Daily Archive: July 18, 2009

Jul 18

de Ferran, Pagenaud keep rolling at Lime Rock

Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud won the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix

On Saturday at Lime Rock Park as the de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-02a benefitted from a puncture on the Patrón Highcroft Racing Acura with 13 minutes left while leading. De Ferran and Pagenaud haven’t lost since the St. Petersburg street race in early April. Pagenaud crossed the finish line 43.776 seconds ahead of David Brabham, who shared with Scott Sharp. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Inge passes Miller, wins race one at Summit Point (+results)

Remy Audette just misses the podium

On a beautiful day in West Virginia, Matthew Inge passed Chris Miller and inherited the lead when Tim Minor spun to notch his second win of the season for St. Clair Motorsports and gained back a few valuable points on championship leader Chris Miller who finished second. Miller started from pole and gained bonus points for fastest race lap. Fabio Orsolon finished third with Remy Audette, hanging on with a broken differential and Victor Carbone rounding out the top five.

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Jul 18

De Silvestro becomes winningest woman in Atlantic Championship

History re-written at Lime Rock

Atlantic - Simona De Silvestro - Lime Rock Park2009 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda points leader Simona De Silvestro became the winningest driver in the 36-year of the series with another dominating performance at Lime Rock Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Miller captures pole for first Summit point race

Remy Audette 6th in Q1

Championship leader Chris Miller and JDC MotorSports moved another step closer to the 2009 title this morning by taking pole and three championship bonus points at Summit Point for this afternoon’s first F2000 race of the weekend. Miller spent most of the morning session with the second fastest time but was able to find a gap on his very last flying lap, taking pole as the checkered flags waved. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

De la Rosa inks 2010 Campos race deal

Perhaps joined at the Spanish team by Bruno Senna or Sergio Perez

As has been speculated in recent weeks, Pedro de la Rosa has now penned a two-year contract to race with the new Campos team beginning next season, the Spanish newspaper Diario AS reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Philipp Eng wins dramatic race one at Brands Hatch

Austrian becomes fifth winner in seven races, Andy Soucek was on pole

F2 - Andy SoucekAustrian Philipp Eng has taken a brilliant maiden F2 win at Brands Hatch this afternoon (Saturday) after enduring race-long pressure from championship leader Andy Soucek. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Winner Jules Bianchi extends points’ lead

Mercedes 100th victory

Jules Bianchi (ART Grand Prix) is the winner of the seventh season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series. At the 4.307 kilometres long circuit at Zandvoort, the Frenchman won from Valtteri Bottas (ART Grand Prix) and Christian Vietoris (Mücke Motorsport).

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Jul 18

NASCAR announces ”Members Of Citizen Journalists Media Corps”

Nearly 30 web sites given access, tools to cover NASCAR

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) today announced the members of the newly-formed “NASCAR Citizen Journalists Media Corps.” This group of new media consists of a range of professional and amateur experience covering NASCAR. One common theme is that each site is dedicated to providing information about NASCAR to a growing readership. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

WRC: Pressure is actually less now – Hirvonen

Hirvonen has competed on the ’1000 Lakes’ seven times

BP Ford Abu Dhabi’s Mikko Hirvonen has insisted that he doesn’t feel under more pressure now, despite having taken the lead in the drivers’ championship last time out in Poland.Hirvonen now heads to the Rally Finland later this month, the ninth round in the 2009 World Rally Championship, with a slender one-point advantage over Sebastien Loeb and with just four events left – three on gravel and one on asphalt – the Finn is well placed to mount a serious bid for the 2009 drivers’ title. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

MOTOGP: Rossi ready whatever the weather

MotoGP world champion and 2009 championship leader

Valentino Rossi, is confident he is ready for whatever weather is thrown at him during the German Grand Prix, after being fast in both wet and dry conditions during Friday practice at the Sachsenring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

PSL Karting finds success in Three different countries over three-week period

Victories and podium finishes for Canadian CRG importer

Karting - PSL-GPS-RiosAt Championship Karting International, Caribbean Karting Carnival and Grand Prix of Shawinigan. PSL Karting had a busy three weeks to end the month of June and begin the month of July. A trip to New Jersey for the second round of the Championship Karting International series was followed quickly by a long journey down to the island of Jamaica for the running of the Caribbean Karting Carnival. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Points’ leader Jules Bianchi claims maiden season pole

Jules Bianchi set the pace in qualifying right away

Frenchman Jules Bianchi (ART Grand Prix, 1:30.431 minutes) came out on top in an action-packed qualifying for the seventh season round of the Formula 3 Euro Series. At the 4.307 kilometres long track of Zandvoort, he claimed his maiden pole position of the season.

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Jul 18

Philipp Eng takes his maiden pole position

One second covers top seventeen drivers, Robert Wickens 7th

F2 - Philipp EngPhilipp Eng has taken his maiden Formula Two pole position this afternoon, after a breathless first qualifying session at Brands Hatch. The young Austrian set his best time just before the session was red flagged after Pietro Gandolfi spun off at Clark Curve with 5 minutes to go. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

De Silvestro scores third pole of season

In wetqualifying session at Lime Rock

Atlantic - Lime RockIn a wet qualifying session at Lime Rock Park, 2009 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda points leader Simona De Silvestro scored her third pole position of the season on her final qualifying lap. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

The countdown to season 5 begins

Joining the celebrations for the official launch on 23 July will be A1GP Chairman, Tony Teixeira

The 100 days countdown to the start of Season Five of A1GP World Cup of Motorsport started on Tuesday, 14 July, and the organisers of the Nitro SuperGP in Surfers Paradise on the Australian Gold Coast celebrated this landmark by announcing Surf Life Saving Queensland as an official charity of the event on 22 – 25 October.

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Jul 18

McCormick takes Mosport pole (+results)

Kevin Lacombe set the third fastest time

Saskatoon’s Brett McCormick claimed his third Inside Motorcycles Pole Position Award of the season and extended his lead in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship at Mosport International Raceway on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »


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