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Close contact at Long Beach
Apr08

Close contact at Long Beach

Scraping the walls is the secret to success at Long Beach. But you have to have the precision of a surgeon. Ford Performance ace “Dr” Joey Hand qualified second fastest yesterday aboard the Ford GT. In doing so, he managed to knock a mirror of his car as the entire GTLM field covered by a remarkable .578 of a second. His teammate Richard Westbrook pushed the envelope just a touch too far – contact with the tire wall...

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John Edwards is rising fast
Apr08

John Edwards is rising fast

John Edwards is flying high. The BMW Team RLL racing driver is gaining altitude both literally and figuratively. Hard to believe that he is already in his fifth season as a BMW of North America contracted driver. Now at age 26 years, the youngster who once held the FIA record for the youngest license holder and scored his first Skip Barber Racing victory at age 12, has been a winner everywhere he’s been. Edwards has won championships...

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Magnussen scores Long Beach pole
Apr08

Magnussen scores Long Beach pole

  Fresh from taking victory at Sebring last month, Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen charged to the pole position on the streets of Long Beach today in round three of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Magnussen stopped the clocks at a record setting 1:16.909 seconds to claim the pole with the eight running GTLM cars split by a remarkable .578 of a second. Missing from the qualifying action was the No.911 which...

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Michelin readies for wet or dry race
Apr06

Michelin readies for wet or dry race

There maybe be something new in the mix when MICHELIN and its technical partner teams take to the streets of Long Beach, Saturday at 1:00 pm PDT (4:00 pm EST) on FOX for the third stop of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. “For the fans sake, I hope that it will be dry, but if the mid-week weather forecasts hold, there is a chance that we may have a rare wet race at Long Beach,” said Ken Payne, technical director,...

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Corvette scores third Sebring win in a row
Mar19

Corvette scores third Sebring win in a row

The birthplace of American endurance racing celebrated the 65th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in outstanding fashion as Michelin and its technical partner teams delivered an exciting, hard fought race long battle. Ford and Ferrari renewed their 2016 Le Mans 24 Hour rivalry for much of the race, and Porsche surged to the front in the closing hours, but it was Corvette Racing that ultimately prevailed in a terrific race as...

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