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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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Up to the Challenge

Racing identical cars with single specification engines, tires and fuels means that competitors in the two American Le Mans Series Challenge classes: Prototype Challenge (PC) and GT Challenge (GTC) are equally matched on their respective class technical fronts. The races are always tight and the slightest mistake can prove costly, with team and driver performance the keys to success. With two races remaining in the final season of the...

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CORE’s amazing rebuild

After the dramatic Baltimore crash which sent CORE autosport’s existing Porsche to the scrapheap, the Rock Hill, SC-based squad switched into a race against time to build a brand new car in only eight days for this weekend’s event at Circuit of The Americas. CORE’s Porsche was one of several machines adding to an estimated $1.5 million damage bill from the green flag wreck in Baltimore. Tom Kimber-Smith was left with...

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What was your favorite early career memory?

Michelin The Alley asked a number of ALMS drivers and a few team principals about how they got started in racing, big breaks and favorite racing memories. Here is what we found: What was your favorite racing memory early in your career? Cooper MacNeil “My favorite racing memory early in my career would be from a Midwest Council race at Blackhawk Farms Raceway in Rockford Illinois. Some of the other drivers refused to be on track...

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How Did You Get Started in Racing?

Michelin The Alley asked a number of ALMS drivers and a few team principals about how they got started in racing, big breaks and favorite racing memories. Here is what we found: How did you get started in racing? Lucas Luhr “My Dad used to race semi-professional and he was racing at the Nürburgring. Close to the paddock was a kart track, so I asked him if I could try. I was eight years old at the time and he said no. So when he...

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