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Crash mars opening session at VIR
Aug23

Crash mars opening session at VIR

A crash right at the end of this morning’s practice session has marred Saturday’s track activities at Virginia International Raceway with the No.3 Corvette Racing entry of Jan Magnussen and the No.911 Porsche North America machine of Richard Lietz suffering heavy damage. The incident brought the opening 90 minute session to a close with a red flag. Both drivers were awake and alert with Magnussen on site at the...

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Pat Long: Portrait of a Porsche pro
Jul21

Pat Long: Portrait of a Porsche pro

Patrick Long joined the Porsche Junior program in 2003 as a freckle faced youngster, so it seems impossible that Long, now 32, has been with Porsche for a dozen years and is the senior Porsche factory American driver in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Beginning his racing career in karts at age eight, Long became a big winner in karting and embarked on a plan that took him to Europe in 1999 at the age of 18. He progressed...

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Porsche crew rolling on Michelin
May19

Porsche crew rolling on Michelin

The Porsche North America drivers may have walked away from the Rolex 24 at Daytona with a new watch but last week the men and women behind the scenes received their prizes. Prior to opening round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Michelin put up a prize for all its partner teams – 24 sets of tires for winning the Rolex 24. The new Porsche team won on debut and last week the Michelin Man arrived at the...

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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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Pat Long playing host for teammates
Apr11

Pat Long playing host for teammates

The Long Beach Grand Prix is a home race for Pat Long but the Californian has an extra important role this weekend – he is the only one of four Porsche North America drivers with Long Beach experience and he is also playing host for two of his teammates. The Porsche squad has taken the opening two wins of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and in preparation for this weekend’s third round, Michael Christensen and...

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