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OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

Germany’s Jurgen Barth is someone who knows about the rules when it comes to international sports car racing

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

Rarely do the worlds of NASCAR and sports car racing intersect. Yet, in the winter of 1963 they did, that coming together leading to one of the most improbable victories ever in the Daytona 500

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

For NASCAR’s Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series there was a lot to prove at this past weekend’s Daytona 24 Hour 2012 season opener

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

For the first time in four years Peugeot which has crossed swords with Audi for supremacy on the sports car racing front, won’t be present to continue the battle with its German rival at either Le Mans, or in the about to debut World Endurance Challenge championship

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

In a market that many consider too small to support two separate professional road racing championships, there are questions as to how the future of both the American Le Mans Series and the NASCAR-owned Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car tour will shake out over the long and short terms

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

Imagine being invited to the dance, and then, after preparing for the occasion finding out that the invitation had been withdrawn

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

Imagine a gathering of 400 historic race cars in one place. Make that place Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the picturesque mountain top race track, and make all of those historic vehicles Porsches. What you get is Rennsport IV, the once-every-three -year tribute to the German sportscar makers’ legendary motorsport record

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

The late Mark Donohue once described finishing second as worthless

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

Just when it seems something is certain, it turns out not to be certain at all. Such was the case last weekend for both the American Le Mans and Rolex sportscar championships

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

A funny thing happened to the steamroller march of Chip Ganassi’s Telmex BMW-Riley team to yet another Grand Am Rolex sports-car title this year: imperfection has crept in to what was once a perfectly crafted organization

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