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CORE’s drive for five
Sep30

CORE’s drive for five

CORE autosport have had a virtual hammerlock on the Prototype Challenge Class championships since the early days of the single specification Pro-Am class. The team has already scored four consecutive team championships and team owner Jon Bennett and his talented sidekick Colin Braun enter the final round with a handy lead in this year’s title race. Launched in 2011 in the American Le Mans Series, Gunnar Jeannette and Ricardo...

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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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CORE chasing title number four
Oct01

CORE chasing title number four

They are already making room on the trophy shelves at CORE autosport in Rock Hill, SC as team owner Jon Bennett and co-driver Colin Braun have locked up their first driver title on the strength of seven podium finishes, including four PC class wins. Racing identical single specification Oreca prototypes, the well matched competition in PC class puts a heavy premium on consistency, driver performance and race strategies. Teams match...

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Jon Bennett’s double play
Apr29

Jon Bennett’s double play

Jon Bennett does not have a split personality, but the quiet owner of CORE autosport will find himself in two different roles in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship doubleheader here on Sunday, May 4 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. As the CORE team owner and PC class co-driver with Colin Braun, Bennett returns to the scene of his first major sports car victory. Since Braun’s bold pass on PC rival Bruno Junqueira coming down The...

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Jon Bennett’s perfect day
Jan26

Jon Bennett’s perfect day

After three consecutive PC team championships, you would think you could class CORE autosport team owner Jon Bennett as one of the sport’s true high achievers. Today however the South Carolina racer/businessman had a day that he won’t forget for a very long time. Not only did he team up with Colin Braun, James Gue and Mark Wilkins to comfortably win the PC class at the Rolex 24 at Daytona – as the competition partner...

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