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Petit Le Mans Preview
  IMSA News And Notes
The inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will conclude at Road Atlanta on Saturday with the 17th annual of Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Titles in both the TUDOR Championship and Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup will be on the line in the race, which takes the green flag at 11:15 a.m. ET Petit Le Mans will run the full 10-hour distance. In the past, the event was scheduled for 1,000 miles or 10 hours.
Atherton underscores vital role of racing in innovation
  at international SAE conference
As they have for many, many years, every race car in last Saturday's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Circuit of The Americas had a rearview mirror. That's not news, as a rearview mirror is a simple, obvious and essential part of any automobile. But as IMSA President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Atherton pointed out last week in a keynote address to the SAE North American International Powertrain Conference in Chicago, the rearview mirror is one of the most basic examples of automobile innovation driven by racing.
Observations from the World of Motorsports
  by Brian Carroccio
A lot has happened in the world of motor racing since the last time I wrote three weeks ago following the Verizon IndyCar Series finale at Auto Club Speedway. While I'll spare you the uninteresting details, an old injury that recently reared its ugly head has left little time for writing about automobile racing. Nevertheless, during that time, I've amassed quite a list of subjects for discussion. So, without further ado let's tackle some the more intriguing storylines from the world of racing over the past few weeks.
Audi celebrates second WEC season victory at Austin
  SPC
Audi has celebrated the second consecutive one-two win in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Following their victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, Marcel Fassler/Andre Lotterer/Benoit Treluyer (CH/D/F) in the fourth race of the season at Austin prevailed again. A sudden downpour of rain, red flags after a series of spins and a tactically challenging course of the race on a drying track converted the night race in Texas into a real thriller.
Pruett and Rojas win in Austin
  Tudor United SportsCar Championship
Using one less pitstop, Scott Pruett gave Chip Ganassi Racing its third Prototype and overall win of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, its first since Long Beach in April, in Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas. Pruett co-drove the winning No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford with Memo Rojas. Pruett took the lead on fuel strategy, as the car made one less pit stop (two to three). They cut it so close, it ran out of fuel just before Turn 11 on the cool down lap.
Ligier takes Tudor pole in Austin
  Alex Brundle at the wheel
Alex Brundle put the Ligier chassis from OAK Racing on the pole for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Circuit of The Americas in the car's first race under Honda power. "We knew the chassis, but we didn't know the engine," said Brundle, who was 0.834 seconds ahead of the Ricky Taylor's Corvette DP.  Memo Rojas took third on the grid in the Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Ford EcoBoost/Riley DP.
L&M Porsche: Untold Story of Can Am's Famous Car
  by Stephen Cox - Part 6 of 7, The Title
"The talk around the pit area was that no one could touch them. They knew that it was the beginning of the end of Can Am. The L&M Porsche was making history." – Marilyn Motschenbacher Halder.  No other track on the Cam Am schedule offered sweet corn and bratwurst like the little food stand at Elkhart Lake. Everyone on the Can Am circuit looked forward to it. The stand remains there today, just behind the main bleachers near the Start/Finish line.
L&M Porsche: Untold Story of Can Am's Famous Car
  by Stephen Cox - Part 7 of 7, The Final Chapter
"In two of the races – Atlanta and Elkhart Lake – the car lapped the entire field. That's doing something. This was an unbelievable car." – Chief mechanic John "Woody" Woodard. Porsche enjoyed a dominance in 1972 that McLaren could only dream of. McLaren's five-year stranglehold on the series had been crushed, and Porsche had earned their first Can Am Challenge Cup.
Fittipaldi, Barbosa Win At Road America
  For Third TUDOR Championship Victory
Sunday's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Road America may not have been a work of art in some eyes, but to Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi, it was a masterpiece. In a race slowed by six caution flags, the Action Express Racing teammates overcame a potential race-ending brake problem and a spin off-course and through the grass to win the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase.
Cosmo's First Gear Project
  by Brian Carroccio
I had the pleasure recently of spending a few minutes speaking with Guy Cosmo. You probably know, the 37-year old sports car racing veteran made news last week, when Marshall Pruett of RACER.com reported Cosmo was pursuing a potential return to open wheel racing. Cosmo, of course, is a product of the American open wheel racing ladder system, having captured the 2002 Star Mazda Championship. After a decorated career in the junior open wheel formula, Cosmo transitioned to sports car racing, winning the 2005 American Le Mans Series Rookie of the Year Award. Cosmo has since enjoyed success in various prototype and GT categories.
L&M Porsche: Untold Story of Can Am's Famous Car
  by Stephen Cox - Part 5 of 7, The Turning Point
With what appeared to be a fully developed, dominant racecar, Porsche was ready for their public unveiling. They chose the third race of the season at Watkins Glen as their moment of truth. After all, everything seemed perfect. The teething problems with the L&M Porsche's turbocharger dump valve at Mosport surely wouldn't happen again. The loss of the magnesium car didn't seem to be as bad a setback as expected. The standard 917/10-003 was clearly superior to McLaren's new M20.
Barbosa, Fittipaldi engineer dominating win
  in Brickyard Grand Prix
Stretching fuel mileage to the absolute limit, Joao Barbosa won Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race in convincing fashion, driving the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP to a 48.964-second victory over Scott Pruett, who had to settle for second place in the marquee sports car event for the third straight year.
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USCC Point Standings
2014 After Road America

Prototype Drivers
1 Joao Barbosa 285
1 Christian Fittipaldi 285
2 Jordan Taylor 269
2 Ricky Taylor 269
3 Michael Valiante 267
3 Richard Westbrook 267
4 Gustavo Yacaman 253
5 Scott Pruett 250
6 Ed Brown 233
6 Johannes van Overbeek 233
7 Ryan Dalziel 228
7 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 228
7 John Pew 228
7 Scott Sharp 228
8 Memo Rojas 218
9 Joel Miller 198
10 Olivier Pla 172
11 Tristan Nunez 164
12 Sylvain Tremblay 133
13 Brian Frisselle
14 Eric Curran 124
15 Boris Said 117
16 Alex Brundle 113
17 Tom Long 18
18 Sage Karam 104
19 Katherine Legge 102
120 Max Angelelli 85
21 Brian Frisselle 84
22 Andy Meyrick 82
23 Sebastien Bourdais 67
24 Marino Franchitti 60
25 Tristan Vautier 19 58
26 HoPin Tung 57
27 Jon Fogarty 1 54
28 Gabby Chaves 16 53
29 Simon Pagenaud 52
30 Mike Rockenfeller 51
31 David Brabham 50
31 Scott Dixon 50
31 Tony Kanaan 50
32 Guy Cosmo 46
32 Klaus Graf 46
32 Anthony Lazzaro 46
32 Lucas Luhr 46
33 Justin Wilson 43
34 Byron DeFoor 41
34 David Hinton 41
34 Jim Pace 41
35 Wayne Taylor 33
36 Fabien Giroix 31
36 John Martin 31
37 Alex Popow 30
38 Roman Rusinov 26
38 Oliver Webb 26
39 Kyle Larson 24
40 Frank Beck 23
41 Ben Devlin 22
41 Max Papis 22
41 Bradley Smith 22
42 Jamie McMurray 21
43 AJ Allmendinger 20
44 James Hinchcliffe 19
44 Jann Mardenborough 19
45 Alexander Rossi 16
45 Sebastian Saavedra 16
46 Brendon Hartley 15
46 E.J. Viso 15
47 Memo Gidley 14
47 Alex Gurney 14
48 Scott Mayer 1 3
49 Pierre Kaffer 1
49 Darren Law 1 
Specifications
Prototype (P)
TOP SPEED: 190 mph
HORSEPOWER: 450-600
WEIGHT: 1,990 to 2,285 Lbs
WIDTH: 74 inches
GEARBOX: 6-speed
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Carbon or Tubing
TRACTION CONTROL: Yes

Prototype Challenge (PC)
TOP SPEED: 175 mph
HORSEPOWER: 430
WEIGHT: 1,990 pounds
HEIGHT: 40 inches
WIDTH: 74 inches
CARS: ORECA FLM09
ENGINES: Chevrolet LS3
FUEL: VP Racing Fuel E-10
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Carbon Fiber
TRACTION CONTROL: No

GT Le Mans (GTLM)
TOP SPEED: 180
HORSEPOWER: 500
WEIGHT: 2,745 minimum
CARS: Production based
GEARBOX: 5-sp or 6-sp
TIRES: Open
CHASSIS: Tube Frame
TRACTION CONTROL: No

GT Daytona (GTD)
TOP SPEED: 180
HORSEPOWER: 450
WEIGHT: 2,680 pounds
CARS: Production Based
GEARBOX: 5-sp or 6-sp
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Tube frame
TRACTION CONTROL: No

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