Grand-Am Rolex

  • Mazda6 Skyactiv Diesel racecar at Brickyard 400

    Mazda is keen on making a diesel impact this year. Many folks are waiting to get their hands on the upcoming oil-burning Mazda6. It's the first time a Japanese automaker has sold a diesel mill here in the States since it came attached to a vehicle wearing an Isuzu badge. Since this is Mazda we're talking about, the automaker is also applying the diesel tech to its racecar. That racing machine is heading to Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week, which makes it the first diesel-powered racer to hit the Brickyard in 61 years. Back in 1952, the Cummins Diesel Special took to the track to compete...

  • United SportsCar Racing logo
    ALMS And Grand-Am To Become United SportsCar Racing

    Following last year’s announcement that the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Series would merge for the 2014 season, two primary questions arose: who would be the sanctioning body, and what would the new series be called? In an effort to connect with those close to the sport, fans...

  • The Aston Martin Vantage GT3
    Aston Martin Crowdsources The Next Livery For TRG-AMR Vantage GT3

    As we told you last December, Aston Martin Racing (AMR) recently penned a deal with The Racers Group (TRG) to create a new entity, called TRG-AMR. TRG-AMR will campaign Aston Martin race cars, including the Vantage GTE and Vantage GT3, in American Le Mans Series and Rolex Grand-Am competition...

  • The 2013 Rolex 24 at Daytona begins
    German Brands Sweep All Three Classes In The Rolex 24 At Daytona

    If you’re of German descent, today is a great day to break out the lederhosen in celebration of German automaker dominance at this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. BMW took a win in the Grand-Am DP class, followed by Audi’s win in the GT class and Porsche’s sweep of the new GX...

  • Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars dice with a Mazda RX-8 at Daytona
    Porsche Explains The Significance Of The Rolex 24 At Daytona: Video

    The secret to endurance racing is the same as the secret to all other forms of motorsport: to finish first, first you must finish. In the Grand Am series, nowhere is that task more difficult than at the Daytona International Speedway for the Rolex 24. It’s the first race of the season, which...

  • Chip Ganassi Racing’s BMW-powered Daytona prototype
    Scott Pruett Leads All-Ganassi Front Row At Daytona 24 Hours

    Scott Pruett of Chip Ganassi Racing is in prime position for a record-tying fifth overall victory at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, having set the fastest time after yesterday’s qualifying session. He piloted his No. 01 BMW/Riley Daytona prototype around the 3.56-mile race track in just 1:40.553...

  • 2013 Audi R8 Grand-Am race car

    Audi’s R8 Grand-Am debuted at the 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona, and its inaugural race was less than stellar. The APR Motorsports car finished 31st in class (44th overall, some 280 laps down), followed by the Oryx Racing R8, which finished 32nd in class (45th overall, 295 laps down). Any new race car can expect teething problems, and the R8 was no exception to this rule. By the end of the season, however, the bugs had been worked out, and the R8 proved to be competitive against others in the GT class, finishing second at the season-ending race at Lime Rock. Audi wants to win in the Grand-Am...

  • Audi's R8 Grand-Am at Daytona International Speedway
    Grand-Am, ALMS Merged Class Structure Previewed For 2014 Season

    The merger of ALMS and Grand-Am announced in September, 2012, is moving forward, with the first joint races to be held in the 2014 season. Today, the racing organizations laid the foundation for merging the classes of each series into a single format. So far, it looks like most of the classes from...

  • 2013 Mazda Mazda6 SkyActiv-D Grand-Am GX race car
    2014 Mazda6 Diesel Confirmed For U.S., Will Also Race In Grand-Am

    At this week’s 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda finally confirmed that its redesigned 2014 Mazda6 will be offered with a diesel engine. The new Mazda6 goes on sale in January, initially with just a SkyActiv-G 2.5-liter gas engine. The diesel will arrive in the second half of 2013. The...

  • Audi R8 Grand Am race car
    Grand Am And ALMS Announce Merger

    Yesterday we brought you word that the Grand Am and American Le Mans Series (ALMS) would likely be announcing a merger in the very near future, and today it’s official: as of 2014, the two sports car racing series will unify under one common banner. Details, such as the name of the combined...

  • Photo courtesy ALMS
    ALMS And Grand Am To Merge?

    If you’re a fan of endurance racing in the United States, here’s some (potentially) good news for you: Speed TV is reporting that a merger between rivals American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and Grand Am is in the works, with an announcement expected on Wednesday. Both series deny any...

  • 2012 Lotus Evora GX Grand-Am race car
    Lotus Unveils 2012 Evora GX Grand-Am Racer

    Lotus has unveiled its new Evora based race car that will compete in the newly established GX experimental class in the Grand-Am Rolex series. Based loosely on the Evora GTC racer that competes in the regular GT class, the new Evora GX gets its own unique touches including an aggressive bodykit, a...

  • 2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition

    America’s favorite sports cars will lead the return of motorsports to Detroit, when the Camaro ZL1 paces the Chevrolet Grand-Am 200 at Belle Isle on Saturday, and the Corvette 427 Convertible paces the Chevrolet Indy Grand Prix on Sunday.

  • The Lotus Evora GTC
    Lotus Announces Evora GTC Racer

    Building from the established Lotus Evora GT4 racer, Lotus has announced the availability of the new Evora GTC. Aimed at the latest Le Mans Series class of near-production cars, the Evora GTC will go head to head against the 2011 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and the Ferrari F430 Challenge in Le Mans GTC...

  • Joao Barbosa's wife flashes the "you're sleeping on the couch" signal.
    Taking Your Wife To Work Isn't Always A Good Idea: Video

    Action Express driver Joao Barbosa recently had the chance to take his wife to work, in a two-seat Daytona Prototype racer.

  • Audi's R8 Grand-Am at Daytona International Speedway
    Audi R8 Grand-Am Daytona Debut Mega-Gallery

    Audi's R8 Grand-Am will make its competition debut at this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona.

  • Aston Martin's Vantage GT4
    Aston Martin Vantage GT4 Ready For Its Daytona Debut

    The Aston Martin Vantage GT4 will make its North American competition debut at Friday's Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race in Daytona.

  • Aston Martin's Vantage GT4 will run in the 2012 Grand-Am series.
    Aston Martin Enters American Grand-Am Series With Vantage GT4

    Aston Martin will campaign a pair of V8 Vantage based racers in the 2012 Grand-Am Continental Tire series.

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