORT WORTH, Texas – It’s been more than a decade since an open-wheel car owned by Jim Hall has occupied space in an IndyCar Series garage.
But even as the cars have changed over the years, the innovations that the now 77-year old Hall and his team manufactured during the 1960s through [...]

Corvette Gears Up For Le Mans
Friday, 7 Jun, 2013 – 7:14 | One Comment
Corvette Gears Up For Le Mans

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Corvette Racing’s drive for an eighth class championship in the 90th annual 24 Hours of Le Mans begins this weekend with two Compuware Corvette C6.Rs taking part in the annual Test Day at the 8.5-mile Circuit de la Sarthe on Sunday.
The eight-hour session will be critical for the No. 73 and No. 74 ‘Vettes, as [...]

Angelelli, Taylor Capture Grand-Am Win At Belle Isle
Saturday, 1 Jun, 2013 – 18:22 | Comments Off

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Max Angelelli drove the No. 10 Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP across the finish line 0.486 seconds ahead of 2012 Detroit winner Joao Barbosa to win the Chevrolet Grand-Am 200 at Belle Isle.
The victory moved Angelelli and co-driver Jordan Taylor into the Daytona Prototype points lead by two points over No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette [...]