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A Pro-Racer Driven To Make Tracks Safer
  By Richard RJ Valentine
In my 40 years as a pro-racer, there have been memorable highlights and multiple finishes, but there have also been serious injuries.  Same can be said for many other drivers but, in some cases, they lost their racing career and in others, their life. I have always contended that it's impossible to understand how critical track safety is, unless you've personally been behind the wheel, racing at 100+ miles per hour, knowing you could hit a wall that might maim or kill you. The bottom line is track operators aren't the ones risking their lives in the driver's seat. 
Scenes from the 24 Hours of LeMans
  by Gary Parravani
The 24 Hours of LeMans is in the record books with Porsche recording a surprise win over the No. 5 Toyota on the last lap.  Gary Parravani captured many of the highlights of the event in this 129 photo album.
Toyota fails handing Porsche shock win at LeMans
  Japanese embarrassed with victory in grasp
The No. 5 Toyota Hybrid lost a race long battle with the No. 2 Porsche in the 84th 24 Hours of LeMans when the  leading Toyota came to a stop in front of the pits with 3 minutes left to run. The No. 6 Toyota finished 2nd 3 laps down. The No. 68 Ganassi Ford GT driven by IndyCar driver Sebastien Bourdais, Dirk Muller and Joey Hand gave Ford victory in their return to LeMans winning a race long battle with the privateer Risi Ferrari 488.
LeMans: Toyota the one to beat at mid-race
  Porsche a close 2nd
After 12 hours of racing, the race remains totally undecided and the battle is on between Toyota and Porsche. The Toyota Gazoo Racing team is on top thanks to a reduction in fuel consumption which seems to have given it a real advantage. Indeed, between each pit stop, the TS050 has been capable of doing 14 laps against 13 for the 919 Hybrid.
Full-Time IMSA Ford GT Team Qualifies 1-2 at Le Mans
  by Steven Cole Smith
With close to 50 IMSA regular and semi-regular drivers entered in the 81st running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, you'd expect qualifying performances to extend all through the field, and you'd be correct. The brightest spot, though: One of the new Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs is on the pole for the hotly contested GTE Pro class, which is equivalent to the GT Le Mans class in IMSA's WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In fact, the four Ford GTs are first and second, and fourth and fifth, split only by an AF Corse Ferrari in third.
Porsche on provisional pole at LeMans
  Oreca fastest in LMP2 and Ferrari in GTE Pro
The Porsche 919 Hybrids dominated the first day’s practice. No. 2 driven by Dumas-Jani-Lieb set the quickest time in 3m19.733sec in  front of its sister car and the no. 6 Toyota TS050. In LM P2, the no. 26  Oreca 05 entered by G-Drive Racing was fastest, while in LM GTE Pro and LM GTE Am the no. 68 Ford and the Singapore team, Clearwater Racing’s no. 61 Ferrari 458 Italia topped the time sheets.
Porsche 919 Hybrid goes to Le Mans as title defender
  Preview of 24 Hour race
Public expectations are high ahead of the Le Mans 24-Hour on June 18 and 19. Le Mans is also the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Ahead of the season’s highlight, the trio of Romain Dumas (FR), Neel Jani (CH) and Marc Lieb (DE) leads the drivers’ standings. The reigning world champions in the sister car, Timo Bernhard (DE), Brendon Hartley (NZ) and Mark Webber (AU), have been unlucky in the first two rounds (accident in Silverstone, puncture in Spa-Francorchamps) and can’t wait to catch up.
Glen Wood Watched Ford Win Le Mans In 1966
  Back when Ford was going for the overall win
Glen Wood, like other members of the Ford Performance family, will have a keen interest in this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans, as Ford will make its return to sports car racing's premier event on the 50th anniversary of its breakthrough Le Mans victory.  Wood, whose family-owned team fields the No. 21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney on NASCAR's Sprint Cup circuit, was at Le Mans back in 1966 for that historic victory, which saw the Ford GT Mark II not only win the race, but sweep the top three finishing positions.
Corvette Racing taking on world again at LeMans
  Pair of Corvette C7.Rs ready to go for ninth win
A year ago, Corvette Racing stood on the top step of the podium after winning endurance racing’s biggest event for the eighth time. It’s now another season and another chance for Corvette Racing to claim victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Doing so will write another chapter in the team’s and Chevrolet’s racing history. 
Toyota tired of finishing 2nd at LeMans
  Looks to take overall win
TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is prepared and positive ahead of the 84th running of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours, the highlight of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) season. TOYOTA enters Le Mans for the 18th time, having made its debut in 1985, and travels to France looking for its fifth podium finish at the Circuit de la Sarthe, having recorded a best result of second four times.
Porsche 919 Hybrid goes to Le Mans as title defender
  Porsche Preview 24 Hours of Le Mans
Public expectations are high ahead of the 84th running of the Le Mans 24-Hours on June 18/19: Porsche enters the world’s hardest race with the 919 Hybrid as a record holder, title defender and leader in both the manufacturers’ and drivers’ world championships. Le Mans is also the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
24 Hours of Le Mans
  Toughest race of the year for Audi
Never before has Audi made so much out of so little: In its 18th Le Mans participation since 1999, Audi has less fuel energy at its disposal than ever before – and less than its competitors, as specified by the regulations. Still, the new Audi R18 LMP sports car is to battle for the top spot on June 18 and 19 thanks to notable efficiency. 13 times Audi has won the 24-hour race to date and this year the endurance classic will arguably be as tough as never before.
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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 
Prototype (P)
TOP SPEED: 190 mph
WEIGHT: 1,990 to 2,285 Lbs
WIDTH: 74 inches
GEARBOX: 6-speed
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Carbon or Tubing

Prototype Challenge (PC)
TOP SPEED: 175 mph
WEIGHT: 1,990 pounds
HEIGHT: 40 inches
WIDTH: 74 inches
ENGINES: Chevrolet LS3
FUEL: VP Racing Fuel E-10
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Carbon Fiber

GT Le Mans (GTLM)
WEIGHT: 2,745 minimum
CARS: Production based
GEARBOX: 5-sp or 6-sp
CHASSIS: Tube Frame

GT Daytona (GTD)
WEIGHT: 2,680 pounds
CARS: Production Based
GEARBOX: 5-sp or 6-sp
TIRES: Continental
CHASSIS: Tube frame