Tag Archive: Grand Am

Apr 16

President Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed early criticism of Ferrari’s new team boss

Montezemolo rejects early Mattiacci criticism

Luca Di Montezemolo 2012-12-23 First, he applauded the ousted Stefano Domenicali for taking responsibility for the fabled team’s poor results and choosing to resign. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 21

Lamborghini Announce the Fastest Way into the World’s Ultimate Race Series

A weekend’s race fee is set at US$17,500

 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series (2)Automobili Lamborghini today confirmed that the weekend fee for a shared seat to contest the all-new, five-race Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in North America would be US$17,500 per driver, or US$35,000 per car, per race weekend.

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Jan 27

Rolex 24H at Daytona – Chip Ganassi Racing still at the front after 15 hours

At Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida

Rolex 24 At Daytona logoChip Ganassi BMW-Riley no 01The 2013 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona is on and we invite you to look at results on the Grand-Am official website by clicking on the banner. 

 Grand-Am Road Racing bannerLIVE RESULTS FROM GRAND-AM.COM

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Jan 17

Breaking Daytona’s Dawn

Charles Dressing on Daytona’s magic

Daytona-Night-011513-1Daytona-011513-2Once we raced Daytona’s roval backward. Every now and then, I stumble across a photo taken when Dwight Eisenhower was President, the year Aston Martin won Le Mans and Daytona’s sports cars went ‘round clockwise. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Patrón Spirits renews American Le Mans Series presenting sponsorship

Series also announces television partners for 2013

ALMS 2013-1ALMS-PatronThe renewal of Tequila Patrón’s presenting sponsorship and the announcement of the 2013 television schedule for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón highlighted today’s annual “State of the Series” address by ALMS President and CEO Scott Atherton.

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Oct 18

American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón announces 2013 Schedule

 Spotlights combined weekends with GRAND-AM at Road America and “super endurance weekend” at Circuit of The Americas

ALMS 2013-1ALMSThe 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón race schedule is a compelling, 10-round slate, featuring a unique joint weekend with the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at Road America and what’s being termed a super endurance weekend in combination with the FIA World Endurance Championship at the spectacular new Circuit of The Americas (CoTA) in Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

ALMS season closes with Stellar Petit Le Mans Entry

Forty-three cars to tackle Road Atlanta for 1,000 miles/10 hours
ALMS, GRAND-AM Officials meet with auto manufacturers to discuss next steps to unified road racing series

ALMS - Nissan-DeltaWing-100312-1ALMS - Manufacturers 2014The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón closes its season with a stellar entry for the 15th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. The ALMS’ cornerstone event will see 43 sports cars on the grid – the full ALMS field along with a choice group from Europe which makes the Road Atlanta race one of the sport’s biggest international events. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

ALMS’ Atherton presents Pro-Am Awards at GRAND-AM Banquet

More cooperation between the two series ahead of ‘The Future’

ALMS - Emil Assentato- ScottALMS - Alex Popow - Scott AthertonAlthough the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and the GRAND-AM Rolex Series are more than a year away from operating as a unified series, ALMS President and CEO Scott Atherton presented two prominent awards at the GRAND-AM awards banquet, Monday night in New York City.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Super Weekends in ’13: ALMS with GRAND-AM at Road America

Planning partnership with FIA WEC in Austin

ALMS-RoadAmerica-1ALMS-2012-1The first pieces of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s 2013 schedule are coming into place. The ALMS joins the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series for a doubleheader race weekend at Road America in August. Plans also are under way to pair the ALMS alongside the FIA World Endurance Championship in September at the new Circuit of The Americas near Austin, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

Unified ALMS/GRAND-AM Leadership Team meets at Le Mans

Planning the future of sports car racing in North America

2014 Board at Le MansALMSFollowing the recently announced merger of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and GRAND-AM Road Racing, leadership of the new organization met in Le Mans, France, last weekend, with the executive teams of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 05

GRAND-AM Road Racing, American Le Mans Series Announce Historic Merger (updated)

Combined sports car organization will debut with 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona; New board to feature GRAND-AM, ALMS, NASCAR executives

Grand-AM-RoadracingALMSThe most significant development in the history of sports car racing in North America was announced today, with plans for a landmark merger of GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) unveiled at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

ALMS, GRAND-AM finalizing merger

After years of rumors, the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM are set to join forces…

2012-08-18 _mg_6218-small2012-08-18_0712SPEED.com has confirmed through multiple sources involved with the negotiations that the American Le Mans Series and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series will announce an agreement that will see the two series race under a single banner, likely beginning in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23

Slime signs on with Andrew Novich for Grand-Am campaign

Compass360 Racing driver to fly new livery at Laguna Seca and Lime Rock Park

Compass360 - Andrew NovichC360R_logoAndrew Novich’s #74 Honda Civic Si will hit the track in a decidedly different look at the next Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, at the iconic Laguna Seca raceway in Monterey, California on September 8th, 2012. The traditional Compass360 Racing orange will be replaced by the bright green of Slime, the worldwide leader in tire care.

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May 15

Who Works in Motorsports 2012 – AVAILABLE

The industry’s indispensable companion, featuring 1000+ pages of essential information on 17 championships

Who Works in Motorsports 2012Who Works in Motorsports Who Works in Motorsports 2012 remains the only publication in print to contain those all-important details on decision makers, opinion formers and journalists from across the industry.

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Apr 25

Who Works in Motorsports 2012 – AVAILABLE

The biggest and most comprehensive Motorsport bible ever published featuring 1000+ pages of essential information on 17 Championships 

Who Works in Motorsports Who Works in Motorsports 2012Who Works in Motorsports 2012 remains the only publication to contain those all-important details on decision makers, opinion formers and journalists from across the industry. A unique reference tool, this fully updated edition now includes information on 17 separate championships. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 03

New addition to Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame featured in display at the CME

The Mazda stage will be a hive of activity at the Canadian Motorsports Expo

Mazda B-Spec car (Medium) Daytona Prototype in AIM liveryThe Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame will feature the latest addition to the Hall’s collection at its display during the Canadian Motorsports Expo. The three-day show runs February 10, 11 & 12 at the International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson Airport.

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Jan 29

Final hours of Rolex 24 heading toward DP battle

Between Shank and Ganassi Teams

Rolex 24 Hours Sunrise 2012-01-29Rolex 24 At DaytonaAfter 18 hours of racing in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, the stage was set for a final, six-hour battle between the No. 60 LiveOn.com Ford/Riley from Michael Shank Racing and the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for overall honors. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Polesitting teams lead at halfway mark of exciting Rolex 24

Halfway through the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona things were still trending in the direction of it being anybody’s race

Grand-Am Rolex 24 Hours Mid-RaceRolex 24 At DaytonaAt the 12-hour mark, nine different leaders had paced the field with the defending race and series champion No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing and its sister No. 02 Target BMW/Riley dominating large portions. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 26

Compass360 Racing brings impressive driver line-up to Daytona

Three former champions and one runner-up anchor talented group determined to win.

Compass360 Racing - C360RCompass360 Racing (C360R) 77 Joe Marina Honda CivicCompass360 Racing (C360R) is no stranger to winning on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway, having been on the Street Tuner podium four straight years from 2007 to 2010. To extend that impressive result the team has assembled a driver roster for this weekend’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race that’s arguably the strongest it’s ever had, counting three former series champions and one runner-up in the squad. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 16

Hopwood returns to Compass360 Racing to co-drive with Bo Roach

2007 Street Tuner Champion to share driving duties with long-time Grand-Am competitor at Daytona

Bo Roach Trevor HopwoodCompass360 Racing (C360R) released details of its fourth and final driver pairing for the first race of the 2012 season, announcing Bo Roach and Trevor Hopwood as pilots of the the #77 Joe Marina Honda / Luna-C Racing / Honda Performance Development Civic Si.

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Aug 23

The final 3 candidates for the Team Canada Scholarship have been selected.

Team Canada Scholarship to the festival announces finalists!

Team Canada logoTeam Canada logo 2With the half-way point of the season now past, the selections have been made, and it was clear that Canada has a great number of young up and coming drivers who could all represent our country well! The 3 finalists will be gathering for an intensive interview process on August 29th, and shortly thereafter, one driver will be selected to be the very first winner of the annual Scholarship. The interviews will take place at Mosport International Raceway, the world renowned track known for producing some of this country’s greatest drivers.

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May 25

BGR Team Grote signs Trent Hindman for Ontario Formula Ford Championship

The highly regarded rookie is currently running the Skip Barber National Series

Trent HindmanTrent Hindman cockpitBGR Team Grote is pleased to announce that 15 yr old Trent Hindman will join the team starting with the Formula Tour 1600 support race to the Canadian Grand Prix and the 12 remaining rounds of the 2011 Ontario Formula Ford Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Connery on Road Atlanta Pole (+result)

Connery backed up his win yesterday with a pole. Rémy Audette fourth on grid !

F2000 new logoKyle Connery won pole for this afternoon’s final F2000 race of the weekend at Road Atlanta, lowering the track record in the process with a lap of 1:25.042 around the 2.54-mile road course. Read the rest of this entry »

May 05

Thursday testing notebook from Road Atlanta

Alegra’s new RFR

F2000 new logoOne of the worst kept secrets in the F2000 paddock, the #24 Alegra Motorsprots RFR/Zetec, officially turned some of its first laps today with Brazilian Fabio Orsolon behind the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

Grand-Am: Compass 360 Racing finishes 5th at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Championship Honda Team battles against strong forced-induction opposition

Compass 360CompassRacing 77Compass360 Racing’s #75 Honda Civic Si crossed the line fifth in a thrilling last-lap run for the flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway last weekend. After running second for much of the last half-hour of the race, the creditable finish was still a tough pill to swallow for the team, which looked sure to notch a podium result. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 29

Daytona unveils new mobile website, fan texting service returns for Speedweeks 2011 (updated)

Turner Motorsports kickstarts 2011 with podium at Daytona
Accident in practice spoils the Gleasons’ hopes
Riley Sets Track Record at Daytona

Daytona International Speedway Turner-Motorsports-logoTurner Motorsport was back in familiar territory on Friday afternoon as the No. 96 BMW M3 of Paul Dalla Lana and Bill Auberlen raced to a third place finish at Daytona International Speedway in the opening round of the 2011 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. The podium result was a strong start to the race weekend for Turner Motorsport, and the group will look for even more champagne when the team returns to the famed track on Saturday to take on the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 20

NASCAR Truck Series racer ‘Mad’ Max Papis in Toronto this Saturday

Max Papis at Canadian Motorsports Expo

Canadian Motorsports Expo logoMad Max PapisThe Canadian Motorsports Expo is proud to announce that international racing star ‘Mad’ Max Papis will be at Canada’s Ultimate Racing Show on Saturday, Jan. 22. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

AIM Autosport targets race wins in 2011

Sites set on championship challenge in 2012

AIM AutosportGrand-AM-RoadracingAIM Autosport is launching a multi-season plan to see its Daytona Prototype squad return to the race-winning form it formerly enjoyed in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. However, before it can begin to act on its plan, AIM must take a step back by missing this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

Canadian Motorsports Expo: Dario Franchitti will be there

Reigning Indycar / Indy 500 champ

Dario FranchittiCanadian Motorsports Expo logoMotorsports fans will have an opportunity to see and chat with one of the world’s most popular and successful racers on Saturday, January 22 at the Canadian Motorsports Expo. Three-time IndyCar Series champ and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will appear live at the CME to participate in a fan Q&A / Autograph Session. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona artwork and program cover unveiled

Koka created the cover for the 2010 Daytona 500 program

Rolex 24 At Daytona - Jay KokaRolex24_DaytonaInternationally known artist Jay Koka has completed the commemorative artwork for the 49th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 29-30, America’s most prestigious sports car race and the kick-off event to the international motorsports calendar. Read the rest of this entry »

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