Katherine Legge Tag

By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – While we’ve only had two races thus far in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and there’s still a long way to go, we’ve already passed the halfway point in terms of point-scoring opportunities toward the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. The Patrón Endurance Cup recognizes the top performers in the four endurance races on the WeatherTech Championship schedule, January’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts – which was run lastRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the run up to the 66th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts, driver Katherine Legge unveiled plans to participate in a triathlon at Daytona International Speedway in December as part of an all-female team of triathletes known as “Team LC.” The “LC” stands for champion triathlete Leanda Cave, the first woman to win both the Ironman Triathlon and the Ironman 70.3 world championship in the same year. Cave founded Team LC in 2016 with the missionRead More
By Holly Cain, IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Auto racing holds a unique place in the professional sporting world as a great competitive canvas featuring women and men competing alongside one another – under the helmet on track, behind a computer on pit lane and leading in the board rooms. In honor of Thursday’s world-recognized International Women’s Day – and also for all the days in between – it is important to recognize the work and success, but also see the potential and realistic goals that exist forRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The largest class at the 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona, GT Daytona (GTD) has 21 entries with no shortage of talent in GT3 machinery. The pro-am class mixes many seasoned endurance veterans with gentleman drivers looking to make their mark at the World Center of Racing. Let’s look at the GTD grid by manufacturer. Lamborghini The Lamborghini Huracan GT3 cars were devilishly quick at the Roar before the 24 and they have three cars at the Rolex 24 entered by GRT Grasser (two cars) and PaulRead More

Posted On January 31, 2016By Adam TateIn Breaking News

DeltaWing and the race that could have been

By Adam Tate, Managing Editor It began as a vision, a design for an entirely different series, an under powered, oddly shaped, overly hyped misfit. It’s team engulfed in legal issues, it’s engine changed, it’s series changed. It suffered failure after failure. It was punted off track by it’s rivals, it was laughed at and written off. But the team held the course, led by Don Panoz, they slowly evolved the aerodynamics, the chasis, the engine and finally the gearbox. Yesterday, Katherine Legge climbed behind the wheel of the much malignedRead More

Posted On September 19, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News

DeltaWing takes first race lead of the season

Austin, Texas (September 19, 2015) – An alternate fuel strategy nearly paid major dividends for the Claro/TracFone DeltaWing Racing Cars team, as the DeltaWing Coupe saw its first race lead of the season on the way to a seventh-place finish in the Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The Americas. Due to the extreme Texas heat (95 degrees F ambient temperature, with track temps approaching 120 degrees and 125 inside the car), team manager Tim Keene opted for two driver changes to keep Katherine Legge and Memo Rojas asRead More

Posted On June 23, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

DeltaWing completes 3 day Nola test

The DeltaWing team chose to conduct a three-day test at NOLA Motorsports Park instead of competing in the TUDOR event in Detroit. The team ran endurance tests, experimented with different race set ups, and broke in a new, lighter tub. Keene was encouraged by the results. “We wanted to go out and actually try to break things, to really pound the car. We’ve had tests before where we ran without issues, then got to the race track and had things break. Running hard over a three-day test, we knew someRead More
Beth Paretta, formerly the motorsports director for Dodge, announced the formation of Grace Autosport, a team with an all female staff, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Friday. The team has a goal of competing in the 100th Indianapolis 500 next season with veteran driver Katherine Legge behind the wheel. The team also is taking part in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)  initiative to get more women involved in racing. “For us, true success will be measured by how many girls and women we can encourage to pursueRead More

Posted On May 3, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

Mechanical issues end promising day for DeltaWing‏

Monterey, Calif. (May 3, 2015) –  The Claro/TracFone DeltaWing Racing Cars team began the day on a positive note, with solid laps in morning warm up giving the team confidence for a good finish from its sixth-place starting position in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda. Ultimately, exhaust and brake issues ended the day early, but the team knows they are getting closer to a solid finish in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Katherine Legge started the race, scheduled for two hours and 40 minutes. As theRead More

Posted On April 29, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

DeltaWing Looks for Solid Finish in Monterey‏

Braselton, Ga. (April 29. 2015) – The Claro/TracFone DeltaWing Racing Cars team heads to the picturesque rolling hills of Monterey, California this week looking for a solid finish in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda, race four of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of a handful of sports car race tracks that has hosted both iterations of the DeltaWing concept, the roadster and the current DWC13 Coupe. 2013 saw the first podium finish for the DeltaWing team, while the Coupe heldRead More