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BMW Team RLL Petit Le Mans Preview (BMW Group PressClub USA)
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 05:31 PM
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BMW Team RLL Petit Le Mans Preview (BMW Group PressClub USA)


BMW Team RLL will end the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season at this Saturday’s Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta, in Braselton, Georgia. In a departure from the previous year’s events, this year’s race will be run as a 10-hour race – not 1000 miles. BMW Team RLL will be racing to finish in a top-three position in the GTLM class Manufacturer championship as well as ending the season with all regular season drivers with a top-five place in Driver points.

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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Adds Dixon to Petit Le Mans Driver Lineup
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 05:30 PM
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Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates Adds Dixon to Petit Le Mans Driver Lineup


Seven-time TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (TUSC) Champions and five-time Rolex 24 At Daytona Winners Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) announced today that three-time Verizon IndyCar Series Champion Scott Dixon will join Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the driver lineup of the No. 01 Telcel Ford EcoBoost Prototype (P) for the TUSC season finale – the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on October 4.

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Nielsen Prepares To Wrap Up Season at Petit Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 04:04 PM
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Nielsen Prepares To Wrap Up Season at Petit Le Mans


Christina Nielsen's first competitive season in the United States has been peppered with podium appearances and many different race cars, and she looks to punctuate 2014 with a strong finish at the 17th Annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda on Oct. 1-4.

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ZF Motorsports Petit Le Mans Newsletter
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 04:03 PM
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ZF Motorsports Petit Le Mans Newsletter


The Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup is a championship within a championship. The Patrón Endurance Cup recognizes the top performers in the four endurance races on the TUDOR Championship schedule. It opened with the Rolex 24 At Daytona and continued with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida and the Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International. Points are awarded on a five-four-three-two basis at key segments in each event; for Petit Le Mans, points will be scored at the four-hour and eight-hour marks in addition to the finish after 10 hours.

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Down to Minutes: 2014 Wraps Up at Petit
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 03:40 PM
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Down to Minutes: 2014 Wraps Up at Petit


Auto racing has its share of ups and downs, which many inside the sport summarize with the tidy phrase, "That's racing."

But Performance Tech Motorsports Team Principal Brent O'Neill sees it differently. He says, "That's progress."

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Team Seattle-The Heart of Racing Ready for Petit
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 03:39 PM
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Team Seattle-The Heart of Racing Ready for Petit


Team Seattle-The Heart of Racing drivers Mario Farnbacher and Ian James will be joined once again by Alex Riberas for the season finale TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Petit Le Mans to run Saturday, Oct. 4 at Road Atlanta.

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Freedom Autosport at Road Atlanta: Pobst and the Pombo Brothers Coming Home
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 03:39 PM
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Freedom Autosport at Road Atlanta: Pobst and the Pombo Brothers Coming Home


Three of Freedom Autosport’s drivers are coming home this weekend when the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season wraps up at Road Atlanta. Randy Pobst, Mat Pombo and Mark Pombo all live in the Atlanta area, and all three of them have fond memories of the track they call home.

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WeatherTech Racing a Must Win at Petit
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 03:38 PM
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WeatherTech Racing a Must Win at Petit


WeatherTech Racing drivers Cooper MacNeil and Leh Keen are in a must win situation heading into the season finale TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Petit Le Mans to run at Road Atlanta, Oct. 4.

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Ostella To Finish Season At Petit Le Mans in Black, White and Pink
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 03:37 PM
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Ostella To Finish Season At Petit Le Mans in Black, White and Pink


David Ostella will finish his rookie TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season and his first Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda on Oct. 4 in the No. 38 Dash Neighborhoods/ Phillips 66 Prototype Challenge car that will feature a pink livery.

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Double Championship Target at Road Atlanta's Petit Le Mans for Action Express Racing
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 03:37 PM
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Double Championship Target at Road Atlanta's Petit Le Mans for Action Express Racing


Action Express Racing set a number of goals for the inaugural IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in 2014 and they were to race for wins and compete for both the overall and North American Endurance Cup (NAEC) championships. Working toward that goal, the team has entered each and every race expecting to win and that attitude has seen the team score multiple race victories and remain a championship contender throughout the entire season.

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Cheever Returns To Spirit Of Race For Petit Le Mans With Perazzini And Cioci
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:24 PM
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Cheever Returns To Spirit Of Race For Petit Le Mans With Perazzini And Cioci In The Other Spirit Of Race Ferrari 458 Lathouras, Rugolo And Griffin


Two Spirit Of Race Ferrari 458s with high potential squads will compete in the Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 4. Eddie Cheever III will join Piergiuseppe Perazzini and Marco Cioci in the No. 49 "Rossa" Ferrari in the 10-hour race, while Pasin Lathouras, Michele Rugolo and Matt Griffin will share the No. 51 Ferrari 458 in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season finale.

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GB Autosport's Cole Scrogham Looks To Extend His Long And Winning History At Petit Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 06:15 AM
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GB Autosport's Cole Scrogham Looks To Extend His Long And Winning History At Petit Le Mans


In the racing world, there are events that are approached with a certain reverence thanks to their history and prestige.

Petit Le Mans, a grueling 10-hour endurance event created as a mirror of its distinguished European counterpart, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, is one of those races.


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Visit Florida Racing Vying For Victory At Petit Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 06:10 AM
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Visit Florida Racing Vying For Victory At Petit Le Mans


The inaugural IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will come to a close this weekend at Road Atlanta with the prestigious 10-hour Petit Le Mans event. Visit Florida Racing enters the season-finale third in the championship and just one point out of second place in the standings.

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Risi Going All Out At Petit Le Mans To Finish 2014 Season On A High
Posted by: newsla on Monday, September 29, 2014 - 06:19 AM
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Risi Going All Out At Petit Le Mans To Finish 2014 Season On A High


The final round of the 2014 TUDOR United Sportscar Championship, Petit Le Mans, is just days away and the Houston-based, privately-owned Risi Competizione team can’t wait for the action to get started.


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Briscoe Back For Corvette Racing At Petit Le Mans
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 06:15 AM
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Briscoe Back For Corvette Racing At Petit Le Mans


Ryan Briscoe will return to Corvette Racing next week for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta as the third driver in both of the team’s Chevrolet Corvette C7.Rs. The Aussie star will try to help Corvette Racing and Chevrolet win for the fifth time this year in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. The annual 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance race is set for Saturday, Oct. 4.

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Mee To Drive For Performance Tech At Petit Le Mans, 2015 Tudor United Sports Car
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 03:22 PM
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Mee To Drive For Performance Tech At Petit Le Mans, 2015 Tudor United Sports Car Championship Endurance Races


Alta Velocita Racing (AVR) driver/team owner Jerome Mee announced today he will join TUDOR United SportsCar Championship team Performance Tech Motorsports in the prestigious Petit Le Mans endurance race Oct. 2-4 at Road Atlanta.

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Pole, Fastest Lap And Second Place For Brundle At COTA
Posted by: newsla on Monday, September 22, 2014 - 05:04 PM
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Pole, Fastest Lap And Second Place For Brundle At COTA


Alex Brundle came within 2.4secs of recording the perfect race weekend at Circuit of The Americas on Saturday (September 20) after following up pole position and fastest race lap with second overall in the penultimate round of the 2014 IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship.

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Lone Star Le Mans Shakes Up TUDOR Championship Points Races
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 03:26 PM
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Lone Star Le Mans Shakes Up TUDOR Championship Points Races


One race remains in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, with Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans shaking up three of the four point races heading into the season-ending Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 4.

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Action Express Racing Extends Championship Lead At Circuit Of The Americas
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 03:24 PM
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Action Express Racing Extends Championship Lead At Circuit Of The Americas With Podium Finish


It was big day for Action Express Racing on Saturday as the team delivered another positive outing in the No. 5 Corvette Daytona Prototype to not only score a podium result of third but also solidify their position atop the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship standings. With just one race yet to run in the 2014 Championship, Action Express Racing leads by 22 points over the No. 10 Corvette DP following the Lone Star Le Mans event at Circuit of the Americas.

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8star Recovers Second Successive Win From Dramatic TUDOR Championship Race
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 01:21 PM
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8star Recovers Second Successive Win From Dramatic TUDOR Championship Race In Texas


8Star Motorsports led from the front, sensationally converting pole position into victory in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Lone Star Le Mans feature race at Circuit of the Americas (20 September).

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Visit Florida Racing Sixth at Circuit of the Americas
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 01:17 PM
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Visit Florida Racing Sixth at Circuit of the Americas


After getting off to a quick start at Circuit of the Americas early in the weekend, Visit Florida Racing did not have the race they had been hoping for in the Lone Star Le Mans event Saturday afternoon. The team took home a disappointing sixth place finish in the No. 90 VISIT FLORIDA Corvette Daytona Prototype despite having run in podium contention.

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SRT Motorsports Post-Race Report - Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 07:27 AM
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SRT Motorsports Post-Race Report - Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas


SRT ® (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports swept the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) with a one-two finish in the GTLM class with its pair of Dodge Viper SRT GTS-Rs, in addition to a victory in the GTD division with the ViperExchange.com Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R on Saturday.

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Heartbreak For GB Autosport At Circuit Of The Americas; IMSA Hands GTD Championship To BMW
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 07:26 AM
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Heartbreak For GB Autosport At Circuit Of The Americas; IMSA Hands GTD Championship To BMW


In a race that saw GB Autosport run in podium contention for most of the 2.75-hour duration and never drop outside of the top-10 in class, a ninth place finish for the No. 81 Tully’s Porsche 911 GT America came as a big disappointment for the determined race team.

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Michelin Claims First Tudor GTLM Tire Championship
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 07:24 AM
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Michelin Claims First Tudor GTLM Tire Championship


The first season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has its first champion – Michelin.

Michelin has clinched the TUDOR Championship GTLM Tire Championship with a perfect ten class victories in the first ten races in the only TUDOR Championship class permitting open tire competition.

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TUDOR GT Le Mans Class Manufacturer Championship Tied Leaving Texas
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 06:48 AM
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TUDOR GT Le Mans Class Manufacturer Championship Tied Leaving Texas


Not only were the eyes of Texas upon the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) today, the entire sports car racing world witnessed a GT Le Mans (GTLM) class battle that will see the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Manufacturer title fight go to the last race of the season. A third place finish by the No. 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR helped the German marque retain the point lead in the class for road car-based racecars. However, with Dodge’s Viper taking the Lone Star Le Mans race victory, the fight for manufacturer honors in the mostly factory-entered category will go to the final race, the 17th annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on October 4. Porsche won the 1,000-mile event in 2013 and has won two of the three endurance races held thus far in North America this year.

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