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Green Means FAST in MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge

Do you think that Clean cars and Fast cars are mutually exclusive? As the American Le Mans Series heads to Virginia International Raceway this weekend for the ninth stop of the ten race 2013 season, the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge, America’s premier motorsports environmental competition, presents a far different conclusion. Consider, with seven consecutive race wins, the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Honda team has already...

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Fight to the GT Finish

According to the racing forum experts, winning a race is easy. You roll out the fastest car, qualify on the pole, take the lead and drive off into the sunset. That is rarely the way things work on the bigger natural terrain road circuits in the American Le Mans Series GT class where factory teams from Corvette Racing, BMW Team RLL and SRT Motorsports do battle with top independents from Porsche and Ferrari. In the first eight races of...

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The Oak Tree – A New Era Begins

Imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, California’s Cypress Point without the Cypress tree, Laguna Seca without The Corkscrew. Now, teams and fans arrive at Virginia International Raceway surreally aware that the signature element of the circuit, the Oak Tree, is gone. Standing proud for 200 years, the signature visual of the 3.27-mile circuit fell early this July, leaving a flood of stories and memories. In a world of...

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Up to the Challenge

Racing identical cars with single specification engines, tires and fuels means that competitors in the two American Le Mans Series Challenge classes: Prototype Challenge (PC) and GT Challenge (GTC) are equally matched on their respective class technical fronts. The races are always tight and the slightest mistake can prove costly, with team and driver performance the keys to success. With two races remaining in the final season of the...

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COTA & ESM – A day in the life

Extreme Speed Motorsport collected a third place finish in the LMP2 class at Circuit of The Americas on Saturday, but an even more impressive achievement is this amazing video. Click below to view this breathtaking insight into a “day in the life” of team in Austin, Texas. The Florida-based squad endured a tough weekend – having to start from the back of the pack after both drivers failed to log enough laps in...

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Audi takes its 100th sportscar victory

Audi drivers Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Loic Duval combined to take the German manufacturer’s 100th Le Mans-style sportscar victory at the Circuit of The Americas today. Having begun their winning streak at Sebring in 2000, it was fitting that Audi also collected its 100th win in the USA. The victory by the Scottish/Danish/French combination was their third of the season and gave the trio and a 33 point lead over their...

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