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Report: BOSS 302R Mustang Returns and is Headed Directly to Grand Am

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Along with the debut of the 2011 Mustang GT with its new 5.0-liter V8 engine, Ford has announced that a race version of the car will compete in the Grand Am Series. Called the BOSS 302R, the car is named after the car legendary racer Parnelli Jones drove to the Trans-Am title back in 1970…. Continue Reading...

SEMA 2009: Kia Officially Announces Forte Koup Motorsports Program for 2010

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When we arrived at Kia’s SEMA Show booth, PR boss Alex Fedorak told us that we had guessed correctly – the big announcement, as we correctly surmised, was that Kia is going racing in 2010. Kia will be racing in the Grand Am Koni Challenge series in a race prepped version of its Forte Koup,… Continue Reading...

SEMA Preview: Kia to Announce Forte Koup Motorsports Initiative?

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Kia appears to be readying an announcement that for 2010 it will launch a motorsports initiative using the Forte Koup. We just received a brief (very brief) email from Kia Motors America stating that the Korean automaker will, “be accelerating its brand transformation” with an announcement at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association) Show next… Continue Reading...

McLaren SLR 722 GT to Compete in SPEED World Challenge GT Series

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The Corvettes, Porsches and Vipers that compete in the SPEED World Challenge GT series are about to get some serious competition from a serious car – the Mercedes McLaren SLR 722 GT. The car was homolgated to World Challenge specs by The Racers Group (TRG) and our sources at the series tell us it will… Continue Reading...

Patrick Dempsey to Race a Ferrari F430 at Le Mans

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News has just surfaced that Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey (aka McDreamy), will race at the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Ferrari F430 GT race car. Dempsey will race alongside co-drivers Don Kitch Jr. and 2008 Gran Am Koni Challenge Champion Joe Foster under the team name Team Seattle. The Ferrari race… Continue Reading...