IMSA: Bringing Down The House; Final Race For DPs On Tap At Road Atlanta

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This weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season finale will see the final appearance of the current-generation Daytona Prototype sports car, with a trio of Corvette Daytona Prototypes battling for the Prototype class title in Saturday’s 10-hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

TUSC: Westbrook Sloshes to Petit Le Mans Pole; Tops Soggy Qualifying Session at Road Atlanta

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BRASELTON, Ga. – official series release — Jake Galstad/LAT for IMSA photo — Watching steady rain fall throughout the day Friday at Road Atlanta, TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype (P) points leader Richard Westbrook knew that his No. 90 VisitFlorida.com Corvette DP would start on the pole for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda if qualifying was cancelled due …

TUSC: Hand Replaces Rojas at Chip Ganassi Racing; Partners With Pruett in 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS — official team release– Brian Cleary/Getty Images North America photo — Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates (CGRFS) has confirmed that Joey Hand will replace Memo Rojas in their No. 01 Ford Daytona Prototype, partnering with multi-time IMSA champion Scott Pruett for the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Hand, widely considered one of the best road racers in the …

TUSC: Pruett and Rojas Score Texas-Sized Triumph; Claim Second TUDOR Championship Win of 2014 at COTA

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AUSTIN, TEXAS – official release — Ted Rossino Jr. photo — Scott Pruett held off a furious late-race charge from Alex Brundle and Joao Barbosa to win the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Lone Star Le Mans race at the Circuit of The Americas. Pruett’s Ford EcoBoost/Riley DP edged the Ligier JS P2/Honda of Brundle by 2.336 seconds at the finish of …

TUSC: Future Class Specifications for TUDOR Championship Announced

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official release — Joe Proietti photo — Officials from the International Motor Sports Ass’n have confirmed the structure and specifications for all four of its current TUDOR United SportsCar Championship classes through the 2016 season. “It is important to all of our stakeholders to have a clear understanding of where the TUDOR Championship is headed from a …

TUSC: Spirit of Daytona Grabs Watkins Glen Glory with Sahlen’s Six Hours Victory

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WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – official release — Dennis Bicksler photo — After long hours of green-flag racing, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen came down to a pair of one-lap sprints. That was all Richard Westbrook needed to take the lead and give the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP its first TUDOR United SportsCar Championship victory. Pole …

TUSC: Ganassi Adds Karam to Pruett/Rojas Tandem for Watkins Glen

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — IndyCar photo — Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has announced that development driver Sage Karam will join Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas in the driver lineup of the No. 01 Telcel Ford EcoBoost Prototype for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen Int’l June 29. Karam competed …

TUSC: Pruett, Rojas Go Back-to-Back; Score Second Win of 2014 at Long Beach

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April 12, 2014 – IMSA photo — LONG BEACH, Calif. — Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas say they don’t have anything to prove. They’re just racing like they do. Pruett and Rojas, co-driving the No. 01 Telcel Ford EcoBoost/Riley, dominated the Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase on Saturday at the Long Beach Street Circuit, for their second-straight victory in the inaugural …

TUSC: Unknowns In SportsCar Paddock Headed to Long Beach

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April 11, 2014 — story courtesy of FOXsports.com — IMSA photo — LONG BEACH, Calif. — There are many unknowns heading into this weekend’s Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach, but perhaps none more than how the Balance of Performance in the Prototype class will shake out. January’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona unsurprisingly …

IMSA: Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian Set for Sprint at Long Beach

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April 10, 2014 — official release – Brian Cleary/bcpix.com photo — PATASKALA, OH — After staging the longest races of the year, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will make a significant change in both scene and format this weekend as everything moves to a sprint mindset for Saturday’s Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase on the streets of Long Beach, California. Michael Shank …

TUSC: Ganassi Ford EcoBoost Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

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SEBRING, Fla. (March 16, 2014) – IMSA cover photo — America’s oldest sports car race made history in many different ways on Saturday in the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup event at Sebring International Raceway. The 62nd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida marked the first victory for the …

TUSC: Dixon Fastest In CGRFS Ford To Lead Day 1 Practice at Sebring

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SEBRING, Fla. (March 13, 2014) – IMSA photo — The No. 02 Ford EcoBoost/Riley of Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates came out of the blocks strong in Thursday’s practice sessions, leading TUDOR United SportsCar Championship preparation for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. Saturday’s race serves as both the second round of the …