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McNish bids for 3rd LeMans win in new Audi coupe
  Audi R18 V6 TDI
Audi has unveiled its latest sportscar which Britain’s Allan McNish hopes will enable him to score his third and the German manufacturer’s 10th McNish and his Audi Sport team-mates attended an unveiling of the Audi R18 at the Audi Sportpark in Ingolstadt, Germany, last night (Friday 10 December). 
Scenes from Petit LeMans - Saturday
  by Adriano Manocchia
Peugeot claimed an historic one-two in the 13th running of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Highcroft Acura won the LMP2 class and Corvette squeaked out a close win in GT2, but some luck was involved. Our Adriano Manocchia was there to capture all the day’s action in these 200 photos.
Peugeot wins 2nd straight Petit LeMans
  Crushes rival Audi team by 2 laps
Peugeot won Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 on Saturday, this time running the full 1,000 miles. A year after winning a rain-shortened race at Road Atlanta, the trio of Franck Montagny, Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy scored a 61-second victory in their diesel-powered Peugeot 908 HDI. They led a second straight 1-2 finish for the French manufacturer in the cornerstone event for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.
Scenes from Petit LeMans - Friday
  by Adriano Manocchia
Friday was qualifying day for the Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta.  The powerful Peugeot team locked up the front row but the Audis were close behind.  Today's race looks to be a real fight.  Our Adriano Manocchia was to capture all the day’s action in these 105 photos.  The Peugeot team stayed fastest with Sarrazin turning the fastest lap.
Davison leads Peugeot pole sweep for Petit LeMans
  Second straight year with 908s on Atlanta front row
Peugeot swept the front row for Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 on Friday with Anthony Davidson taking pole position with a lap of 1:07.187 (136.098 mph) at Road Atlanta. The British pilot put his Peugeot 908 HDi ahead of Pedro Lamy in the sister car by 0.222 seconds.  Peugeot was on the front row at the start of last year’s race and won the rain-shortened event. The French diesels also finished 1-2 two weeks ago at the Silverstone 1,000 km, besting diesel rival Audi in the process.
Scenes from Petit LeMans - Thursday
  by Adriano Manocchia
Thursday was the official day of practice for the Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta.  Part of the day was wet but later it cleared up.  Our Adriano Manocchia was to capture all the day’s action in these 130 photos.  The Peugeot team stayed fastest with Sarrazin turning the fastest lap.
Atherton says State of ALMS Series is strong
  ALMS
“Strength and new growth” are on tap for the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n. That is the forecast Series President and CEO Scott Atherton delivered today in the annual State of the Series address at Road Atlanta. The Series is closing an incredibly tight 2010 championship with Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2. “Our brand is healthy, strong and poised for growth,” proclaimed Atherton.  “Our product is well-positioned to meet our customers’ needs and business objectives.”
Sarrazin's Peugeot leads practice 2 at Road Atlanta
  Petit LeMans qualifying on Friday
Stephane Sarrazin turned the fastest lap in his Peugeot 908 HDI to lead a turbo diesel 1-2-3-4 in the 2nd practice session for Saturday's Petit LeMans ALMS race. Sarrazin was followed closely by the two Audi R15's of Andre Lotterer and Tom Kristensen. Former F1 driver Alex Wurz was 4th in the sister Peugeot to Sarrazin. David Brabham was fastest in the Honda HPD ARX-01c LMP2 car while Guy Cosmo was fastest in GT2 class in his Ferrari 430 GT.
Scenes from Petit LeMans - Wednesday
  by Adriano Manocchia
The American LeMans Series signature event Petit LeMans weekend got underway at Road Atlanta Wednesday with an open test session.  Our Adriano Manocchia was to capture all the days action in these 130 photos.  The Peugeot team drew first blood with Frenchman Franck Montagny turning the fastest lap.
Montagny and Peugeot fire first shot at Road Atlanta
  Opening test session for Petit LeMans
Franck Montagny and Peugeot fired the first shots of Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 with the fastest lap in Wednesday’s official test session at Road Atlanta. The fast Frenchman turned a lap of 1:07.652 (135.162 mph) in the Peugeot 908 HDi factory prototype that he will share with Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy.
Pruett, Rojas Earn Grand-Am title with another win
  Grand-Am
Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas only needed to drive 30 minutes in Saturday's Utah 250 at Miller Motorsports Park to share the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Daytona Prototype championship. They did more than just that. 
Large field entered for 13th annual Petit LeMans
  ALMS
The largest field for a race in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n in more than seven years is coming to Road Atlanta. The 13th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA2 features 45 of the best and most innovative sports cars in the world. Only once has the Series’ cornerstone event featured more cars on its grid.
A look back at the Rolex 24: 1980 - 1989
  Building anticipation for 2012 50th Running
Eagerly anticipated by drivers, auto manufacturers and race fans everywhere, the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona is the first major race of the world’s motor sport season. Every January, the Daytona International Speedway (Daytona Beach, Florida, USA) comes to life in celebration of this incredible endurance race, recognized by leading drivers as one of the most difficult in the world to win.  2012 will mark the 50th running of sports car racing at the famous Speedway, home of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Leading up to this unique anniversary, we present a once-a-month look back through the history, people and events that have made this famous race what it is today.
Scenes from ALMS at Mosport - Sunday
  by Adriano Manocchia
The ALMS ran their feature race on Sunday at Mosport, in Ontario, Canada.  However, the race was cut short to just over 2 hours when an accident knocked down the guiderail and the repairs crews could not fix it.  Our Adriano Manocchia was there to capture all the action in these 185 photographs.
Dumas and Graf win shortened ALMS race at Mosport
  Damaged Armco could not be repaired
Klaus Graf and Romain Dumas won Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport on Sunday, taking Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Porsche RS Spyder to victory in a race called after 2:19 running. A heavy accident between Luke Hines and Jonny Cocker on Mosport International Raceway’s Andretti Straight damaged the Armco safety barrier beyond reasonable repair.
Scenes from ALMS at Mosport - Saturday
  by Adriano Manocchia
Another picture perfect day north of the border, and Klaus Graf drove his Porsche Spyder RS to pole position at Mosport in Ontario, Canada.  Graf outpaced Dyson Racing’s Chris Dyson – driving the Mazda-powered Lola coupe he will share with Guy Smith – by 0.186 seconds in another incredibly close qualifying battle.  Our Adriano Manocchia was there to capture all the action in these 120 photographs.
Graf gives Muscle Milk car pole in Mosport
  ALMS
A wild season of qualifying in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n continued Saturday. Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Klaus Graf grabbed pole position, the seventh driver in eight races to earn those honors. He set a best lap of 1:06.956 (132.212 mph) in the Muscle Milk Porsche RS Spyder that he will drive with factory pilot Romain Dumas.
Pruett, Rojas Win Montreal For Record Eighth Victory
  Pair Claim DP Title For Ganassi
The Montreal 200 on Saturday marked another milestone in what has been a dream season for Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.  Pruett more than half of the two-hour, 62-lap race, while holding off Alex Gurney to give the team its first victory at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, its record-setting eighth triumph of the season, and in the process, clinching the team Daytona Prototype championship.
Scenes from ALMS at Mosport - Friday
  by Adriano Manocchia
On a picture perfect day north of the border, the ALMS ran opening practice Friday at Mosport in Ontario, Canada.  Our Adriano Manocchia was there to capture all the action in these 170 photographs.
Fogarty, Said Break Montreal Grand-Am Records
  Grand-Am
Jon Fogarty and Boris Said used Chevrolet power to lead a record-breaking pair of qualifying sessions Friday at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and capture  respective poles for Saturday's Montreal 200, in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.  Fogarty ran a lap of 1:31.524 (106.556 mph) to capture his second Daytona Prototype pole of the season in the No. 99 GAINSCO Chevrolet/Riley.
Cocker goes 4th to 1st to win at Road America
  As Bernhard runs out of fuel 2 corners from end
Jonny Cocker went from fourth to first in the last four laps Sunday as Drayson Racing won its first race in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n. Cocker passed Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Klaus Graf with two turns left at Road America and won the American Le Mans Series powered by eStar by 1.051 seconds in the Lola-Judd coupe that he shares with Paul Drayson.
Jonny Crocker leads Lola 1-2 in ALMS qualifying
  ALMS at Road America
Drayson Racing’s Jonny Cocker picked up his second straight pole position in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n with the fastest lap in qualifying Saturday for the American Le Mans Series powered by eStar. The young British star turned a lap of 1:49.554 (133.019 mph) around Road America in the Lola-Judd coupe that he will share with Paul Drayson.  He did it in dominating fashion with a 1.321-second gap over Dyson Racing’s Guy Smith in another Lola coupe, this one powered by a Mazda engine.
Scenes from Saturday's Grand-Am race at The Glen.
  by Adriano Manocchia
Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas gave team owner Chip Ganassi his first of three wins this past weekend in three major categories by winning the Grand-Am race on Saturday at Watkins Glen.  Our Adriano Manocchia was there to capture all the action in these photos.
Scenes from Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion
  by Bob Heathcote
The event everyone waits for at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca each year is the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion event.  This weekend the drivers were practicing and our Bob Heathcote was there to capture all the action in these 120 photos.
Scenes from IndyCar and ALMS at Mid-Ohio - Saturday
  by Mark Scheuern
Will Power won his 7th 2010 IndyCar pole to tie an IndyCar record and in ALMS the Dyson team won a stirring duel on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn circuit.  Our Mark Scheuern was there Saturday to capture all the action.
Pruett and Rojas win Glen Grand-Am race
  Record-Tying Seventh Victory
Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas scored a dominating victory in Saturday's Crown Royal 200 at Watkins Glen International, tying the single-season GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series victory record with their seventh triumph of 2010.  Pruett beat Max Angelelli to the checkered flag by 2.722 seconds.
Dyson wins Mid-Ohio duel
  ALMS
Dyson Racing won an absolute classic race Saturday in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n as Chris Dyson held off Patr¢n Highcroft Racing’s Simon Pagenaud by 0.506 seconds in the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge. Dyson and Guy Smith each won overall in the Series for the first time, as did their Castrol-liveried, Mazda-powered Lola B09/86 coupe. After Intersport Racing’s Clint Field dominated for the first two hours, Dyson led the final 24 laps in one of the best races the Series has seen.
Scenes from IndyCar and ALMS at Mid-Ohio - Friday
  by Mark Scheuern
Ohio native Graham Rahal topped the time chart in the No. 02 National Tire & Battery entry for the initial IZOD IndyCar Series practice session for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance. In ALMS the Drayson team put their Lola on pole on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn circuit.  Our Mark Scheuern was there Friday to capture all the action.
Scenes from Grand-Am/NASCAR The Glen Friday 2
  by Adriano Manocchia
In the 80-minute Happy Hour, Greg Biffle backed up his earlier performance when ran 15 laps and his best, in 71.09 seconds at an average speed of 124.065 mph, was the best lap of the day. Juan Montoya had the second-best single lap and the best average lap time, 71.75 seconds. Our Adriano Manocchia was there to capture all the action in over 100 photos. Part 2
Scenes from Grand-Am/NASCAR The Glen Friday 1
  by Adriano Manocchia
In the 80-minute Happy Hour, Greg Biffle backed up his earlier performance when ran 15 laps and his best, in 71.09 seconds at an average speed of 124.065 mph, was the best lap of the day. Juan Montoya had the second-best single lap and the best average lap time, 71.75 seconds. Our Adriano Manocchia was there to capture all the action in over 100 photos. Part 1
Ganassi team wins Grand-Am pole at The Glen
  For Crown Royal 200 in Abbreviated Qualifying Session
Series championship standings co-leader Memo Rojas ran a lap of 1:05.470 (134.718 mph) Friday on the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen International short circuit to capture the pole for Saturday's Crown Royal 200.  Rojas will join Scott Pruett in the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW/Riley at the front of the grid for Round 10 of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.
Cocker puts Drayson Lola on pole in Mid-Ohio
  ALMS
Ask and ye shall receive. The old saying held true for Drayson Racing’s Jonny Cocker, who parlayed a clean windscreen into his first overall pole position in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n. The young English driver turned a lap of 1:10.034 (116.069 mph) Friday in qualifying for the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge.
Grand-Am Watkins Glen preview
  Rolex Series
Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty returned to GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Daytona Prototype championship-winning form in the recent Rolex Series race at New Jersey Motorsports Park, when Gurney passed Scott Pruett for the lead with less than two laps remaining.  They hope to continue that momentum on Saturday at Watkins Glen International.
Scenes from ALMS at Lime Rock - Saturday
  by Adriano Manocchia
The American LeMans Series raced at the picturesque Lime Rock Park in Connecticut Saturday and Adriano Manocchia captured all the action as it happened with these photos.
Milk beats Tequila at Lime Rock
  ALMS
Klaus Graf, Greg Pickett and Muscle Milk Team CytoSport earned their first overall victory in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n with a stunning victory Saturday in the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Graf outdueled Patr¢n Highcroft Racing’s David Brabham in the final half-hour that saw the PHR HPD ARX-01c pushed off track as the two leaders went past the start-finish line in heavy traffic.
Scenes from ALMS at Lime Rock - Friday Qualifying
  by Adriano Manocchia
David Brabham took his first pole position of the 2010 American Le Mans Series season in style during a thrilling qualifying session in challenging conditions for round five at Lime Rock Park.  Brabham’s lightening performance not only secured his 13th career class American Le Mans Series pole position.  Adriano Manocchia captured the wet session as it happened with these photos.
Scenes from ALMS at Lime Rock - Friday
  by Adriano Manocchia
David Brabham took his first pole position of the 2010 American Le Mans Series season in style during a thrilling qualifying session in challenging conditions for round five at Lime Rock Park.  Brabham’s lightening performance not only secured his 13th career class American Le Mans Series pole position, but also the best possible starting position for his Danbury, Connecticut-based team, Patr¢n Highcroft Racing’s home circuit.
Another Lime Rock pole for Brabham
  ALMS
Patr¢n Highcroft Racing’s David Brabham won a stunning wet qualifying session Friday at Lime Rock Park for his second overall pole position in the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Brabham turned in a best lap of 58.106 (92.934 mph) in the HPD ARX-01c that he will drive with Simon Pagenaud. He outpaced Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Klaus Graf by 0.64 seconds.
Gurney defeats Pruett in New Jersey
  Makes pass with 2 laps remaining
With three minutes remaining Sunday at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas were looking to make GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 history. Then, Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty made some history of their own.  One day after Fogarty gave the team its first pole position of the season, Gurney caught and passed Pruett with less than two laps remaining and went on to win by 3.674 seconds, giving the defending Daytona Prototype champions their first GRAND-AM Rolex Series victory of the season in the NJMP 250. They drove the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Chevrolet/Riley.
Gainsco's Fogarty wins pole in NJ
  Grand-Am
GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing won its first pole position of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season Saturday in qualifying for tomorrow’s New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) 250 presented by Crown Royal on NJMP’s Thunderbolt Raceway where team driver Jon Fogarty’s 15th career top qualifying effort extended his record as the all-time Daytona Prototype pole winner.
Patron Highcroft wins Utah GP in a shootout
  SPC
Patr¢n Highcroft Racing scored its third consecutive victory in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n on Sunday with a hard-fought victory in the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix. Simon Pagenaud drove the final 1:45 in the team’s HPD ARX-01c, and the Patr¢n Highcroft crew took advantage of a quick final pit stop to beat Drayson Racing’s Emanuele Pirro to the line by 19.116 seconds at Miller Motorsports Park.
Pagenaud snares pole in Utah
  ALMS
Simon Pagenaud captured his second straight pole position at the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix on Saturday. The sterling Frenchman set a best lap of 1:34.350 (116.229 mph) in Patr¢n Highcroft Racing’s HPD ARX-01c that he will drive with David Brabham. Pagenaud, who won the race last year with Gil de Ferran, outpaced Drayson Racing’s Jonny Cocker and his Lola B09/60-Judd coupe by 0.536 seconds.
ALMS boss Atherton looking ahead
  Rest of 2010 and beyond
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n kicks off the second half of the 2010 championship this weekend for the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix. Before the action gets hot (literally!) and heavy at Miller Motorsports Park, Series President and CEO Scott Atherton gives us a little insight to how he sees the rest of 2010 and the 2011 season unfolding.
Scenes from Daytona GRAND-AM and NASCAR
  by Rhonda McCole
809P8533.jpgGRAND-Am, NASCAR Nationwide and NASCAR Sprint Cup was in action at Daytona International Speedway this weekend and our Rhonda McCole captured all the action in these 85 photographs.  Don't miss all the crashes.
Pruett and Rojas Capture 100th Daytona Prototype Race
  GRAND-AM
Drivers Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas of the TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates team celebrated the 100th race for the Daytona Prototype class by scoring an impressive victory in Saturday's Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway, adding to their record win totals in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series' leading division.
Ricky Taylor Snares Pole Position
  For Saturday's Brumos Porsche 250 At Daytona
Told he needed to run "one more perfect lap," Ricky Taylor responded with a lap of 1:42.341 (125.228 mph) to capture the pole position for Saturday's Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway, the eighth round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. The race takes the green flag at 11 a.m. Flag-to-flag SPEED coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET.
Rolex 24 Hour races at Daytona and LeMans
  Building anticipation for 2012 50th Running at Daytona
Anticipated by drivers, auto manufacturers and race fans everywhere, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona is the first major race of the world’s motor sport season. Every January, the Daytona International Speedway (Daytona Beach, Florida, USA) comes to life in celebration of this incredible endurance race, known by drivers as one of the most difficult in the world to win.
Pruett and Rojas turning GRAND-AM into snoozefest
  GRAND-AM
Racing in sizzling heat before a record GRAND-AM crowd at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, it was fitting the hottest team in the Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 came home the winners. Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas combined to win Saturday's EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank, giving them five victories in seven races to extend their Daytona Prototype point lead.
Rojas takes pole at Mid-Ohio on last lap
  GRAND-AM
Already running at the limit, Memo Rojas was told he needed to go a little faster in Friday's qualifying for the EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He responded with a track record lap in the final minute of the 15-minute session to take the pole from Ricky Taylor.  Rojas toured the 2.258-mile, 13-turn circuit in 1:17.523 (104.856 mph).
Scenes from the 24 Hours of LeMans
  by Gary Parravani
Our Gary Parravani brings you all the action from this year's 24 Hours of LeMans like only he knows how.
Audi in 1-2-3 sweep of 24 Hours of LeMans
  Win French classic after all 4 Peugeots fail
After a fierce battle between the Peugeot and Audi works teams, the German manufacturer has won its ninth victory with a 1-2-3 sweep after all four Peugeots either blew up or had chassis failures.  It was a major embarrassment for the French team in front of their French fans. The three drivers sharing car 9 – Dumas (FRA), Bernhard (DEU) and Rockenfeller (DEU) –  won here for the first time.
Peugeot retains pole for 24 Hours of LeMans
  Audi has little chance to beat the French Quartet
With four Peugeot 908s HDi FAP on the entry list, the French car-manufacturer takes no chances in its quest of the Holy Grail! The official team has topped the time-sheets since the beginning. Changing track conditions made things tricky for competitors throughout the race second qualifying on Thursday evening.
Peugeot on LeMans pole - Track changes from the 70s
  40 Years after record setting time by Vic Elford
For the 78th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, French driver Sébastien Bourdais has provisionally set the fastest qualifying time of 3 minutes 19.711 seconds. Exactly forty years ago, Porsche driver Vic Elford qualified fastest for that year’s race by setting a time of 3 minutes 19.80 seconds. Even today the English driver’s time is still one of the fastest ever at the Sarthe track.
Ganassi Dominates First Half Of Grand-Am Season
  GRAND-AM
Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas are taking a cautious approach to the second half of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 season despite dominating the opening half of the campaign. "As soon as you start thinking about a championship that is the time you lose it," said Pruett, who joined Memo Rojas in winning four of the opening six races in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley. "We need to stay focused at every race."
Bourdais and Peugeot top opening LeMans Qualifying
  24 Hour Classic
Peugeot led the opening session of qualifying on Wednesday night at France's Circuit de la Sarthe for this weekend's 24 Hours of LeMans. Four-time Champ Car title winner Sebastien Bourdais scored the provisional pole position during the two-hour session with a time of 3 minutes, 19.711 seconds. That was nearly four seconds quicker than the best Audi R15 TDI.
Andretti heads for LeMans classic with Rebellion Racing
  LeMans 24 Hour Classic
American Michael Andretti and the REBELLION Racing team is heading to France for the 78th edition of the world famous 24 Heures du Mans.  With two LMP1 Lola coupé - Rebellions entered for the race, REBELLION Racing will face new challenges in la Sarthe. The team will compete at Le Mans with two LMP1 cars for their first time under the REBELLION Racing name.
Pruett, Rojas Score Third Consecutive Victory
  GRAND-AM
Five days after a three-race GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series winning streak ended in a first-lap crash, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas turned in a solid performance and started a new streak Saturday in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW Riley by scoring their third consecutive victory in the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.  Pruett led the final 30 of 191 laps on the 3.4-mile Watkins Glen International long circuit, beating Max Angelelli to the checkered flag by 1.623 seconds.
Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans Countdown
  Part 14
In a weekly column Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen gives some exclusive insights behind the scenes of the world’s most famous endurance race and the preparation by Audi Sport Team Joest.  "The time has come: on Sunday afternoon I’ll meet up with my team colleagues Dindo and Allan in Paris and we’ll travel together to Le Mans from there. During the whole week we’ll be driving to the track and back together.
Pruett, Ganassi win pole at The Glen
  GRAND-AM
Bouncing back from his team's worst showing of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series season, Scott Pruett shattered the Watkins Glen International track record Friday to capture the pole position for Saturday's Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen.  Pruett ran a lap of 1:40.562 (121.716 mph) in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley, and will join Jon Fogarty on the front row.
Third generation Andretti at LeMans next weekend
  24 Hours of Le Mans
23-year old Marco Andretti, grandson of famous multiple champion Mario Andretti, will participate in the 78th edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans which will start on Saturday, 12 June at 15.00. Grandson Andretti’s father, Michael, as well as his uncle John Andretti, also ran in this ultimate endurance sports car race.
Marco Andretti: Third generation Lola racer!
  Prepares for LeMans 24 Hour race
Marco Andretti will become the third generation from his famous family to grace the famous La Sarthe track next weekend. The 24 year old will just have had time to draw breath after hot footing it from the Texas IRL race, itself held just one weekend after the Indy 500, to France to make his race debut for the Rebellion Racing team in the number 12 Lola-Rebellion.
Blundell's Lola beast
  For the first time, Blundell speaks in detail
With just ten days to go until the 78th running of the world's toughest and greatest motor race, we count down to the big day with a series of past and present Le Mans features. 20 years ago Mark Blundell and the Lola built Nissan R90C stunned the sports car world by claiming pole position at Le Mans with an astonishing lap of 3m27.020s, some six seconds faster than the next car.
Oliver Gavin: Will this be the toughest 24 yet?
  LeMans 24 Hour Race
He may have competed there nine times before, and he may do marathon running as a hobby, but all this will pale into relative insignificance on the 12-13th June when 37-year-old Oliver Gavin takes on the legendary 24 Hour race in the large industrial town of Le Mans in North West France.  The British racing driver, along with team mates Olivier Beretta from Monaco and Frenchman Emmanuel Collard, will be pitting their talent, race craft and stamina against the cream of international sports car racing in the most prestigious event of their racing year.
SunTrust Racing Wins Memorial Classic
  Max and Ricky take a big win
Veteran Max Angelelli helped Ricky Taylor score his first GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series victory in Monday's Memorial Day Classic at Lime Rock Park. The event also saw Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas have their hopes of winning a record fourth consecutive race dashed in the first turn of the first lap.

Second-place finisher Ryan Dalziel to close to within seven points (155-148), after Dalziel entered the event 21 points behind.
Exclusive Le Mans Countdown – Part 13
  by Tom Kristensen
In a weekly column Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen gives some exclusive insights behind the scenes of the world’s most famous endurance race and the preparation by Audi Sport Team Joest.  "Today I’d like to tell you a few things about the track where the fastest 24-hour race of the world is held. Although the layout of this circuit has been repeatedly modified with new elements since 1923, the length of the track and all of its fascination has remained the same. Just once a year a race is held here."
Scenes from Laguna Seca - Saturday Race
  by Bob Heathcote

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Patron Highcroft scores 6-hour win in Monterey
  ALMS at Laguna Seca
Patr¢n Highcroft Racing scored an exhausting victory Saturday in the American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patr¢n. The HPD ARX-01c of David Brabham, Simon Pagenaud and Marino Franchitti won an epic six-hour race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the second straight victory for PHR.  Franchitti took the checkered flag in Round 3 of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n.
Scenes from Laguna Seca - Saturday Morning
  by Bob Heathcote

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Tom Kristensen’s exclusive Le Mans Countdown
  by Tom Kristensen
In a weekly column Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen gives some exclusive insights behind the scenes of the world’s most famous endurance race and the preparation by Audi Sport Team Joest.  "Just two more weeks and I’ll have to pack my suitcases for Le Mans. The race of the year is coming closer with giant steps.  I clearly remember my first Le Mans race in 1997. At that time, I received a call from Ralf Jüttner just a few days before the event."
Scenes from Laguna Seca - Friday
  by Bob Heathcote

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Guy Smith puts Mazda on pole at Mazda Raceway
  ALMS
Guy Smith gave Mazda power its first overall pole position on its home track Friday. Dyson Racing’s popular Brit set a fast lap of 1:12.338 (111.377 mph) in qualifying for the American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Tequila Patr¢n. Smith outpaced Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Klaus Graf by 1.517 seconds for his first career pole position in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n.
Scenes from Laguna Seca - Thursday
  by Bob Heathcote

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Porsche LMP2 team fastest Thursday at Laguna Seca
  ALMS test session for Sunday's race
Seeing a Porsche out front at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is nothing new. Klaus Graf set the fastest time in Thursday’s test session for the American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patr¢n. He set his best lap of 1:15.444 in the Muscle Milk Team CytoSport Porsche RS Spyder, a car that has had tremendous success at the circuit on the Monterey Peninsula.
Pruett, Rojas win at VIR
  GRAND-AM
Scott Pruett survived a pair of late-race restarts and a strong challenge by Burt Frisselle to win Saturday's Bosch Engineering 250 before a record crowd at Virginia International Raceway.  The victory gave the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley started by Memo Rojas its third consecutive GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented  by Crown Royal  Cask No. 16.
Rojas Captures Third Straight Pole At VIR
  GRAND-AM
Memo Rojas drove the No. 01 TELMEX BMW Riley to his second consecutive pole position at Virginia International Raceway in Friday's qualifying with a lap of 1:41.796 (115.643 mph), and will lead the field to the green flag in Saturday's Bosch Engineering 250. Rojas and Pruett will be seeking their third consecutive victory of the season in Saturday's fourth round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.
Scenes from Long Beach Saturday - 3
  by Adriano Manocchia

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Scenes from Long Beach Saturday - 2
  by Bob Heathcote

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Scenes from Long Beach Saturday - 1
  Aaron Rommel

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Pagenaud scores dramatic last-lap win in Long Beach
  ALMS
Simon Pagenaud and Patr¢n Highcroft Racing won a titanic battle with Aston Martin Racing’s Adrian Fernandez to win the Tequila Patr¢n American Le Mans Series at Long Beach on Saturday with a last-lap pass in his HPD ARX-01c. The young Frenchman beat Fernandez across the line by 0.353 seconds.
Scenes from Long Beach Friday - 4
  by Adriano Manocchia

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Scenes from Long Beach Friday - 3
  by Adriano Manocchia

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Fernandez wins pole for Aston Martin
  In Long Beach ALMS qualifying
Adrian Fernandez made himself quite at home – again – at the historic Long Beach circuit Friday. The Mexican racing legend captured his first overall pole position in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n with a lap of 1:13.213 (96.770 mph) in Aston Martin Racing’s Lola-Aston Martin prototype coupe for the Tequila Patr¢n American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.
Scenes from Long Beach Friday - 2
  by Bob Heathcote

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Scenes from Long Beach Friday - 1
  Aaron Rommel

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Scenes from Barber Motorsports Park - Saturday
  by Scott Morris

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Rojas and Pruett win Porsche 250
  Grand-Am at barber Motorsports Park
Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett rolled to a dominating victory in Saturday's Porsche 250 before an estimated crowd of 25,000 at Barber Motorsports Park, while problems hit two of their traditional rivals in the battle for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 Daytona Prototype championship.
Taylor and Bomarito win their first Grand-Am pole
  Grand-Am
Ricky Taylor and Jonathan Bomarito became first-time pole winners in GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 in Friday's qualifying for the Porsche 250, breaking the Barber Motorsports Park track records in the process. Taylor ran a record lap of 1:19.624 (103.989 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Ford Dallara co-driven by Max Angelelli to lead the Daytona Prototype session.
2010 Audi 2015 'Plus' details released
  ALMS and LMES
Audi has officially revealed details and photos of the all-new design and race livery of the 2010 Audi R15 'plus.' Whereas silver was the Audi R15 TDI's dominate color last year, large areas of the new Audi R15 'plus' will be draped in red and "carbon fiber look" black. Look for the new 2010 Audi R15 TDI to debut at the Le Castellet 8 hours on April 11th.
Scenes from 12 Hours of Sebring - 2
  by Scott Morris

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Peugeot 1-2 in 12 Hours of Sebring
  Bourdais Peugeot gets beat by team car of Alex Wurz
Alexander Wurz's outlap after his final stop was quick enough for an overall victory for himself and Team Peugeot Total teammates Marc Gene and Anthony Davidson. Wurz drove his diesel-powered Peugeot 908 HDi FAP to a 13.817-second win at the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, a first in the event for the famed French marque.
Scenes from 12 Hours of Sebring - 1
  by Scott Morris

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Marc Gene puts Peugeot on pole at Sebring
  Classic 12-hour event runs Saturday
With no real competition to speak of, Peugeot completed a front row sweep in qualifying for the Sebring 12 Hours, with Marc Gene beating teammate Nicolas Minassian by 0.3 sec. Stefan Mucke briefly put Aston Martin Racing on provisional pole before the Peugeots buried his time. He held on to third place, 0.8s from Gene's time, but most think the Peugeots were not even trying hard.
Scenes Sebring Testing - Wednesday
  by Adriano Manocchia

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Scenes Sebring Testing - Monday and Tuesday
  by Adriano Manocchia

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Peugeot opens strong in Sebring testing
  Lamy/Bourdais/Minassian car quickest in Tuesday testing
Peugeot seems eager to continue its run of endurance success with the fastest time unofficially Tuesday in testing for the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. The No. 08 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP of Pedro Lamy, Sebastien Bourdais and Nic Minassian posted a fastest lap of 1:46.232 (125.386 mph) around the 3.7-mile, 17-turn Sebring International Raceway.
Pruett holds off Donohue in Homestead
  Grand-Am Series opener
Scott Pruett held off a late charge by David Donohue to win Saturday's Grand Prix of Miami, Round 2 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.  Pruett and Memo Rojas scored their second victory in three years at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley, holding off the No. 59 Brumos Porsche Riley of Donohue and pole winner Darren Law by 0.255 seconds.
Law puts Brumos Porsche on pole at Homestead
  Grand-Am Rolx Qualifying
Darren Law, in the No. 59 Brumos Porsche Riley, blazed to a fast lap of 1:11.806 (115.311 mph) to earn the pole position for Saturday’s Grand-Am Rolex Series Grand Prix of Miami. Law's pole ended a personal five-race pole qualifying streak by Jon Fogarty in the No. 99 Gainsco/Bob Stallings Racing Chevrolet Riley. Fogarty, who qualified second today, put the No. 99 car on the pole at the final five events last season.
Aston Martin tops Tuesday test times in Sebring
  ALMS
Aston Martin Racing ended the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n’s annual Winter Test at the top of the time sheets but with a lot of work to do for the 2010 season opener. The factory Aston Martin-powered Lola B09/60 set the fastest time Tuesday with a lap of 1:46.894 (124.609 mph) at Sebring International Raceway.
Porsche Makes a GT3R Hybrid!
  by Scott Morris
The 12 Hours of Sebring, 24 Hours of LeMans, the Rolex 24...endurance racing prizes that task the endurance of man and machine.  Porsche executives have continually stated that a hybrid Porsche sports car was a long shot.

Well, it is here...
Dempsey in character behind the wheel
  TV star loves to race
Among the many actors who have gained fame on the large and small screens, there are three notable personalities whose talent, sex appeal and blue eyes have made them icons, especially when their rugged personas were embellished by their performance in motorsports: James Dean, Steve McQueen and Paul Newman.  Now another American actor, Patrick Dempsey, the Dr. McDreamy of television's Grey's Anatomy, is set to join that elite club.
Action Express Porsche wins Rolex 24 at Daytona
  Grand-Am season opener
Joao Barbosa took the checkered flag in the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona to give the No. 9 Action Express Racing the victory along with teammates Mike Rockenfeller, Ryan Dalziel and Terry Borcheller over the No. 01 Ganassi Riley BMW of Scott Pruett.  The SpeedSource Mazda of Jonathan Bomarito won the GT class by 4 laps over the TRG Flying Lizard Porsche.
Wilson, Chip Ganassi Racing lead Rolex 24 at midpoint
  Grand-Am
They say that nothing good happens after midnight. For several competitors in the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, that statement summed up much of their race.
Haywood closes chapter at the Rolex 24 at Daytona
  Five Rolex 24 At Daytona victories with Porsche
In motorsports the term legend is often used to describe race car drivers who have achieved greatness in their careers. However, a true legend also exhibits grace and class, and Hurley Haywood, described as a one-of-a-kind driver and gentleman, is just such a legend having won the admiration not only of race fans but also fellow competitors.  After four decades, Haywood remains active as a professional race driver despite stepping down from a full-time driving role in 2008.
Sun Trust team wins Rolex 24 pole
  Grand-Am

Max Angelelli prevailed in a back-and-forth battle to capture the pole Thursday for the 48th Rolex 24 At Daytona, to be held Saturday at the "World Center of Racing."  Angelelli secured the top position for the opening round of the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 with a lap of 1:40.827 (127.108 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara.

Crown Royal and Drunk Driving: Interesting teammates
  by Scott Morris
Crown Royal recently announced their sponsorship of the Michael Shank Racing car number 60 Ford-Riley to be driven by John Pew and Ozz Negri for the GrandAm Road Racing Championship.  Of course, that doesn’t sound like shocking news…until you realize that a convicted drunk driver is also a Michael Shank team driver.
Scenes from Rolex 24 testing at Daytona
  by Scott Morris

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Angelelli, Ragginger Top Final Day Of Rolex 24
  Grand-Am
Max Angelelli and Martin Ragginger led their respective classes Sunday at Daytona International Speedway in the final day of the Roar Before The Rolex 24, a three-day GRAND-AM sanctioned practice session leading up to the Jan. 30-31 running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Angelelli ran a lap of 1:40.888 (127.032 mph) in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara. Ragginger was fastest in GT with a lap of 1:49.627 (116.906 mph) in the No. 23 Alex Job Racing Porsche GT3.
Valiante tops frigid Rolex 24 test Saturday
  Grand-Am
Cold temperatures and precipitation, including light snow, freezing rain, sleet and patches of ice, merely dampened the morning practice sessions for the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge series Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Michael Valiante recorded the fastest lap of the day in the No. 6 Michael Shank Racing Ford Riley, 1:41.237 (126.594 mph), to lead the Daytona Prototypes.
Angelelli, Long Lead First Day Of Practice At Daytona
  Grand-Am Rolex 24
Max Angelelli and Pat Long led their respective classes Friday in the opening day of the Roar Before The Rolex 24, a three-day test session at Daytona International Speedway to open the 2010 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 schedule.  Angelelli led the Daytona Prototypes with a lap of 1:40.466 (127.566 mph) late in the morning session in the No. 10 SunTrust Ford Dallara.
Article Archives
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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