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DALLAS, March 3 - Guy Cosmo will exchange his headset for his helmet this weekend and drive M1 Racing's Tampa Bay Jaw Surgery Audi R8 LMS ultra in the season opener of the Pirelli World Challenge at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas.

M1 Racing's Walt Bowlin, who usually drives the car in the series' GT-A class, tabbed his coach to drive it in the GT class for the COTA doubleheader.

Both Bowlin and Cosmo's roots are in open-wheel racing, as are those of M1 Racing team owner Paul Mata and engineer Remi Lanteigne. The latter, who is well known for his accomplishments in open-wheel racing, will make his sports car engineering debut this weekend. "Read more"


DALLAS, March 3 - Although the weather was very cold, M1 Racing was all fired up after one of its rookies, Tristan DeGrand of Eureka, Mo., finished fourth in the finale of the Pro Mazda Series' Cooper Tires Winterfest Feb. 26 at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Ala.

In addition to almost making the podium in his first Pro Mazda event, DeGrand definitely was the hard-charger at Barber. He moved up six positions in both races held on the 2.3-mile road course that will host the third event of the 2015 Pro Mazda season.

DeGrand started 15th and finished ninth in the first 15-lap race that morning, and then took what he learned to go from tenth to fourth in the second 17-lap race that afternoon. "Read more"


LEBANON, Ohio, Feb. 2 - The Bengals didn't make it to the Super Bowl, but another Cincinnati-based team was featured on the telecast briefly during the second quarter of the game Sunday night.

A pair of Nissan 370Zs that Doran Racing fields in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Series (CTSCC), #14 and #41, were prominent in Nissan's 90-second commercial that aired during the big game.

They were two of 11 race cars the Lebanon, Ohio-based team supplied for the secret taping of the commercial at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas in December."Read more"     Watch the commercial, "#With Dad".


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 29 - It was an emotional rollercoaster, but Fifty Plus Racing achieved the goals it set for the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway and then some.

One of the major images generated at the "Roar Before the Rolex 24" pre-race test Jan. 9-11 at Daytona was of the team's "Endures for a Cure/Highway to Help" Riley BMW #50 flipping on the frontstretch and coming to a rest upside down on the track after running over debris and cutting a tire. Luckily driver/car owner Byron DeFoor escaped serious injury.

The car wasn't as lucky. Many other teams would have simply withdrawn from the upcoming race. But thanks to the hard work of the team that prepares the car, Doran Racing, the #50 was repaired at its headquarters in Lebanon, Ohio and was back at Daytona last week, ready to undertake the twice-around-the-clock classic on Saturday and Sunday."Read more"


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 27 - If a team has to have problems in the Rolex 24, it's best to have them early.

But Dempsey/Wright Motorsports took that old saying to new levels when it dropped from fourth in class on the grid to last place at the beginning of the Rolex 24 Saturday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway due to problems with its transponder, the electronic unit the series supplies to each car to record its laps completed.

The team made four pit stops to solve the problem, losing seven laps and dropping to 50th place overall and 17th in the GTD class after the first hour of competition."Read more"


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 26 - Nissan GT Academy standouts Nick McMillen and Bryan Heitkotter were thrilled when they got the call to drive Doran Racing's #41 Nissan 370Z in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season opener Friday at Daytona International Speedway. They were even more thrilled when their entry finished a solid sixth in the 68-lap, 2.5-hour race that supported this weekend's Rolex 24.

Doran Racing's #14 Nissan 370Z driven by Brad Jaeger and B.J. Zacharias appeared poised for at least a top-five finish and perhaps a podium. It ended up 15th in the Grand Sport class, however, after a plastic hinge supporting the gas pedal let go with about 35 minutes remaining in the race as Zacharias was in seventh place and entering Turn 1 of the 3.56-mile road course. He pitted, the crew replaced the part and he did a few more laps, but the goal at that point became just to salvage as many points as possible.

McMillen, of Salem, Ore., started the #41 ninth in the 53-car field. Jaeger, of Charlottesville, Va., originally qualified 11th but he was right beside McMillen in tenth place after the BMW that originally qualified tenth crashed in the morning warm-up and wasn't able to start."Read more"


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 23 - Jim Pace said he ended up "about where we thought we'd be" with the Fifty Plus Racing "Endures for a Cure" Riley BMW when he placed 14th in class during Rolex 24 qualifying Thursday at Daytona International Speedway.

He was quick to point out that he and his three co-drivers — Byron DeFoor, David Hinton and Dorsey Schroeder — are thankful for the tremendous job that Doran Racing did to get their car back on the track after a spectacular accident in testing here just 12 days ago.

The first accomplishment was to repair the car at Doran Racing's headquarters in Lebanon, Ohio and be back at Daytona when the first official Rolex 24 practice session got the green flag Thursday morning. The second goal was to post an official qualifying time Thursday afternoon, which Pace did with a lap in 1:44.423 for an average speed of 122.732 miles per hour around the 3.56-mile road course. He'll start 29th overall when the green flag drops at 2:10 p.m. Saturday."Read more"


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 23 - Doran Racing's Nissan 370Zs will start ninth and 11th in today's season opener for the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series at Daytona International Speedway after qualifying in those positions Thursday afternoon on the 3.56-mile road course.

Nick McMillen of Salem, Ore., celebrated his 22nd birthday in fine style. The Nissan GT Academy standout qualified ninth in his first race ever in the United States and in this particular car, the #41 that he'll share with Bryan Heitkotter of Fresno, Calif. McMillen's best lap was done in 1:57.708 for an average speed of 108.880 miles per hour. That was only 1.188 seconds off the Mustang that won the pole and 0.521 off the Camaro that qualified fifth, which is a remarkable accomplishment for a driver who took his first lap at Daytona and his first lap in this car about 24 hours earlier. His best lap came on lap three of four turned in the qualifying session.

Brad Jaeger of Charlottesville, Va., ran over a curb early in the session that compromised his car's alignment, but he'll start right behind McMillen in 11th place in the #14 he shares with B.J. Zacharias of Cincinnati. His best lap was also lap three of four, when he was timed in 1:57.916 for an average speed of 108.688 mph."Read more"


LEBANON, Ohio, Jan. 19 - Doran Racing is pleased to announce that it will field two Nissans in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge series in 2015, beginning with the season opener Friday at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Fan favorites Brad Jaeger of Charlottesville, Va. and B.J. Zacharias of Cincinnati return to the #14 Nissan 370Z, while Nissan GT Academy standouts Bryan Heitkotter of Fresno, Calif. and Nick McMillen of Salem, Ore., will share the #41 Nissan 370Z.

Jaeger and Zacharias were in the heat of the action up front in nearly all 12 CTSCC races last year. The veterans' Nissan finished fifth in the final point standings for 2014 with two podium finishes (Sebring and Watkins Glen) and two additional top-five finishes (Laguna Seca and Indianapolis).

"I'm really looking forward to a fresh start and a new year," said Zacharias, who drove the first Nissan 370Z in Grand-Am competition 12 years ago. "I feel very fortunate to be back with Kevin Doran, Brad Jaeger and Nissan for the Continental Tire series. I think Brad and I really started becoming a threat last year as the season progressed."Read more"


BATAVIA, Ohio, Jan. 16 - Hopes are high for an excellent performance at the Rolex 24 for Dempsey/Wright Motorsports after the team got a great deal accomplished at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test last weekend at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Batavia, Ohio-based team's hard work was reflected on the timing sheets generated at the test, as the team posted the third-fastest time overall for its class.

The #58 was a success artistically too, as the many fans on hand enjoyed seeing the famous red and blue Brumos Racing livery on the team's Porsche 911 GT America. Brumos Racing is a marketing partner of Dempsey/Wright Motorsports. Other marketing partners for the team for the Rolex 24 on Jan. 24-25 at Daytona include, in alphabetical order, Beautyrest mattresses, Bilstein shocks, Spyder active sportswear and Universal Industrial Sales.

The honor of representing a team with the rich heritage of Brumos Racing was not lost on Dempsey/Wright Motorsports' four Rolex 24 drivers: Madison Snow of Lehi, Utah; Jan Heylen of Tampa, Fla.; Patrick Dempsey of Malibu, Calif. and Philipp Eng of Stuttgart, Germany."Read more"


LEBANON, Ohio, Jan. 14 - Repairs are underway on the Fifty Plus Racing "Endures for a Cure" Riley BMW Dinan following a spectacular crash during a test session at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., last weekend.

Byron DeFoor, co-founder of Fifty Plus Racing, was checked and released from the track's medical facility after the car flipped on the frontstretch during the Roar Before the Rolex 24 test last Saturday morning. The car came to rest in Turn 1 upside down.

Now the Doran Racing crew is taking center stage as it works hard to make repairs and have the car ready for the first official practice session for the Rolex 24 at 9:25 a.m. next Thursday, Jan. 22, at Daytona.

Kevin Doran, owner of Doran Racing, which fields the car for Fifty Plus Racing, said the accident was likely caused by the car running over debris and puncturing a tire, and not driver error or the failure of a suspension piece that was blamed during speculation immediately after the accident."Read more"


BATAVIA, Ohio, Jan. 2 - The famous Brumos Racing livery will be in competition once again at Daytona and Sebring in 2015 thanks to a joint marketing partnership announced today by Dempsey/Wright Motorsports and the Jacksonville, Fla.-based company.

Brumos Racing's famous red and blue livery will be prominently displayed on the Dempsey/Wright Motorsports #58 Porsche 911 GT America for the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., on Jan. 24-25 and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida March 21 at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla. The endurance racing classics are the first two events in both the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup.

Brumos Racing is one of the most storied teams in the history of American sports car racing. It posted its first of four victories in the Rolex 24 at Daytona over 40 years ago, when Hurley Haywood and the late Peter Gregg were victorious in 1973 with a Porsche Carrera RSR. Most recently Brumos Racing brought home the 2011 GT championship. The team's last race was at Road Atlanta in 2013, but Brumos will once again be part of the action through the marketing agreement with Dempsey/Wright Motorsports.

In other news concerning the effort, Dempsey/Wright Motorsports also announced today that Philipp Eng will be the fourth driver for the team at Daytona. The 2014 champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany joins the previously-announced driver lineup of Madison Snow, Patrick Dempsey and Jan Heylen."Read more"


BATAVIA, Ohio, Dec. 3 - Patrick Dempsey of Dempsey Racing announced today that he will partner with Wright Motorsports for the 2015 Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup, the four premier endurance races in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

The team name for the effort, which will see Wright Motorsports provide a full in-house program, will be Dempsey/Wright Motorsports.

Co-driving the team's Porsche 911 GT America in 2015 along with Dempsey, of Malibu, Calif., will be rising star Madison Snow of Lehi, Utah; veteran Jan Heylen, a native of Belgium who now resides in Tampa, Fla., and a fourth driver yet to be announced.

Marketing partners for the #58 Porsche in these endurance races, in alphabetical order, will be Beautyrest mattresses, Bilstein shocks, Spyder active sportswear and Universal Industrial Sales."Read more"


HANOVER, Pa., Nov. 24 - The two support vehicles sitting side by side in the pits at the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race at the Action Track in Terre Haute, Ind., in September told the story.

At the right was a gleaming, state-of-the-art Bad Boys Buggy, equipped with all sorts of things that Donny Schatz, the series' eventual champion, and his Tony Stewart Racing crew might need.

On the left was a rather shabby golf cart, held together primarily by high hopes.

"Will this start?" asked Trevor Cook, a young mechanic who was helping Shark Racing at Terre Haute."Read more"


SHELBYVILLE, Ind., Oct. 28 - The Indiana Racing Memorial Association (IRMA) invites the public to attend the dedication of a historical marker commemorating the life of Shelbyville native and three-time Indy 500 winner Wilbur Shaw Saturday at 10 a.m. near the grandstands of the Shelby County Fairgrounds, 500 Frank Street in Shelbyville.

The famous Shaw Maserati from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum will be on display at the marker's unveiling, which is free of charge.

Following the unveiling, the Shelby County Tourism and Visitors' Bureau will host a function in the Women's Building at the Fairgrounds that includes a luncheon for the nominal charge of $10. Films about Wilbur Shaw and IRMA will be available for viewing at 11 a.m., followed by the lunch at 11:30 a.m. That program also includes a talk about Shaw by Donald Davidson, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's historian. Tickets to the luncheon can be reserved by calling the Visitors' Bureau at (317) 398-9623. All proceeds will support IRMA's mission of erecting historical markers to memorialize the people, places, and events that made Indiana the racing capital of the world.."Read more"


INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 21 - The Indiana Racing Memorial Association (IRMA) and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum have collected some exciting items for a silent auction that will be part of IRMA's first fundraiser ever this Saturday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the museum on the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

The event, called "A Night to Remember," is open to the public. Tickets can be obtained for a $100 donation to IRMA via credit cards or PayPal on the group's Web site at IndianaRacing.org, or by visiting the museum's ticket counter. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

IRMA is a not-for-profit association organized last December to place markers throughout the state in recognition of the significant role Indiana citizens, tracks, businesses and events have played in motorsports history."Read more"


JEREZ, Spain, Oct. 16 - Ryan Tveter will be in attendance at the Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup season finale this weekend at Jerez, Spain, but unfortunately the young American will not be competing due to an injury suffered in the most recent event Sept. 28 at Paul Ricard, France.

Tveter, of Oyster Bay, N.Y., is expected to be out of action for four or five weeks while a small hairline fracture in one of his vertebrae heals. Doctors expect a full recovery.

The injury occurred shortly after the start of the second race at Paul Ricard. Two drivers who were behind Tveter's Game Ready Injury Treatment Systems #16 cut a chicane and rejoined the field in front of his Josef Kaufmann Racing car, which is also sponsored by the Autobau conference center and museum. Those two cars then crashed, forcing Tveter onto a curb as he evaded them. Tveter's car became airborne, and the injury occurred when the car was launched from the curb. The race was red-flagged temporarily while emergency workers extricated Tveter from the car. Tveter was transported to a local hospital but he was released later that evening."Read more"


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BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 10 - Wright Motorsports placed fifth in the top class, Platinum Cup, in the team standings for the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama series this year. The eight-event/16-race series started in March at Sebring, Fla., and concluded last Friday at Road Atlanta as part of the Petit Le Mans weekend.

One of Wright Motorsports' drivers, Kasey Kuhlman of Cincinnati, finished fifth in the top class, Platinum Cup, for the year. Kuhlman clinched that class's Masters division for drivers over 45 before the team's transporter even left its home base of Batavia, Ohio to head to Atlanta. After finishing second in the Masters battle in 2013 by the slim margin of just two points, Kuhlman won the title this year with his Kuhlsport #15 by a whopping 65 points over David Calvert-Jones.

Two other Platinum-class drivers for Wright Motorsports, Michael Schein of New York City and Santiago Creel of Mexico City, Mexico, finished eighth and tenth in the top class of the championship, respectively."Read more"


BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 4 - Although Friday's IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season finale at Road Atlanta did not go as well as Doran Racing had hoped, neither its drivers, the team nor Nissan lost any positions in the final point standings for the year despite the fierce competitiveness of the series.

The Lebanon, Ohio-based team and Nissan remained fifth in the team and manufacturer point standings, respectively. Brad Jaeger of Charlottesville, Va., stayed in fifth place in the driver point standings while co-driver B.J. Zacharias of Cincinnati rose one position to finish sixth for their work behind the wheel of Doran Racing's NISMO Nissan 370Z #14 this season.

Toronto-based John Farano and David Empringham made their first start since Road America in August in the Doran Racing-prepared Tower Events Nissan 370Z #41, and they ended up tied for 27th out of 87 drivers who scored points this year in the series' Grand Sport division."Read more"


BRASELTON, Ga., Oct. 2 - Doran Racing's Brad Jaeger will start fifth and John Farano will start 13th in Friday afternoon's IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season finale at Road Atlanta.

Jaeger, Farano and most of their rivals only completed two laps in Thursday afternoon's 15-minute qualifying session before it was abruptly halted by a red flag brought out after Max Riddle's Aston Martin crashed in Turn 10.

Jaeger's qualifying time for the 2.54-mile, 12-turn road course was 1:32.416, which was only 0.320 off third place and 0.769 off the pole. The Charlottesville, Va.-based driver was behind the wheel of the Doran Racing NISMO Nissan 370Z #14 that he shares with B.J. Zacharias of Cincinnati."Read more"


INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 1 - The Indiana Racing Memorial Association (IRMA), a new not-for-profit group organized to place markers throughout the state to recognize Indiana's significant role in motorsports history, will hold its first fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 25 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Hall of Fame Museum located on the grounds of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway had the only marker to commemorate Indiana's rich motorsports history when IMRA was formed last December. The group raised funds to install a marker at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Ind., in honor of that track's 100th anniversary in July, and wants to install at least 18 more by the state's bicentennial in 2016 to recognize the significant contributions Indiana citizens, events, businesses and race tracks have played in the history of motorsports."Read more"


LEBANON, Ohio, Sept. 29 - Doran Racing has been a strong contender throughout the 2014 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season, a series of 12 races that began in late January and will come to a close Friday at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.

Doran Racing is fifth in the Grand Sport team standings heading into Friday's 2.5-hour race that starts at 1:15 p.m. It's just two points out of fourth place, and it could rise as high as third. The team fields a Nissan NISMO 370Z in the series, and Nissan is also fifth in the manufacturer standings.

The Lebanon, Ohio-based team's drivers, Brad Jaeger of Charlottesville, Va., and B.J. Zacharias of Cincinnati, are fifth and seventh, respectively, in the Grand Sport driver point standings. 

Two of the three 25-minute NEC races scheduled for the Nürburgring over the weekend were completed. On Friday afternoon Tveter finished 15th in a race that had been postponed from the card at Most, Czech Republic in August. On Saturday morning he placed 13th in the first half of the Nürburgring doubleheader. The second half of the doubleheader was canceled on Sunday morning due to heavy fog. "Read more"


NÜRBURG, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, Sept. 24 - Ryan Tveter of Oyster Bay, N.Y. finished ninth in the drivers' championship for 2014 in the Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup with his Game Ready Injury Treatment System #16. The 20-year-old driver, who is completing only his second full season of racing, had a highest finish of second at Assen, The Netherlands in August and contributed to Josef Kaufman Racing winning the 2014 team championship.

Tveter finished just two points away from the eighth-place finisher, Jake Hughes of Birmingham, England, 152 to 150.

The NEC series concluded Sunday at the Nürburgring, the famous 5.158-kilometer (3.199-mile), 16-turn road course that hosts the German Grand Prix.

Two of the three 25-minute NEC races scheduled for the Nürburgring over the weekend were completed. On Friday afternoon Tveter finished 15th in a race that had been postponed from the card at Most, Czech Republic in August. On Saturday morning he placed 13th in the first half of the Nürburgring doubleheader. The second half of the doubleheader was canceled on Sunday morning due to heavy fog. "Read more"


AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 22 - Wright Motorsports' Kasey Kuhlman of Cincinnati achieved his goal and clinched the 2014 Masters championship in the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Yokohama's Platinum class Friday morning at the Circuit of the Americas.

The Masters class consists of drivers over the age of 45, and it is hotly contested. Kuhlman finished second in the standings last year by just two points, but this time he sewed up the title in the first half of the doubleheader at the next-to-last event in the 16-race, international series contested on eight different road courses.

After winning the Masters class Friday morning, Kuhlman did it again in the second 45-minute race later that night at the 3.4-mile, 20-turn road course near Austin, Texas which hosts the United States Grand Prix. His twin victories at COTA were his 11th and 12th Masters class victories of the year.After winning the Masters class Friday morning, Kuhlman did it again in the second 45-minute race later that night at the 3.4-mile, 20-turn road course near Austin, Texas which hosts the United States Grand Prix. His twin victories at COTA were his 11th and 12th Masters class victories of the year."Read more"


SARVER, Pa., Sept. 21 - Logan Schuchart of Hanover, Pa. started 14th and finished ninth in the Commonwealth Clash presented by GottaRace.com, a World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series race held at Lernerville Speedway Saturday night.

The Shark Racing driver now has fivetop-five finishes and 15 top-10 finishes in WoO action so far in 2014, his rookie season as a WoO driver. He is currently 12th out of 380 drivers in the national point standings, while his Shark Racing teammate and fellow rookie, Jacob Allen, is 13th.

Schuchart passed Kerry Madsen and Cole Duncan at the initial start of the 35-lap A-main to vault into 12th place in the 24-car field. He got 11th on lap three by passing Tim Shaffer, and he remained in 11th place until he passed Kraig Kinser working lap nine to move into tenth place. The following lap Schuchart set his fastest lap of the race when his car tripped the electronic timers in 14.335 seconds."Read more"


AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 20 - Doran Racing battled back to a ninth-place finish after its Nissan NISMO 370Z was hit by another car and plowed into a retaining wall rimming Turn 1 at the start of Friday's IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at the Circuit of the Americas.

The Lebanon, Ohio-based team's perseverance was rewarded with the solid top-10 finish in a rather bizarre race in which the weather and tire strategy were key components. It was the entry's seventh top-10 finish to date in a 14-race season that concludes Oct. 3-4 at Road Atlanta. 

Despite heavy rain on some parts of the course multiple times throughout the 2.5-hour contest, there was only one full-course caution flag. It was displayed for a Nissan but it didn't wave for the Doran one, as its driver, Brad Jaeger, safely got back to the pits for repairs. It took several stops but team owner Kevin Doran timed them so the car didn't go down a lap despite the setback. Although the passenger-side door was dented, the car's suspension was damaged and its alignment was compromised, it still made it to the finish.


AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 19 - Doran Racing's Nissan NISMO 370Z was fifth and fourth in the first two practice sessions and it qualified 11th Thursday in IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge action at the Circuit of the Americas.

"Our times were OK; we're in the hunt," said Brad Jaeger of Charlottesville, Va., who qualified the car with a lap in 2:23.894 on his third of five laps around the 3.427-mile, 20-turn road course during the 15-minute qualifying session. "I think the Nissan is better than 11th; we’ll have to just make it up in the race."

Friday's 2.5-hour race is scheduled to start at 1:20 p.m. Eastern time. "Read more"


LEBANON, Ohio, Sept. 15 - Drivers Brad Jaeger and B.J. Zacharias and the rest of the Doran Racing team head to Austin, Texas this week to compete in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge's next-to-last race of the year at the Circuit of the Americas on Friday at 1:20 p.m. Eastern time.

The 2-year-old, 3.427-mile, 20-turn road course also hosts the United States Grand Prix annually.

The Lebanon, Ohio-based team is fifth in the Grand Sport team standings with its Nissan NISMO 370Z #14. Nissan is also fifth in the manufacturer standings going into this event. Jaeger, of Charlottesville, Va., is sixth in the GS driver point standings while Zacharias, of Cincinnati, is seventh. "Read more"


TOOELE, Utah, Sept. 15 - M1 Racing's Walt Bowlin of Tarpon Springs, Fla., used the 2014 season finale of the SCCA Pirelli World Challenge series on Friday and Saturday at Miller Motorsports Park as preparation for a full effort in that series in 2015. His main objective was simply to gain experience in this form of racing, and he came away with an eighth-place finish on Friday and a ninth on Saturday in the GT-A class with his Tampa Bay Jaw Surgery Centers Audi R8 LMS ultra in twin 50-minute races.

Bowlin started 21st overall and eighth in class in Friday afternoon's race after he posted a lap in 1:55.948 (94.635 miles per hour) in qualifying Friday morning for the 3.048-mile outer course.

The race got off to a rocky start when some cars had mechanical difficulties and other just stalled during the always-chaotic standing start. Bowlin masterfully missed the carnage and was still ninth in class after the cars with problems were towed back to the garage area and the action resumed on lap five. "Read more"


LEBANON, Ore., Sept. 3 - It was another new track for World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series rookies Logan Schuchart and Jacob Allen Tuesday night when the series visited Willamette Speedway, but both Shark Racing drivers qualified for the 30-lap A-main and were running at the finish. Schuchart held off a hard-charging Jonathan Allard at the checkered flag and finished tenth. Allen was a little further back in the pack in 19th place, but his fastest race lap was just 0.104 of a second slower than his teammate in the very competitive field that saw 17 drivers break the track record in time trials.

Schuchart started ninth and Allen started 22nd in the A-main, which was won by Shane Stewart over Daryn Pittman, Donny Schatz, Joey Saldana, Paul McMahan, David Gravel, Brad Sweet, Jason Sides and Jason Solwold. Schuchart was 0.654 seconds behind Solwold but he successfully defended his tenth-place position from Allard, who was just 0.005 of a second behind him at the checkered flag.

Schuchart's fastest lap of the race was lap 12 when he was timed in 14.514 seconds. Allen's fastest lap of the race was lap five, when he turned the three-eighths-mile oval in 14.618 seconds. "Read more"


MOST, Czech Republic, Sept. 2 - After a wild weekend of Formula Renault 2.0 Northern European Cup action at the MostAutodrom, Ryan Tveter maintained his eighth-place standing in the overall championship.

The young American finished 12th and 11th in 25-minute races there Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon, respectively. Sunday afternoon’s race was originally scheduled to be run on Sunday morning, but it was postponed a few hours due to heavy rain. A similar race that was to have been held Sunday afternoon was postponed even more, as it has been added to the card at the season finale Sept. 19-21 at Nurburgring, Germany.

Through it all Tveter, of Oyster Bay, N.Y., maintained eighth in the driver championship with the Game Ready Injury Treatment Systems #16 prepared by the team that leads the team point standings, Josef Kaufmann Racing. Tveter’s car is also supported by Switzerland’s Autobau conference center and racing museum. He’s now 24 points behind one of his teammates, Sweden’s Gustav Malja, who is currently seventh, and 10 points ahead of the driver who is currently ninth, Great Britain’s Jake Hughes. "Read more"

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