Tag Archive: Luis Diaz

Aug 24

Diaz leads flag to flag at Virginia International Raceway,joins Rayhall in winning Two-Part Prototype Challenge Race

French, Ostella second in combined results for Performance Tech Motorsports – Tagliani tries to fight back in Virginia!

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo Luis Diaz took over where teammate Sean Rayhall left off at Virginia International Raceway, leading every lap of Sunday’s 45-minute Prototype Challenge (PC) segment to give the No. 25 8Star Motorsports Takis/Speedsters ORECA FLM09 the overall victory in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 28

ALMS Northeast Grand Prix and Patrick Dempsey Racing at Lime Rock Park July 7

Entered: Hollywood’s Patrick Dempsey; Westport-based CEO; Indy 500 stand-out

ALMSLime Rock Park logoThe American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón starts its summer swing – six races over the next 11 weeks – with round four at Lime Rock Park July 6-7, the ninth annual Northeast Grand Prix. It’s got one of the biggest grids ever for this event: 32 entries made up of 15 prototypes and 17 GT cars.

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Oct 06

Back-to-back wins for HPD and Wirth Research

With latest cost capped sports prototype

Wirth Research logoWirth Research  55The full benefits of Wirth Research’s advanced all-digital aerodynamic and chassis development processes were proven once again last weekend when the new HPD ARX-01g prototype scored its second emphatic American Le Mans Series victory in just two weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 30

Davidson does it again in Petit LeMans qualifying (+result)

Second straight pole position for Peugeot’s British ace

Petit-LeMansAnthony Davidson  Peugeot mainSeeking a third straight victory at Road Atlanta, Team Peugeot Total is on pole position again for the 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Anthony Davidson set a blistering 1:07.428 (135.611 mph) lap in qualifying Friday in the diesel-powered Peugeot 908 coupe that he will drive in Saturday’s 1,000-mile/10-hour race with Sébastien Bourdais and Simon Pagenaud. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 30

That close: McNish, Audi set fastest practice time by a hair

Only 0.002 seconds separated Scotsman from Sarrazin’s Peugeot

Allan McNish Audi 2011-09-29Petit-LeMansIf qualifying Friday for the 14th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda is as good as Thursday’s second practice session, fans at Road Atlanta will be in for a thrill. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 21

Lola customers enjoy successful start to 2011

On the tough, bumpy airfield circuit of Sebring

Lola scored a memorable class win in the LMP2 category and its customer cars finished 6th and 7th overall at the 59th running of the Sebring 12 hours this weekend. On the tough, bumpy airfield circuit in central Florida, temperatures reached up to 85 degrees Fahrenheit and with 55 cars on the grid, the Lola entered prototype sports cars showed they had the pace and durability to start the season with a victory. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 20

Mark Wilkins all set for eighth Rolex 24 appearance

Canadian racer seeking his first podium in Daytona Prototypes

The 2011 racing season is getting underway and Toronto’s Mark Wilkins is all set to head to Florida for the 49th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the leadoff race in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. This is Wilkins eighth straight appearance at the Rolex 24 where he recorded podium finishes in 2004 (3rd – SGS) and 2005 (3rd – GT). Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 01

Davidson leads Peugeot pole sweep for Petit Le Mans (+result & photos)

Second straight year with 908s on Atlanta front row

Peugeot swept the front row for Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 on Friday with Anthony Davidson taking pole position with a lap of 1:07.187 at Road Atlanta. The British pilot put his Peugeot 908 HDi ahead of Pedro Lamy in the sister car by 0.222 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 06

Graf quickest in Thursday Mid-Ohio test

But status of Porsche following heavy accident is unclear

Two weeks following its first overall victory in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, Muscle Milk Team CytoSport and Klaus Graf set the fastest lap time in testing Thursday for the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge. His lap of 1:12.841 (111.596 mph) led a very close LMP field around Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 01

Mid-Ohio grid continues to grow !

Libra Radical-IES is official; Diaz and Gonzalez to PR1/Mathiasen LMPC

The grid for the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge grew to 34 cars Friday with the addition of Libra Racing’s Radical SR9-IES to the LMP class. And in LMP Challenge, Luis Diaz and Ricardo Gonzalez will make their return to the Series driving PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports’ ORECA FLM09. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 17

Fast Fernandez gives AMR Long Beach pole (+result & photos)

First overall FQ for Mexican racing legend

Adrian Fernandez made himself quite at home – again – at the historic Long Beach circuit Friday. The Mexican racing legend captured his first overall pole position in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón with a lap of 1:13.213 (96.770 mph) in Aston Martin Racing’s Lola-Aston Martin prototype coupe for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 14

Thunder will roll Thursday on Long Beach Pine Avenue

Corvette, Car Amigo-Alex Job in high-profile promotion downtown

The thunder scheduled for Thursday night is simply signaling the start of the race weekend … and the return of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón to the streets of Long Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 02

Fernandez and Aston Martin heading to Sebring (+photos)

2009 LMP2 champion to drive factory entries at Long Beach Le Mans

Adrian Fernandez and Aston Martin Racing vaulted into the list of favorites to win the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida with the Mexican star joining forces with the UK’s premier endurance team for America’s greatest sports car race. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 18

2010 Atlantic Championship series-sanctioned test

Set for Jan. 22-24 at Sebring

The first series-sanctioned on-track activity for the 2010 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda is set for Sebring International Raceway from January 22-24, series officials announced today. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

ALMS Series celebrates on a night of Champions (+photos)

Lowe’s Fernandez Racing’s Luis Diaz and Corvette Racing’s Doug Fehan were the big winners Sunday

They received highly sought after awards voted on by fans of the American Le Mans Series. Diaz, reigning LMP2 champion, received the Most Popular Driver Award while Fehan, Corvette Racing program manager, won his second straight From the Fans award. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 11

Gil de Ferran wins wild farewell race in Monterey (+photos & result)

de Ferran rode into the sunset with a victory in his final race Saturday

Patrón Highcroft Racing had its own special ride as well at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to close the 2009 American Le Mans Series. De Ferran and Simon Pagenaud won the Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón after the retiring Brazilian legend’s thrilling duel with Adrian Fernandez in the final 30 minutes of the four-hour classic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 09

Gil de Ferran out front in Monterey testing (+photos)

On his final weekend of competitive driving

Gil de Ferran turned in the fastest lap in testing Thursday for the Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón with a lap of 1:12.557 (111.041 mph) around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 03

A look at the Championship Chases (+photos)

In the twilight and darkness on the Pacific coast

Since 2004, the American Le Mans Series’ annual visit to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca means four hours of the world’s premier sports cars, teams and drivers racing into the twilight and darkness on the Pacific coast. It also draws a curtain to the championship chase, and this year is no different. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Bomarito and Mansell set for return to Atlantic Championship at Road Atlanta

Next up for the 2009 Atlantic Championship is the penultimate round of the 12-race season this Friday

A pair of familiar faces will return to the Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda paddock at this week’s penultimate round of the 12-race 2009 championship as Jonathan Bomarito and Greg Mansell will compete in Friday’s race at Road Atlanta. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 01

Final report from Grand-Prix of Mosport (+result & photos)

P1 manufacturer title for Acura, P2 drivers title for Fernandez/Diaz, first GT2 victory for Corvette Racing

The fastest venue in the American Le Mans Series produced another historic result Sunday. David Brabham and Scott Sharp drove their Patrón Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-02a to an overall victory at Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport and clinched the LMP1 manufacturer championship for Acura, the marque’s first in the American Le Mans Series.

Do not miss our photos from Mosport

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