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Fittipaldi scores prototype pole
Apr16

Fittipaldi scores prototype pole

Action Express Racing may not have shone bright in the morning practice session but Christian Fittipaldi made up for that in qualifying with a pole setting lap. Fittipaldi led a Chevrolet Daytona Prototype with Ricky Taylor also putting the Wayne Taylor Racing entry on the front row of the grid. Mid way through the session a red flag brought things to a halt when Marc Goosens spun the Visit Florida DP at the hairpin. His car was then...

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Auberlen stars in Long Beach qualifying
Apr15

Auberlen stars in Long Beach qualifying

Bill Auberlen has continued his amazing record on the streets of Long Beach but scoring pole today in the GTLM class for the Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. Auberlen was on pole and won the race last year with Dirk Werner and also tasted victory here at Long Beach in 2014. Corvette set the pace in the early stages of qualifying today, before both Porsches leapt to the top of the timesheet. Auberlen then pounced on...

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Mazda and Corvette lead Long Beach
Apr15

Mazda and Corvette lead Long Beach

Corvette Racing is no stranger to being at the top of the time sheet on the streets of Long Beach but Mazda’s performance in the opening session today in California was a first. With its head office located nearby in Irvine, California, Mazda today completed an IMSA session in P1 for the first time with Jonathan Bomarito behind the wheel. The Californian stopped the clocks at 1:15.917 – just outpacing the Corvette DPs of...

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Taylor – the kids are all right
Apr12

Taylor – the kids are all right

Turning your kids loose with the keys for a drive in the family car can be a bit scary. Just imagine if the “family car” was a 600 horsepower IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Corvette DP Prototype, and the drive was through the tight, concrete barrier lined streets of the Long Beach Grand Prix race circuit. That is the scene for three-time sports car champion driver Wayne Taylor, as he tosses the virtual keys to the Wayne...

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Rahal and BMW hit the beach
Apr11

Rahal and BMW hit the beach

The streets of Long Beach and the road to victory lane here and at Indianapolis are familiar territory to Bobby Rahal, team principal at BMW Team RLL. “My first race here was in 1977,” said Rahal, an IMSA champion team owner and three time IndyCar driver champion. “My dad and I came to the U.S. Grand Prix. Long Beach is always a great event. In Indy Cars, outside of the Indianapolis 500, this is the one everyone wanted to win.” Now...

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