The biggest news in motorsports this weekend is not the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix or NASCAR, but reports that the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series will merge shortly, combining both series under a single race banner. Continue Reading...
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For over a century, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has hosted more race cars than one can count thanks to the annual Indy 500. But this weekend, when it hosts the Grand-Am Brickyard Grand Prix, the track will emit the sound of a rotary engine for its very first time. Continue Reading...
The Rolex Series’ GX class won’t kick off until 2013, but that won’t stop Lotus from entering its Evora GX in this year’s Grand-Am Rolex Series as a GT entry. Continue Reading...
Yesterday Acura announced it would field a two car effort at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill race later this year using its new ILX sports sedan. Now Acura has revealed that racing plans for the ILX might not stop there. Continue Reading...
To celebrate its 2011 Rolex Grand-Am GT championship, Brumos Racing has teamed up with Porsche Motorsport North America to offer five limited edition 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars. Continue Reading...
Mazda will be the first Japanese automaker to sell a diesel-powered passenger car in America starting next year and the Zoom-Zoom brand will use motorsports to promote the advantages of diesel to an often skeptical consumer base. Continue Reading...
Mazda Motorsports is looking to change the face of motorsports in North America, announcing that it will be supplying clean Skyactiv-D diesel engines to teams for the 2013 season. Continue Reading...
Lotus has adapted it’s Evora GT4 endurance racer for homologation in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and has confirmed at least one team will compete using the car. Continue Reading...
Honda is increasing its commitment to racing in 2012 by officially sponsoring teams entering the Pirelli World Challenge thanks to growing interest in both the U.S. and Canada. Honda Performance Development (HPD) provides components and support to teams ranging from amateur to professional levels. In the past the company supported teams in the Grand-Am Continental Tire… Continue Reading...
A grid of 58 vehicles at the 50th anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona made this year’s event one of the most competitive races in the history of the franchise. It was so competitive, in fact, NASCAR star racing driver AJ Allmendinger of the Michael Shank Racing #60 Ford/Riley car only beat Starworks Motorsport’s pole-sitter Ryan… Continue Reading...
British luxury sports car brand Aston Martin will make its debut in the Grand-Am series on January 27th, as it prepares to take part in the 2012 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge (CTSCC), which will be held at the Daytona International Speedway. For its return to North American racing, Aston Martin has teamed up with… Continue Reading...
The Ford Focus ST-R will make its racing debut at Daytona International Speedway this coming Friday in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge ST class. Although the car resembles the stock Ford Focus, it has been purposefully designed by Ford Racing to be a track ready car. The Focus ST-R will feature Ford’s 2.0L Ecoboost… Continue Reading...
The reduced downforce also required changes to the suspension settings with re-valved shocks and softer springs, along with a slight increase in ride height. In addition, as per Grand Am regulations, the European car’s traction control and ABS systems must also be deactivated. Continue Reading...
Ferrari confirmed the debut of their 458 Grand Am would happen at this year’s Daytona 24 Hours, set to begin on January 26th at Florida’s Daytona International Speedway. Derived from the GT3 variant of the 458, the Grand Am race car was developed in collaboration with Michelotto and aimed at the American series. For the… Continue Reading...
Set to compete in the 2012 Grand-Am Racing Series and making its debut at the upcoming Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Race, Chevrolet’s Corvette Daytona Prototype was caught testing at Daytona and there’s plenty of videos showing what it can do. The footage includes some fan-shot videos that really show off what the car is… Continue Reading...
The very first Audi R8 LMS race car to compete in America has been announced. APR Motorsport will be the first team to campaign the special Audi race car during the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January. APR Motorsports, a division of the famed Audi tuning shop, is becoming known for… Continue Reading...
Roughly 24 hours after renderings of the C7 Corvette surfaced, Chevrolet has unveiled a Corvette of a different sort, one meant for competition use only. The Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype will compete in the Grand-Am Racing series in 2012 and make its debut at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona race. Four teams will run… Continue Reading...
Whether you’re an individual looking for a fun track toy, or a race team looking for a competitive platform, Nissan now has something for you. Based on the street-legal Z car, the new 370Z NISMO RC race car is now for sale and is already certified for use in the SCCA World Challenge GTS class,… Continue Reading...
Kia will be joining in on the B-Spec racing series fun by offering race-prepped versions of the new 2012 Rio 5-door, joining the likes of the Mazda2 and Honda Fit. The B-Spec racing series is designed for low-budget racing enthusiasts featuring compact hatchbacks with little to no engine modifications. Kia will be working with Kinetic… Continue Reading...
Jönsson and co-driver Michael Galati were able to use the Kinetic Motorsports Forte Koup’s braking, handling and fuel efficiency to their advantage during the 2.5 hour race, battling a field of some 30 competitors to finish first overall in the class standings. Continue Reading...
After recently achieving its 100th victory in international motorsports, the Audi R8 will finally look to add to that tally on American soil. Audi has announced that for the 2012 season the R8 LMS race car will be homologated to meet racing standards for the Grand Am Endurance Series, with the R8 set to make… Continue Reading...
Based on the GT3 version of the V8-powered Ferrari, out-of-house tuner Michelotto has pulled the wraps off its Grand Am 458 as testing begins for the new race car at the Fiorano Circuit. The 458 Italia Grand Am will be the first factory-sanctioned Ferrari to compete in the GT Class of Grand-Am’s Rolex Sports Car… Continue Reading...
With their latest victory at Road America in the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Kia moves to the top of the team and driver’s standings in the Street Tuner class. Not bad for a team that’s only two years old. Drivers Michael Galati and Nic Jonsson won in the number 10 Kia Forte Koup… Continue Reading...
“This is a pretty special victory for us,” said Maxwell,” there is a special legacy in racing the Boss 302R and the amazing job that Parnelli Jones did winning the championship in the Boss.” Continue Reading...