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Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series comes to North America

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series comes to U.S in June

We’ve been covering the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series since its start in 2009. Luc Peuters, our european photog, has brought you some amazing shots of the carbon-fiber Bulls. That’s as close as we’ve come on American soil to seeing these exotic beast. Wait no more!

On top of todays, United SportsCar reveal, Lamborghini announced it will launch a specific North American Series sanctioned by IMSA. Pro-Am drivers, taming the V10 Gallardo LP 570-4’s, during two 50 minute races. We like it. The North American Series winners will then have a chance to compete against their European and Asian counterparts. Continue reading ‘Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series comes to North America’

United SportsCar Racing: The future is here

United SportsCar Racing: The future is here

With uniqueness and modernity at the forefront, the new United SportsCar Racing platform was revealed (#TheReveal) today at Sebring International Raceway, resulting from the merger of GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.

United SportsCar Racing will debut in 2014 with the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona. Continue reading ‘United SportsCar Racing: The future is here’

APR Motorsport VW MK6’s set for CTSCC BMW Performance 200 opener

APR Motorsport no171 Jetta, Michael Taylor and Ian Baas CTSCC BMW Performance 200

Looking to continue its race winning tradition in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, APR Motorsport has finalized its driver lineup for this weekend’s BMW Performance 200 at Daytona International Speedway.

In addition to the no. 171 APR VW that will be driven by South African rookie Michael Taylor and GRAND-AM veteran Ian Baas, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race-winner Aleks Altberg, from Renton, Washington will partner with Diego Duez, from Cuernavaca, Mexico, in the team’s no. 181 APR VW Jetta GLI. Altberg, who will enter his second year in the CTSCC and APR, took his maiden win in 2012 at Elkhart Lake in a nail-biting race that saw him withstand heavy pressure in the final laps as he nursed home a car that was both out of fuel and out of tires. Duez, who has been an VW Motorsports Factory driver in his Mexico for three seasons, drove in 2012 in the VW Polo R Cup in India.

“It’s great to be returning to the CTSCC with APR Motorsport,” said Altberg. “The effort this year is more focused and I’m coming in with more confidence. Last year I think we had the pace to be at the front more often than we were, and now I think I know how to get to the front and stay at the front. I’m really looking forward to working with Diego and with APR again this year.”

Duez is eager to parlay his international experience behind the wheel of VW’s into the CTSCC with APR Motorsport.

APR Motorsport no181 Jetta GLI, Aleks Altberg and Diego Duez, CTSCC BMW Performance 200

“The whole team is working very hard, and I am looking forward to my first race here in Daytona,” said Duez. “The level of competition is very high and the Daytona track is a new experience for me. It’s going to be a very exciting weekend and I am looking forward to racing the APR Jetta GLI on Friday.”

Taylor, who is also a rookie to the CTSCC, will enter Daytona with the benefit of having spent time behind the wheel of the APR VW’s under the guidance of Baas. At sixteen years old, Taylor will become the youngest driver in series history.

“It’s very exciting to be here at Daytona for the first race of the season,” said Taylor. “Ian has helped me to get up to speed and the Jetta GLI was really fun and easy to drive. From what I have seen we will have a very competitive car for the race and my job will be to give it to Ian in good shape and near the front of the field. It’s exciting to be the youngest driver in the history of the CTSCC, but now I’d like to become the youngest winner!”

Since entering the championship in 2009, APR Motorsport has won each season it has competed in the CTSCC. Baas, who has four ST-class wins in the CTSCC with APR Motorsport, will also drive the no. 52 APR Audi R8 GRAND-AM in this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.

“I’m really excited to be back in ST this season,” said Baas. “With Mikey and our APR VW’s, we have a very fast combination that can win races and contend for the championship. Every year the level of competition in the ST class goes up , and APR has stepped up their game as well. Daytona should be a good track for our cars and I’m really looking forward to the race.”

- APR Motorsport

GRAND-AM, ALMS Announce Class Structure For Unified Series

Team Magnus Racing wins the 2012 Rolex 24 Hour Daytona Photo: © 2012 Corey Beaman

Underscoring the cooperative spirit of their merger announced last September, GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron today unveiled the initial concept for the organizations’ unified competition class structure that will debut in January 2014 at the 52nd running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Continue reading ‘GRAND-AM, ALMS Announce Class Structure For Unified Series’

APR Audi R8 Grand-Am to start 11th for the EMCO Gears Classic

APR Audi R8 Grand-Am to start 11th for the EMCO Gears Classic

The rolling hills of Mid-Ohio are a complete change of scenery from the street circuit of Belle Isle, but APR Motorsport was prepared for the change in scenery. After a relatively quiet week, where the team only raced its Rolex Series Audi R8 Grand-Am in Belle Isle, the entire team – and additional five Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge cars – took to the track for Friday’s qualifying sessions. Continue reading ‘APR Audi R8 Grand-Am to start 11th for the EMCO Gears Classic’

Rolex Series gets back to work at Barber Motorsports Park

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<p>GRAND-AM Rolex Series teams have had two months to recover from the mind-boggling 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona.</p>
<p>Now, it’s time to get back to work, and it’s tough to think of a better place than beautiful Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., for Saturday’s Porsche 250.</small><small> <a href=Continue reading ‘Rolex Series gets back to work at Barber Motorsports Park’

APR Motorsport ready to rebound at Barber Motorsports Park

APR Motorsport ready to rebound at Barber Motorsports Park, Photo: © 2012 Corey Beaman | oneighturbo.com

There isn’t an event more important for APR Motorsport than this weekend’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge races at Barber Motorsports Park.

APR Motorsport’s home base is located just down the road from Barber in Opelika, and the team will enjoy considerable support from friends, family, customers, and employees for this weekend’s Porsche 250. The team will be hard to miss, as it brings seven race cars, several transporters, and a small army of staff. Continue reading ‘APR Motorsport ready to rebound at Barber Motorsports Park’

Rum Bum Racing makes the Porsche switch

Rum Bum BMW M3, BMW Parformance 200, Daytona 24 Hours, © 2012 Corey Beaman | oneigturbo.com

Another one of those “We didn’t see this coming” stories. Rum Bum Racing and BMW have been synonymous when it comes to the CTSCC series. Their beautiful livery stands out quite a bit but the Rum Bum BMW M3 was always running in top spots in 2011.

Now we can admire them without hiding… Rum Bum will be moving to the Porsche Carrera for next weekends BMW Performance 200 at Barber Motorsport Park. In 2011, Rum Bum finished 7th in GS class. We will be traveling to Barber next weekend, so look for our coverage on the newest Porsche entry. Continue reading ‘Rum Bum Racing makes the Porsche switch’




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