TUSC: GT Shocker; Tandy Leads Porsche to Petit Le Mans Triumph in Rain-Shortened Race

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BRASELTON, Ga. – official series release — Scott R. LePage/LAT for IMSA photo — From winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans overall in a prototype to winning the Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda overall in a GT Le Mans (GTLM) car, something about “Le Mans” style endurance races suits Porsche North America driver Nick Tandy. With Tandy’s win at …

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: Negri Leads Petit Le Mans Practice, Shank Entry Crashes During Nighttime Session

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BRASELTON, Ga. – official series release — Jake Galstad/LAT for IMSA photo — It was a good news, bad news scenario for Michael Shank Racing in Thursday’s opening preparations at Road Atlanta for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, the final round of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season. Again demonstrating the potential of the team’s No. 60 AERO …

TUSC: TUDOR Championship Titles Up for Grabs During Petit Le Mans Weekend at Road Atlanta

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — IMSA photo — All four TUDOR United SportsCar Championship class titles are up for grabs entering the 2015 season-ending Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 3. The 10-hour endurance classic will decide the driver, team and manufacturer championships in the Prototype (P), Prototype Challenge (PC), GT …

TUSC: Reigning IndyCar Champion Scott Dixon Joins Ganassi Prototype Lineup for Petit Le Mans

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INDIANAPOLIS – official team release — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates has announced that reigning Rolex 24 At Daytona winner and four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon will join Scott Pruett and Joey Hand in the driver lineup of the No. 01 Ford EcoBoost Riley Prototype for the historic Petit Le Mans …

TUSC: Wayne Taylor Racing Teams With SONIC Tools in Multi-Year Sponsorship Agreement

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AUBURN, Ala. – official release — SONIC Tools announced a technical partnership with leading IMSA Prototype team Wayne Taylor Racing on Saturday prior to the Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas. The multi-year agreement will see Wayne Taylor Racing and its subsidiary teams, including Prestige Performance Team, completely outfitted with SONIC Tools hand tools and storage solutions in …

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 …

TUSC: Hand Delivers for Ganassi and Ford; Wins First Career TUDOR Championship Pole at Road America

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ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – official series release — IMSA photo — Given the opportunity to qualify in a late change of plans, Joey Hand delivered. Hand gave Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates its first TOTAL Pole Award of 2015 in Saturday’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship qualifying for the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America (3 p.m. ET …

TUSC: Action Express Confirms Unchanged Lineup Ahead of 2016 TUDOR Championship Season

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ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – official team release — Jerry Markland/Getty Images North America photo — Action Express Racing utilized a lull in the Saturday competition schedule to announce their plans for the 2016 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season prior to the weekend’s running of the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at the famed Road America circuit in Wisconsin. The No. …

AUDIO/FEATURE: Bryan Sellers Looking to Send Team Falken Tire Out on Top

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RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — Story by Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Performance Motorsports Network audio — Michael L. Levitt/LAT for IMSA photo — TUDOR United SportsCar Championship driver Bryan Sellers and the rest of his GTLM counterparts did not compete at Lime Rock Park on the final weekend of July. Like all racers, Sellers constantly has his …

TUSC: Fittipaldi and Barbosa Looking to Narrow Prototype Gap; Road America Next for TUDOR Championship

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — IMSA photo — Action Express Racing co-drivers Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa return to historic Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., looking to repeat last year’s victory on the challenging 4.048-mile circuit. Fittipaldi and Barbosa also are looking to narrow the gap in the Prototype standings at the Continental Tire Road Race …

TUSC: Kimber-Smith and Guasch Capture Lime Rock Glory; Win Northeast Grand Prix

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LAKEVILLE, Conn. — official series release — Scott R. LePage/LAT Photographic for IMSA photo — The winners of the two longest races on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship schedule, Mike Guasch and Tom Kimber-Smith, gave PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports the Prototype Challenge (PC) victory at the shortest track on the circuit Saturday, capturing the Northeast Grand Prix victory at Lime Rock Park. After …