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1-2 finishes at Road America
Aug09

1-2 finishes at Road America

Action Express Racing and Porsche North America pulled off dominant performances to both take 1-2 finishes in the Prototype and GTLM class as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship raced at Road America. Dane Cameron and Eric Curran took their second victory of the year aboard the No.31 Daytona Prototype ahead of their teammates Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi. That result – combined with a fifth place finish by Visit...

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The next American stars of tomorrow
Aug09

The next American stars of tomorrow

The next group of young American stars who could follow in the footsteps of the likes of Jimmy Vasser, Bryan Herta, Andy Lally, Joey Hand,  Bryan Sellers, Dane Cameron and Conor Daly has been selected. A dozen young American drivers representing a variety of junior categories have been chosen as candidates for this year’s prestigious Team USA Scholarships. The selection process will continue during this weekend’s Road America event...

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Tandy/Pruett top warm-up
Aug09

Tandy/Pruett top warm-up

Teams are now in final preparation mode after the morning warm-up at Road America with Ganassi Ford’s Scott Pruett and Porsche’s Nick Tandy topping the Prototype and GTLM times. Pruett’s teammate Joey Hand put the No.01 Riley chassis on pole yesterday but Tandy and teammate Patrick Pilet will face a tougher task after problems in qualifying put the No.911 entry to the bottom of the GTLM times. Corvette Prototype duo...

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New sponsor for IMSA top series
Aug08

New sponsor for IMSA top series

The championship currently known as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will have a new name in 2016 with automotive accessories manufacturer WeatherTech taking over the naming rights. As part of a multiyear agreement with IMSA, the series will be called the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship effective November 1, 2015. The announcement was made today to industry stakeholders as part of an IMSA “State of the Series”...

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IMSA reveals 2016 schedule
Aug08

IMSA reveals 2016 schedule

IMSA has revealed the 2016 schedule for the new renamed IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – revealing continued stability for next year’s calendar. The same 12 races will again be staged in 2016 with the only minor change being Watkins Glen moving a week later to the July 4th weekend. The schedule opens with the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 30-31, which will be the debut event at the new Daytona International...

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Michelin “single stinters” debut at Road America
Aug08

Michelin “single stinters” debut at Road America

Michelin technical partner teams at Road America are taking advantage of a special new tire for the TUDOR Championship GTLM class competition this weekend. Drivers from Porsche, Corvette and Ferrari all smashed the previous GTLM class qualifying record using Michelin’s latest competition tire. Porsche North America factory ace Earl Bamber led the way, capturing the class pole and a new lap record with a stunning 2:02.384 secs lap of...

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