The Alley
6 Hour mark: Rolex 24 at Daytona
Jan28

6 Hour mark: Rolex 24 at Daytona

The action in the opening six hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was spectacular and battles raged throughout the field. Not only did teams face another 18 hours of competition, rain began to hit the track shortly after the six hour mark. While the Porsche of Patrick Pilet, Dirk Werner and Fred Makowiecki were scored as the race leader as pit stops cycled through in the GTLM class when the clock ticked past the six hour mark, the...

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Ready for the ultimate Rolex battle
Jan27

Ready for the ultimate Rolex battle

Practice and qualifying is run and done and now the stars and cars in the GTLM class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are going through their final preparations for tomorrow’ Rolex 24 at Daytona. Last year’s amazing Corvette Racing 1-2 finish proved while qualifying may be important for generating headlines, it doesn’t necessarily have a major impact on the result. The two Corvettes last year only qualified seventh and...

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Ford storms to Rolex 24 pole
Jan26

Ford storms to Rolex 24 pole

Ford dominated GTLM qualifying at the Rolex 24 at Daytona with Joey Hand taking the top spot aboard the No.66 Ford GT. Hand stopped the clocks at 1:43.473 to topple teammates Richard Westbook and Olivier Pla to score a Ford 1-2-3. Toni Vilander was the “best of the best” for Risi Competizione aboard the Ferrari 488 GTE. The pole was Ford’s sixth in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship since making its debut...

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Corvette – American racers
Mar15

Corvette – American racers

You’ll find Doug Fehan’s picture on the cover of this weekend’s Michelin Alley print edition, but not his name on the trophies – the program manager for Corvette Racing has his thumbprints all over the hardware that comes from the team winning major races and championships for the past 16 years. With eight top GT class wins at the Le Mans 24 Hour race, nine wins here at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, plus a matched set of...

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Kristensen Grand Marshal for Rolex 24
Jan09

Kristensen Grand Marshal for Rolex 24

Tom Kristensen, known as one of the most successful sports car endurance racers of all time, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 54th anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 30-31 at Daytona International Speedway. The nine-time Le Mans winner will give the command, “Drivers, start your engines.” The Danish ace retired after 37 years of race in after 2014. Along with his Le Mans wins, Kristen also won the 12 Hours of Sebring...

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