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BMW boys ready for Sebring
Mar12

BMW boys ready for Sebring

While BMW didn’t have the outright straight line speed at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Bobby Rahal-run squad proved that persistence counts with a strong second place finish at the checkered flag. Now standing second in Manufacturer, Team and Driver points the team recently finished a successful two-day test at the 3.74-mile, 17-turn Sebring International Raceway with the No. 56 Z4 GTLM and drivers Andy Priaulx and Dirk Werner...

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A tale of two champions
Mar11

A tale of two champions

The decade plus split in North American sports car racing meant that two of the most successful sports car racers in North America rarely met on a race track in direct competition, until now. That all changes in 2014 as Scott Pruett and Lucas Luhr face-off in the Prototype class in the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Luhr was the all-time series leader in the American Le Mans Series with 50 race wins and six championships....

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Michelin / Corvette celebrate 10th anniversary
Mar10

Michelin / Corvette celebrate 10th anniversary

Ten years ago this week Corvette Racing entered international sports car competition as a Michelin technical partner for the first time. It didn’t take long to measure the results; the Corvette team broke the class track lap record 21 times in the first 28 laps of the Sebring race. Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan describes the switch to Michelin as the biggest change in the history of the team. It has actually proven to be...

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Porsche targets “36 hours of Florida”
Mar10

Porsche targets “36 hours of Florida”

Porsche’s return to North American motorsport with a factory team in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has got off to a brilliant start. Victory at Daytona and fastest in Sebring testing – the next step for the team will be the 12 Hours of Sebring. This week’s event is the second leg of the “36 hours of Florida” kick off for the new combined championship which brings together the American Le Mans...

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Camp Boggy Creek on track
Mar10

Camp Boggy Creek on track

Already the official charity for IMSA, Camp Boggy Creek will have an added presence in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014 with Frankie Montecalvo and Gunnar Jeannette debuting a new livery at Sebring for the camp which provides seriously ill children.. Starting from this week’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Montecalvo and Jeannette’s’ PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA PC car will appear in the new paint...

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Risi Ferrari set to bounce back at Sebring
Mar08

Risi Ferrari set to bounce back at Sebring

Ferrari’s Risi Competizione squad is set to bounce back at next week’s 12 Hours of Sebring after its dramatic car-destroying crash at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Matteo Malucelli’s stricken Ferrari was struck at high speed by the unsighted Daytona prototype of Memo Gidley, destroying both cars and sending both drivers to hospital – Gidley with serious injuries. While sadly the Bob Stallings Racing DP machine and...

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