Daily Archive: June 6, 2010

Jun 06

Andrew Ranger in Top Five at UNOH Performance 200 in Martinsville

Moffitt back in K&N East victory lane in rain shortened race

Brett Moffitt finally has the trophy to go with the fast car. It just happens to be one of the most sought after prizes in NASCAR race: A Grandfather Clock from Martinsville Speedway. Moffitt was out front when rain shortened the UNOH Performance 200 to 174 laps Sunday afternoon, giving the 17-year-old Joe Gibbs Racing Development Driver from Grimes, Iowa, his third career NASCAR K&N Pro Series East win. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Spengler leads 1-2-3 for Mercedes-Benz at Lausitz (+result & standing)

Canadian Bruno Spengler (Mercedes-Benz) has won the third DTM season round at EuroSpeedway Lausitz

After 52 laps at the 3.478 kilometres long track, he crossed the finish line as the winner, followed by his fellow Mercedes-Benz drivers Paul Di Rest and Jamie Green. With his sixth victory in the most popular international touring car series, Spengler was able to extend his points’ lead in the drivers’ standings. After three rounds, he has 26 points. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Second IRC victory of the season for flying Finn (+results, +standings, +photos)

Leg Two report: Rally d’Italia-Sardegna, 4-6 June, 2010

Juho Hanninen has strengthened his grip on the Intercontinental Rally Challenge drivers’ title with his second victory of the season on Rally d’Italia-Sardegna today (Sunday). Driving a factory Skoda Motorsport-run Fabia, the Finn took a slender lead on the rally’s ninth stage and pulled clear when Kris Meeke, his closest pursuer, crashed heavily on stage 10. The accident was captured live on Eurosport, which covered four stages of the sun-coated gravel event as they happened. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Autocon flying the Star-Spangled Banner

Second trip in three years for Lewis’ squad

Autocon Motorsports return to Le Mans 24 Hours as the sole US representative in LMP this year. Team owner/driver Michael Lewis-– splitting time with Tony Burgess and Bryan Willman next week – took time out of his busy schedule to speak to lola-group.com about the teams aims for the coming week at Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Rusty Mitchell joins Juncos Racing for remainder of 2010 season

A current competitor in the 2010 Star Mazda Championship

Rusty Mitchell has signed with Juncos Racing for the remainder of the 2010 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear season.  A current competitor in the 2010 Star Mazda Championship, this year marks Mitchell’s second full season and third year of experience in a Formula Mazda.  The Midlands, Texas native will make his debut as a Juncos Racing driver at the Pizza Ranch 100 event at Iowa Speedway June 18-19. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival

California Style, International Flair

Even though a good number of drivers here at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival are from California, the event has a notable international contingent and a distinct worldly panache by virtue of having attracted the most extraordinary cars on the planet. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Valtteri Bottas repeats Masters victory (+results)

Formula 3 Euro Series Zandvoort race report

In front of a 43,000 strong crowd, Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas (ART Grand Prix) has successfully defended his title in the RTL GP Masters of Formula 3. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

McLaren told Hamilton that Button wouldn’t pass

Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button actually clanged wheels at Istanbul Park

2010-05-30 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - Lewis Hamilton 6The Red Bull crash hogged all the headlines, but a dice between another pair of high profile teammates in Turkey could also have spiralled into an intense controversy. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Pedrosa wins and sets new lap record on hard compound slicks (+results)

MotoGP Round 4: Italian GP race report

Opting for Bridgestone’s hard compound slicks front and rear, Dani Pedrosa took victory for the Repsol Honda Team at Mugello in decisive style, setting a new lap record on only the fifth lap of the race and consistently lapping faster than the existing lap record. The Spaniard was the only rider to lap in the 1m 49second bracket. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

IndyCar Texas Motor Speedway race report (+results, +photos, + teams & drivers reports)

Tagliani finishes 18th following a late race pit stop incident

Alex Tagliani Pit StopFAZZT Race Team driver Alex Tagliani finished 18th overall in Saturday night’s Round 7 of the IZOD IndyCar held under the spotlights at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Kennington claims Canadian opener (+results, +photos, + teams & drivers reports)

Kennington wins at Delaware Speedway

DJ Kennington 2010-06-06 2D.J. Kennington kicked off his chase for his first NASCAR Canadian Tire Series presented by Mobil 1 championship with a victory in the season-opener Saturday. Kennington out-dueled JR Fitzpatrick over the closing laps to claim the Keystone Light 200 at Delaware Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Le Mans 24 Hours: 6 day countdown! (+photos)

Pirro Power!

Emanuele Pirro has the most extraordinary record at Le Mans. Until 1999, when the Audi era at Le Mans began, the 49-year-old Roman had competed just twice at La Sarthe, as a 19 year old in 1981 with a Lancia Beta Monte Carlo and 16 years later with a McLaren F1 GTR. Both races ended in retirement but in the 11 years since he finished third in the Audi R8R, Emanauele has five winners trophies and three more for podium finishes. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Espenlaub and Putman recover from spin to win

Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at The Glen

Charles Espenlaub and Charles Putman recovered from a first-lap spin in Saturday’s Continental Tire 150, the sixth round of the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season, to win the Grand Sport (GS) race and give Fall-Line Motorsports its first series victory. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Italian Hero Andreucci leads IRC Sardania (+photos)

Leg one report lead by Peugeot

Paolo Andreucci will head a Peugeot one-two into the final day of Rally d’Italia-Sardegna Sunday following a drama-filled opening leg of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier on the sun-baked Mediterranean island, when several drivers, including Sebastien Ogier, Andreas Mikkelsen and Guy Wilks hit trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 06

Pruett and Rojas score third consecutive victory

In Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen

Five days after a three-race GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series winning streak ended in a first-lap crash, Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas turned in a solid performance and started a new streak Saturday in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW Riley by scoring their third consecutive victory in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. Read the rest of this entry »

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