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Fifty Plus Racing Riley BMW Prepared By Doran Racing Rebounds From Crash
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 03:29 PM
Sports Cars
Fifty Plus Racing Riley BMW Prepared By Doran Racing Rebounds From Crash To Finish Ninth In Rolex 24


It was an emotional rollercoaster, but Fifty Plus Racing achieved the goals it set for the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway and then some.


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Fall-Line Motorsports Has Mixed Results In Daytona
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 03:28 PM
Sports Cars
Fall-Line Motorsports Has Mixed Results In Daytona


Fall-Line Motorsports finished just one position off the podium last weekend at Daytona International Raceway as Trent Hindman and Ashley Freiberg took the checkered flag in fourth place in GS for the BMW Performance 200. Teammates Corey Lewis and Al Carter were unable to start the race after a crash in the morning warm-up that left their racecar with significant damage that couldn't repaired in time for the race.

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Lucas Auer Moves Up To DTM With Mercedes-Benz
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 03:26 PM
Sports Cars
Lucas Auer Moves Up To DTM With Mercedes-Benz


The team of drivers for the 2015 DTM season continues to take shape at Mercedes-Benz. 20-year-old Austrian Lucas Auer will make his DTM debut for the brand with the three-pointed star this coming season.


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Bathurst 12 Hour Preview & Australian GT Driver Announcement
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 06:14 AM
Sports Cars
Bathurst 12 Hour Preview & Australian GT Driver Announcement


Early in the new year we gathered at Hampton Downs for a shakedown of the TFM Ferrari 458 GT3, before it sails across the Tasman en route for Mount Panorama.

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Last-To-First Victory For No 93 Ti Automotive/ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper GT3
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 06:13 AM
Sports Cars
Last-To-First Victory For No 93 Ti Automotive/ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper GT3-R In The Rolex 24 At Daytona


TI Automotive, ViperExchange.com and Riley Motorsports kicked-off their new technology and marketing partnership in winning style at this past weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 24 – 25, where team drivers Ben Keating, Al Carter, Cameron Lawrence, Kuno Wittmer and Dominik Farnbacher raced from last on the starting grid to the GT Daytona (GTD) class victory in the No. 93 TI Automotive/ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper GT3-R.

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Effort Racing And Porsche Motorsport Expand Young Driver Program
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 01:42 PM
Sports Cars
Effort Racing And Porsche Motorsport Expand Young Driver Program For 2015 Championship


Following their 2014 Pirelli World Challenge GT-A Championship win, EFFORT Racing has announced an expansion for their racing program with Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) for 2015. In addition to an entry in the GT class, the team has joined forces with PMNA to create a new means to develop up-and-coming sports car drivers: The Porsche Motorsport North America Young Driver Program.


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Vintage Racing Returns To Oulton Park For Summer Festival
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 01:32 PM
Sports Cars
Vintage Racing Returns To Oulton Park For Summer Festival


The revered Vintage Sports-Car Club (VSCC) will stage its Hawthorn Memorial Trophies meeting at Oulton Park this July (Saturday 18th), marking a return visit to the Cheshire venue for the first time since 2010.

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Effort Racing And Porsche Motorsport Announce Expansion Of Young Driver Program
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 01:27 PM
Sports Cars
Effort Racing And Porsche Motorsport Announce Expansion Of Young Driver Program In North America


Pirelli World Challenge GT-A champions EFFORT Racing and Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA) have announced the next step in Porsche’s overall strategy to search and support young sports car racing driving talent - the new Porsche Motorsport North America Young Driver Program for 2015.

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Beechdean AMR Return For British GT Title Attack And Announce Gte Program
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 01:25 PM
Sports Cars
Beechdean AMR Return For British GT Title Attack And Announce Gte Program


2013 British GT driver champion, Andrew Howard, and Aston Martin Racing Factory driver, Jonny Adam, return to the 2015 British GT Championship in their Beechdean Aston Martin Vantage GT3.

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Australian Sports Racer Series To Feature As Part Of V8 Supercar Support Bill
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 01:23 PM
Sports Cars
Australian Sports Racer Series To Feature As Part Of V8 Supercar Support Bill At Winton


The Australian Sports Racer Series has been confirmed as an official support category for Winton Motor Raceway’s V8 Supercar round, to be held across May 15-17.


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Kerrick Sports Sedan Series To Support V8 Supercars At Winton Motor Raceway
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 01:23 PM
Sports Cars
Kerrick Sports Sedan Series To Support V8 Supercars At Winton Motor Raceway


The management of the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series is pleased to announce that the fastest tin tops in Australia will feature amongst the support classes of the May 15-17 V8 Supercar round to be held at the Victorian venue in 2015.

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Al Nabooda Racing To Pile On Pressure In Porsche GT3 Cup Title Chase
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 01:19 PM
Sports Cars
Al Nabooda Racing To Pile On Pressure In Porsche GT3 Cup Title Chase


Al Nabooda Racing are relishing a quick return to action in Qatar after a dominant display by Clemens Schmid at Losail International Circuit raised their hopes of a third successive team title in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East.

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Trofeo Motorsport Recruits Former F1 Driver For Bathurst 12-Hour
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 01:18 PM
Sports Cars
Trofeo Motorsport Recruits Former F1 Driver For Bathurst 12-Hour


After a sabbatical in 2014, Melbourne’s Trofeo Motorsport will return to the grid for the 2015 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour, the Australian GT regulars now Ferrari mounted which will more than suit their returning star international driver Ivan Capelli.

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Jono Lester And Paul Kelly Team Up For Australian GT With Trass Family Motorspor
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 06:17 AM
Sports Cars
Jono Lester And Paul Kelly Team Up For Australian GT With Trass Family Motorsport


Trass Family Motorsport (TFM), New Zealand’s Ferrari Racing Team, have announced Jono Lester and Paul Kelly as its drivers for the 2015 Australian GT Championship.


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SCCA And Speedway Motors Partner For Cam Challenge
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 06:16 AM
Sports Cars
SCCA And Speedway Motors Partner For Cam Challenge, Invitation To Goodguys Autocross Finals


Sports Car Club of America and Speedway Motors have come together to create the 2015 Speedway Motors CAM Challenge, consisting of three stand-alone autocross events held across the country, specifically for American muscle cars.

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Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 Opens Season With Top Ten At Daytona
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 06:15 AM
Sports Cars
Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5 Opens Season With Top Ten At Daytona


Freedom Autosport opened the 2015 IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season with ninth at Daytona International Speedway. The 2.5-hour race was a solid first outing for co-drivers Andrew Carbonell and U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer, who are teamed up in the No. 26 Mazda MX-5.

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Daytona Shows Promise For Mantella Autosport
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 06:14 AM
Sports Cars
Daytona Shows Promise For Mantella Autosport


Friday afternoon's BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway, the kickoff to the 2015 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, saw the pair of Mantella Autosport Chevrolet Camaro Z28.Rs in competition for the first time.


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One Doran Racing Nissan 370z Gets Sixth; The Other Runs Well Too But Ends Up
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 06:19 AM
Sports Cars
One Doran Racing Nissan 370z Gets Sixth; The Other Runs Well Too But Ends Up 15th In Ctscc Season Opener Friday At Daytona


Nissan GT Academy standouts Nick McMillen and Bryan Heitkotter were thrilled when they got the call to drive Doran Racing's #41 Nissan 370Z in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season opener Friday at Daytona International Speedway. They were even more thrilled when their entry finished a solid sixth in the 68-lap, 2.5-hour race that supported this weekend's Rolex 24.

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Maximilian Gotz To Join Mercedes-Benz DTM Line-Up In 2015
Posted by: newsla on Monday, January 26, 2015 - 04:13 PM
Sports Cars
Maximilian Gotz To Join Mercedes-Benz DTM Line-Up In 2015


Stuttgart - Reigning Blancpain Sprint Series champion Maximilian Götz (28, Germany) will strengthen the squad of Mercedes-Benz drivers in the DTM for the 2015 season. Götz will swap the racing gullwing for the Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM after four successful years in AMG's Customer Sports Programme.


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Goodman Promoted to Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Technical Manager
Posted by: newsla on Monday, January 26, 2015 - 04:12 PM
Sports Cars
Goodman Promoted to Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Technical Manager


WC Vision has announced the promotion of Dan Goodman as the new Technical Manager for Pirelli World Challenge's Touring Car classes. Goodman moves into the position after two years in a data acquisition support role for the series as the Series Operations Assistant.


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Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 1/2015
Posted by: newsla on Monday, January 26, 2015 - 06:08 AM
Sports Cars
Audi Motorsport-Newsletter 1/2015


Snow and hot duels in GT racing: Audi drivers from the DTM and the WEC were guests at the traditional Audi Night as part of the Hahnenkamm race in Kitzbühel. Meanwhile two Audi customer teams were starting the new GT season in the 24 Hours of Daytona in spring-like Florida.

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SCCA Drivers Leading Charge After Six Of 24 Hours In Daytona
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 06:33 AM
Sports Cars
SCCA Drivers Leading Charge After Six Of 24 Hours In Daytona


Sports Car Club of America members, champions and racers have represented well for the opening six hours of the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona, though at 8:00 p.m. EST on Saturday night the race was only a quarter of the way finished. Three of the five IMSA classes contesting the race are being led by SCCA members at the quarter distance at Daytona International Speedway.


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Alex Job Awarded Rolex Bob Snodgrass Award Of Excellence
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 06:30 AM
Sports Cars
Alex Job Awarded Rolex Bob Snodgrass Award Of Excellence


Alex Job (Tavares, Fla.) was named the recipient of the 2014 Rolex Bob Snodgrass Award of Excellence. It was presented by Gorsline Company at the Grand Marshall dinner last evening.


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IMSA, Ferrari Challenge North America Announce Three-Year Extension
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 01:44 PM
Sports Cars
IMSA, Ferrari Challenge North America Announce Three-Year Extension


The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Ferrari Challenge North America today announced a three-year extension of its partnership to continue running the Ferrari Challenge under IMSA sanction in North America through the 2017 season. Established in 1993, and now in its 22nd year, Ferrari Challenge also has series in Europe and Asia Pacific.


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Camaro Z/28R At Daytona: A Double Podium In 2015 Opener
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 06:10 AM
Sports Cars
Camaro Z/28R At Daytona: A Double Podium In 2015 Opener


The Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R started the 2015 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season in strong fashion Friday with a pair of podium finishes in the Grand Sport (GS) class at Daytona International Raceway. Stevenson Motorsports finished second and third with its pair of Camaro Z/28.Rs a year after the Chevrolets made their race debuts.

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