The Alley
Lucas Luhr’s perfect path
Apr16

Lucas Luhr’s perfect path

Many  race drivers know their way around the streets of Long Beach, but none know the path to the Long Beach Grand Prix winner’s circle as well as Lucas Luhr. Luhr has entered the race here at America’s most storied street circuit four times. He has been to victory lane in all four races. His success is not simply a matter of being with a single team or manufacturer. Luhr’s victories here have come with the factory Audi team (2008),...

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Joao brings the “wow” to Action Express
Apr15

Joao brings the “wow” to Action Express

It is easy to find Joao Barbosa at most TUDOR United SportsCar Championship events, just look for Barbosa and co-driver Christian Fittipaldi on the podium at the end of the race. Portugal’s Barbosa and the Brazilian Fittipaldi have been on the point since the debut of the TUDOR Championship in 2014 claiming victory in the inaugural event, the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 2014 and wins at Indianapolis and Road America on the way to the 2014...

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Bill and his boat
Apr14

Bill and his boat

Bill Auberlen of nearby Redondo Beach is a hometown favorite for the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach. As the senior BMW factory racing driver worldwide with 53 North American endurance sports car wins, Auberlen is passionate about racing and BMW. Following his BMW Team RLL’s switch to MICHELIN® tires after winning the GT class at Long Beach in 2013, Auberlen said, “Now that we are working with Michelin and racing with...

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Corvette win the first 36 hours of 2015
Mar22

Corvette win the first 36 hours of 2015

They triumphed in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and now Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia and Ryan Briscoe have backed that up with victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. After qualifying third, Garcia moved up to second early and the team stayed in contention throughout the entire day. A quick spin by Briscoe was their only delay as they cycled through the driver line-up With 80 minutes to go, Garcia was back in the car and had...

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Action Express take Sebring win
Mar22

Action Express take Sebring win

Action Express Racing continued its amazing record at Sebring today. The team not only recorded its first 12 Hours of Sebring victory but continued its run of completing every single lap run in the history of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship since the series’ first race in January last year. Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais combined to lead a Corvette Daytona Prototype 1-2-3 result. Wayne Taylor...

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Heartbreak for Porsche
Mar21

Heartbreak for Porsche

While they were looking at a 1-2 finish at one stage, Porsche North America’s assault on the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring has come crashing down in the final hour of the race. The No.912 of Fred Makowiecki was the first to strike trouble – the team unable to remove the left rear wheel during a pit stop. After a long delay, the team sent him back out on the existing wheel and returned a lap later when they finally were...

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