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Ready to roll in Monterey
Apr29

Ready to roll in Monterey

Lucas Luhr likes competing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and he is ready to roll this morning for the first practice. The BMW Team RLL driver has a record eight major sports car wins here over the past 14 years, including the GTLM class victory with BMW co-driver John Edwards last year. Luhr has won here with Porsche, Audi, Honda and BMW. The German is looking for a change of luck after misfortune in the first three races this year....

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IMSA aces are here, then there
Apr27

IMSA aces are here, then there

Want to know how good the drivers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race here at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca really are? A quick look at the record books and the entry list for the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race makes it easy to see why international insiders hold the WeatherTech Championship, and especially the powerful GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, in exceptionally high regard. For starters, a pair of the 2015 overall Le Mans...

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Climbing the Mazda ladder
Apr26

Climbing the Mazda ladder

John Doonan, the director of Motorsport for Mazda North America, is in motion, working his way through the Long Beach paddock on race day. Mazda has 400 employees at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race and Doonan wants to greet and thank them all. Mazda takes a smart, focused approach with motorsports playing a big part in what makes Mazda unique. For many racers, Mazda is the place to go for cars, engines, kits, parts,...

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Audi wins … or do they?
Apr18

Audi wins … or do they?

Audi triumphed in the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone on the weekend only for their victory to be taken away post-race for a technical violation. Post-race scrutineering revealed that the No.7 car’s front skid block was too thinner than the minimum allowed. The skid block is part of the floor and teams must maintain a minimum thickness of the material. Running the car lower generates more...

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Taylor brothers triumph again
Apr16

Taylor brothers triumph again

The Taylor brothers Ricky and Jordan have triumphed again on the streets of Long Beach – repeating their victory from last year aboard their Chevrolet-powered Daytona Prototype. The pair scored a 2.958 second victory over the two Action Express Racing machiens of Joao Barbosa/Christian Fittipaldi and Dane Cameron/Eric Curran. Ricky Taylor made the jump to the lead on the opening lap and the duo spent 72 or the 75 laps at the...

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Video: Long Beach Race Highlights
Apr16

Video: Long Beach Race Highlights

The Long Beach IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race was literally a street fight – this week we’ve had spins, contact, fire – all action on the famous Californian streets. Check out the highlights of the closing stages of today’s battle. Check out race highlights from the action-packed @IMSA #BUBBAGPhttps://t.co/bXH2LTJVhr — SPEED (@SPEED) April 17,...

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