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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 – Nick Tandy interview

Nick Tandy, Earl Bamber, and Nico Hulkenberg drove to overall victory at the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans despite none of them having prior LMP1 experience. Tandy: “When Porsche announced a third car for Le Mans, they needed three drivers for it. It was clear that you can’t just take three guys who are doing another series full-time, because they’ve got their own job. So it had to be made up of guys from different areas of our sport. At the end of the day Porsche picked the three...

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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: Virginia – Porsche 1-2 in GTLM, Ferrari tops GTD

Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R) led the GT Le Mans standings coming into Virginia International Raceway, 4 points ahead of Dirk Werner and Bill Auberlen (#25 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE), and 5 points up on Patrick Pilet (#911 Porsche North America 911 RSR). Pilet, however, had won the last two consecutive races. The #62 Risi Competitizione Ferrari 458 Italia (Giancarlo Fisichella and Pierre Kaffer) won at VIR each of the past two years and started third on the grid today, wit...

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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: 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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FIA WEC:  24 Hours of Le Mans – Porsche, KCMG, Corvette, SMP mid-race leaders

Four LMP1 factory teams – Audi, Toyota, Porsche, Nissan -- lined up for the tri-color for the first time since 1999. Porsche took the first three places on the grid, led by Neel Jani (#18, with Marc Lieb and Romain Dumas). Mark Webber, Brendan Hartley, and Timo Bernhard followed in the #17 and Formula 1’s Nico Hulkenberg, Nick Tandy, and Earl Bamber in the third Porsche factory P1 entry. The #8 Audi (Loic Duval, Lucas di Grassi, Oliver Jarvis) was the first non-Porsche and the first ...

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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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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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