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IMSA: COTA Qualifying – Cadillac, BMW, Porsche top the fields

Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) took pole position for tomorrow’s Advance Autoparts Sportscar Showdown by 1.592 sec over the next fastest qualifier, Johannes van Overbeek in the #22 Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan DPi. Only three cars make up the Prototype Challenge field for the event. James French took PC pole in the #38 Performance Tech Motorsports entry. BMW Team RLL put both its M6s in the Top 3 of the GT Le Mans grid. John Edwards (#24) took pole and Alexander ...

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IMSA: Circuit of the Americas – Wayne Taylor Racing wins, Porsche 1-2 in GTLM

The Porsches jumped from the second GT row to P2 and P3 at the start, the #62 Ferrari remaining in the lead and Ryan Briscoe falling to fourth in the #67 Ford GT. Ricky Taylor led overall after the first lap, followed by Tristan Nunez and Joel Miller in the Mazdas. The two Action Express Corvette DPs collided in Turn 14 with 2 hr 26 min left (out of 2:45), but both remained in competition. The #31 received a drive-through penalty for initiating the contact. Twenty minutes into the race Taylor ...

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IMSA: Road America – Action Express posts third straight 1-2, Corvette wins GTLM

Jonathan Bomarito (#55 Mazda Prototype) started on the pole and by the 2 hr 27 min mark of the 2:40 race had built a 3-sec lead on Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP) and Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP). Dirk Mueller (#66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GT) won the GT Le Mans pole but suffered damage early and fell back into the field. Patrick Pilet (#911 Porsche North America 911) led the class in the early running, followed by Giancarlo Fisichella (#62 Risi...

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USCC: Petit Le Mans – Tandy wins overall in GTLM; Barbosa, Fittipaldi take second straight title

  Watching steady rain fall throughout the day Friday at Road Atlanta, Tudor United SportsCar Championship Prototype (P) points leader Richard Westbrook knew his #90 VisitFlorida.com Corvette DP would start on the pole for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda if qualifying was cancelled due to weather.   When the decision was made to hold the session, Westbrook won the pole the hard way, running a lap of 1:27.860 (104.075 mph) to capture his first P1 of the ...

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USCC: Circuit of the Americas – Pruett, Hand repeat; CORE, BMW, Viper also win

Photo: Chris Smith Last year’s Lone Star Le Mans race winners the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford (Scott Pruett, Joey Hand) started on the pole this year, the #60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2-Honda (Oz Negri, John Pew) on the outside of Row 1. The Shank entry was carrying special Justin Wilson livery, in honor of his life and time spent with the team, including an overall  victory at the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona. Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa (#5 Action Express Corvet...

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USCC: Circuit of the Americas (Qualifying) – Ganassi, Porsche, Audi, RSR take poles

GT Daytona: 1. Dion Von Moltke (#48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS) 2:11.097 2. Ben Keating (#33 Riley Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT) +0.176 3. Bill Sweedler (#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia) +0.247 4. Christina Nielsen (#007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage) +0.673 5. Patrick Lindsey (#73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America) +0.731   GT Le Mans: 1. Patrick Pilet (#911 Porsche North America 911 RSR) 2:04.396 2. Dirk Werner (#25 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE) +0.141 3. Earl Ba...

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USCC: Mosport – Taylors beat Cameron/Curran, Porsche takes GTLM

Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante (#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP) came to Mosport leading the championship standings following their win in the previous round at the 6 Hours of the Glen. GTLM was tied between the #3 Corvette Racing C7.R (Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia) and the #25 BMW Team RLL Z4 (Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner). John Bennett and Colin Braun (#54 CORE autosport) led Prototype Challenge by just 1 point over Mike Guasch and Tom Kimber-Smith (#52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports...

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USCC: Laguna Seca – Valiante, Westbrook win, take series lead

Long Beach winners Jordan and Rickey Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) qualified on pole, with the rest of the event’s podium following suit; Scott Pruett (#01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford-Riley) starting second and Michael Valiante (#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP) third. John Pew (#60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2-Honda) was fourth on the grid. Chris Cumming (#11 RSR Racing Oreca FLM09-Chevy) started on Prototype Challenge pole, with Mike Guasch (#52 PR1/Mathiason Mot...

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USCC: Long Beach – Taylors take first 2015 win, BMW tops GTLM

Tudor United SportsCar Championship competition at Long Beach was limited to prototype and GT Le Mans classes. Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) captured pole with a time of 1 min 14.790 sec. Scott Pruett (#01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford-Riley) secured second with a best lap of 1:15.048. Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Action Express Racing) lined up third (1:15.274). “It’s really cool to fight with someone like Scott,” Taylor said. “It’s been a long time si...

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Friday LinkFrogging - 4/10/15

But now the rains weep o'er his #LinkFrogging

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