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IMSA: VIR – Corvette Racing, Paul Miller Lambo take wins

The series’ stop at Virginia International Raceway featured only the two GT classes. In six GT Le Mans races so far this year points leaders Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner (#4 Corvette Racing C.7R) had four wins and six podiums and Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westrbrook (#67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GT) three wins and five podiums. Jan Magnussen (#3 Corvette) started on pole, with the #4 right next door. Joey Hand (#66  Ford GT) lined up third and Giancarlo Fisichella (#62 Risi Competitz...

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Pirelli World Challenge: Houston – O’Connell tops Pobst, Aschenbach takes GTS

The starting grid for today’s Round 14 race was set by driver’s points, track adjustments earlier in the week having prevented a qualifying session. James Sofronas (Global Motorsports Group Audi R8 LMS) started on pole, with Johnny O’Connell (Cadillac Racing CTS-V.R) next to him on the front row. O’Connell’s teammate Andy Pilgrim and Randy Pobst (K-PAX Racing Volvo S60) started on Row 2, with Alex Figge in the second Volvo and Rene Rast (GMG, Audi) making up Row 3. ...

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Pirelli World Challenge: Sports car racing in Houston

So you didn’t make it to Circuit of the Americas for either the GRAND-AM or American Le Mans Series races this year. And you’re one of the anxious folks regarding what’s going to happen with the merger of the two series into United SportsCar Championship in 2014. There’s still plenty of top-shelf sports car racing to watch, and it’s right here in Houston this week. The Pirelli World Challenge is supporting IndyCar for the Grand Prix of Houston and features the lik...

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GRAND-AM: Lime Rock - Wayne Taylor Racing, Scuderia Corsa take final championships

The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series took its final bow after 14 years of competition at 2013’s season closer at Lime Rock Park. Daytona Prototype teams entered the weekend with 5 still in contention for the championship, Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor (Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) having an 8-point lead over Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett in the Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley. Angelelli and Taylor came into Lime Rock having never lost there and with two consecutiv...

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Pirelli World Challenge: Round 10, Toronto – O’Connell, Aschenbach win again

James Sofronas (Global Motorsports Group Audi R8) was leading GT coming into Toronto, with Johnny O’Connell and Andy Pilgrim running second and third in their Cadillac Racing CTS-V.Rs. Jack Baldwin (GTSport Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports Porsche Cayman S), Mark Wilkens (Kinetic Kia Racing Optima), and Lawson Aschenbach (Blackdog Racing Camaro) held down the Top 3 spots in GTS. O’Connell and Baldwin took the Round 9 wins last week at Lime Rock Park. O’Connell started on pole...

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Pirelli World Challenge: Round 6 – O’Connell, Wilkins win from Belle Isle poles

Photo: Chris Smith/GonzoGeek Media Inc. Off and on rain was part of testing and remained a possibility at race time. Johnny O’Connell (Cadillac Racing CTS-V) took his third straight pole of the season, with Randy Pobst (K-PAX Racing Volvo S60 T6) starting P2. Mark Wilkins (Kinetic Kia Racing Optima) was out front in GTS.   O’Connell was still in front after the first caution, brought out by Wilkins’ Kia teammate Nic Jonsson, with Pobst in P2 and James Sofronas (Global Mo...

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Pirelli World Challenge Race 4: COTA – Pole-sitters O’Connell, Aschenbach win

  Photo: General Motors Pole-sitter Johnny O’Connell (Cadillac Racing CTS-V.R) led 13 laps in followed by James Sofronas (Global Motorsports Group Audi R8), Randy Pobst (K-Pax Racing Volvo S60), Andy Pilgrim (Cadillac Racing), and Alex Figge (K-Pax Volvo). GTS leaders after 14 were Nic Jonsson (Kinetic Kia Racing Russell Smith Optima), Lawson Aschenbach (Black Dog Racing Camaro), and Mark Wilkins (Kinetic Kia). Aschenbach took the GTS lead from Jonsson during Lap 16, with O’C...

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Pirelli World Challenge: Circuit of the Americas – O'Connell tops GT qualifying

    Photo: SCCA Pro Racing Inc. Qualifying for Pirelli World Challenge Series Rounds 4 and 5 at Circuit of the Americas saw Johnny O’Connell (Cadillac Racing CTS-V.R) take the GT pole and Lawson Aschenbach (Black Dog Speed Shop Camaro) at the front of the field for GTS. Qualifying sets the grid for Round 5, with the starting order for Round 6 set by each car’s fastest lap turned during the previous race. O'Connell took the top spot for Saturday's race with a 1:33.539. G...

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Grand-Am 2013: Multimatic Aston takes Continental pole, Roush qualifies P7

Four different makes took the top five spots in Continental Tire Sport Car Challenge Grand Sport class qualifying today at Grand-Am of the Americas at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex. Less than 1 sec separated the Top 5 of the field 1 – Jade Buford, #55 Multimatic Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage, 2:20.830 2 – Lawson Acshenbach, #01 CKS Autosport Camaro GS.R, 2:20.938 3 – Nick Longhi, #13 Rum Bum Racing Porsche 997, 2:21.097 4 – John Edwards/Matt Bell, #9 Steve...

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