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Sebring action kicks into high gear
Mar18

Sebring action kicks into high gear

Teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship have one final practice session this morning before qualifying for tomorrow’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Three practice sessions were run yesterday in warm conditions with track temperatures soaring to as high as 122 degrees fahrenheit. The coolest track temperature during the day was still hotter than the highest temp seen at the recent official IMSA test. Warm but...

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The ultimate free agents
Mar17

The ultimate free agents

As the baseball season approaches and football conducts its draft, a quick look at the entry list here at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring reminds us that race car drivers are the ultimate free agents. While there are technical regulations, testing limitations and other cost savings measures in place, there is no fixed salary cap in motorsports. For drivers, it is a global marketplace and there are no trades, compensatory draft...

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Corvette – American racers
Mar15

Corvette – American racers

You’ll find Doug Fehan’s picture on the cover of this weekend’s Michelin Alley print edition, but not his name on the trophies – the program manager for Corvette Racing has his thumbprints all over the hardware that comes from the team winning major races and championships for the past 16 years. With eight top GT class wins at the Le Mans 24 Hour race, nine wins here at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, plus a matched set of...

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GTLM Insider Risi Competizione – Sportscar 365
Mar14

GTLM Insider Risi Competizione – Sportscar 365

As the 2006 American Le Mans Series season approached, Risi Competizione was finalizing plans for new cars, engines, factory drivers, and technical support for a Ferrari 430 GT campaign. But a ground-breaking decision by Guiseppe Risi who told the factory “to keep their cars” unless he could run on the right tires turned out to be a key factor in championship success. History shows it turned out to be a very smart decision...

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Countdown to Sebring is on
Feb27

Countdown to Sebring is on

Team’s have completed their running at the Sebring test and now the countdown is on to the toughest race on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar – the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The historic airfield Florida circuit is a stunning test of man and machine and renowned as a car breaker – if you can survive 12 hours of Sebring over the bumps, you will be in good shape for the 24 Hours of Le Mans....

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P2 machines lead Friday morning
Feb26

P2 machines lead Friday morning

  After Action Express Racing set the pace in testing at Sebring International Raceway yesterday, the LM P2 machines of Michael Shank Racing and newcomers DragonSpeed jumped to the top of the times on Friday morning. Both the Honda-powered Ligier of Shank and DragonSpeed’s Nissan-powered Oreca recorded times faster than the 1:51.965 recorded by the championship-winning Action Express No.5 entry on Friday. This year the...

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