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    Driver Ratings, Pit/Paddock Regulations And Procedures Announced -

    (NOTE: This is the first in a series of announcements providing details about the rules and regulations for the inaugural United SportsCar Racing season in 2014.)

    - See more at: http://www.grand-am.com/News/GA_New...nced.aspx?cid=6383&sid=1#sthash.X7dbNYWT.dpuf

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    Identical Specs Planned For DTM, Super GT, North American Touring Car Series -

    North American Launch Target Still 2015 or 2016.


    See more at: http://www.grand-am.com/News/GA_New...ries.aspx?cid=6383&sid=1#sthash.xR9vbDVH.dpuf

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    Class Specifications For 2014 United SportsCar Racing Debut Taking Shape

    2014 GT Le Mans Class Will Retain ALMS’ Current GT Specs;
    2014 GT Daytona Class Performance Adjusted For New Class Structure;
    Prototype Challenge Class Will Use Current ALMS PC Specs;
    Current GRAND-AM GX Class To Be Transitioned Into GT Daytona Class

    - See more at: http://www.grand-am.com/News/GA_New...king-shape.aspx#sthash.jhC5RB4G.n24aTQ9c.dpuf
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    GrandAm highlights from Road America yesterday. Lots of action.

    http://www.motorsport.com/grandam/video/main-gallery/grand-am-2013-road-america-highlights/




    Today is the ALMS race on ABC at 3pm ET.

    http://www.alms.com/races/orion-energy-systems-245


    Live timing & scoring http://scoring.alms.com/


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    Teams from both series had a stakeholders meeting Friday night. Many are disappointed that next year's rules & regs are not announced yet. Its going to cost more for owners in both ALMS & GrandAm to change cars to fit tech. The schedule is only half ready too. I just hope the Rolex24 is as good in the future as it has been the past 10 years.
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    Alex Tagliani on GT pole for the Kansas GrandAm race, on live now if you have FoxSports 2


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    http://www.grand-am.com/News/GA_New...for-full-slate-of-imsa-sanctioned-series.aspx

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 22, 2013) – The marquee status of the new United SportsCar Racing series will be undeniable in 2014, as will the importance of another component in the ongoing merger of GRAND-AM Road Racing and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA): the lineup of two development series and four single-make series.

    The development/single-make lineup:

    · - Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge

    · - Cooper Tires Prototype Lites powered by Mazda

    · - Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama

    · - Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin

    · - Ferrari Challenge

    · - Lamborghini Super Trofeo



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    Jordan Taylor held off Scott Pruett for the final 50 minutes of a close race in Kansas last week to win. You can watch the whole race here...

    http://www.grand-am.com/GRANDAMTV.a...f3/SFP-Grand-Prix-Rolex-Series-Race-Broadcast



    Today is the new video. #Jordan Loves Stickers
    So full of win you'll want to watch it twice.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq1IKgFr5EI
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    Awesome GrandAm race at Laguna Seca yesterday. Jordan Taylor and Max Angelelli won their 4th race of the season while the GT class had a 6 car battle to the finish. Andy Lally won in the Magnus Porsche, Billy Johnson was 2nd in the Turner BMW, and Erci Curran teamed with Boris Said to grab the 3rd podium spot in a Corvette.
    Spencer Pumpelly and Tampa's Dr. Jim Norman won the GS class in the Continental race and grabbed 2nd in GX class of the Rolex series race. I saw a photo of Doc's crystal top trophies after he flew back, they were destroyed courtesy of airport TSA. (Tearing Stuff Apart).

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    http://www.grand-am.com/#
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    http://www.grand-am.com/News/GA_New...r-united-sportscar-championship-schedule.aspx


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    Preseason test sessions have been set for Nov. 16-17 at Sebring International Raceway and Nov. 19-20 at Daytona International Speedway. The test sessions will be open to all four classes of cars that will compete in the new championship: Prototype, Prototype Challenge, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona. Session schedules will be announced in the near future.

    The annual “Roar Before The Rolex 24” test sessions will be held at DIS on Jan. 3-5, open to teams in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, both sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).

    This won’t be any ordinary test, though. The belief is that it will be rather extraordinary, starting with the expected total turnout of more than 100 cars.
    - See more at: http://www.grand-am.com/News/GA_New...-24-dates-announced.aspx#sthash.hULh9CLq.dpuf
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    Awesome season finale at Lime Rock for Grand Am yesterday. In fact it was the Grand Am finale as the next event will be Tudor USCC testing in Nov.

    Alessandro Balzan is the 2013 season Champion in GT
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    The 44 Magnus racing team was caught up in a lap 1 wreck, taking away their title hopes and relegating John Potter and Andy Lally to second in the season's driver title race.

    Apopka's Jordan Taylor and Monaco's Max Angelelli won their 5th race as well as the season title in Daytona Prototypes, ending Ganassi Racing's Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas' 3 year championship run.
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    Michael Shank Racing thanked 200 fans by having their names on his car at Lime Rock. I was flattered to be one of them. John Pew and Ozz Negri finished 6th.
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    In the Grand Am Continental GS race at Lime Rock, the race went caution free. Billy Johnson ran down Matt Bell's Camaro and passed him on the last lap to win a thrilling race. Especially if you know Billy like I do. He is as talented a driver as you can find.

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    Johnson & Roush Claim Grand Sport Finale
    Bell led 57 laps down the stretch. Bell and Johnson ran nose to tail throughout the closing minutes. Johnson managed to go side-by-side entering Turn 1 on the final lap, and then pulled ahead exiting Turn 3 – the lone left-hand turn on the 1.5-mile circuit.


    Nick Longhi and Matt Plumb captured their first CTSCC GS season driving title with a third-place finish in the No. 13 Rum Bum Racing Porsche 997.

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    Ford Racing - Ford's new EcoBoost 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 race engine will power Michael Shank Racing's Daytona Prototypes in the United SportsCar Championship.


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    http://www.autoweek.com/article/20131001/grand_am/131009989

    The direct-injection engine -- based on the production version used in Ford's Taurus SHO, Lincoln MKS and Ford F-150 -- will for the first time hit the track at Daytona on Oct. 9, when a joint effort between MSR, Ford Racing and Continental Tire aims to set a new Daytona track record by eclipsing the 210.364-mph lap set on Feb. 9, 1987, by NASCAR champion Bill Elliott, who pushed his Ford Thunderbird to the top of the speed charts in Daytona 500 qualifying. Sports-car racing regular Colin Braun will handle driving duties.
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    USCC

    Preview: 2014 Rolex24 at Daytona

    The Rolex 24 begins the quest for the first TUDOR Championship title, and also kicks off the North American Endurance Championship.

    The 2014 event takes on additional importance as the opening of a new era in the sport. The GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón have come together as one organization under IMSA sanction with the debut of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

    The TUDOR (USCC) Championship will have four classes of competition.

    The lead Prototype category pairs the (DP)Daytona Prototype from the Rolex Series with the P2 from the ALMS, bringing together the best from both divisions. Also competing is the revolutionary DeltaWing coupe, which will be racing at Daytona for the first time.

    Making its Daytona debut is the ALMS' Prototype Challenge presented by Continental Tire (PC), virtually unchanged from 2013.

    The ALMS GT division – recognized as the best GT competition in the world – continues as the GTLM (GT Le Mans) class. The Rolex Series GT continues as GTD (GT Daytona), also including the former ALMS' GTC class.

    The weekend also includes the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge(CTSCC), with the series returning to the same sanction as its debut in 1985 as the IMSA Firestone Firehawk Endurance Championship.

    Fans can attend the three-day test for the season opener, "The Roar Before the Rolex 24," on Jan. 3-5.

    new site links http://www.imsa.com/ and http://unitedsportscar.com/

    These links http://www.grand-am.com/Home.aspx and http://www.alms.com/ will remain active.

    John Dagys from Speed did not go to Fox. He has a good site.
    http://sportscar365.com/category/imsa/tusc/

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    Ganassi to FORD in 2014, unveiled today at SEMA show in Las Vegas

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