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Corvette’s perfect day
Jan26

Corvette’s perfect day

Crashes, body damage, engine failures, bodywork flying off – the GT Le Mans class battle looked like a war zone after the Rolex 24 at Daytona. But despite the carnage, one Corvette, a Dane, a Spaniard and an Australian kept their nose clean. In fact, if it wasn’t for the various bits of rubber, grim and dead bugs that adorned the No.3 Corvette, you’d never know the car had completed a 24 hour race. Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and...

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Viper rises out of the ashes
Jan25

Viper rises out of the ashes

At the end of last year’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Dominik Farnbacher and GTLM champion Kuno Wittmer went from the highs of championship success to the unemployment line. Dodge pulled the pin on the Bill Riley-run GTLM program even before Wittmer could pick up his championship trophy the following week. Four months later the roller coaster ride of motorsport turned their lives back around with the duo joining Ben Keating,...

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American power wins all four classes!
Jan25

American power wins all four classes!

The Rolex 24 has been run and won with American engines winning all four classes at Daytona International Speedway in the opening round of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Chip Ganassi Racing earned the Prototype win with their Ford-powered Riley DP, Corvette Racing took the C7.R to victory lane in the GTLM class, PR1 Motorsports crossed the line first with its Chevy-powered Oreca in PC and the Riley Motorsports Dodge...

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Let’s rename it the “Rolex 2” at Daytona
Jan25

Let’s rename it the “Rolex 2” at Daytona

We’ve been racing for 22 hours, but the final run the checkered flag will feature a titanic battle in three classes in the final two hours of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. For the overall lead, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Max Angelelli held a 6.3 second lead with two hours remaining over Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon. Wayne Taylor and Angelelli won this race 10 years ago as co-drivers. Remarkably, Taylor’s team has...

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18 Hour Update: Rolex 24 at Daytona
Jan25

18 Hour Update: Rolex 24 at Daytona

As the Rolex 24 at Daytona hit the 3/4 mark as the sun rose on the famous Florida venue, we had a case of one class leader keeping his head as all those around were losing theirs and two classic comeback stories. Ryan Briscoe’s No.3 Corvette has been in contention throughout the night but his job was made a lot easier on a restart just after the 18 hour mark. Teammate Oliver Gavin tapped a PC car on the restart and damaged the...

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