The Alley
How the wet was won
Sep28

How the wet was won

Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet’s overall race victory in the 2015 Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta aboard a GTLM class Porsche 911 RSR will stand as one of the greatest upsets in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship history. Starting 35th in the 37 car field after a qualifying infraction, Tandy and Pilet began the race trailing 18 GT entries that in turn started 30 seconds behind the 16 Prototype and Prototype Challenge class entries....

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Daytona Prototype farewell
Sep26

Daytona Prototype farewell

The 2016 Petit Le Mans marks the end of an era in North American Sports Car racing for the Daytona Prototypes. Looking to establish a fast, safe and affordable class of Prototypes for the GRAND–AMERICAN Rolex Sports Car Series, founder Jim France, Brumos team owner Bob Snodgrass and driver Hurley Haywood roughed out the framework. Fabcar’s Dave Klym created the first copies and the DPs soon became a foundational part of the series...

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Porsche take 1-2 COTA result
Sep17

Porsche take 1-2 COTA result

Porsche claimed its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory of the season with a 1-2 finish today at Circuit of The Americas. The race was a heartache for the Risi Competizione squad of Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella who dominated the event only to suffer electric problems and hand over the lead late in the race. Earl Bamber and Fred Makowiecki took their first ever series victory over Nick Tandy and Patrick...

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Taylor brothers tame COTA
Sep17

Taylor brothers tame COTA

Jordan and Ricky Taylor took their third victory of 2016, pushing the championship leading pair of Action Express Racing cars to the minor steps of the podium today here at Circuit of The Americas. After starting from pole Ricky Taylor started the race and held off an early challenge from Mazda. The brothers eventually failed to lead only five of the 75 laps run during the two hour, 40 minute journey. Dane Cameron and Eric Curran took...

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Briscoe puts Ford on pole in Texas
Sep16

Briscoe puts Ford on pole in Texas

Ryan Briscoe scored the GTLM class pole at Circuit of The Americas today, using the “homework” from recent testing here in Texas to good effect. The Australian ace was a massive .506 of a second faster than the Risi Ferrari of Toni Vilander – and eternity in GTLM terms where sometimes the entire field can be covered by less than that margin. Porsche showed improved pace this week in Texas to be third and fourth...

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