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Ford takes first victory with the new GT
May01

Ford takes first victory with the new GT

Ford has taken a stunning victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – its first in international sportscar competition for the new Ford GT. While the car has a large Ford Ecoboost sticker on the side of the car, today the Chip Ganassi Racing sportscar squad demonstrated it was more than just a decal. Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook took the victory with a brilliant fuel economy run to the finish. The No.67 Ford made its final stop...

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Ready to roar at Mazda Raceway
May01

Ready to roar at Mazda Raceway

We’re in final countdown mode for round four of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The preparations for today’s Prototype and GTLM race at 11:15am have been dominated by the underdogs – Mazda Racing in Prototypes and Scuderia Corsa in GTLM. The sweeping turns of Mazda Raceway are ideally suited to the Le Mans-style LM P2 machines and Mazda’s machines dominated every...

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Corsa and Serra steal the GTLM pole
Apr30

Corsa and Serra steal the GTLM pole

Ford looked set to score its first pole position for the new Ford GT at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca only for Brazilian ace Daniel Serra to spoil their party in the dying moments of GTLM qualifying. The Scuderia Corsa Ferrari F488 GTE was fast yesterday, leading both sessions, but Ford’s Ryan Briscoe looked set to grab the top spot until Serra’s final lap pushed both the No.67 and No.66 machines back to second and third. The...

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Mazda continue their charge at home
Apr30

Mazda continue their charge at home

They have led every session this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and now Mazda Racing has taken its first pole and actually scored a 1-2 qualifying result in Monterey today. Young stars Tristan Nunez and Tom Long traded times throughout qualifying to be nearly a second clear of the fastest Daytona Prototype of Dane Cameron. While their horsepower per cubic inch numbers from their diesel engine of recent seasons was impressive,...

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Stay on the gas!
Apr30

Stay on the gas!

Porsche and Corvette have had some controversial battles over the past two races with contact between the two affecting the final race outcome. But the close hard fought battles between these legendary GT brands is nothing new. Back in 2009 at the final round of the American Le Mans Series the fight came down to the final lap – in fact, down to the last few meters of the race. These guys are pure racers. The first thought that...

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