Sports Cars
Aug 18

Taylor, Angelelli Take Kansas Win

Kansas GRAND-AM Race Report

Photo Credit: John Dagys

Wayne Taylor Racing got its Rolex Sports Car Series championship quest back on track Saturday evening, as Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli stormed to victory in the SFP Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway.

Taylor edged out a hard-charging Scott Pruett for the win in GRAND-AM’s first visit to the 2.37-mile roval, in what turned out to be a thrilling duel between the two powerhouse Daytona Prototype squads.

Aug 17

Racing Version Of New Corvette Breaks Cover

Photo Credit: Chevy Racing

Photo Credit: Chevy Racing

The 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray is the most hotly anticipated new car to arrive in the marketplace in a long, long time.

Saturday at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in Monterey, Calif., the competition version of the new Corvette was shown for the first time and it looked both sensational and sinister.

Even with its hallucination-inducing graphics, you can tell this car that this new racer, known as the C7.R,will be striking on the track.

Aug 17

USCR Making Progress With DP/P2 Technical Regs

Photo Credit: John Dagys

Photo Credit: John Dagys

A notable step towards the finalization of the United SportsCar Racing technical regulations was made this week, as series officials completed its first wind tunnel test for a P2 car.

Fresh off a podium finish in last weekend’s American Le Mans Series race at Road America, the No. 01 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b was taken to Windshear in Concord, N.C. for the a test at the state-of-the-art, rolling-road wind tunnel.

The purpose of the test, according to Scot Elkins, vice president, competition and technical regulations for USCR, was to evaluate multiple aerodynamic configurations as the series continues its balance of performance process between P2 cars, Daytona Prototypes and the DeltaWing, which will compete together in the top Prototype class in 2014.

Aug 16

Rojas Takes Kansas Pole

GRAND-AM- Rojas Takes Kansas Pole

Photo Credit: John Dagys

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Memo Rojas will start tomorrow’s inaugural SFP Grand Prix from the pole, following a heated battle in qualifying this evening at Kansas Speedway.

Rojas laid down a 1:09.883 lap time late in the 15-minute session, putting the No. 01 Telcel Riley-BMW on the top spot for the two-hour and 45-minute race on the six-turn roval.

“I got a bit worried halfway through qualifying because we had bad luck with traffic,” Rojas explained. “We waited to get a big gap on pit lane and suddenly we started to catch the gentlemen drivers. Lap after lap, I was losing the best grip of my tires.