Category archives for: Road Racing

TranSystems Back With RLL Racing

Bobby Rahal (IndyCar Photo)

TranSystems Inc., a global engineering transportation firm, has renewed their role as an official team partner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing for the team’s sports car and Indy car programs as well as an associate sponsor of the No. 15 Indy car driven by Graham Rahal in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Negri Delivers During Rolex 24 Qualifying

Oswaldo Negri Jr. put the Michael Shank Racing No. 60  Honda-Ligier JS P2 on the pole for Saturday's Rolex 24 at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (Michael Levitt Photo)

A brand-new car, a brand-new engine – that’s typically not the prescription for a pole-winning run for a 24-hour race. But Michael Shank Racing defied the odds, as driver Oswaldo Negri Jr. dominated Prototype qualifying on Thursday for the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona with a blistering lap of 1 minute, 39.194 seconds, and 129.201 mph.

Maxwell Speeds To SportsCar Challenge Pole

Scott Maxwell put the Multimatic Motorsports No. 15 Ford Mustang Boss 302R on the pole for Friday's BMW Performance 200 at Daytona Int'l Speedway. (F. Peirce Williams/LAT Photo)

Multimatic Motorsports captured its third consecutive Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge TOTAL Pole Award at Daytona Int’l Speedway in qualifying for Friday’s BMW Performance 200, with veteran Scott Maxwell running a lap of 1:56:520 (109.990 mph) in the No. 15 Ford Mustang Boss 302R.

RRDC Honors Warner With Bob Akin Award

(From left) Archie Urciuli, Bobby Akin, Bill Warner and Bobby Rahal. (Brian Cleary Photo)

Bill Warner, best known as the force behind the hugely successful Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance since 1996, received the 2014 Bob Akin Award from the Road Racing Drivers Club at a dinner prior to the running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the season opener of the 2015 TUDOR SportsCar Championship.

Elford Receives RRDC Phil Hill Award

Road Racing Drivers Club President Bobby Rahal (left) awards Vic Elford with the Phil Hill Award. (RRDC Photo)

Vic Elford, considered one of the fastest race-car drivers of the Sixties and Seventies, was honored by the Road Racing Drivers Club with the 2015 Phil Hill Award.

RLL Racing Adds DRIFIRE As New Sponsor

Bobby Rahal (IndyCar Photo)

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing has announced that DRIFIRE, a premiere provider and developer of high performance flame resistant fabrics and protective apparel to the military, industrial and consumer markets, has joined the team as an associate sponsor of the team’s sports car and Indy car programs for 2015.

Tire Kingdom Joins Shank’s SportsCar Squad

Tire Kingdom has come on board to sponsor Michael Shank Racing's No. 60 entry at Daytona and Sebring. (MSR Photo)

Tire Kingdom Service Centers will be the title sponsor on the No. 60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian entry in the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25 and then again at Sebring (Fla.) Int’l Raceway in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring on March 21.

Sonoma Adds Porsche Event In June

The Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA series will race at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway during the NASCAR weekend in June.

For the first time in a decade, Sonoma Raceway will host two main events on Sunday of its Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series weekend.

Disabled Vet Dwyer Lands IMSA Ride

Liam Dwyer and Tom Long (center) share the top step of the podium after winning the Street Tuner portion of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge event at Lime Rock (Conn.) Park in 2014. Dwyer, a disabled American veteran, has landed a full-time seat with Freedom Autosport in 2015. (Scott LePage/LAT Photo)

Disabled U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Liam Dwyer has landed a full-time seat in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge for 2015.

Struan Moore Signs F3 Deal With KCMG

Struan Moore will make his F3 debut this year. (KCMG photo)

Struan Moore signed with Hong Kong based KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) on Wednesday for the 2015 Japanese F3 season.

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