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Rainy night at Road Atlanta
Oct01

Rainy night at Road Atlanta

Rain wreaked havoc on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship field for night practice at Petit Le Mans tonight with a torrential downpour restricting laps and sending the Michael Shank Racing crew into overdrive to try to repair their Ligier. Oz Negri had led the timesheets earlier in the day at Road Atlanta but John Pew lost control of the No.60 machine coming off the final turn and had a heavy impact with the pit wall –...

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Rain looming over Petit
Oct01

Rain looming over Petit

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship teams faced heavy rain in this afternoon’s session at Petit Le Mans and the forecast for the remainder of the weekend at Road Atlanta is not looking bright. From after midnight tonight, the forecast calls for rain, showers or light rain in the hourly forecast through to Saturday afternoon. The forecast brings back memories of the International Le Mans Cup race here at Road Atlanta...

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Corvette quartet back for 2016
Oct01

Corvette quartet back for 2016

With the GTLM battle intensifying in 2016 with Ford joining the battle alongside Corvette, BMW, Ferrari and Porsche, the GM performance brand has locked down its championship-winning lineup. Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen, Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner will all return in 2016 as Corvette battles for championship honors in the new WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Corvette Racing program for next season is expected to include the...

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CORE’s drive for five
Sep30

CORE’s drive for five

CORE autosport have had a virtual hammerlock on the Prototype Challenge Class championships since the early days of the single specification Pro-Am class. The team has already scored four consecutive team championships and team owner Jon Bennett and his talented sidekick Colin Braun enter the final round with a handy lead in this year’s title race. Launched in 2011 in the American Le Mans Series, Gunnar Jeannette and Ricardo...

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Nielsen ready to take GTD crown
Sep29

Nielsen ready to take GTD crown

The battle for the GT Daytona championship is expected to come down the final laps at Petit Le Mans with Danish ace Christina Nielsen looking to turn a one point lead into a championship win. Nielsen of TRG Aston Martin clings to that single point lead in GTD standings over Paul Miller Racing Audi’s Christopher Haase and Dion von Moltke heading into the TUDOR Championship season finale. The second generation Danish racer has been a...

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Prototype fight down to the wire
Sep29

Prototype fight down to the wire

It is fitting that the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Champion will be determined in the final minutes of the 10 hour season-ending Petit Le Mans race here at Road Atlanta. After nine races and 56 hours of competition, a Prototype cage match is expected to play out here at Road Atlanta. With victories at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Watkins Glen International, the Troy Flis led VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP squad with Michael...

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