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Taylors – young, fun contenders
Apr24

Taylors – young, fun contenders

A funny thing happened in talking to the resident fun drivers in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series. Ricky and Jordan Taylor were serious. Climbing the ladder to the top levels of competition, top sports car endurance racing drivers are definitely athletes and often discover the intensity and overlapping demands tend to take away some of the fun that got them into the sport. Thankfully, the Taylor brothers are exceptions...

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Action is certainly express
Mar14

Action is certainly express

Rolex 24 at Daytona winners Action Express Racing has their sights set on an enduro double this weekend at Sebring. Judging from the team’s pace at the Sebring Winter Test where they topped two of the four sessions and set the overall fastest time of the week – the experienced combo of Sebastien Bourdais, Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa are going to continue to be a threat. “The car is very good. It looks like our...

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Door to Door with SRT Viper
Mar06

Door to Door with SRT Viper

When the checkered flag fell on the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 26, Team SRT – that stands for Street and Racing Technology – had much to celebrate, much to lament. The last time the Viper team was at Daytona, in 2000, it was branded Dodge, instead of SRT. And unexpectedly, the car won overall, beating all the exotic, faster Prototype entries that either broke or crashed, this being quite early in the Prototype era. The American Le...

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Rolex 24 flashback
Feb07

Rolex 24 flashback

Take a look back at the Rolex 24 at Daytona – the opening round of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Porsche North America teamed with Michelin to take victory in the GT Le Mans class – winning on debut in their first race as a factory team. Porsche factory drivers Richard Lietz, Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet took the win with BMW’s Bill Auberlen, Andy Priaulx, Joey Hand and Maxime Martin taking second. The...

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ACO president to wave the green

Last year IMSA Chairman Jim France was given the opportunity to wave the green flag to kick off the 24 Hours of Le Mans – at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the favor will be returned with ACO President Pierre Fillon waving the green at 2:10pm today. France presented Fillon with the green flag in the Daytona International Speedway media center this morning. The opportunity represents a new era of co-operation between the two biggest...

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