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Porsche Heaven

Take a spectacular group of the world’s most beautiful and successful race cars, put them at one of the world’s most scenic tracks and you have the Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV in Monterey. More than 300 Porsche race cars are on display and running on track at the event in the eight vintage racing classes at Mazda Raceway Laguan...

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Toyota Announces Hybrid Prototype for 2012 Le Mans

Toyota Returns to Le Mans Toyota announced Friday that it will return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2012 with a gasoline/hybrid LM P1 prototype. The factory team will be based in Cologne, Germany where the car has been designed, developed, and built at the Toyota Motorsports GmbH High Performance Center. The Center was the home to the former Toyota F1 program. Testing is expected to begin in late December or early January in advance...

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ALMS Fans Enjoy The “Open Grid” at Petit Le Mans

Were you there? The 14th running of Petit Le Mans drew a stellar international field, a record crowd and perfect weather. The ALMS open paddock, driver autgraph session, and open grid are always fan favorites. The photo above also suggests that there are sports car/endurance racing fans in the U.S. In the South. In football season. Unless, of course, we are all collective figments of each others...

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Check out ‘The Duel in the Desert’

Check out ‘The Duel in the Desert’ Pitting drivers from a number of different disciplines in identical cars is always interesting and race fans can see the latest result, the Dodge Viper Celebrity Challenge on Sunday, October 9 at 3:00 pm Eastern time on Versus. Highlighting the field is a rare appearance behind the wheel by racing legend Roger Penske. Teamed with Viper factory driver Kuno Wittmer, Penske takes on NASCAR team...

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Peugeot win Petit Le Mans

The Peugeot combo of Stephane Sarrazin, Alex Wurz and Frank Montagny pulled off a dominant five-lap victory to clinch the third consecutive Petit Le Mans victory for the French manufacturer at Road Atlanta today. After both manufacturers lost a car with mechanical problems, the Peugeot victory was confirmed after Romain Dumas suffered a heavy crash after contact with a GT car while attempting a move on Sarrazin for the lead. Second...

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Kristensen – “This is the triple crown”

He has eight Le Mans victories, five wins at Sebring but only a single triumph at Petit Le Mans – Audi’s Tom Kristensen is back and he is hungry for more. The most successful sportscar driver in history, Kristensen’s sole Road Atlanta win came with Dindo Capello back in 2002. The great Dane (that’s a descriptor for his country of birth, not his favorite breed of dog) knows the Audi squad have a fight on their...

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