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Porsche takes easy win over Audi at Nurburgring
  Dirty diesel Audis can't beat Porsche
The 6 Hours of Nurburgring lived up to all expectations and 58,000 enthusiastic fans enjoyed a great weekend of exciting and sometimes dramatic WEC track action.  Before the end of the event, the circuit and organizers confirmed that a date for the German round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship has been set for 14-16 July*. 
Corvette Racing's 100th Victory Comes at Lime Rock
  By Steven Cole Smith
With 31 cars racing on the shortest track on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule – divided into three classes, all three lapping at different speeds – there was no question the two-hour, 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut would be action-packed. Boy, was it. Though the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race earlier in the day managed to run for two and a half hours without a caution flag, the first yellow fell on the IMSA WeatherTech Northeast Grand Prix before the cars reached the first turn of the first lap.
Audi to start 1-2 in Germany
  WEC at the Nurburgring
In tricky wet but drying conditions Audi took the top two positions on the grid for tomorrow's World Endurance Championship race at the Nurburgring. Andre Lotterer and Marcel Fassler took the pole in the #7 Audi R18 e-tron quattro with a 1m39.444s average over two laps, which put them 0.266 seconds ahead of teammates Oliver Jarvis and Lucas di Grassi. Aston Martin took its first GTE Pro pole of the season with Nicki Thiim and Marco Sorensen at the wheel.
Ford GT Takes Pole At Lime Rock
  Second Straight 'PC' Pole for CORE autosport
Apparently, the idea that it might be coolish in New England this time of the year is a cruel rumor, as the temperature at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut, was officially 95 degrees just after 4:30 p.m. Friday – at the same time, it was five degrees cooler in Atlanta and Orlando. That’s when qualifying for GT Le Mans, Prototype Challenge and GT Daytona took place for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Northeast Grand Prix. And there’s no question the heat played a part in qualifying – pavement temperature was approaching 140 degrees.
How the hybrid technology of the Porsche LMP1 works
This weekend the Le Mans Prototype Porsche 919 Hybrid has its only 2016 appearance in Germany. At the six-hour race at the Nürburgring, the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the series' leader fights for points for its title defense. At the same time its mission is the technology of future sports cars. With the 919 Hybrid, Porsche has developed a new field of technology at racing speed.
IMSA Notebook
  by Steven Cole Smith
  • Action Express Racing Gaining Momentum in Prototype Title Race
  • IMSA WeatherTech Northeast Grand Prix to Feature GTLM, GTD, PC Classes
  • Ford GT Teams Present Le Mans Trophy to Ford Employees
  • Multimatic Motorsports Has Strong Weekend at Home Event
  • Lime Rock Park Event to be Televised Live on FOX Network
Action Express Racing Corvette DPs win again
  Capture Second Straight One-Two Finish
It was another one-two finish for the Action Express Racing Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototypes, this time at the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. The finish was reverse that of last week’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen. The No. 31 Whelen entry of Dane Cameron and Eric Curran finished just ahead of the team car, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Corvette of Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi, which remains in the Prototype points lead, with the No. 31 car close behind.
Nunez Puts Mazda on Pole at Mosport
  by Steven Cole Smith
Tristan NunezTristan Nunez drove the No. 55 Mazda Prototype to the pole position for tomorrow’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. His teammate Tom Long qualified third in the No. 70 Mazda Prototype. Both cars are carrying the special liveries paying tribute to the 25th anniversary of Mazda’s victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1991.  
Mid-Season Review
  by Brian Carroccio
Having reached midpoint of the 2016 calendar year, we’ve also reached the heart of the season for many major racing series. Formula One, for example, will conclude a four race-five weekend stretch with the British Grand Prix Sunday. The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will conduct its 18 of 36 races Saturday evening in Kentucky, while the Verizon IndyCar Series will run its 10th of 16 races Sunday afternoon in Iowa. With many racing series at or at least around their midpoint, AutoRacing1 will take a look back on the best and worst of the 2016 season in our Midseason Racing Review. Enjoy.
IMSA Teams Endure Quick Turnaround for Canadian Race
  by Steven Cole Smith
Teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are far smaller than teams in series that typically race every weekend, like the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, so getting ready for this weekend’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Ontario, less than a week after the checkered flag fell after the grueling Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen, is a challenge. Sprint Cup teams typically have one crew back at the shop readying cars for next week’s race, often loading them into a separate truck bound for that track, rather than waiting for the truck and car to return from the last race. Sports car teams don’t have that luxury.
Action Express run 1-2 at Watkins Glen
  Fittipaldi and Barbosa win
Action Express Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype drivers Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa made a strong statement in their bid for a third consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title, winning the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen to take their first victory of the season. Barbosa beat Action Express Racing teammate Dane Cameron to the checkered flag by 0.709 seconds, joining Fittipaldi in scoring a sixth career WeatherTech Championship victory.
IMSA Watkins Glen Saturday Notebook
  Tequila Patron ESM Leads Record-Breaking Qualifying
The No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM Honda-powered Ligier JS P2 Prototype set the fastest time overall at the hands of driver Johannes van Overbeek, who shares the car with Scott Sharp and Pipo Derani in Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen. Van Overbeek’s best lap of 1:35.207 around the newly repaved, 3.4-mile Watkins Glen International road course edged the No. 55 Mazda P2 Prototype of Tristan Nunez, who turned a 1:35.374 in the car that carries the colors of the Mazda 787B that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1991, still the only Japanese manufacturer to do so.
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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