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Mostert Nails Start, Lowndes' Form Continues
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 07:14 AM
Sports Cars
Mostert Nails Start, Lowndes' Form Continues


At last Chaz Mostert nailed a race start and ran away with yet another Prodrive Racing Australia victory while the continued rise of the once dormant Red Bull Racing is gathering pace.

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Race Pace Clipped at QR
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 07:03 AM
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Race Pace Clipped at QR


Jack Daniel’s Racing Nissan Altima driver Rick Kelly finished off a frustrating weekend at Queensland Raceway with a midfield finish in the final 200km race of the weekend.

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Johnson Battles Miedecke, Bowe For Home-Town Victory
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 07:01 AM
Sports Cars
Johnson Battles Miedecke, Bowe For Home-Town Victory


STEVEN JOHNSON has maintained his perfect run of success in the ENZED Touring Car Masters Series, winning his third round from three this year at the Shannons Queensland Tourist Trophy at Queensland Raceway.

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NASA Western States Championships Presented By Toyo Tires Qualifying Races Complete At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 07:00 AM
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NASA Western States Championships Presented By Toyo Tires Qualifying Races Complete At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca


Now that day two of qualifying races is complete, the grids are now set for the second annual NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Dalziel and Montecalvo Win GT, GTA Round 14 at Mid-Ohio. Udell Wins GT Cup Round 12
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 06:40 AM
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Dalziel and Montecalvo Win GT, GTA Round 14 at Mid-Ohio. Udell Wins GT Cup Round 12


Ryan Dalziel, of Windermere, Fla., scored his first GT win of the 2015 season and third consecutive Pirelli World Challenge win at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with his victory in Round 14 at the StopTech Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course presented by MOMO. Frankie Montecalvo, of Highlands, N.J. scored his third consecutive GTA win. Alec Udell, of The Woodlands, Texas secured his first career Pirelli World Challenge win with his victory in Round 12 in GT Cup presented by MOMO.

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Hargrove Rules Trois-Rivieres with Dominant Victory in Round 7
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 06:38 AM
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Hargrove Rules Trois-Rivieres with Dominant Victory in Round 7


Scott Hargrove crossed off the last remaining venue without a victory on his Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin résumé, leading every lap of Round 7 on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières.

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Wilson Wins Pirelli World Challenge GTS Round 12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 06:08 AM
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Wilson Wins Pirelli World Challenge GTS Round 12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course


Kris Wilson, of Monument, Colo. scored his fourth win of the season in Pirelli World Challenge GTS Round 12, at the StopTech Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course presented by MOMO. Jack Baldwin, of Marietta, Ga., finished second, while Dean Martin, of Westland, Mich. finished third.

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NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires Completes First Round of Qualifying Races at Mazda Raceway
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 06:06 AM
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NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires Completes First Round of Qualifying Races at Mazda Raceway


The second annual NASA Western States Championships presented by Toyo Tires kicked of its qualifying races today for Sunday's National Championship event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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Michela Cerruti Scores Class Win, Overall Podium In VLN Round 5
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 06:04 AM
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Michela Cerruti Scores Class Win, Overall Podium In VLN Round 5


Michela Cerruti scored another high-profile result at the Nurburgring. The Italian female racer lined-up for the 5th round of the VLN championship and, after having cruised to a ground-braking win in the previous event, she was once again among the stars of the day together with team-mates Jesse Krohn and Felipe Laser.

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Fifth Victory Of The Season For Audi In The DTM
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, August 02, 2015 - 06:04 AM
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Fifth Victory Of The Season For Audi In The DTM


Five victories in nine races and the lead of the manufacturers’ classification: Audi is the best manufacturer in the DTM halfway through the 2015 season.

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Frustrating Day at QR for Jack Daniel Racing
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 06:59 AM
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Frustrating Day at QR for Jack Daniel Racing


Jack Daniel’s Racing Nissan Altima driver Rick Kelly had a frustrating day at Queensland Raceway, spending both sprint races mired in the midfield.

After setting the eighth fastest time in final practice, Kelly could only muster the 19th best qualifying time for the opening encounter, with the race featuring a spirited battle with Nissan Motorsport team mate Michael Caruso. The JD car was classified 17th at the finish.

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Cooper Wins Pirelli World Challenge GTS Round 11 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 06:58 AM
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Cooper Wins Pirelli World Challenge GTS Round 11 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course


Michael Cooper, of Syosset, N.Y. scored his second GTS win of the season in Round 11 of the StopTech Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course presented by MOMO. Dean Martin, of Westland, Mich. finished second, while Andrew Aquilante, of Chester Springs, Pa. finished third.

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Latest News From Thailand Super Series
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 06:57 AM
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Latest News From Thailand Super Series


The weather over the opening couple of days here has been unpredictable and evolving – and that’s really quite an accurate refection of the dramatic action unfolding on the racetrack.

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Consistent, Fast Hargrove Leads Both Practice Sessions at Trois-Rivieres
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 06:57 AM
Sports Cars
Consistent, Fast Hargrove Leads Both Practice Sessions at Trois-Rivieres


Scott Hargrove began the job of erasing the only spot on his Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin racetrack record, leading both rounds of practice Friday at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres.

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Legendary Stars and Cars Already Confirmed for HSR Classic 24 Hour at Daytona
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 06:21 AM
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Legendary Stars and Cars Already Confirmed for HSR Classic 24 Hour at Daytona


A stellar lineup of sports car racing stars from the past and the present, and an iconic collection of equally legendary race cars, are already officially entered for the second-annual Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Classic 24 Hour at Daytona, presented by IMSA, November 13 – 15, at Daytona International Speedway.

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R.Ferri RACING WITH FERRARI Leads Pirelli World Challenge Team and Driver Championships into Mid-Ohio Double-header
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 06:13 AM
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R.Ferri RACING WITH FERRARI Leads Pirelli World Challenge Team and Driver Championships into Mid-Ohio Double-header


After a four-week break in the action, things are ready to get very busy in Pirelli World Challenge competition.

This weekend’s annual visit to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course sees the Pirelli World Challenge stage a double-header as R.Ferri RACING WITH FERRARI looks to grow its championship advantage in both the team and driver standings with 12 rounds of racing in the rearview mirror.

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Winterbottom Takes Four In A Row, Lowndes Stalks The Leader
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 06:12 AM
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Winterbottom Takes Four In A Row, Lowndes Stalks The Leader


Mark Winterbottom remains untouchable yet he is not fully convinced that he can claim his first V8 Supercars Championship title.

Winterbottom broke a long Queensland Raceway drought at the Coates Hire Ipswich SuperSprint today. He won both of the shorter sprint races in a canter, taking his fourth straight race win and the first time in his career won that many in a row.

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Stress Evaporates For Standout Benitez In Successful,Unexpected Return To Series
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 02:01 PM
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Stress Evaporates For Standout Benitez In Successful, Unexpected Return To Series


Angel Benitez Jr. had placed the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama series into his mental rear-view mirror when he received a phone call in early June.

Venezuela native Benitez finished second in the Platinum Cup class of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)-sanctioned Single-Make Series in 2014, just eight points behind champion Colin Thompson. Benitez led the class with five victories.

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Hard Tyre Pace for Jack Daniel's Racing at QR
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 06:16 AM
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Hard Tyre Pace for Jack Daniel's Racing at QR


Jack Daniel’s Racing Nissan Altima driver Rick Kelly is looking forward to competitive weekend at Queensland Raceway, following encouraging hard tyre pace in Friday practice.

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Ford Performance Video: Ford GT Race Car's First Test
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 06:16 AM
Sports Cars
Ford Performance Video: Ford GT Race Car's First Test


SUMMARY

Before Ford revealed its return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans to the world, it was already secretly testing the vehicle it would use to do it.

In an exclusive video, the Ford GT race car takes its first laps after months of simulation testing. VIDEO: http://youtu.be/yb1O3xR703I

Attended by Raj Nair, Ford group vice president and chief technical officer, Ford Global Product Development, and Dave Pericak, director, Ford Performance, the test was conducted three weeks before the car’s unveiling at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Le Mans, France.

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Young V8 Supercars Star Scott Mclaughlin Uses The Low To Drive The Highs
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 06:15 AM
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Young V8 Supercars Star Scott Mclaughlin Uses The Low To Drive The Highs


V8 Supercars’ young superstar Scott McLaughlin may have gone from hero to hard luck story but believes the life experience is one of the best things that could have happened.

After a year of sensational highs in 2014, McLaughlin has endured a litany of disastrous failures from engine fires to a water pump pulley dropping out of his car mid-race a fortnight ago in Townsville.

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Gomersall Torana Tops Tcm Practice On Home Turf
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 06:15 AM
Sports Cars
Gomersall Torana Tops Tcm Practice On Home Turf


The Queenslander took advantage of cooler conditions in the first of today’s two practice sessions to bank a stunning 1m16.7840s lap – underneath John Bowe’s existing circuit qualifying record for TCM cars.

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Vinicius Papareli Claims Pole At VIR
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 06:15 AM
Sports Cars
Vinicius Papareli Claims Pole at VIR


Following a double race win performance in the previous two rounds at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Vinicius “Vini” Papareli claimed his third straight pole of the season this weekend at Virginia International Raceway. The 16 year old native of Brazil, grabbed the Oakley fastest lap award for both rounds, however missed the podium for the first time all season.

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Records In Oz And A Breakthrough Result At Home
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 06:14 AM
Sports Cars
Records In Oz And A Breakthrough Result At Home


Our attempts on a first win in the Australian GT Championship had to wait despite TFM dominating yet another event of the series on the streets of Townsville.

In our first visit to the short, fast street circuit we topped practice and scored pole position yet again, continuing a perfect record in 2015.

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Bentley Team Dyson Racing At Mid-Ohio Pirelli World Challenge
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 31, 2015 - 06:13 AM
Sports Cars
Bentley Team Dyson Racing At Mid-Ohio Pirelli World Challenge


Bentley Team Dyson Racing looks forward to this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to backing up the team’s strong performance at the Road America Pirelli World Challenge triple-header at Elkhart Lake, WI last month. Chris Dyson’s convincing win in his Bentley Continental GT3 in Saturday’s race at Elkhart Lake highlighted the weekend, which saw Dyson and fellow Bentley Boy Butch Leitzinger post a combined five top six finishes in the weekend’s three races.

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