Category Archives: racing

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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Corvette Racing Wins Third Straight Twelve Hours of Sebring

There’s a reason why factory teams field multiple car s in sports car endurance racing as was amply demonstrated last weekend. Continue reading

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Audi R8 LMS at the 24 Hours Nürburgring

The Audi drivers at the 24 Hours Nürburgring pool experiences from GT3 racing, the DTM and Le Mans. They are tasked with a fourth victory for the brand since 2012. Continue reading

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WEC GT Class – Porsche Drivers for New 911 RSR

Porsche of course, won the world championships in 2017 for the first time. After a year of development in 2016, the 2015 FIA WEC title winners return with a works entry to what is arguably the world’s most important GT competition. Continue reading

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NASCAR Expands Concussion Protocol to SCAT3

The move comes at a time when the Wall Street Journal is questioning the very survival of the National Football over its massive and ongoing concussion problem and scandal. Continue reading

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Mopar 80th: 2017 Dodge Challenger Limited Editions

Mopar (a contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) was born on August 1, 1937, as the name of a line of antifreeze products. Mopar has since evolved over 80 years to serve as the service, parts and customer-care brand of all FCA vehicles around the globe. Continue reading

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Ford Going back to Le Mans with Four GT Cars

The French endurance classic – arguably the world’s most famous sports car race – on the Circuit de la Sarthe will be held on June 17-18, 2017 Continue reading

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