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BMW, Ford on top in IMSA practice #2
Sep17

BMW, Ford on top in IMSA practice #2

Joey Hand and Scott Pruett may have been shut out of the TUDOR Championship winner’s circle in 2015, but don’t count them out at COTA. Hand served notice that the No. 01 Ganassi Racing Ford EcoBoost Riley DP will be a formidable force in Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans when he turned a lap in 1:57.639 (104.047 mph) in Thursday’s second 60-minute practice session. Hand’s time was quicker than the Prototype...

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Magnussen ready to bounce back at VIR
Aug18

Magnussen ready to bounce back at VIR

Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia arrive at VIR atop the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship GTLM standings. If that sounds familiar, they were in virtually the same position entering VIR last year. It is what happens next that they hope will be quite different. Things happen fast in racing. You can ask Magnussen. At 9:28 a.m., with just two minutes remaining in the Saturday morning practice session, another car...

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Porsche prevails in GTLM
Jul12

Porsche prevails in GTLM

One month ago, Nick Tandy scored an overall victory for Porsche in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today Tandy and co-driver Patrick Pilet stood on the top step of the podium at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park after dominating the GTLM class at the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix. “It’s been 18 months since I won a race in this series,” said Tandy. “So it feels like there is a bit of momentum coming behind the Porsche.”...

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Rain Washes Out Watkins Glen Qualifying
Jun27

Rain Washes Out Watkins Glen Qualifying

Stormy weather and a wet track forced officials to abandon qualifying for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. In accordance with the IMSA rulebook, the starting grid for the six-hour enduro will be determined by driver championship points. The beneficiary of the bad weather was the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP driven by Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi. Although tied with No. 90 VisitFlorida.com Racing...

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Return of the prodigal Corvette
Jun26

Return of the prodigal Corvette

The good news for Corvette Racing: The No. 64 Corvette C7.R won the GTE Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The bad news: The sister No. 63 Corvette C7.R sustained heavy damage in a crash during qualifying and was withdrawn from the world’s biggest sports car race. The No. 63 has returned to competition at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen – now wearing the familiar No. 3 that it carries in the TUDOR Championship. The...

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