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Here's Your Chance To See Everything At Pebble Beach For Free

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is the premier motoring even in the US, if not the world. The few that might compare are the Goodwood Festival of Speed, maybe the Concours d'Elegance of America in Metro Detroit, and we'll have to add the Woodward Dream Cruise to that list, if only for its home field Motor City advantage.
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From Track Days to a Factory Seat: The Porsche Racing Pyramid, Explained

Few automakers take motorsports as seriously as Porsche. Want to dance with the best? Here's where to start. Want to be a real race car driver? Get in line, kid. Or even better, get in a Porsche. There are plenty of automakers that love to wax poetic about their involvement in motorsports and how it definitely, certainly, certifiably affects the way they build their cars—which you should absolutely buy—but when it comes to Porsche, it ain't just talk. Not only is Porsche's involvement in racing extensive, but it's also one of the only automakers that offers a direct and clear—if incredibly difficult and unlikely—path from mere track days to a chance at a factory seat, with opportunities for glory and victory at every level in between.
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Motorsports: Vasser, car dealer who loved racing, dies at 82

James Edward Vasser, a longtime car dealer and father of Jimmy Vasser, former CART driving champion and current team owner in IMSA sports cars and Indy Cars, died Saturday, July 24 at his Napa home of heart failure at the age of 82. A Seattle native nicknamed “Silverback” by his...
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Jimmie Johnson already considering NASCAR return?

Jimmie Johnson admitted that if the right opportunity arises, he could find himself back competing in the NASCAR Cup Series. Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has been done competing full-time in the Cup Series since he made his final start behind the wheel of the #48 Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports at Phoenix Raceway last November, retiring after 19 seasons with 83 race wins.

It's Ok To Drive Outside Of F1

Allowing drivers the freedom to drive outside of F1 will only benefit everyone. Here's why. First, to understand why some drivers are struggling in new teams we need to understand where they have come from and the beginnings of their career. In a driver's junior career swapping vehicles is the norm. It’s not uncommon for drivers to race different vehicles each week, or even in the same weekend. Even if only minute, each vehicle will have nuances specific to it, and understanding these is often crucial to extracting the last 1% of performance from the vehicle. Frequent swapping early on gives an opportunity for a driver to really fine-tune their skills and know what works in certain scenarios. When a driver reaches F1 this crisscrossing through different categories usually grinds to a halt, as the drivers are usually not permitted the freedom to do so in their contracts. Below I’m going to take a good look at the benefits of drivers racing multiple vehicles and some examples of what happens when they aren’t allowed to do this.
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Trackhouse Racing Eyeing Indianapolis 500 Start

Trackhouse Racing owner Justin Marks continues to turn heads with his plans for his NASCAR team. He revealed that one of his upcoming goals is to have the organization compete in the Indianapolis 500. Marks didn’t provide an exact date for this new pursuit but confirmed that he is having discussions.

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder … for Road America

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Thanks to IMSA’s international livestreaming of races, Radio Le Mans and a welter of social media platforms, fans around the world will be following the IMSA SportsCar Weekend at Road America next week. Nobody will be following the action more closely – or missing that action more – than Jeroen Bleekemolen, whose five IMSA top-series wins at the fabled Wisconsin circuit are the most of anyone.

1954 Glöckler-Porsche 356 brings the history of Fringe Porsche to Monterey

Porsche The factory team won their first international victory in 24 hours in 1951 Le Mans With 356 Guttenpapier SL As for the coupe, privateers contributed to most of the wins and podiums throughout the 1950s.One of such Garagiste Walter Glöckler, Volkswagen And Porsche dealer the same as motorcycle Frankfurt car racer.Together with engineer Hermann Ramello, Greckler created seven custom racers, six of whom VW Porsche parts hung on a pair of homemade tubular chassis. Their sixth car, the 1953 Glöckler-Porsche, after the duo got Porsche’s attention 1500 The Super became the final Porsche 550 development chassis. This is their 7th and last car. 1954 Glöckler-Porsche 356, Created to compete with the Mille Miglia in 1954. Heading to RM Sotheby’s Auction Block inside Monterey Car week.
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Miller racing family claims week of Michigan podiums

HOLLAND — It is going to be tough to beat 2021 in the Miller household. Marc Miller and Tabitha Lohr, both professional racers, were married in April, solidifying their racing power couple legacy, especially in West Michigan. But the year continued to get better, highlighted by an unprecedented 10-day run...

INTERVIEW: IMSA President John Doonan on LMH/LMDh and more

From rescuing convergence of the LMH and LMDh classes to establishing a new replacement class for the faltering GT Le Mans category with the upcoming shift to GTD Pro, IMSA has spent the 2021 season working to resolve a number of short-term needs for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In a...

Correa eyeing IndyCar, IMSA options for 2022

Juan Manuel Correa says IndyCar and IMSA are both on his radar for 2022 as he continues his comeback from injury and weighs up his future. The American-Ecuadorian is racing in Formula 3 this year as he continues his rehabilitation from severe injuries suffered in the 2019 Formula 2 crash that claimed the life of Anthoine Hubert at Spa-Francorchamps. While F3 allows him to work on his recovery as well as regain racing sharpness, Correa (pictured above today in Hungary) says he’s looking to move further up in 2022, with IndyCar one clear possibility if he doesn’t return to F2.

Lamborghini Nearing LMDh Decision

Lamborghini is closing in on a final decision for its proposed LMDh program that if given the green light, would be for both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship beginning in 2024. Head of Lamborghini Motorsport Giorgio Sanna told Sportscar365 that Squadra Corse is “working deeply”...