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IMSA: 24 Hours of Daytona – Wayne Taylor Racing, Ford, Porsche win

An extended rain-induced caution period was in place with 8 hr 30 min remaining, the second of the race. Jordan Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) led, followed by Marc Goossens (#90 VisitFlorida Racing Multimatic Riley-Gibson) and Felipe Albuquerque (#5 Action Express Racing Cadillac). Dirk Mueller’s #66 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT circulated at the front of GTLM, with Mike Rockenfeller (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R) and Andy Priaulx (#69 Ford GT) following.  The overall leade...

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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: Road America – Action Express and Porsche both take 1-2s

Michael Valiante and Richard Westbrook (#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP) led defending series champs Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP) by 7 points coming into Road America, the first of four remaining races. Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R) led Dirk Werner and Bill Auberlen (#25 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE) by just 2 points in GT Le Mans. Joey Hand (#01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford-Riley) won overall pole with Earl Bamber (#912 Po...

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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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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: Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona – #02 Ganassi, Corvette Racing win

The #62 Ferrari retired from the lead with engine issues in the middle of the night, moving the Corvette’s back to the front, #4 leading #3. Marc Lieb was following the #007 GTD-class Aston Martin when teammate Earl Bamber (#912) collided with him in the west hairpin. The #4 stepped out of the lead with a tire puncture, the #3 taking the lead, Magnussen driving. With 7 hours left to race the #02 (Kanaan) led the #01 and the #10 (Ricky Taylor, -33.482 sec), the three being the only cars re...

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USCC: Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona – 12 hrs in, Wayne Taylor Racing in the lead

Ligier picked up the 2015 season where it left off the previous  year, the #60 Michael Shank Racing Honda HPD-Ligier JS P2 taking overall pole position, Oswaldo Negri earning his second career Daytona pole along the way. MSR won the Rolex 24 in 2012. Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates held down the next two spots on the grid, three-time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon driving the #02 Ford-Riley onto the front row with five-time Rolex winner Scott Pruett starting the #01 sister car from thi...

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Michael Shank Racing, Krohn to drive Ligier JS P2 in 2015

Both Michael Shank Racing and Krohn Racing will run the Onroak Automotive Ligier JS P2 sports prototype in 2015. The car will conform with both IMSA and FIA WEC specifications through 2017.   The Ligier JS P2 debuted in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, winning pole position and taking second place in LMP2. It also made a successful American debut in September at the Lone Star Le Mans in Austin, taking LMP2 pole in the FIA WEC’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas and the overall top spot in t...

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USCC: Circuit of the Americas – Pruett, Rojas take win with 2-stop strategy

Alex Brundle put the #42 OAK Racing Ligier JS P2-Honda on the pole in its USCC debut, beating out Jordan Taylor in the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP by 0.834 sec. The pole is a great start for the chassis, the Nissan powered variant of which also took the top spot in its FIA World Endurance Championship debut yesterday, piloted by Roman Rusinov and Olivier Pla. And though power is as necessary at COTA as any circuit, the track has also put a premium on maneuverability, both Mazda MX-5s an...

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