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Preview of a Very Special Porsche 911 – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Porsche, Racing, Video, Video of the Day

This video is a preview video of a very special Porsche 911. The car goes by pretty quickly in the video, but after a closer look it appears to be a video featuring a new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. This looks to be the first of the racing Porsche 911s based on the 991 platform. The video gives an idea of how these factory prepped race cars will look when they are offered to racing teams.… Read More

One Lap of Road Atlanta – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Porsche, Racing, Video, Video of the Day

This video features an on board view of a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car going around Road Atlanta. The lap is driven by Sean Johnston as he drives from the lead position in the final race of the year for the Porsche 911 IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama. The video gives a good sense of what it is like to drive the track in a racing 911.… Read More

Dan Clarke Wins Intercontinental Trophy Series Title

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: News, Porsche, Racing

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While he clearly remains “Speedy”, Dan Clarke is no longer simply a “former Champ Car ace”. He is now a rising star of US GT Racing. Last weekend, at Road America, the Indianapolis based Brit wrapped up the Intercontinental Trophy Series title with yet another clean sweep.

Clarke’s total dominance of the series was evident during practice and qualifying as he drove well within himself and was still able to grab the Forgeline Pole award.… Read More

Brumos Forced to Retire Early at Lime Rock Following On-Track Incident

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: News, Porsche, Racing

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Brumos Racing had their fair share of good luck in 2011 with a thrilling championship win, but 2012 seemed to balance the scales, as bad luck derailed a promising run at Lime Rock. Going into the finale, the Brumos crew was ready to do anything necessary to claim an elusive win. Andrew Davis maximized the chances for the Brumos #59 Porsche 911 GT3, qualifying in 2nd place.… Read More

Will History Repeat Itself in 2014?

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Commentary, News, Porsche, Racing

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As Porsche enthusiasts we all know that Porsche is returning to the top level of competition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. What may have been missed by some Porsche enthusiasts is that Ferrari is also scheduled to return to the top level of competition at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014. Recently, both Porsche and Ferrari have been competing in the GT class at Le Mans and (the American Le Mans Series) and now that competition will take center stage when 2014 rolls around.… Read More

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama at VIR – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Porsche, Racing, Video

This video follows the action of the Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama that was held at the Virginia International Raceway. The three mile road course provided the backdrop for some great racing action. This video follows the two races that were held at the track and chronicles how the top racers did in the one make drivers series. The video shows some good action and also gives a bit of behind the scenes on what happens in a race.… Read More

ALMS Owner and Racer Reactions To Grand-Am Merger – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Porsche, Racing, Video

This video is of the reactions by the American Le Mans Series owners and racers to the news of the merger of ALMS and Grand-Am. The video features many racers of verious marques including Spencer Pumpelly and Leh Keen. For Leh Keen this is possibly even more interesting as he drives in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series in the GT class and the American Le Mans Series in the GTC class.… Read More

MacNeil Wins VIR and GTC Championship in WeatherTech Porsche

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Porsche, Racing

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Alex Job Racing’s (AJR) Cooper MacNeil, together with Leh Keen, won today’s running of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) VIR 240 GTC Class race at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). The finish made MacNeil the 2012 ALMS GTC Champion.

Cooper and Leh 1 Having to finish fourth or better to sew up the GTC Championship, MacNeil (Hinsdale, ILL) started from a conservative third row for today’s four-hour race at the 3.27-mile, 17-turn natural road course located just north of Danville.… Read More

Brumos Perseveres Despite Tough Break at Laguna Seca

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: News, Porsche, Racing

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After dominating at Laguna Seca in 2011 with pole position and a race win, anticipation ran high as Brumos returned to scenic Monterey, California for this season’s event. Although hoping to duplicate their previous success, it quickly became apparent that the team faced a tougher challenge for 2012. Despite initial struggles with set-up, progressive improvements were made, enabling Leh Keen to turn the fastest lap in the final pre-race practice session.… Read More

Rolex Sports Car Series Race at Laguna Seca Highlights – Video

Posted by: David Hurth  /  Category: Porsche, Racing, Video

Yesterday was the running of the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival Rolex Series Race at Laguna Seca. The race had some great action in both the DP and GT Classes. On the tails of the announcement of the merger of Grand-AM and ALMS, this race shows half the story of what road racing will look like in the U.S. in the very near future.… Read More