From the William Munday Collection, this Corvette went through a complete frame-off restoration in late 2006.
Porsche Motorsport North America, Inc. has announced that production in Stuttgart, Germany has commenced on the 2014 Porsche 911 GT America, a race car based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. The car is designed exclusively for the new United Sports Car Racing series GT Daytona class for 2014.
The new car will be delivered starting in October, 2013 and be offered for sale to those teams committed to running the entire 2014 USCR season.
Jens Walther, president of Porsche Motorsport North America, is pleased that the factory has been able to move so quickly to create this endurance racecar – and build it to the upcoming 2014 USCR GT Daytona rules – so teams will have adequate time to attend all the winter test sessions in advance of the season debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Enzo Potolicchio, Michael Valiante and Stephane Sarrazin check into SPEED.com following Saturday’s VisitFlorida.com Sports Car 250 at Road America.
The team’s No. 3 Corvette DP suffered engine failure in the second hour, while the No. 4 entry of Sebastien Bourdais and Emilio DiGuida finished 9th after regaining its lost lap in the closing stages of the race.
It’s Saturday at Barrett-Jackson Reno Tahoe Hot August Nights and that can mean only one thing: Time for the big dogs to hunt.
In the first two days, Barrett-Jackson has sold a total of 205 cars for $5,129,100, strong money for the inaugural auction here. But that number will grow exponentially higher on this third and final auction day.
Saturday saw two cars sell for more than six figures: A custom 2013 Chevrolet COPO Camaro drag racer sold for $137,500 with 10 percent buyer’s commission, and the first production 2014 Cadillac CTS Vsport sold for $120,000. All the money from the Cadillac sale went to the SAE Foundation, which aids students interested in engineering.
Starworks Motorsport scored back-to-back Rolex Sports Car Series victories, but this time it was the team’s No. 8 entry of Brendon Hartley and Scott Mayer that claimed top honors in Saturday’s VisitFlorida.com Sports Car 250 at Road America.
A decision to leave the No. 8 Riley-BMW out during the second and final full course caution with just under 1 hour to go proved to be pivotal, as Hartley took over the lead and stretched his gap over the competition in the closing stages of the 2-hour and 45-minute contest.
From there, it was clear sailing for the open-wheel turned sports car racing standout, who crossed the line 4.290 seconds ahead of the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette of Joao Barbosa for he and Wisconsin native Mayer’s first career GRAND-AM victories.
It was a redeeming race for the 23-year-old New Zealander, competing in his first season of U.S. racing, after throwing away a likely win at Circuit of The Americas in March after colliding with a lapped car in the closing stages.
This time, Hartley got the job done, and in impressive fashion.
“This is a really emotional win for me,” Hartley said. “After COTA, there were tears of disappointment and today was tears of joy… I’m not going to lie; I had some flashbacks.
“There were a few moments where I thought about that and I just got my head down and did the job. I think we had the two cars covered on pace and just brought it home.”