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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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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'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 ...

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 ...

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
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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 02 Oct 2009
Montreal: Farnbacher Loles Racing race report

Montreal: Farnbacher Loles Racing race report

Two Top-10 Finishes for Farnbacher Loles Racing at Montreal In what can only be described as yet another tumultuous, mixed conditions race, Farnbacher Loles managed to place both of the team's entries into the top-10, maintain the points lead in...

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 ...

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
Montreal: Chris Green preview

Montreal: Chris Green preview

Canadian racer Chris Green to compete at Montreal this weekend Local driver to contest Rolex GT race this weekend MONTREAL, QUEBEC - This weekend, Montreal will host the biggest Canadian motorsport event of the year when the Grand-Am Rolex ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
SCC: Auberlen, Bell take victory in DaytonaHeadline

SCC: Auberlen, Bell take victory in Daytona

Turner Motorsport's Bill Auberlen held off the Ford Mustangs of Hugh Plumb and Ken Wilden in the closing laps of Friday's Fresh from Florida 200 at Daytona International Speedway to win the first Koni Challenge race of 2009. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Utah: Race results

Utah: Race results

Pos Num Cls CPos Drivers Team Car Laps Total Time Gap to 1st --- --- --- ----- ----------------------------------- -------------------------------- ---------------- ------...

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
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 ...

Sat 10 Oct 2009
Homestead: Farnbacher Loles Racing qualifying report

Homestead: Farnbacher Loles Racing qualifying report

Farnbacher Loles Qualifies Top-5 at Homestead-Miami The Farnbacher Loles Racing team endured 115 degree track temperatures and excessive tire wear to post solid times in qualifying for the Grand Prix of Miami. Leh Keen of Charleston, SC turned a...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
LM24 or Daytona24: the true test of endurance?Headline

LM24 or Daytona24: the true test of endurance?

The Rolex 24 at Daytona and 24 Hours of Le Mans are two of road racing's most prestigious events. While both twice-around-the-clock enduros may appear similar for the obvious reasons, the two races each have its unique characteristics. The high ...

SCC: Millville: Subaru Road Racing Team preview

SCC: Millville: Subaru Road Racing Team preview

Subaru Road Racing Team Takes Points Lead Into 'Home' Race Phoenixville, PA -- When the green flag flies Saturday afternoon to begin the Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge race at New Jersey Motorsports Park, the Subaru Road Racing Team and...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Montreal: Porsche Motorsport race report

Montreal: Porsche Motorsport race report

PENSKE PORSCHE RILEY SO CLOSE, YET SO FAR FROM TOP STEP OF PODIUM; FARNBACHER LOLES RACING, TRG HAVE GOOD DAYS IN THE RAIN FOR PORSCHE GT MONTREAL - August 29 -- Despite dark and dreary wet weather conditions, Saturday was a good day for Porsche...

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...

Fri 02 Oct 2009
Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fireman's Hill and ringers

Ingram's Flat Spot On: Fireman's Hill and ringers

Ingram's Flat Spot On by Jonathan Ingram Fireman's Hill And Ringers Just my luck. At the same time Dale Earnhardt Jr. dropped in at Road America for a surprise visit on Saturday evening, I was on the opposite side of the track. While he was ...

Fri 19 Jun 2009
Brumos has the speed but will it carry them to victory?Headline

Brumos has the speed but will it carry them to victory?

Brumos Racing has been the team to beat thus far at Daytona International Speedway and heads into Saturday's Rolex 24 as the favorites in the twice-around-the-clock enduro. After claiming the pole position on Thursday, the No. 58 Porsche-powered...