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ESM and Tequila Patron Entering FIA WEC Shanghai; Forgoing Petit Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 02:06 PM
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ESM and Tequila Patron Entering FIA WEC Shanghai; Forgoing Petit Le Mans


Following its debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) this weekend, Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) sets its sights on another round of FIA WEC competition by entering the 6 Hours of Shanghai.

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Fittipaldi Fourth on Grid for Action Express Racing at Circuit of the Americas
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 02:05 PM
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Fittipaldi Fourth on Grid for Action Express Racing at Circuit of the Americas


Christian Fittipaldi will start the Lone Star Le Mans event from fourth on the grid as the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship marks the penultimate round of the 2014 championship on Saturday. Fittipaldi netted the second row starting spot during a 15-minute qualifying session Friday evening with a lap of 1:59.072-seconds at Circuit of the Americas.

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ESM Patron Qualifies Third In Debut FIA WEC Race
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 07:26 AM
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ESM Patron Qualifies Third In Debut FIA WEC Race


In its debut FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) qualifying session, Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) averaged the third quickest time in the LMP2 class. As a result, ESM will start third in Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas race.

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Disappointment For Audi In Qualifying At Austin
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 07:17 AM
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Disappointment For Audi In Qualifying At Austin


Audi started qualifying for round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at Austin full of optimism. Following two best times set in the free practice sessions, the squad of Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich and Chris Reinke, Head of LMP, saw itself well prepared for the final qualifying session as well. However, the failure of a lap trigger signal frustrated any hope of taking a position on the front row of the grid.

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Team Seattle-The Heart Of Racing To Start Cota From Sixth Row
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:56 AM
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Team Seattle-The Heart Of Racing To Start Cota From Sixth Row


Team Seattle-The Heart of Racing drivers Mario Farnbacher and Ian James will start tomorrow's running of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Lone Star Le Mans from the sixth row in GTD.

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Rebellion Racing's R-One #13 To Start From Fourth Row Of The 2014 FIA WEC 6 Hour
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:55 AM
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Rebellion Racing's R-One #13 To Start From Fourth Row Of The 2014 FIA WEC 6 Hours Of Cota


After Friday's qualifying session for the 2014 FIA WEC 6 Hours of COTA race, Andrea Belicchi, Dominik Kraihamer and Fabio Leimer will start the race from P7 on the grid having achieved an average lap time of 1'54'665 and a best lap of 1'54'173 secured by Fabio Leimer. In so doing, the Rebellion R-One Toyota #13 takes the pole position in the LMP1-L class.

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Krohn Racing Qualifies Eighth For FIA WEC Six Hours Of Circuit Of The Americas
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:54 AM
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Krohn Racing Qualifies Eighth For FIA WEC Six Hours Of Circuit Of The Americas


Following qualifying today at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), Krohn Racing will start eighth for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas (COTA), part of the Lone Star Le Mans weekend in Austin, Texas. Drivers Tracy W. Krohn, Nic Jonsson and Ben Collins will compete in No. 57 Krohn Racing Ferrari F458 in the six-hour endurance event at 5:00 p.m. CDT on Saturday, September 19.

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ESM Patron Qualifies Third In Debut FIA WEC Race In Austin
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:53 AM
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ESM Patron Qualifies Third In Debut FIA WEC Race In Austin


In its debut FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) qualifying session, Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) averaged the third quickest time in the LMP2 class. As a result, ESM will start third in Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas race.

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Visit Florida Racing Ready For Lone Star Le Mans At Circuit Of The Americas
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:53 AM
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Visit Florida Racing Ready For Lone Star Le Mans At Circuit Of The Americas


Racing for just the second time at the iconic Circuit of the Americas, Visit Florida Racing will look to move forward in the Lone Star Le Mans event on Saturday as the team pursues its fifth podium of the year in the penultimate round of IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship competition.

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Weathertech Racing To Start From Eighth Row At Cota
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:53 AM
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Weathertech Racing To Start From Eighth Row At Cota


WeatherTech Racing drivers Cooper MacNeil and Leh Keen will start tomorrow's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the America's (COTA) from the eighth row in GTD.

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SRT Motorsports Post-Qualifying Report - Lone Star Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:52 AM
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SRT Motorsports Post-Qualifying Report - Lone Star Le Mans At Circuit Of The Americas


The SRT ® (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT GTS-Rs both qualified in the top-four overall for tomorrow's Lone Star Le Mans, including what turned out to be a pole-winning performance by Jonathan Bomarito in the No. 93 Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R, at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) on Friday.

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Another Pole For Toyota Racing
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:52 AM
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Another Pole For Toyota Racing


TOYOTA Racing extended its lead in the FIA World Endurance Championship by taking pole position for the Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.


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Factory Porsche 911 RSR To Start Second And Third In Austin
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:50 AM
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Factory Porsche 911 RSR To Start Second And Third In Austin


TeamPorsche North America will start two of its three factory entries in the top-three following today’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) qualifying for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA). With the second fastest lap time, the Nick Tandy (Great Britain) driven derivative of the iconic Porsche 911 sports car, led a trio of Porsche works entries to set the grid for Saturday’s two-hour, 45-minute Lone Star Le Mans. The factory No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR followed the Brit’s No. 911 closely across the line in third. The No. 910 originally held the pole position in the intensely competitive class but the time was disallowed in post-qualifying technical inspection as a result of a missing in-car camera pod.

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Aston Martin's Double Front Row Start In Austin
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:50 AM
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Aston Martin's Double Front Row Start In Austin


Aston Martin Racing’s four identical V8 Vantage GTEs have all qualified for the fourth round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the Six Hours of Austin, and the team will start the race from the front row in both of the GTE classes.

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ESM Patron Qualifies Fifth For Tudor Championship Lone Star Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:04 AM
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ESM Patron Qualifies Fifth For Tudor Championship Lone Star Le Mans


Extreme Speed Motorsports (ESM) was fifth quickest in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship qualifying session during the Lone Star Le Mans weekend at Circuit of the Americas (COTA).

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Lone Star Le Mans Qualifying Report - Ricky & Jordan Taylor
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 06:03 AM
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Wayne Taylor Racing: Lone Star Le Mans Qualifying Report - Ricky & Jordan Taylor


Date: Sept. 19, 2014
Event: Lone Star Le Mans (Round 10 of 11)
Series: Prototype division of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship
Location: Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas (3.4-mile, 20-turn road course)
Pole Winner: Alex Brundle of OAK Racing (1:57.809 at 103.897 mph – track record)
Wayne Taylor Racing: 2nd by Ricky Taylor (1:58.643 at 103.167 mph)

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A Result Important For Alpineand Nelson Panciatici!
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 02:26 PM
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A Result Important For Alpineand Nelson Panciatici!


The result of France’s round of the 2014 European Le Mans Series at Circuit Paul Ricard strengthens Signatech-Alpine’s provisional lead at the top of the championship.Nelson Panciaticiand his teammate came second to pull out a 10-point lead ahead of the season’s final round.

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Yamaha Aims For FIM World Endurance Title In Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 07:07 AM
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Yamaha Aims For FIM World Endurance Title In Le Mans


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Toyota Racing Back On Track In Texas
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 07:05 AM
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Toyota Racing Back On Track In Texas


FIA World Endurance Championship leaders TOYOTA Racing got back on track with the first practice sessions for the Six Hours of Circuit of the Americas, the fourth of eight rounds this season.

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Nissan Powers Sports Car Ladder: From LM P3 To LM P1
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 06:15 AM
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Nissan Powers Sports Car Ladder: From LM P3 To LM P1


Today’s announcement that Nissan engines will power the new LM P3 endurance racing category slots into place the final rung of the manufacturer’s sports car ladder of success. Nissan’s commitment to sports car racing is clear: a new LM P1 programme, unrivalled success with it’s LM P2 engine and today’s LM P3 news demonstrates how Nissan is leading the way by providing a clear path through the ranks of endurance racing.

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Nissan In Search Of An American Star For Le Mans LM P1 Programme
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 06:14 AM
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Nissan In Search Of An American Star For Le Mans LM P1 Programme


Nissan will begin the search for an American star to join its new LM P1 Le Mans 24 Hour and FIA World Endurance Championship team, giving a former gamer the opportunity to graduate to the highest levels of the sport.

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Points Battles Close As Tudor Championship Heads To Circuit Of The Americas
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 06:14 AM
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Points Battles Close As Tudor Championship Heads To Circuit Of The Americas


The weather at the Circuit of the Americas, where teams are gathered for the penultimate round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, has been close – as in very hot and humid. Close and hot also describe the battles for the championship in the series’ two GT classes.

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Krohn Racing Moves Up To LMP2 For 2015 Season
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 06:13 AM
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Krohn Racing Moves Up To LMP2 For 2015 Season


Krohn Racing announced today that they will be competing in a new race car, the Ligier JS P2 built by Onroak Automotive of Le Mans, France, for the 2015 season. While the Houston-based team has not yet confirmed which series or races they will be entering for 2015, it is expected that the Krohn Racing P2 machine will be contested in a combination of races in the U.S. and globally.

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LM P3 Nissan Official Engine Supplier!
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 06:12 AM
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LM P3 Nissan Official Engine Supplier!


Nissan will supply the engines for the future LM P3 prototypes and Xtrac will provide the gearboxes. This new Le Mans prototype category presented on 19th July will be part of the 2015 Asian and European Le Mans Series Championships.

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Magnussen Back And Ready To Fight For Victory In Texas
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 06:10 AM
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Magnussen Back And Ready To Fight For Victory In Texas


Danish ace Jan Magnussen may now be out of championship contention after suffering a concussion and missing the last round at VIR but the Corvette Racing ace is out to ensure he gets his Spanish teammate Antonio Garcia back-to-back championship wins.


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