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GRAND-AM 2013: Fogarty scores Rolex pole for Gainsco, Ferrari snags top GT spot

Photo: Chris Smith/GonzoGeek Media Inc. Even the pole sitter gets work done.after qualifying.  Jon Fogarty drove the #99 Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP to the pole at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex., site of the inaugural Grand-Am of the Americas. The pole, Fogarty’s 24th, extended his Rolex Series record. 1 – Jon Fogarty, #99 Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP, 2:00.179 2 – Jordan Taylor, #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP, 2:00.239 3 &ndash...

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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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GRAND-AM 2013: Lally calls for Porsche splitter change

Andy Lally is ready to compete in Grand-Am’s first visit to Circuit of The Americas, co-driving the Magnus Racing Porsche with John Potter. Last year, the pair combined to win the GT class in Grand-Am’s first visit to Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in addition to winning the division in the 50th Rolex 24 at Daytona and inaugural North American Endurance Championship presented by VisitFlorida.com. “We need to work on Grand-Am to allow us to adapt the Porsche splitter for racing i...

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Grand-Am 2013: Circuit of the Americas hot laps in Aston Martin

Here’s something to whet your appetite for Grand-Am of the Americas starting one week from today at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Tex; hot laps in a racing trim Aston Martin Vantage GT3. As they used to say in the glory days of FM radio, “Turn it up, and rip the knob off!!” Fans of the maker can also have a go at designing its race livery here. The Aston Martin factory and The Racer's Group (TRG) in November announced the formation of a partnership to bring the car to th...

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WEC sets '6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas' for September

Circuit of The Americas won the rights to host an installment of the FIA World Endurance Championships via a 6-hour race scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22. The 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas will be partnered with two days of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón set for the preceding Friday and Saturday (Sept. 20 and 21). The World Endurance Championship (WEC) was created in 2011 by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing bod...

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Grand-Am 2013: Audi finishes 1-2 in Rolex 24 GT class

Grand-Am Rolex Series driver Dion von Moltke teamed with a trio of Audi factory drivers to take the German manufacturer to its first victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. von Moltke; Brit, Oliver Jarvis; Italian, Edoardo Mortara and Portugal's, Filipe Albuquerque drove the No. 24 Alex Job Racing R8 to victory in the GT class, greeting the checkered flag 1.476 seconds ahead of the No. 52 car of Rene Rast to make it a 1-2 finish for Audi. After starting fifth, the Alex Job Audi stayed in contenti...

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Grand-Am 2013: Pruett, Montoya power BMW to Rolex 24 win

The Rolex Grand-Am Series got off to a great start this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. After 24 hours of racing, three cars from three different makers remained in contention to win in a class (DP) piloted by stars, including champions, not just from Grand-Am but NASCAR, IndyCar, LeMans, DTM, and formerly Formula 1 and Australian V8 Supercars. In the end, Scott Pruett tied Hurley Haywood’s record with his fifth overall victory as Juan Pablo Montoya crossed the finish line in t...

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Roush, Nissan take first 2013 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge wins

Billy Johnson and Jack Roush Jr. drove the No. 61 Roush Performance Mustang to a repeat Grand Sport (GS) class victory in the BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway today. Lara Tallman became the first female Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge class winner since 2011, driving the No. 33 Skullcandy Team Nissan Altima to the Street Tuner (ST) victory alongside co-driver Vesko Kozarov. Johnson led the final 70 minutes of the 2013 season-opening race. He finished 1.812 sec ahead o...

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BMW, Porsche dominate Rolex 24 qualifying

Scott Pruett won pole position for this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, demonstrating the speed required if he’s to win a record-tying fifth overall victory in the race.  Pruett, in the No. 01 TELMEX/Target Chip Ganassi Racing BMW/Riley, earned the pole with a lap of 1:40.553 (127.455 mph). It was his third career Rolex 24 pole – the first since 2005 – and 15th of his Rolex Series career. A victory this weekend would move Pruett into a tie with Hurley Haywood for the ...

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Grand-Am 2013: Roar Before the Rolex 24 practice session times

Grand-Am 2013: Roar Before the Rolex 24 practice session times Times show were the best for each session. DP:  1:42.101 (125.52 mph) – Dane Cameron, Team Sahlen No. 42, BMW/Riley (Sat. AM) 1:42.160 - Michael Valiante, Michael Shank Racing No. 6, Ford/Riley (Sat. PM) 1:42.463 – Juan Pablo Montoya, TELMEX/Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates, BMW/Riley (Sat. PM) 1:42.482 – AJ Allmendinger, Michael Shank Racing No. 60, Ford/Riley (Sat. PM) 1:42.918 –...

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