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Fri 19 Jun 2009
Daytona24: Starting lineup

Daytona24: Starting lineup

Pos Num Class Starting Driver Team Car --- --- ----- ------------------------------------ ------------------------------------ ---------------- 1. 58 DP David Donohue ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Main man at PorscheHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Main man at Porsche

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram MAIN MAN AT PORSCHE The year was 1990. Just as dusk was falling at Daytona, we were standing in the outer room of the Benny Kahn Media Center. Bob Wollek had won the pole for the 24-hour late that afternoon and...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
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...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Didier Theys hangs up the helmetHeadline

Didier Theys hangs up the helmet

After spending over 30 competitive years behind the wheel of racecars, Didier Theys has decided to call it time on his racing career. The 52-year old announced Monday his retirement as a professional driver, but the likable Belgian will not ...

Harry Brix 1947-2009

Harry Brix 1947-2009

HARRY BRIX 1947 -- 2009 San Jose, California, Feb 2 2009. It is with enormous sadness that the death of Harry Brix is announced. The 61-year-old passed away on Sunday in his home town of Los Gatos, California after suffering a cardiac arrest...

DC at Daytona - Up All NightHeadline

DC at Daytona - Up All Night

UP ALL NIGHT On Feb. 3-4, 1968, the Werks Porsche 907s flat-out dominated the 24 Hours of Daytona, finishing 1-2-3 and produced one of the most unusual first and second-place finishes found anywhere in motorsports' history. Brian...

DC's Rolex 24 sleep partyHeadline

DC's Rolex 24 sleep party

DC's ROLEX 24 SLEEP PARTY TRADITION The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16, undertakes its 2009 season in traditional manner with the Jan. 24-25 Rolex 24 At Daytona. The party even begins at an "old" time,...

Brumos breaks through with historic Daytona24 winHeadline

Brumos breaks through with historic Daytona24 win

Forty years after his father, the late Mark Donohue, drove to victory lane in the 1969 24 Hours of Daytona, David Donohue equaled that feat, crossing the finish line 0.167 seconds ahead of Juan Pablo Montoya to win the 47th running of the longest...

DC special - For SylvainHeadline

DC special - For Sylvain

FOR SYLVAIN In an annual New Year's rite that kick-starts the motorsports season, the Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 annually starts the racing world's motor oil pumping with its early January Test Days at Daytona...

Mon 14 Dec 2009
Dirk Werner Porsche Cup summary

Dirk Werner Porsche Cup summary

Dirk Werner, 2009 Rolex Grand-Am GT Driver Co-champion, earns Porsche Cup STUTTGART, Germany - December 11 --Dirk Werner (Germany), 2009 co-champion driver of the Rolex Grand-Am GT Farnbacher Loles Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, has won the ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
DC's the sound of silenceHeadline

DC's the sound of silence

THE SOUND OF SILENCE A SEASON IN PURGATORY ... ... is the title of an old Patrick Dempsey flick and seems appropriate after Dempsey and his fellow Rolex Series racers cleared out from this past weekend's "Roar Before The 24" because this is ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Watkins Glen: Porsche Motorsport preview

Watkins Glen: Porsche Motorsport preview

PORSCHE TEAMS CONTINUE ROLEX GRAND-AM TITLE CHASES AT WATKINS GLEN WATKINS GLEN, New York - June 2 - The upcoming June 6 Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen continues the tradition of endurance sports car racing at Watkins Glen International ...

Wed 07 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Petit still looms largeHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Petit still looms large

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Petit Still Looms Large Despite heavy rains and the flooding of the circuit at Road Atlanta, once again the Petit Le Mans demonstrated the staying power of the American Le Mans Series. Cars ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Porsche newsletter 2009-08-14

Porsche newsletter 2009-08-14

Porsche Motorsport around the world Stuttgart. The Motorsport Newsletter regularly provides information on Porsche Motorsport around the world. More detailed information and additional photographs are available for accredited journalists from...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Factory stirringsHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Factory stirrings

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram FACTORY STIRRINGS Whenever a fellow reporter asks you what you're working on, there's only one of two politically correct answers. "My next big story," is always the best response. But if that's not entirely ...

Alan Wilson's tribute to Larry Miller

Alan Wilson's tribute to Larry Miller

A TRIBUTE TO LARRY MILLER From Alan Wilson - on behalf of all those who have worked at, visited and enjoyed Miller Motorsports Park "Thank you!" Two words. "Thank you." Two words that have become a continual refrain since...

DC's post-Daytona - Still hung over

DC's post-Daytona - Still hung over

STILL HUNG OVER For those lacking calculators, a 24-hour race equals 8.73 or 9.6 (2.75-hour or 2.5-hour, respectively) "standard" races. The above exercise is meant to illustrate that a 24-hour race tends to produce a few more noteworthy ...

Lamy has SunTrust Racing in lead at halfway markHeadline

Lamy has SunTrust Racing in lead at halfway mark

SunTrust Racing holds the lead after 12 hours of attrition and incidents in the 47th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The field had just returned to green flag racing after the 12th caution in the twice-around-the-clock enduro with Pedro Lamy...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sports Car survivalHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sports Car survival

Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Sports Car Survival There was a time when it was standard procedure to leave the track for dinner during endurance races, even for journalists. These days, the intensity of major endurance races calls for an ...

Mon 14 Dec 2009
Porsche Cup winners 1970-2009

Porsche Cup winners 1970-2009

@>Porsche Cup Winners, 1970-2009 Year Driver Nat Team ------- ------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------- 1970 Gijs van Lennep NL Wihuri 1971 Erwin ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Daytona24: Race results

Daytona24: Race results

Pos Num Class CPos Drivers Team Car Laps Gap to 1st --- --- ----- ----- -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ...

Wed 30 Dec 2009
SCC: Jason Aranha test news 2009-12-28

SCC: Jason Aranha test news 2009-12-28

Aranha Completes Successful Test With APR Motorsport HOUSTON, Dec. 28 - In a major step towards his goal of competing in the Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge's Street Tuner class in 2010, Houston-based driver Jason Aranha recently ...

Sun 18 Oct 2009
Porsche Motorsport newsletter 2009-10-16

Porsche Motorsport newsletter 2009-10-16

American Le Mans Series: 100th win yields championship title After their hard-fought victory at the final round of the ALMS in Laguna Seca, Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long are the new GT2 champions. The Porsche works drivers gave a superb ...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's againHeadline

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Over the Hill gang ride's again

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Over The Hill Gang Rides Again A different former Washington Redskin football coach came to mind at Richmond after Denny Hamlin won the race in the Toyota of car owner Joe Gibbs, the three-time Super...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Didier Theys announces retirement as driver

Didier Theys announces retirement as driver

Didier Theys Announces His Retirement as Driver SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 2 - Didier Theys, one of the most successful and popular endurance sports car drivers on either side of the Atlantic, today announced his retirement as a professional race...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Utah: Porsche Motorsport race report

Utah: Porsche Motorsport race report

PENSKE PORSCHE RILEY FOURTH AT GRAND-AM UTAH 250 AFTER LEADING; MISTAKE PREVENTS KEEN/WERNER FROM CLINCHING ROLEX GT CHAMPIONSHIP TOOELE, Utah - September 19 -- A sticky helmet radio cable might have cost Porsche factory drivers Timo Bernard ...

Utah: Farnbacher Loles Racing race report

Utah: Farnbacher Loles Racing race report

Farnbacher Loles Racing's Thrilling Battle in Utah Miller Motorsports Park has been the site of several epic battles to the checkers and the ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
VIR: MCM Racing preview

VIR: MCM Racing preview

The 2009 racing season has really started to take shape for Team Owner Matt Connolly and his Grand Am Rolex Series GT team. Starting the season off with a multi-year agreement with new title sponsor Battery Tender, then came the new GT class...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Birmingham: Dempsey Racing preview

Birmingham: Dempsey Racing preview

Joe Foster and Charles Espenlaub to Race No. 40 Dempsey Racing Mazda RX-8 This Weekend at Barber Motorsports Park; Foster and Espenlaub Look For Top-5 Finish As "Day Job" Keeps Dempsey from Barber Race BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (July 16, 2009) -- Joe ...

Watkins Glen II: DILYSI Racing debut preview

Watkins Glen II: DILYSI Racing debut preview

DILYSI racing partners with Farnbacher Loles Racing/CTF for Grand-Am at Watkins Glen Philadelphia native and DILYSI racing founder John Tancredi will take the wheel for the team's inaugural race in the Grand-Am Sport Car Series'...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Tremblay, Ham - NASCAR teleconference

Tremblay, Ham - NASCAR teleconference

NASCAR/Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Teleconference - Sylvain Tremblay and Nick Ham May 29, 2009 An interview with: SYLVAIN TREMBLAY NICK HAM THE MODERATOR: Good afternoon, everyone. Welcome to this week's NASCAR Grand-Am teleconference.

Mon 12 Oct 2009
Brumos wins Homestead, BSR take championship

Brumos wins Homestead, BSR take championship

The 2009 Rolex Sports Car Series ended under caution Saturday at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, with the Brumos Porsche Riley of Joao Barbosa and Hurley Haywood taking an improbable victory and Gainsco Racing's Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty winning...

Thu 19 Nov 2009
SCC: Marren Motorsports enters series in 2010

SCC: Marren Motorsports enters series in 2010

Marren Motorsports To Campaign A Honda In KONI Challenge In 2010 OXFORD, Conn. - Marren Motorsports announced it will campaign a Honda Civic Si in the 2010 Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge Street Tuner (ST) class. Working out of its...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
SCC: Watkins Glen: APR Motorsport race notes

SCC: Watkins Glen: APR Motorsport race notes

APR Motorsport Dominates at Watkins Glen Watkins Glen, NY: Capping off a nearly perfect race weekend, APR Motorsport came away from Watkins Glen with the team's first-ever victory and the first professional U.S. road racing victory for any VW ...

Jim Hunter commentary on sports car crossover concept

Jim Hunter commentary on sports car crossover concept

Crossover Concept From The 'Other' Sports Car Organization Is Ill-Advised, Counter-Productive By Jim Hunter Every once in a while, the hair on the back of my neck stands up when someone's remarks about NASCAR or Grand-Am seem to be hitting below...

Fri 16 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sign of the TV times

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Sign of the TV times

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Sign Of The TV Times Is NASCAR a southern sport? More to the point -- is stock car racing a southern sport? Now that NASCAR Chairman Brian France has acknowledged fans have been alienated by...