Luhr, Edwards Combine To Give BMW Second Consecutive GTLM Victory

Victory is becoming habit forming for BMW. One event after scoring its first TUDOR United SportsCar Championship triumph in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class at Long Beach, BMW Team RLL was back at it Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.   This time, Lucas Luhr and John Edwards teamed to give the No. 24 IHG Rewards Club BMW Z4 GTLM its first TUDOR Championship victory. Long Beach winners...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Taylor on pole for TUDOR race at Monterey

For the second consecutive qualifying session, the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP and No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford battled for the Prototype and overall pole position in California. And for the second consecutive session, a Taylor brother emerged ahead of Scott Pruett in a tooth-and-nail battle to secure the pole. Jordan Taylor emerged fastest Saturday for his first...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Taylor Edges Pruett To Take Pole at Laguna Seca

After claiming a hard fought victory two weeks ago on the streets of Long Beach, Wayne Taylor Racing rode the momentum well into Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca as in a close qualifying duel, Jordan Taylor managed to put the No. 10 Konica-Minolta backed Chevrolet Corvette DP on the pole position for Sunday’s Continental Tire Monterrey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. In a...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Taylor takes pole in Monterey

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) Jordan Taylor took the pole position Saturday for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship's Monterey Grand Prix on Sunday at Mazda Raceway. Coming off a victory April 18 in Long Beach, Taylor turned a lap in 1 minute, 18.718 seconds in the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype that he shares with brother Ricky. ''It's good to start...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ford's Pruett and Hand: The California connection

This weekend’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship round at Laguna Seca is more than just an average race for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Pruett and Joey Hand, as they race in front of family and friends while also sharing a hometown connection of their own. Born 20 years apart, Pruett and Hand both hail from nearby Sacramento, a common link that helped launch their racing careers...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky and Jordan Taylor win IMSA race at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor won the Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach on Sunday for their first victory of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season. ''It's a so great to win at Long Beach,'' Ricky Taylor said. ''What an atmosphere, what an event.'' The Taylors, driving the No. 10 Corvette DP for father Wayne Taylor, started from...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Taylor and BMW Bank Wins At Long Beach

The nightmare conclusion at the Rolex 24 at Daytona that has haunted Wayne Taylor Racing’s Chevrolet Corvette DP team since January can perhaps now be put on the back burner. Thanks to the efforts of brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, the Konica-Minolta sponsored machine went nearly wire-to-wire from the pole position Saturday afternoon to win the Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

TUDOR Championship: Ricky Taylor scores Long Beach pole

Ricky Taylor will lead the field to the green in Saturday's Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase, following a record-breaking lap in qualifying Friday on the streets of Long Beach.   Taylor took his No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP to a best lap of 1:14.790 in the heated 15-minute session, which saw the second-generation driver battle the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Taylor takes pole for IMSA race at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Ricky Taylor won the Prototype pole Friday for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship's Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach. Driving the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP, Taylor broke the track record with a lap at 1 minute, 14.790 seconds on the downtown street circuit to edge Scott Pruett. ''As the fuel load burned off during the qualifying...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Taylor Denies Pruett Pole In Thrilling Qualifying Session

In a qualifying duel form of “Can you top this?” Ricky Taylor eventually outgunned Scott Pruett to claim the TOTAL Pole Award for Saturday’s Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach. In a fifteen-minute session that saw P1 swap five times between the Wayne Taylor Racing and Chip Ganassi Racing chauffeurs, Taylor managed to post a lap in the one minute, 14 second bracket...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase Preview

The size of the starting field will not be big and only two of IMSA’s four classes are competing this weekend for Saturday’s Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach, but do not think for a second that a dull and lame race should be the expectation. Although yes only 18 teams will contest the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s battle on the tight and twisty 1.9 mile...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Action Express Racing Corvette DP Captures Lead After First Segment In Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup

Action Express Racing captured the lead in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup team standings after running second in the opening four-hour segment of Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.   The four points for second place gives the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Corvette DP of Joao Barbosa, Christian Fittipaldi and Sebastien Bourdais...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

TUDOR Championship: CGR unveils 2015 Ford EcoBoost livery

DEARBORN, Mich., – Ford Performance and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) are proud to unveil a new Ford EcoBoost livery the flagship No. 01 prototype will compete in for the remainder of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season. The No. 01 Ford EcoBoost prototype, driven fulltime by Scott Pruett and Joey Hand, will compete for the TUDOR prototype championship...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

TUDOR Championship: 47 cars on Sebring entry list

IMSA has released the entry list for 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, which features a total of 47 cars for the second round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season. This year’s race, set for Sat. March 21, sees a noticeable decrease in entries, down from 63 cars from 2014. Click HERE for the full 12 Hours of Sebring entry list Fourteen cars are set to do battle in...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Chip Ganassi Racing Announces Strong Line-up for 12 Hours of Sebring

Chip Ganassi Racing announced this week that recent Rolex 24 at Daytona and three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion driver Scott Dixon will join Scott Pruett and Joey Hand in the No. 01 Ford EcoBoost Riley Prototype (P) for the 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway on March 21. With the IMSA announcement that the Balance of Performance adjustment to the Dinan-BMW...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Rolex 24 at Daytona takes it's toll on man and machine

Before a crowd of more than 40,000, the TUDOR United Sportscar Series made their 2015 debut during the 53rd annual Rolex 24 at Daytona. The festival of speed pits most of the world’s greatest auto manufacturers against each other, and the clock, as the highly advanced machines battled on the 3.5+ mile road course. The excitement began prior to the green flag, as one of the BMW...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

EcoBoosts Ready for Every Challenge the Rolex 24 At Daytona Brings

 “Sure racing’s a gamble,” driver Scott Pruett once said, “But maybe not in the way you might think.” Principal driver of the Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates No. 01 Ford EcoBoost prototype since the team’s 2014 start in prototype racing, Pruett would go on to note other factors that make a gamble of an endurance race such as this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, practice...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Shank Racing wins pole for Rolex 24 at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Ozz Negri's fast lap in Thursday's qualifying session has given Michael Shank Racing the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Brazilian edged out Scott Dixon of Chip Ganassi Racing for the top starting spot in Saturday's twice-around-the-clock event. Negri is teamed with John Pew, AJ Allmendinger and Matt McMurry in this year's race. They are piloting a...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

A new year brings new opportunities at the Rolex 24

As its name implies, the Roar Before the Rolex 24 is a thunderously sweet three days of dress rehearsal for the iconic big event later this month, providing veteran drivers like California’s Scott Pruett the chance to test a variety of technical arrangements, ranging from suspension settings and gear ratios to aerodynamic adjustments and brake bias. As well, new drivers have the...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Ganassi Goes One-Two in Opening Roar Before 24 Session

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In preparation for the 53rd running of the Rolex 24, the cars and stars of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship have convened at the Daytona International Speedway for the Roar Before the 24. In the opening session of the weekend, the two Ganassi Ford EcoBoost Riley prototypes lead the way, with the No. 02 “star car” of Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Kyle...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

TUSCC: Rojas Signed By DeltaWing For 2015

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — There is no question that during the tenure of the Rolex Sports Car Series, that Mexico’s Memo Rojas was one of the most aggressive, yet successful drivers on the circuit. Paired with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Pruett, the duo won multiple races and multiple championships, including several overall wins in one of the sport’s biggest prizes: the Rolex...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rojas joins DeltaWing; team confirms Rolex 24 lineup

Memo Rojas will reunite with former Chip Ganassi Racing team manager Tim Keene, as the two come under the banner of the DeltaWing Racing Cars operation for 2015. The Mexican will join Katherine Legge for the full TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, with Andy Meyrick and Gabby Chaves joining for Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup rounds. Additionally, Carlos Slim...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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December 18, 2014  |  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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December 16, 2014  |  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
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