Report: Ford returning to Le Mans in 2016 with new GT car

As first revealed by Sportscar365 in July, Ford will return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with an all-new GT car in 2016, as part of a factory program that will also include a two-car GT Le Mans class effort in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. While Ford has yet to make a formal announcement, Autoweek has confirmed further details on the program, including the scheduled...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

TUDOR Championship: Joey Hand joins Chip Ganassi Racing

After two seasons in DTM, Joey Hand will return to racing full-time in North America next year, having joined Chip Ganassi Racing and Ford for its factory assault on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The 35-year-old Californian was confirmed Tuesday to partner Scott Pruett in the No. 01 Riley-Ford, which will carry primary sponsorship from Ford EcoBoost following the departure...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The evolution of the Ford turbo

The year was 1981. Ronald Reagan became president of the United States. Muhammad Ali retired from professional boxing and the price of a gallon of gasoline was $1.25. Yet it was also a turning point in the history of Ford, in the Detroit automaker's official return to motorsports competition through the newly created SVO (Special Vehicle Operations) unit. With a clear focus on fuel...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

TUDOR Championship: 1.1 million viewers tune in for CoTA race on FOX

The rebroadcast of last Saturday’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race from the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX, drew the biggest audience during the series inaugural season. Aired live on the FOX Sports 2 cable channel on Saturday, September 20, the “Lone Star Le Mans” race recorded a massive viewership spike thanks to Sunday’s re-air of the event on the FOX network...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Pruett and Rojas win TUDOR race in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Scott Pruett held off a furious late-race charge from Alex Brundle and Joao Barbosa to win the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Lone Star Le Mans on Saturday at the Circuit of The Americas. Pruett's Ford EcoBoost/Riley DP edged the Ligier JS P2/Honda of Brundle by 2.336 seconds at the finish of the two hour, 45-minute race. It was the third Prototype victory...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Ganassi Saves Enough Fuel To Take CoTA Race Win

AUSTIN, Texas — The tank ran dry halfway through the cool down lap, but that was the least of the worries in terms of veteran sports car racer Scott Pruett on Saturday afternoon as he managed to extend a near empty fuel tank, plus hold off two hungry competitors close behind him to claim the victory in the Lone Star Le Mans Grand Prix at Circuit of the Americas. Starting third...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pruett, Rojas secure victory in TUDOR Championship race at Circuit of The Americas

Scott Pruett has delivered Chip Ganassi Racing its third Prototype and overall win of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, its first since Long Beach in April, in Saturday's Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas. Pruett co-drove the winning No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford with Memo Rojas. Pruett took the lead on fuel strategy, as the car made one less pit stop...
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

TUSCC: New Ligier Earns P1 For Debut Race

AUSTIN, Texas — It is clear after Friday’s action at Circuit of the Americas, that OAK Racing’s lackluster first running of its all-new Ligier JS P2-Honda coupe one day earlier was simply a smoke screen of what the new LMP-eligible car was capable of. On Friday morning, Alex Brundle stunned the paddock posting a practice lap nearly two seconds faster than the rest of the field...
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September 20, 2014  |  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...
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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...
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August 11, 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...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

After Action-Packed Weekend, NASCAR Takes A Cool Down Lap

Five hundred miles at Darlington Raceway. It’s a challenging, exhausting endeavor – and on Saturday night, the Southern 500 needed overtime. Of course it did. In a busy storybook weekend of NASCAR and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship racing, that was the necessary outcome. Seven races were run in three countries and on two continents for a total of 989 laps and 1,169 miles...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Race results: Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase

[TUSCC] Results from the 4/13/2014 Tudor United Sports Car Championship race @ Long Beach. The #01 of Chip Ganassi Racing with Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas aboard led all but one lap of the 21-car event which was limited to Prototype and GTLM cars only.
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pruett and Rojas win IMSA race at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas teamed to win the United SportsCar Championship Series race at Long Beach.
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Pruett takes Long Beach pole

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Chip Ganassi Racing's Scott Pruett took the pole Friday for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race Saturday, turning a lap in 1 minute, 15.325 seconds in his Riley prototype.
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi Racing captures victory at Twelve Hours of Sebring

Marino Franchitti, Scott Pruett, and Memo Rojas drove the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing car to win the 62nd 12 Hours of Sebring
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chip Ganassi Racing captures victory at Twelve Hours of Sebring

SEBRING, Fla. -- Marino Franchitti, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas teamed to give Chip Ganassi Racing its first victory in the Twelve Hours of Sebring, the oldest endurance sports car race in the country.   Franchitti made a pit stop in the No. 01 Ford/Riley DP just before a caution period Saturday night, allowing him to take the lead under a full-course caution when others pitted...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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