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Taylor brothers Long Beach success
Apr19

Taylor brothers Long Beach success

The prototype battle between the No.10 and the No.01 raged in Long Beach throughout the week – from qualifying to the final lap of the race. For Wayne Taylor Racing and brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, they were able to clinch their first victory of the season at Long Beach – one day after Ricky scored the team’s first 2015 pole. Scott Pruett kept Ricky Taylor honest in the qualifying battle yesterday and teammate Joey Hand made sure...

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Werner seals Auberlen’s hometown party
Apr19

Werner seals Auberlen’s hometown party

Bill Auberlen is in party mode tonight. The BMW ace is a local hero here in Long Beach after scoring his second victory here on home soil in the past three years. However, you can bet the first man he is going to buy a drink for is teammate Dirk Werner. After starting on pole, Auberlen led the pace lap….and that’s it. Ferrari’s Giancarlo Fisichella went charging past on the green flag and jumped into the lead....

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Pole men win at Long Beach
Apr18

Pole men win at Long Beach

Wayne Taylor Racing and BMW Team RLL both scored the pole yesterday and went on to taste victory on the streets of Long Beach today, but their victories were anything but easy. Both the Corvette DP of Ricky and Jordan Taylor and the BMW Z4 of local hero Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner had to make passes for the lead on their way to victory lane today. Ricky Taylor grabbed the lead off the start but a slow pit stop when handing over to...

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Fisichella’s Long Beach Fightback
Apr18

Fisichella’s Long Beach Fightback

Risi Competizione had a frantic 18 minutes yesterday after Giancarlo Fisichella finished the final practice session with significant damage after hitting the wall at the end of the back straight. The Italian ex-F1 driver was fastest in the morning session and second fastest in the afternoon – but running wide at the end of the back straight left his team with work to do. The Risi crew worked feverishly during the 10-minute break...

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Can Corvette Racing continue its win streak
Apr18

Can Corvette Racing continue its win streak

Corvette Racing has dominated the opening two races of 2015, winning both the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring with the No.3 machine of Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe. Now the velocity yellow machine returns to the scene of another win streak – the Long Beach Grand Prix. Magnussen and Garcia won here last year and proceeded to dominate the championship for four consecutive races with additional...

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Ricky Taylor wins pole battle
Apr18

Ricky Taylor wins pole battle

After Le Mans-style P2 machinery scored the opening two pole positions of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, today it was time for the Daytona Prototypes to jump to the front with Ricky Taylor winning an epic battle with Scott Pruett. The Wayne Taylor Racing racer who will team with his brother Jordan today stopped the clocks at 1:14.790 – just 0.258 of a second clear of Pruett. Taylor fought a fierce battle with...

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