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Mon 16 Nov 2009
DiZinno notebook: Deals and tweets in off-seasonHeadline

DiZinno notebook: Deals and tweets in off-season

A month has passed since the final checkered flag of the IndyCar Series season. There have been several newsworthy developments since Dario Franchitti captured his second series championship at Homestead and we now take a look at ...

Wed 04 Nov 2009
Ten years on: Greg Moore rememberedHeadline

Ten years on: Greg Moore remembered

It has now been ten years since open-wheel racing lost one of its fan-friendliest, most articulate, brightest, fastest, and incredibly well-respected drivers. But with that said, the memories that Greg Moore left the world of motorsport live on to...

Mon 12 Oct 2009
McNish, Russell School search for new talentHeadline

McNish, Russell School search for new talent

Call him "Professor McNish." It is worlds apart from his day job in the American Le Mans Series wheeling the latest rocket ship on wheels, the latest Audi Le Mans prototype, the R15 TDI, but Allan McNish is now focused on his newest ...

Fri 09 Oct 2009
Franchitti primed for Homestead title showdownHeadline

Franchitti primed for Homestead title showdown

The last time he entered a championship finale in IndyCar, Dario Franchitti had to fight off his then rival from an opposing team, Scott Dixon of Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Mid-Ohio Podium: winner Scott Dixon, second place Ryan Briscoe,...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
RACE: Runoffs wrap: Sunday at Road America

RACE: Runoffs wrap: Sunday at Road America

After a year of racing in regional and division qualifying events, and two weeks practicing and qualifying at Road America, all the 2009 national champions have been crowned at the SCCA Runoffs. The final eight races of 25 this weekend occurred on...

RACE: Runoffs wrap: Saturday at Road America

RACE: Runoffs wrap: Saturday at Road America

After today's second day of racing at Road America, 17 of 25 national champions have been crowned at the SCCA National Championship Runoffs. Unlike the American Le Mans Series' Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, rain was not a factor in a state where...

RACE: Runoffs wrap: Friday at Road America

RACE: Runoffs wrap: Friday at Road America

For the first time, Elkhart Lake's Road America plays host to the SCCA National Championship Runoffs, the pinnacle of grassroots racing in 25 classes across the country. Friday marked the first of three days of racing, with eight 13-lap or...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
ALMS teams prep for Le Mans June classicHeadline

ALMS teams prep for Le Mans June classic

The usual summer break for the American Le Mans Series sees the sports car division off from its previous race mid-May at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, until mid-July and the shortest track on the schedule, Lime Rock Park. ...

Dixon wins fastest Milwaukee IndyCar eventHeadline

Dixon wins fastest Milwaukee IndyCar event

Scott Dixon didn't lead the majority of laps around the treacherous Milwaukee Mile, but led the right ones en route to winning his second IndyCar Series event of the season. Scott Dixon, Target Chip Ganassi Racing. Photo by Andy ...

Romancini dominates for first win at Milwaukee

Romancini dominates for first win at Milwaukee

Mario Romancini of RLR/Andersen Racing led flag-to-flag in the 100-lap Firestone Indy Lights Series event today at The Milwaukee Mile, scoring his first series victory. This is his sixth start and third on an oval, the first on a short, flat oval...

Castroneves, PT sideshow returns at Milwaukee

Castroneves, PT sideshow returns at Milwaukee

Helio Castroneves did not enjoy the return to the cockpit he might have liked after a weeklong whirlwind of media activity. The three-time and now current champion of the Indianapolis 500 crashed in qualifying on his first lap, and will start 20th...

Polar opposite futures for Corvette squads Headline

Polar opposite futures for Corvette squads

There are only six cars entered in what could be the swansong for the GT1 class at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year. Four of them are Chevy Corvette C6.Rs; this year there will be no factory competition from the Prodrive Aston Martin DBR9s but...

Corvette, Lizard sweep to GT poles at Le Mans Headline

Corvette, Lizard sweep to GT poles at Le Mans

The formbook held true in both GT classes at qualifying for Saturday's 24 Hours of Le Mans as teams primarily worked on race setups. A factory Corvette Racing C6.R took the GT1 pole, while the Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR scored...

ACO outlines 2010 and 2011 Le Mans regulationsHeadline

ACO outlines 2010 and 2011 Le Mans regulations

This morning, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO)'s annual press conference in advance of Saturday's 24 Hours of Le Mans released the 2010 and 2011 regulations, aimed at balancing the divide between petrol and diesel-powered cars in the 24H's ...

Dempsey's racing dream premieres at Le MansHeadline

Dempsey's racing dream premieres at Le Mans

Hollywood and Le Mans most notably united with Steve McQueen's Le Mans in 1971. The modern day incarnation of an American acting heartthrob going to Le Mans is Patrick Dempsey, though he has not traveled here merely to promote his latest movie or...

Porsche wages battle in GT2Headline

Porsche wages battle in GT2

The proverbial adage, "quality, not quantity" might best be applied to the fleet of Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs ready to race in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. ...

Corvette, Risi earn historic GT wins at Le MansHeadline

Corvette, Risi earn historic GT wins at Le Mans

Both Corvette Racing and Risi Competizione had points to prove and history to write for this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. In both cases, it's mission accomplished. ...

Kolles Audis sparking surprise through 12 hoursHeadline

Kolles Audis sparking surprise through 12 hours

With a driver lineup of six Le Mans rookies, all with minimal prototype experience only from the first two Le Mans Series races this season, it was safe to say the customer Kolles Audi R10 TDIs were not expected to be among the front-runners in...

Audi's #2 bullet destroyed at seven-hour mark Headline

Audi's #2 bullet destroyed at seven-hour mark

Peugeot may have made a pit faux pas early in this 24-hour race, but at present they still have four of their 908 HDi FAP diesels in the running for both the win and overall victory. Audi now has but one. It is the defending champions of Tom ...

After Porsches, P2 shaping up as a battle of attritionHeadline

After Porsches, P2 shaping up as a battle of attrition

At the moment, this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans' battle for LM P2 is between both leading Porsche RS Spyders. Within the last half hour Keisuke Kunimoto in the ...

Peugeot crash headlines start at Le Mans Headline

Peugeot crash headlines start at Le Mans

At the end of the first hour in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a factory Peugeot 908 HDi FAP leads overall but the story is really about two of the other three cars. Franck Montagny leads but his teammate Pedro Lamy in the ...

Risi Competizione looking for GT2 repeat Headline

Risi Competizione looking for GT2 repeat

The question looming over LM GT2 at the Le Mans 24 Hours this year, while neither the depth nor number of cars in class, is whether Porsche or Ferrari will emerge from their battle royale to capture the class title. There are ten Ferraris to five...

Franchitti survives for Iowa victory

Franchitti survives for Iowa victory

Iowa captured a lot of the excitement that has been missing from the 2009 IndyCar Series season, as Dario Franchitti took a well-judged second victory of the year by navigating a series of incidents and green-flag pit stops. It was still a...

Changes afoot in IMS front office Headline

Changes afoot in IMS front office

Confirming rumors that had been speculated for the better part of a month, today the Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially announced a change in leadership within the track's management team. Tony George. Photo by Andy Sallee. Tony...

Matos leads Toronto Friday practiceHeadline

Matos leads Toronto Friday practice

Raphael Matos of Luczo Dragon Racing topped the Friday practice timesheets on the IndyCar Series' return to the streets of Toronto, Ontario. Matos' time of 1:01.4739 was nearly three-tenths quicker than Justin Wilson of Dale Coyne Racing at ...

Newman Wachs adds Summerton for rest of 2009Headline

Newman Wachs adds Summerton for rest of 2009

Jonathan Summerton came up just short of an Atlantic Championship in 2008. For the rest of 2009, the prodigious American talent will have a chance at capturing that crown with the same team as he did a year ago. Jonathan...

Franchitti survives frantic Toronto street fight Headline

Franchitti survives frantic Toronto street fight

In a typical Toronto battle of attrition, Dario Franchitti recovered from several pitfalls to score his third victory of the 2009 IndyCar Series season. He endured a slow pit stop, hit the pits a second time with a well-timed caution flag, and ...

Franchitti snares Toronto pole Headline

Franchitti snares Toronto pole

Dario Franchitti nailed down his third pole of the IndyCar Series season in Toronto today. The Scotsman led a Chip Ganassi Racing and Team Penske sweep of the front row, but by any measure this was a highly competitive qualifying session involving...

Peugeot confirms two cars for Petit Le MansHeadline

Peugeot confirms two cars for Petit Le Mans

Having already conquered the pinnacle of the sports car racing calendar at Le Mans, Peugeot has confirmed its assault on the final major endurance event of the 2009 season. In September at Road Atlanta, Peugeot has entered two factory 908 HDi FAPs...

Pobst, Saini secure Autobahn triumphs
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Pobst, Saini secure Autobahn triumphs

Randy Pobst and Jason Saini scored the SCCA SPEED World Challenge wins this weekend at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet. Pobst survived several yellow flags and a host of accidents in the GT race, while Saini led from flag-to-flag and held off...

Edwards sweeps Autobahn weekend

Edwards sweeps Autobahn weekend

John Edwards sealed the deal on a near-perfect weekend for himself and Newman Wachs Racing in today's finale to the weekend at the Autobahn Country Club. Edwards has now scored his third win, second successive from pole position, in this year's ...