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Blackdog Speed Shop drivers Lawson Aschenbach and Tony Gaples finished 1st and 9th, respectively, in the Pirelli World Challenge season opener at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
After inclement weather caused a cancellation of race one during the double header weekend, drivers were left to battle it out in what became the first race of the season on Sunday.
Aschenbach slotted into 2nd place on the start and continued to pressure the leader throughout the race. After using a late race pass in traffic that earned him the Clean Pass of The Race award, he was able to bring the #1 Chevrolet Camaro home in first place. The finish gave Lawson, a three-time series champion, his 15th race win in the Pirelli World Challenge Series.
“What a great way to start…Continue
Posted by Michael Taylor on April 2, 2014 at 10:00am
AT THE OPENING ROUND OF THE NORTH AMERICAN RACE SERIES IN ST. PETERSBURG THE REITER GALLARDO GT3 RACE CARS CAUGHT THE COMPETITION BY SURPRISE:
Reiter Engineering made a perfect start to the new season and really made its mark as newcomer on its first outing in the North American Pirelli World Challenge Championship: Tomas Enge started by clearly dominating both of Friday’s free practice sessions in the #25 Reiter Lamborghini Gallardo FL2 GT3 (Reiter Engineering Race Team). In qualifying, Tomas Enge lowered the lap record with his time of 1m 13.429s and was rewarded with pole position for the two 50-minute races. Victory in both races was as good as sealed. After the first race on Saturday afternoon was cancelled due to bad weather, just the one race on Sunday remained.
Drama at the…
Posted by Michael Taylor on March 31, 2014 at 11:15am
With the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) presented by Continental Tire preparing for its eighth season of competition, title hopefuls will again this year face the challenges of racing in seven doubleheader weekends, played out on six of Canada’s most demanding and diverse circuits.
“The drivers and the teams will have to work hard this year,” confirms series founder John Bondar. “Each track brings its own distinct challenges, and everyone will need to have all the pieces in order if they hope to be successful.”
As has become the tradition, the CTCC schedule will begin at the daunting, high-speed Canadian
Tire Motorsport venue. In the 2013 season opener, Scott Nicol’s back-to-back victories kicked off his charge to the…
Posted by Michael Taylor on March 22, 2014 at 12:36pm
The two most powerful and fastest mid-engine sports models from Porsche are ready and raring to go: with uprated engines and excellent PASM chassis the Boxster GTS and Cayman GTS set new benchmarks for sportiness in their segment. The independent front and a modified rear end, blackened bi-xenon headlights – with the Porsche Dynamic Light System (PDLS) as standard – and exterior lettering in silky black gloss are subtle yet unmistakable features of the new top models. The name says it all: at Porsche “GTS” stands for Gran Turismo Sport and has promised outstanding Porsche performance ever since the legendary 904 Carrera GTS dating back to 1963. With the new two-seaters Porsche is renewing its commitment to authentic sports cars for both the racetrack and everyday use.
Posted by Michael Taylor on March 19, 2014 at 9:30am
The McLaren name will return to race tracks across North America next month, with confirmation that K-PAX Racing will enter the 12C GT3 into the 2014 Pirelli World Challenge (PWC). This will mark the North American competitive debut for the 12C GT3, which has enjoyed success in each country it has raced in since its debut in 2012.
McLaren has a strong legacy of race results in North America, claiming a record 43 race victories and five championships in the Can-Am series between 1967 and 1971, and three wins at the legendary Indy 500, in 1972, 1974 and 1976.
During a successful 2013 season competing in each championship, the 12C GT3 accounted for 23 victories, a further 39 podiums, 27 pole positions and 3 championship titles.
Former PWC champions, K-PAX Racing will…Continue
Posted by Michael Taylor on March 17, 2014 at 10:00am
Factory drivers Patrick Long (USA), Michael Christensen (Denmark) and Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) win the 62nd Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring GT Le Mans (GTLM) class in the No. 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR.
The victory gives the new Porsche works program wins in both of North America’s premier two sports car racing events; the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January and today’s 12 Hours of Sebring. The No. 912 held off a field of factory efforts from the class pole position. However, the race came down to a final 20-minute sprint after a late race caution flag packed the field for a last push to the checkered flag in the second event of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship season. Bergmeister, behind the wheel for the final stint,…
Posted by Michael Taylor on March 16, 2014 at 12:30pm
Liddell made the winning pass on a restart with 30 minutes to go and pulled away from the field as the race ended under caution. Liddell finished ahead of John Edward, his Stevenson team-mate from a year ago. The season’s second round finished under yellow-flag conditions following a massive crash for one of the Mazda ST competitors.
"Congratulations to Robin Liddell and Andrew Davis on taking the Stevenson Motorsports Camaro Z/28.R to victory lane at Sebring," said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet…Continue
Posted by Michael Taylor on March 16, 2014 at 12:01pm
Quebec driver Antoine L’Estage (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu) and his co-driver John Hall, an Alberta resident, won Rallye Perce-Neige, the first round of the 2014 Canadian Rally Championship. Antoine L’Estage has held the record number of wins at this event since 2012 and this victory now increases his record to 6. This is also the best way to start the Canadian season for the Quebecker, who is the reigning Canadian and North American rally champion.
Following his second place finish in Michigan for the American season opener two weeks earlier, Antoine L'Estage arrived to Maniwaki confident, heading into the Rallye Perce-Neige, where he has often been successful. The 2014 edition solidified the 2013 champion’s ambitions: “I love the Rallye Perce-Neige and its unforgiving winter…Continue
Posted by Michael Taylor on March 14, 2014 at 11:07am
Caterham F1 Team new boy, Kamui Kobayashi, warmed up for the first Grand Prix of the season in Australia by taking his first ever drive in the legendary Caterham Seven.
The Japanese didn’t do things by halves either – his first ever Seven drive was at the wheel of the most powerful production Seven ever built and the ultimate incarnation of Caterham’s ethos of ‘accessible fun’, the raucous 620 R.
With 310bhp, a top speed of 155mph and a 0-60mph time of less than 2.8 seconds, the 620 R made its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year and was put through its paces by F1 fan favourite Kobayashi at Silverstone just before he travelled to Melbourne.
A video documenting Kobayashi’s…Continue
Posted by Michael Taylor on March 14, 2014 at 10:11am
McLaren Automotive has now released images and full information for the convertible version of its latest model, the McLaren 650S, unveiled at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show. The McLaren 650S Spider is a no compromise open-top high performance sports car offering the same performance, handling and driver enjoyment, with the addition of a two-piece retractable hard top. The latest model is shown in Tarocco Orange, a new addition to the McLaren colour collection, developed with technology partner AkzoNobel.
The McLaren 650S Spider is mechanically identical to the 650S Coupé and is fitted with the unique McLaren M838T twin turbo V8 engine, producing 650PS (641 bhp) and 678 Nm (500 lb ft). This means a 0-100 km/h (62 mph)…
Posted by Michael Taylor on March 10, 2014 at 1:08pm