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May 3

TUDOR: Van Overbeek takes pole for Laguna Seca doubleheader

(Photo: Scott R LePage/LAT Photographic)

Sunday’s doubleheader will start at 1 p.m. ET with the PC/GTD race and will be followed by the P/GTLM race at 5:30 p.m. ET. (Photo: Scott R LePage/LAT Photographic)

Johannes van Overbeek captured the overall and Prototype class pole for Sunday’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix in his No. 2 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b, in a thrilling battle with Richard Westbrook for the top spot.

Meanwhile Antonio Garcia took Corvette Racing to its second straight TUDOR United SportsCar Championship pole – after co-driver Jan Magnussen did so in Long Beach – in GT Le Mans.

May 3

FIA WEC: Toyota wins Six Hours of Spa

(Photo courtesy Vincent Wouters)

(Anthony Davidson, Nicolas Lapierre and Sébastien Buemi pick off the second consecutive FIA WEC victory for Toyota at Spa. (Photo courtesy Vincent Wouters)

Toyota earned back-to-back FIA World Endurance Championship victories with a commanding win in Saturday’s Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

Nicolas Lapierre took the No. 8 Toyota TS040 Hybrid to a 1 minute and 13-second victory over Loic Duval’s No. 1 Audi R18 e-tron quattro, in a race that saw an early challenge from Porsche until both of the 919 Hybrids ran into trouble.

May 3

Matech Ford GTs to make U.S. debut at Carlisle

(Photo courtesy Carlisle Events)

The only four Matech Ford GT1 cars left in the world will be presented in their original race liveries at the 2014 Carlisle car show. (Photo courtesy Carlisle Events)

Ford was already set to make headlines at the 2014 Carlisle Events in Carlisle, Pa. this June, with the company celebrating its 110th anniversary as well as the 50th anniversary of the Mustang.

Now add to that list the only four Matech Ford GT1 cars in the world, rolling out onto U.S. soil for the first ever time.

May 3

Maldonado paid $25 million to leave Williams

Maldonado during qualifying for the 2013 Brazilian GP, his final race with Williams. (Photo: Getty Images)

Maldonado during qualifying for the 2013 Brazilian GP, his final race with Williams. (Photo: Getty Images)

A $25 million termination payment from Pastor Maldonado’s sponsor helped Williams to drive back into profit.

The publicly-listed British team released its 2013 financial results on Friday, showing a $20m operating profit despite a poor season on track.