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Fassler Puts Audi on Pole At Sebring
Friday, 15 Mar, 2013 – 16:33 | Comments Off
Fassler Puts Audi on Pole At Sebring

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Marcel Fassler set a track record with a 1:43.886 (129.604 mph) in Audi Sport Team Joest’s No. 1 Audi R8 e-tron quattro to win the pole position at the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on Friday.
The pole is the first for a hybrid car in the American Le [...]

American Sports Car Racing Has A New Name
Thursday, 14 Mar, 2013 – 15:18 | Comments Off
American Sports Car Racing Has A New Name

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More details about the American unified sports car racing series were unveiled Thursday at Sebring International Raceway. Among those details is the name for the new series, which is the result of the merging of the Grand-Am Series and the American Le Mans Series.
The name of the series will be the United SportsCar Racing platform.
United [...]

‘Red Dragon’ Slays Field In Austin
Sunday, 3 Mar, 2013 – 8:56 | Comments Off
‘Red Dragon’ Slays Field In Austin

Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney won the GRAND-AM of The Americas Presented by GAINSCO and TOTAL in their No. 99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP in an unpredictable race on the 3.4-mile Circuit Of The Americas on Saturday.
The pole-winning car led the final seven laps – its only stint out front – as Fogarty and [...]

Fogarty Wins Grand-Am Pole For Debut COTA Race
Saturday, 2 Mar, 2013 – 8:14 | Comments Off
Fogarty  Wins Grand-Am Pole For Debut COTA Race

Jon Fogarty showed why he is the top qualifier in Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series history on Friday, waiting until his final lap to capture the TOTAL Pole Award for Saturday’s Grand-Am of The Americas presented by GAINSCO and Total.
After hanging back for much of Friday’s 15-minute Daytona Prototype qualifying session, Fogarty unleashed the Dallas-based [...]

Montoya Was Something To Watch At The Rolex
Sunday, 3 Feb, 2013 – 9:41 | Comments Off
Montoya Was Something To Watch At The Rolex

Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Since forever, Juan Pablo Montoya has been an enigma wrapped in a smirk.
Absurdly talented, he is also seemingly bored to the point of being disinterested in whatever car or race or series in which he’s competing. His driving style can be as precise as a plasma cutter or as brutish as a [...]

SRT Sending Pair Of Vipers Back To Le Mans In 2013
Friday, 1 Feb, 2013 – 14:54 | Comments Off
SRT Sending Pair Of Vipers Back To Le Mans In 2013

By Jim Pedley | Managing Editor
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Dodge Vipers will make a return to the most prestigious endurance road race in the world this year as they have received an invitation to compete at the 24-hour race at Le Mans.
Two Vipers GTS-Rs, backed by Chrysler’s SRT Motorsports wing, will make the trip. They will compete in the [...]

Flat Spot On: The Amazing Mr. Pruett
Monday, 28 Jan, 2013 – 15:08 | 2 Comments
Flat Spot On: The Amazing Mr. Pruett

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Has there ever been an American race car driver with a career as distinctive as that of Scott Pruett? At Daytona on Sunday, he clinched a fifth over-all victory and tied Hurley Haywood for the most outright victories in what is currently known as the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
It’s not the [...]

Pruett Runs Away With Rolex And Into Record Book
Sunday, 27 Jan, 2013 – 15:43 | One Comment
Pruett Runs Away With Rolex And Into Record Book

Last Thursday, driver Scott Pruett quickly and emphatically waived off a couple of questions about tying the legendary Hurley Haywood as the all-time prototype winner at this year’s Rolex 24. If the racing gods meant it to be, he said, then it would be.
On Sunday, it be.
Pruett co-drove his Chip Ganassi Racing BMW-powered Riley to [...]

Pruett: The 24 Is Still Cool At 52
Saturday, 26 Jan, 2013 – 9:10 | Comments Off
Pruett: The 24 Is Still Cool At 52

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In 1984 Scott Pruett was a rookie in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Now, at age 52, the pole winner for this year’s around-the-clock event still “absolutely loves” competing in the race that kicks off the new motorsports season.
“Ever since I can remember, even as a kid, being part of the Rolex [...]

Flat Spot On: Daytona Needs Faster Prototypes
Saturday, 26 Jan, 2013 – 9:01 | Comments Off
Flat Spot On: Daytona Needs Faster Prototypes

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – On the eve of this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, count me among those lamenting the passing of the American Le Mans Series at the end of the season and one who appreciates the future of a single unified endurance racing series in America under the Grand-Am. [...]