Category Archives: racing

IMSA Showdown at Laguna Seca Today

“Drivers arrive at the entry to The Corkscrew in fifth gear at 130 miles per hour and pointing at the sky,” said Chris Baker, director of motorsports, Michelin North America. “Traffic is usually stacking up and the drivers must be very precise in car placement and spot-on in braking to set up for the downhill run.” Continue reading

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World Endurance CUP Round 6 – Texas: Porsche 1, 2, Toyota 3

Toyota once again teased; once again failed – a problem that might go away next year since it will likely be racing against itself in LMP1 – good for a Tokyo Aichi lobby trophy, but disastrous for the sport. Continue reading

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Corvette Beats Ford, Ferrari in Virginia GT3 Race

Two races totaling 12 hours and 40 minutes remain in the season, but some argue this is the turning point for the Corvette. Tactics, driving skills and luck – in arguable amounts – were involved. Continue reading

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Dodge Roadkill Nights -Tires Smoking on Woodward Ave

As part of the overall power burnout, $10,000 will be awarded to the quickest Dodge car. Caveat: it must be powered by a Dodge engine, not a rat motor or mouse motor or god forbid a blue oval mill. Continue reading

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2018 Camaro ZL1 NASCAR Cup Race Car

The Camaro ZL1 will make its competition debut next February during Daytona Speedweeks, which kicks off the 2018 NASCAR season. Continue reading

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F-22 Fighter Prompts Ford F-22 F-150 Raptor

Ford claims the F-150 Raptor shares key F-22 design details, including red and green position lights in front that enhance left and right mirror skull caps, “unique glossy and matte exterior cues.” Continue reading

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BMW at Lime Rock with IWSC Championship at Stake

Lime Rock Park is claimed – dubiously – by BMW of North America as its home track because 90 miles from its Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey headquarters, but it is a long way from its non-union plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Continue reading

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Milestones – One Millionth Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 arguably created a new category and remains a premium sports car despite its rear engine design – that critics pointed out was like a trying to throw a dart backwards at high speeds. Continue reading

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WEC – Porsche 919 Hybrid on Pole in Spa. Toyota Faster

Qualifying, took place in cool, dry conditions. For the six-hour race on Saturday, raising temperatures and sunshine are forecast. Continue reading

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IndyCar Wrecking League – Phoenix

The series has been marred by accidents that halted the action on the first lap of three of the four races thus far in 2017. Pagenaud is defending champion. Continue reading

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Quit NASCAR After 2017 Season

Medical issues could be the reason. Earnhardt, 42, returned to racing this year after a concussion sidelined him from NASCAR’s top series for half of the 2016 season. Through his rehabilitation process, Earnhardt has become a vocal advocate for research of sports-related brain injuries, which likely means he will never have a job affiliated with the NFL. (See AutoInformed on NASCAR Expands Concussion Protocol to SCAT3) Continue reading

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Silverstone: Toyota Beats Porsche. Chan Racing Wins LMP2. Ford Bests Ferrari, Porsche in GT Pro. Ferrari takes GT Am

The race – pure England at this time of year (or any time) – was run under mixed weather conditions, forcing teams to choose between tires – slicks, so-called intermediates or rain rubber in changing conditions that forced drivers to extract the best performance out of the world’s most exciting racing machines. Continue reading

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Silverstone – WEC Opening Round Pits Toyota against Porsche in the run-up to the Grueling 24 Hours at Le Mans

The first track appearance in real racing conditions sees Porsche and Toyota dueling with two very different LMP1 cars with mixed results in the fastest, most expensive top class. Continue reading

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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Runs Fastest Quarter-Mile Ever

With 840 horsepower and 770 pounds-feet of torque from a supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V8 engine, the new 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is the most-powerful production muscle car in history. It posted the world’s fastest quarter-mile with an elapsed time (ET) … Continue reading

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Porsche to Show New 919 Hybrid For Le Mans at Monza

Porsche has had great runs at Le Mans recently in the top LMP1 class, and historically in other classes as well. During 2015 and 2016, its Le Mans Prototype 919 Hybrid took overall victory in Le Mans and won the World Championship titles for Manufacturers and Drivers. Continue reading

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