CHRISTIAN FITTIPALDI NEWS

Championship clash: TUDOR titles to be decided at Petit Le Mans finale

There's plenty up for grabs this weekend at Road Atlanta, as championships will be decided in three of the four TUDOR United SportsCar Championship classes in the 17th annual Petit Le Mans. Here's a rundown of the championship scenarios: Prototype - Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi head in with a 22-point lead over brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, meaning the Action...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brundle takes TUDOR Prototype pole at Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Alex Brundle took the Prototype pole in qualifying Friday for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship's Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas. The second-generation British driver turned a lap of 1 minute, 57.809 seconds (103.897 mph) on the twisty 3.40-mile circuit to take his second total pole award of the season and third for the French team. '...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brundle puts OAK Racing Ligier-HPD on debut pole in Austin

Alex Brundle pushed the No. 42 OAK Racing Ligier JS P2 HPD to a debut pole position for the new car on North American soil ahead of Saturday's Lone Star Le Mans, Round 10 of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season. Brundle has achieved his second (Watkins Glen) and OAK Racing's third pole this season, courtesy of the fastest TUDOR Championship lap of the weekend thus...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

TUDOR Championship heads to COTA, championships on the line

With only two rounds to go, championships are on the line as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship heads to Circuit of The Americas for the Lone Star Le Mans weekend (Saturday, 12:30 p.m. ET, LIVE on FOX Sports 2). A total of 51 cars are entered for the final two-hour and 45-minute race of the season, before champions in all four categories are crowned in next month’s 1,000-mile...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Championship Standings (After Virginia)

PROTOTYPE: No action from the premiere TUSCC division at VIR this past weekend. The class returns to action next month in Texas at Circuit of the Americas. Drivers’ Championship 1 JOAO BARBOSA 36 31 31 29 26 0 31 29 36 36 285 1 CHRISTIAN FITTIPALDI 36 31 31 29 26 0 31 29 36 36 285 2 JORDAN TAYLOR 33 25 33 33 36 0 27 31 29 22 269 2 RICKY TAYLOR 33 25 33 33 36 0 27 31 29...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Action Express triumphs again in TUDOR Championship race at Road America

Action Express Racing went back-to-back in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, with Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi coming out on top in Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America. Barbosa held off a late challenge from Ozz Negri to give the No. 5 Corvette DP its third victory of the year, aided by split pit strategies for Prototype class competitors...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Barbosa, Fittipaldi win at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi won the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Road America on Sunday for their third victory of the year in Action Express Racing's No. 5 Corvette. The Prototype class points leaders overcame six cautions periods, a potential race-ending brake problem and a spin off-course and through the grass. ''I...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Dalziel takes Road America pole

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) Ryan Dalziel won his second straight TUDOR United SportsCar Championship pole Saturday, finishing his final qualifying lap in 1 minute, 55.166 seconds in the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America. Dalziel averaged 126.537 mph in the Extreme Speed Motorsports No. 1 HPD ARX-03b/Honda that he will co-drive Sunday with Scott Sharp. ''The...
Via AP on Fox
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Title battles heat up as TUDOR Championship hits Road America

The summer stretch continues for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, as teams head to Road America for this weekend’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase (Sunday, 6:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1). Only three rounds remain for the Prototype class contenders and four for Prototype Challenge, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona competitors as the championship heats up and tensions rise heading...
Via Fox Sports
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Continental Tire Road Race Showcase Preview

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. — With a potential shift in momentum two weeks ago at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Brickyard Grand Prix, Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa not only dominated the race, but jumped ahead of Ricky and Jordan Taylor in the championship standings. Although the difference between the two Chevrolet Corvette DP runners is only two...
Via Rubbings Racing
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Prototype Report Card: Brickyard Grand Prix

MISHAWAKA, Ind. — The prototype class in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has seen yet another major momentum shift as the championship lead has changed hands and several teams are within range once again with just a handful of races left in the first year of the unified championship. Although I know a lot of the young fans will be disappointed at the prospect of returning...
Via Rubbings Racing
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Hauler Parade Kicks Off 2014 Kroger Super Weekend

 The 2014 Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard will kick off this Thursday, July 24, with the sixth annual Hauler Parade. This event allows fans to enjoy the color and excitement of NASCAR leading into the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event will take place from 5-8 p.m. on Main Street in Speedway. Admission is free...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Action Express Racing wins prestigious Rolex 24

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- After more than 2,400 miles and 23 1/2 hours of racing, the most prestigious North American sports car race came down to eight minutes and a final five-lap sprint. The first race of the unified United SportsCar Championship -- the NASCAR-owned and IMSA-sanctioned series born from the merger between American Le Mans and Grand-AM -- ended with a NASCAR flair...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Action Express Racing wins Rolex 24 at Daytona, full results

After 24 hours of racing at Daytona International Speedway, the No. 5 of Action Expresss Racing has claimed victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in the Prototype Series, The Action Express Racing team is made up of  Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and  Sebastien Bourdais. Driving the last segment for the team was Barbosa. They finished ahead of the team of Wayne Taylor with drivers...
Via Tireball.com
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

DeltaWing turning heads, laps at Daytona

There's a shiny, odd-shaped car turning laps - and heads - at Daytona International Speedway. It's been dubbed the ''chrome missile,'' and even though it's not the fastest Prototype entered in this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona, it certainly could wreak havoc in the first race of the newly formed United SportsCar Championship. The DeltaWing is the...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fittipaldi, Barbosa win Watkins Glen

Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa won the Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday for their second straight Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series victory. Fittipaldi held off Michael Valiante by 0.265 seconds in the second-closest finish in the history of the Daytona Prototype class in the six-hour event on the 3.4-mile, 11-turn Watkins Glen International road circuit. The No. 5 Action Express...
Via AP on Fox
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

GRAND-AM: Fittipaldi Signs With Action Express For 2013

“I’m back in the game,” says Christian Fittipaldi, after signing with Action Express for full 2013 Rolex campaign...
Via Speed Network
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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