Articles tagged Grand-Am

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Gordon Kirby

Theory of evolution This year’s inaugural Tudor United SportsCar championship – a merger of the Grand-Am and ALMS – is at the beginning of a new road to discovering the future of American sports car racing. Through the opening three races of the season – Daytona, Sebring and Long Beach – the new body searched (to the considerable displeasure of many) to find the right balance of performance for...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Electrifying Le Mans Nissan will fill Garage 56 with an electric car in 2014, By Gary Watkins Nissan is to race at the Le Mans 24 Hours with an all-electric car next season. The Japanese manufacturer has been awarded the so-called 'Garage 56' grid slot at the famous race reserved for an experimental, environmentally friendly car. Nissan boss Carlos Goshn described the forthcoming electric...

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The great divide

The differences between the ALMS and Grand-Am have allowed each to prosper. Yet both want the same thing: to be the best US sports car series By Gary Watkins Two sets of rules, two calendars and two points of view, but just one country. That could sum up the Champ Car versus IRL IndyCar Series battle. Until you add in that both championships appear to be co-existing quite happily. The split in...

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Two sides of sports cars

Sports car racing’s big challenge has always been to achieve a level playing field for both factory and independent teams, a rare balance no sanctioning body has ever been able to strike for anything more than a few years. In America, IMSA ruled sports car racing for almost 20 years until it imploded amid domination by Toyota. Run by former SCCA man John Bishop, IMSA operated quite effectively...

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