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
Scott Pruett captured his first win in one year and the 60th win overall along with teammate Joey Hand after a dominant Lone Star Le Mans Pruett jumped to an early lead and kept Jordan Taylor at bay over the course of the first stint and navigated GT traffic flawlessly. A spin by Don Yount’s PC entry brought out the yellow flag and brought the rest of the Prototype field down pit road while Pruett and Oswaldo Negri stayed out. Pruett picked up where he left off on the restartRead More
AUSTIN, Texas – It was one of the best success stories ever in the long and legendary history of the Rolex 24 (Hours) At Daytona: In 2012, Ohio-based privateer Michael Shank Racing won the biggest sports car race in America, with its two regular drivers, Ozz Negri and John Pew, and two drivers from outside sports car racing: NASCAR’s A.J. Allmendinger, and IndyCar’s Justin Wilson. It was team owner Shank’s ninth attempt at the win, and the dream came true with the victory – a 5.198-second margin over the polesittingRead More

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

DeltaWing to start seventh in Austin

With a solid qualifying effort, the Claro/TracFone DeltaWing Racing Cars team will start seventh for tomorrow’s penultimate IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship event, part of the Lone Star Le Mans weekend at Circuit of the Americas. Drivers Katherine Legge and Memo Rojas continued the progress the DeltaWing Coupe has made this season with an eye toward Petit Le Mans, the final race of the season at the team’s hometown track. But the task at hand today was putting the DeltaWing into a good starting position for tomorrow’s two-hour and 40-minuteRead More

Posted On September 18, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News

Risi Competizione sponsors young journalists at COTA

Risi Competizione, the Houston, Texas-based IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (TUSC) series racing team, famous for the success of a series of red No. 62 Ferrari race cars, is back at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas (COTA) with the second year of their innovative Young Journalists program. The journalistic initiative puts college students in the Media Center for this weekend’s Lone Star Le Mans race weekend, which includes both the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) race and the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar ChampionshipRead More
Mazda, famous for going their own way in the world of motorsports is about to take a step back in line with more conventional thinking. Their long running SkyActiv clean diesel running prototypes in the Tudor United Sports Car Championship are set for an engine change to AER turbocharged gasoline powered units before the season’s end. To Mazda Motorsports and Speed Source’s credit, running with a production based diesel in an LMP2 derived car on a fraction of the budget a team like LMP1 diesel runner Audi has was aRead More
File this one in the saving the best for last of the 2015 PPIHC (Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb) announcements. Perennially underrated IndyCar ace Justin Wilson is making his first trip to the mountain to drive Wirth Research and HPD’s abandoned LMP2 project, the ferocious looking ARX-04b. After problematic development and winter testing, Extreme Speed Motorsports raced the ARX-04b in the TUSC season opening Rolex 24 at Daytona only for ESM to replace it with it’s predecessor and then a Ligier JS P2 for the remaining Tudor and WEC racesRead More
Ford Motor Company is set to make their historic return to Le Mans official. Bill Ford Jr who is set to wave the flag for the start of this year’s race is expected to make the announcement at the company’s hospitality tent, already under construction in Le Mans. North American stalwart Chip Ganassi Racing is expected to field two factory supported GTE racers based on the forthcoming Ecoboost V6 powered Ford GT supercar. The announcement comes on the 50th anniversary of Ford’s first Le Mans triumph, when Chris Amon andRead More

Posted On May 30, 2015By Adam TateIn Breaking News, Headline News

Action Express wins in Detroit

Action Express racing ensured that Chevrolet was riding high in the motor city today as they claimed victory at Belle Isle in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. It is the fourth year in succession where a Corvette bodied Daytona Prototype has won on the tricky street circuit, the Tudor Series’ Balance of Performance clearly keeping the balance of power tilted towards the DP side of the field. Eric Curran started from fifth and quickly made ground on the leaders and got the car up to third by the first caution.Read More

Posted On April 15, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, In the Gravel Trap

In the Gravel Trap Episode XXIII 04/15

The usual crew of Adam Tate of Tribute Racing, Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com and Josh Farmer of Motorport Monday are joined by Drafting the Circuits’ Frank Santoroski. The guys will talk about IndyCar’s forray into monsoon racing at Nola Motorsports park and look ahead to the historic Long Beach Grand Prix. They will also discuss F1’s Chinese Grand Prix, with a look ahead to Bahrain. The 6 Hours of Silverstone in WEC and all the latest news with the Mazda Road to Indy series and NASCAR. Hit the link toRead More