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IMSA: COTA – Taylors continue domination; Corvette, Mercedes also win

Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) started from the pole, Johannes van Overbeek (#22 Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan DPi) next door. John Edwards (#24 BMW Team RLL M6) and Giancarlo Fisichella (#62 Risi Competitzione Ferrari 488) topped the GTLM grid. The #62 Ferrari, #4 Corvette, #912 Porsche, and #67 Ford GT collided in Turn 1 at the start, damaging all three. A full-course yellow was issued less than 2 min into the race. The #66 Ford spun Fisichella in the #62 to start the ...

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IMSA: Laguna Seca – New Ford GT takes first win; Honda-Ligier overall victor

Prototypes and GT Le Mans classes raced separately from the other  classes. Mazda locked down the front row, Tristan Nunez (#55) taking pole ahead of Tom Long (#70). Dane Cameron (#31 Action Express Corvette DP) and Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) made up Row 2. Daniel Serra (#68 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488) led the GTLM field to green, followed by the two Ford GTs, Ryan Briscoe (#67) ahead of Dirk Mueller (#66), and Tommy Milner (#4 Corvette Racing C7.R). Christian Fitti...

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IMSA: Long Beach – Wayne Taylor Racing, Porsche win

Christian Fittipaldi started on pole in the #5 Action Express Corvette DP, with Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) next door. Tom Long put the #70 SpeedSource Mazda on the grid in third. Porsche North America 911s started 2-3 in GT Le Mans (GTLM), #912 Earl Bamber in front of #911 Patrick Pilet, with Bill Auberlen leading the class in the #25 BMW Team RLL M6. Taylor passed Fittipaldi through the first series of turns, with Long moving into second a couple of corners later. Bambe...

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IMSA: 24 Hours of Daytona – Preview 2016

From the title sponsor, to the driver lineups and cars being run, change marks the beginning of the 2016 season for IMSA’s top series: theWeatherTech SportsCar Championship. One thing that’s remained the same, however, is opening the season with the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, this year running Jan. 30-31. The 2016 lineup has an even more international flavor than usual, with drivers from the WEC, DTM, IndyCar, Pirelli World Challenge, and V8 Supercar series joining the fray. Followi...

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USCC: Belle Isle – Curran, Cameron win; Farnbacher tops GTD

Christian Fittipaldi put the #5 Action Express Corvette DP on pole for the 1 hr 40 min timed race on Detroit’s Belle Isle, with Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) starting next to him. PC challenge made its Belle Isle debut, with James French (#38 Performance Tech Motorsports) taking pole by 0.004 sec over Chris Cumming (#11 RSR Racing). Dion von Moltke (#48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS) won GTD pole after crashing yesterday in practice. GTLM did not compete this round. ...

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IndyCar drivers use Rolex 24 at Daytona as more than a warm-up

IndyCar champions Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon teamed with NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray to drive the #02 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Ford-Riley prototype to overall victory in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship’s 2015 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. Fourteen starters from last year’s Indy 500 started the race in Daytona. Other IndyCar participants and their results: Ryan Briscoe, #3 Corvette Racing C7.R, Winner-GT Le Mans (GTLM), 4th overall ...

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USCC: Petit Le Mans – Barbosa, Fittipaldi champions; Taylors first US winners

The #5 Action Express Corvette DP simply needed both of its drivers – Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa – to complete their minimum 45-min stints for them to be crowned 2014 drivers’ champions in Prototype, with Action Express taking the team crown as well. They did this early in the 10-hr event. Jon Bennett and Colin Braun (#54 CORE autosport) clinched the Prototype Challenge championship last race, finishing second at Circuit of the Americas. Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno W...

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USCC: Road America – Action Express wins again, Ferrari tops GT

Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi (Action Express Racing, Corvette DP) overcame an early spin and brake problems at Road America for their third win of the season and second straight. Barbosa finished 2.240 sec ahead of Ozz Negri (Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian, Ford-Riley) who combined with John Pew for their best finish of the season. Scott Sharp and Ryan Dalziel (Extreme Speed Motorsports, HPD ARX-03b-Honda) finished third. These three teams pitted under caution on Lap 38 while...

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USCC: Long Beach – Pruett, Rojas win from pole; Corvette takes GT

Scott Pruett (#01 Target Chip Ganassi Ford-Riley), the overall winner at the 12 Hours of Sebring, took pole on the Long Beach street circuit. Jan Magnussen put the #3 Corvette on GT LeMans pole. Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Action Express Corvette DP) took second through the first few corners, with Memo Rojas keeping the lead in the Target car. John Pew (#60 Michael Shank Racing Ford-Riley), who started next to Rojas on the front row, crashed into the tire barrier as the prototypes tried to negoti...

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USCC: 12 Hours of Sebring – Ganassi wins, Porsche tops GTs

Photo: IMSA.com   Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona winners #5 Action Express (Corvette DP) took the pole for the 12 Hours of Sebring with Sebastien Bourdais behind the wheel. Alex Brundle qualified the OAK Racing Oreca-Nissan second. Michael Christensen topped GT LeMans (GTLM) qualifying in a Porsche North America 911 RSR. Dane Cameron won the GT Daytona (GTD) pole in a Turner Motorsport BMW Z4, but had to start from the pits following a timing violation. Bruno Junquiera led the Prototype Challe...

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