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Teenage Kicks: McMurry at Le Mans
Jun10

Teenage Kicks: McMurry at Le Mans

Whatever you were doing when you were 16 years old will definitely not be anywhere near as cool as what Matt McMurry will be doing this week. At 16 years and 202 days old, McMurry, a native of Phoenix, AZ, is on schedule to become the youngest driver ever to compete at Le Mans, eclipsing the great Mexican, Ricardo Rodriguez, who took part in the 1959 event, aged 17 years and four months. McMurry races with Chris Dyson and Tom...

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Le Mans: A pre-show like no other
Jun09

Le Mans: A pre-show like no other

In the movie Father of the Bride, Steve Martin’s character notes the significant differences between “getting married” and “a wedding.”  To his character, “getting married” is simple. The bride buys a dress. The groom wears a tie. They say “I do.” A “wedding” on the other hand is a soaring production with caterers, a grand tent, hundreds of guests, music, endless details necessary for a “ wedding of this magnitude” and, to his dismay,...

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Beijing ready to kick off Formula E
Jun06

Beijing ready to kick off Formula E

Members of the Chinese Government together with city officials and local dignitaries gathered in Beijing recently for a special ceremony to officially welcome the new all-electric FIA Formula E Championship, and to launch the Beijing ePrix set for September 13 2014 – the opening round of the new championship. The prestigious event was attended by more than 200 distinguished guests and was held at the seven star Pangu Hotel –...

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Planes, trains and race cars
May31

Planes, trains and race cars

As the TUDOR Championship race ended on Detroit’s Belle Isle Park on Saturday afternoon, the race to the next race included a different challenge for a number of drivers as they raced to the Detroit airport to catch flights to Paris and then the high speed train to Le Mans in time for Sunday’s official test day at Le Mans. Among the Le Mans bound drivers were Ricky and Jordan Taylor, Richard Westbrook, Olivier Pla, Spencer Pumpelly...

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Formula E for Long Beach
May28

Formula E for Long Beach

The FIA Formula E Championship, the world’s first fully-electric racing series, will hit the famous streets of Long Beach, California, for it’s inaugural California race next year. The Long Beach ePrix, as it will be titled, will take place on April 4 2015 and will form one of 10 races – and one of two in the US alongside Miami – taking place in city-centerss across the globe. Organizers also confirmed that the Long Beach race...

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Fehan honored at Le Mans
May27

Fehan honored at Le Mans

Corvette Racing boss Doug Fehan will be in fine company at Le Mans this year when he is awarded the prestigious Spirit of Le Mans Trophy. Fehan was announced on Tuesday as the prize recipient alongside F1 star Fernando Alonso who will give the start of the 82nd event and the recently retired Audi ace Allan McNish who will be the Grand Marshal. As manager of the competitions program of Corvette Racing, which has won in GT seven times...

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