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ALMS GT qualifying – Circuit of the Americas

Joey Hand (BMW) won the poll in GT qualifying for the American Le Mans Series race at Circuit of the Americas, with the Corvettes of Antonio Garica and Oliver Gavin finishing P2 and P3. John Edwards took the fourth spot on the grid with Patrick Long and Jonathon Bomarito make up Row 3. Rain fell throughout the session, all of the quickest times set in the first four laps out of seven.

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GRAND-AM: Laguna Seca – Taylor over Pruett again, Lally takes first 2013 GT win

The GRAND-AM Rolex Series entered Laguna Seca with the Top 10 in Daytona Prototype separated by just 5 points. Kansas winners Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli (Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) were on top, with Christian Fittipaldi (Action Express Corvette DP) 2 points back, Alex Popow and Ryan Dalziel (Starworks Motorsport BMW Riley) down 3, Fittipaldi’s teammate Joao Barbosa 4 back, Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney (Gainsco Racing/Bob Stallings Corvette DP) also 4 behind, and Memo Rojas and Sc...

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GRAND-AM - Road America: Hartley takes first win, Auberlen tops GT

Photo: Starworks Motorsport Starworks Motorsport (Ryan Dalziel, Alex Popow; BMW Riley) brought a 10-point GRAND-AM Rolex Series DP lead over Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing (Jon Fogarty, Alex Gurney; Corvette DP) into Road America, the longest permanent road course in the US at 4 miles. Dane Cameron, however, put the Team Sahlen BMW Riley on the pole. The series standings in GT were even tighter with Magnus Racing (Andy Lally, John Potter; Porsche GT3) holding a 4-point lead over Stevenson Motorsp...

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Pirelli World Challenge – Rounds 11-12, Mid-Ohio: Figge, K-PAX win both races

Photo: Chris Smith/GonzoGeek Media Inc. Alex Figge (GT, K-PAX Racing Volvo S60) and Mark Wilkins (GTS, Kinetic/Kia Racing Optima) were the Round 11 Pirelli World Challenge winners at the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by StopTech Brakes. The wins were each driver’s second of the 2013 season. Figge led wire-to-wire and finished 1.739 sec ahe...

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Formula 1 2013 - Hungary: Hamilton takes first win of year

Photo: DPPI/Francois Flamand Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes) won his third straight pole to start at the front of the field in Hungary, the last Formula 1 race before the series summer break. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull) took the second slot, with Romain Grosjean (Lotus) out-qualifying teammate Kimi Raikkonen for the second time in three races to start third on the grid. Daniel Ricciardo (P8, Toro Rosso), competing with Raikkonen to succeed Mark Webber at Red Bull, started in the Top 10 for the four...

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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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24 Hours of Le Mans 2013: Audi, Nissan, Porsche rise to the top; Kristensen wins 9th

Photo: www.24h-lemans.com As the sun rose at Le Mans with roughly 9 hr to go, the No. 2 Audi, piloted by Loic Duval held a nearly 1-lap lead on the first Toyota. With 8:17 left Bruno Senna led GTE Pro in the No. 99 Aston Martin. During the race’s 21st hour Frederic Makowiecki crashed from the lead while driving this car, removing it from competition. The No. 7 Toyota piloted by Nicolas Lapierre crashed in the Porsche curves nearing the final hour, with his abandoning the vehicle ...

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24 Hours of Le Mans 2013: McNish and Audi lead at halfway

  Photo: www.24h-lemans.com Andre Lotterer (Audi Sport Team Joest No. 1 R18 E-Tron Quattro) pitted from the lead with 22 hr 41 min left, leaving the Toyota piloted by Anthony Davidson (Toyota Racing No. 8 TS 030 Hybrid) at the point. Toyota’s early pace surprised, helped by a 56-min caution brought about in the wake of an ultimately fatal crash by GTE Pro World Endurance Championship leader Allan Simonsen (Aston Martin). I love watching racing. I hate knowing that something like t...

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GRAND-AM: Rolex Series - Barbosa tops Mid-Ohio, Auberlen takes GT

Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli (Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) entered the weekend holding the DP points lead and doubled down on their grip by taking pole at Mid-Ohio. Robin Liddell and John Edwards (Stevenson Motorsports Camaro) had won three-straight GT races and held pole with Edwards behind the wheel at the start of Mid-Ohio action. Ricky Taylor (Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP) took the DP lead from brother Jordan at the start, with the Stevenson Camaro staying out front in GT. Contact b...

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Pirelli World Challenge: Round 7 – Pobst takes GT, Martin GTS in just his second race

Round 6 winner Johnny O’Connell (Cadillac Racing CTS-V) started at P3 for the second race at Belle Isle. James Sofronas (Global Motorsports Group Audi R8) was on the pole, with Randy Pobst (K-PAX Racing Volvo S60 R) on the outside of the front row. Andy Lee (Best IT Racing Camaro) took the GTS pole with Jack Baldwin (GTSport Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports Porsche Cayman S) starting P2. O’Connell took Sofronas at the start. Tomy Drissi (LG Motorsports Corvette) moved into P3 duri...

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