PWC: Johnny O’Connell Rules the Roost; Tops Pirelli GT Field During Nissan Grand Prix of Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas – official series release — PWC photo — Johnny O’Connell, Martin Fuentes and Sloan Urry scored victories at the Circuit of the Americas in GT, GTA and GT Cup respectively, in round two of the Pirelli World Challenge season at the Nissan Grand Prix of Texas presented by VP Racing Fuels. Bryan Heitkotter, in the No. 05 AE …

TRANS-AM: The Fix is In; Veteran Captures Fifth TA Class Pole of 2015 at COTA

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AUSTIN, Texas – official series release — Chris Clark/Trans-Am photo — Paul Fix captured his fifth Trans-Am Series TA class pole on the year in Fast Five qualifying today, securing first position for the start of Saturday’s inaugural race at Circuit of The Americas. Fellow polesitters Lawrence Loshak in TA2 and Ernie Francis Jr. in TA3 joined Fix atop their …

TRANS-AM: Austin Debut on Tap as Trans-Am Championship Heads to COTA

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AUSTIN, Texas. – official series release — Chris Clark/Trans-Am photo — With only two races remaining in the 2015 Trans-Am Championship, the Trans-Am Series heads south to Circuit of The Americas for its much anticipated debut at the Austin based track and its first return to the Lone Star State since the 2000 season. The mystique and intrigue of the …

F1: Long Live the King; Hamilton Wins in Texas to Claim Third Formula One Title

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AUSTIN, Texas – Report by Race Chaser Online Managing Editor Jacob Seelman — Mercedes photo — Long live the king. Lewis Hamilton donned the Formula One crown for the third time in his career — and second straight year — on Sunday afternoon at Circuit of the Americas, driving around his teammate Nico Rosberg on lap 49 of the United …

TUSC: Flying Lizard Motorsports Announces Driver Lineup for Lone Star Le Mans

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SONOMA, Calif. – official team release — Bob Chapman/FLM via Autosport photo — After competing in three TUDOR United SportsCar Championship events, Flying Lizard Motorsports has set the driver lineup and a new partner for their fourth race on the IMSA-sanctioned series calendar, the Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas. In addition to running a full season in …

Open Wheelin’ Blog: NASCAR vs. F1 in Texas — Hockey Wins?

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AUSTIN, Texas — Open Wheelin’ Blog by Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Paul Gilham/Getty Images North America photo — Last Sunday afternoon, the gentlemen of Formula One returned to Circuit of the Americas in Austin, surviving the threat of a boycott amid an emerging financial crisis to deliver one of the most exciting United States Grand …

F1: Hamilton Takes Fifth Straight Formula One Triumph With U.S. Grand Prix Score

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AUSTIN, Texas — official release — Mercedes photo — Lewis Hamilton extended his world championship lead to 24 points after passing Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg to win a thrilling race in the United States on Sunday afternoon, six years to the day since he secured his first drivers’ title in Brazil. Rosberg had controlled the race with seeming ease …

F1: Not Out of It Yet; Rosberg Tops Qualifying, Takes U.S. Grand Prix Pole in Austin

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AUSTIN, Texas – official release — Mercedes photo — Nico Rosberg needs to win Sunday’s Formula One United States Grand Prix to reduce his 17-point deficit to World Championship-leading teammate Lewis Hamilton, and he got off to the best possible start on Saturday by taking his ninth pole of 2014. The German lapped some four-tenths of a second faster than Hamilton at …

F1: Hamilton Sweeps United States Grand Prix Friday Practice Charts in Austin

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AUSTIN, Texas – official release — Mercedes photo — Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg by just .003 of a second in during the second Formula One practice Friday at Circuit of the Americas to top the overall practice charts. Unfortunately for Hamilton he later suffered a hydraulic issue that brought his second practice to an early end. Hamilton, …

F1: Marussia and Caterham to Miss U.S. Grand Prix in Texas

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AUSTIN, Texas — official release — Photo courtesy fe-world.com — The FIA Formula One World Championship grid will be short at least four cars this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas, as both Marussia and Caterham will miss the third annual United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Both teams are battling financial issues and Caterham went into administration …