The Alley

Jan’s new ride

Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen has been in fine form of late – winning back-to-back races and leading the GT championship with Antonio Garcia. While he normally flies in from his home in Denmark, both Magnussen and Garcia drove a second Camaro for Stevenson Motorsports in the Rolex Series finale last weekend. Rather than fly back home, he headed to Corvette Racing’s base in Michigan and hitched a ride with the team...

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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 “King of Spain” is the “King of Traffic”

Antonio Garcia had an easy time in his recent Baltimore victory with Jan Magnussen – only completing a couple of race laps in the shortened event. Today the Spaniard was made to work for his money – holding off enormous pressure to take the win at Circuit of The Americas and bounce in the GT championship lead. Garcia had championship rival Dirk Mueller charging down the gap as the race drew to a close. Known in the...

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Classic sportscar battle for ALMS Austin debut

Texas sportscar fans had plenty of wheel banging action to enjoy as the American Le Mans Series made its debut at Circuit of the Americas today in Austin, Texas. Recently crowned P1 champions Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr took their seventh consecutive victory aboard their Muscle Milk HPD machine – extended their own new series record for consecutive overall wins. Scott Tucker bounced back from his dramatic Baltimore crash to take...

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Hand scores pole on his “off” weekend

For a guy who was supposed to have a weekend off, BMW’s Joey Hand had a pretty good day by scoring the GT pole at Circuit of The Americas today. With Maxime Martine on duty in the Blancpain Series at the Nurburgring in Germany this weekend, Hand was called back into the BMW squad on a scheduled “off” weekend for him between two DTM weekends. Hand held off Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia by .264 of a second to...

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