23 hours and 40 minutes of hard racing emotion-tinged events came down to an eight-minute hammer-and-tongs battle for victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Thanks to what turned out to be an unnecessary full-course caution, 52 of the 67 cars that started the event were bunched together for the sprint to the checkered flag, and when it waved, Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa drove to victory at Daytona International Speedway, backing up the team’s win on its debut in 2010.
The Gary Nelson-led team featured throughout the event, with Barbosa, Sebastien Bourdais, Christian Fittipaldi and Burt Frisselle pushing the No. 5 Corvette DP to a 1.461-second win over the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP. The sister No. 9AXR/DELTA Corvette DP rounded out the podium, giving General Motors a clean sweep of the top-3 and … More
A new era begins in motorsports this weekend. For the first time in its history, North America will have a dedicated Porsche 911 factory team, Porsche North America. The Rolex 24 at Daytona will be the inaugural green flag for the factory team and for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
In this video, watch the CEO of Porsche Motorsport North America, a Porsche Factory Driver, and the Director of Operations for Porsche Motorsports North America discuss the beginning of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship, the development of the new 911 RSR and why we race.
Chevrolet Corvettes took the green flag on Saturday, January 25 for the 52nd Rolex 24 at Daytona in the newly formed TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The Corvette C7.R made its track debut in the GT Le Mans class while Corvette DPs took part in the Prototype class.
Autocross: is it just an excuse to talk about buying swaybars? No! It’s an extremely cheap way to do excitingly stupid things in your car, even if your car is a hunk of crap like mine.
There are two problems with autocross: it’s not sexy and it’s intimidating for everyone who isn’t driving a tuned BMW E36 M3 or a lowered ’90s Civic hatchback.
There are good reasons why you should ignore those problems … More
The Stoked News Porsche 356 at a N. Calif PCA Autocross
Perhaps no other race car claims the outright success that is boasted by Porsche’s 917/30, a purpose-built spyder that dominated its only season of competition and went on to set a still respectable closed-course speed record. Rooted in roughly four years of development of similar racing spyders, the 917/30’s beginnings initially arose from two goals.
With a new American retail relationship between Porsche and Audi forming in 1969, VW of America executive Josef Hoppen sought to publicise the development with a racing campaign. This suggestion nicely melded with Porsche’s plans for entry into the Can-Am Challenge Cup, the unlimited regulation Canadian-American series that featured racing’s most powerful cars … More