A Night to Remember for Nissan at Petit Le Mans
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| Top five for Nissan DeltaWing, Conquest Racing comes home second in LMP2
The diminutive powerhouse Nissan DeltaWing came all the way back from a Wednesday crash with a flawless top five run to the finish at the 15th annual Petit Le Mans 1,000 mile enduro at Road Atlanta. The innovative prototype ran as high as third position before finishing fifth overall.
The goal coming in was just to finish, but the Nissan DeltaWing raised expectations throughout the week with its impressive pace. 'It was the next step for the Nissan DeltaWing, and it is still surprising to us all,' said the car's designer Ben Bowlby. 'It is amazing what has happened in the last 12 months. The car ran flawlessly. Gunnar and Lucas were amazing and they drove its guts out.'
After suffering serious damage in a Wednesday afternoon practice crash, the crew spent hours inspecting and repairing the high tech racing car, then kept laps to a minimum until the qualifying session. When Gunnar Jeannette turned a lap at almost 124 mph average, any doubts the car was ready to run were dismissed.
| CHRYSLER GROUP'S SRT BRAND BUILDS AWARENESS THROUGH RACING AT LE MANSJune 17, 2013 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - With its heritage deeply rooted into the fabric of domestic and international road racing's rich history, the highly anticipated return of Viper to the 24 Hours of Le Mans stirs the souls of those who have shared in its recent rebirth and return to the ultimate test in sports car competition.|
From concept to completion, the impact of racing in the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the shared passion for the SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand, its perfo....
|HONDA INDYCAR MESSAGE POINTS FOR THE MILWAUKEE MILEHonda has a long record of success at The Milwaukee Mile, the oldest racing facility in North America. Honda-powered drivers and teams have won nine times in 17 races since the company entered Indy car competition in 1994, more than any other manufacturer.|
◾Dario Franchitti is Honda's most successful driver – and most recent winner – at Milwaukee. Franchitti was victorious in 2011, driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing, and also won in 2004, driving for Andretti Green Racing.
|Honda Indycar Message Points For Texas Motor SpeedwayENGINE MANUFACTURER COMPETITION|
◾The twin IZOD IndyCar Series victories for Honda last weekend in Detroit were the 198th and 199th wins for the manufacturer since it began Indy car competition in 1994. This total includes both seasons of manufacturer competition and the six-year period (2006-2011) when Honda supplied engines to the full IndyCar Series field.
◾Simon Pagenaud's inaugural IndyCar win in Sunday's IndyCar Dual at Detroit was Honda's 100th victory against competition from o....
| 2014 Corvette Stingray Cranks Out 460 HorsepowerDETROIT – The 2014 Corvette Stingray's all-new LT1 6.2L V-8 engine is SAE-certified at 460 horsepower (343 kW) at 6,000 rpm and 465 lb-ft of torque (630 Nm) at 4,600 rpm, with the available performance exhaust system, Chevrolet announced today.|
The Stingray is SAE-certified at 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 460 lb-ft (624 Nm) with the standard exhaust system. They are the highest standard power ratings ever for the Corvette, delivered with efficiency that is expected to exceed 26 mpg on t....
|HONDA ANNOUNCES MAJOR USAC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM05/23/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif. American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today announced a comprehensive motorsports partnership program with the United States Auto Club (USAC), including title sponsorship of several USAC racing series and a new role as Official Engine Supplier to the Ignite Midget Series. Implementation of these programs will begin this year, and will be fully in effect for the 2014 race season.|
Under terms of the multi-year agreement, Honda will become title sponsor for USAC'....
|Road To Le Mans – Planning Is Key To Handling Overseas LogisticsMay 23, 2013 , Mooresville, N.C. - Destination – Le Mans, France.|
For those in the world of sports car racing receiving an invitation to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – the most prestigious sports car endurance race in the world – the weeks leading up to making the trip is filled with excitement and anticipation but requires extensive planning.
On February 1, SRT Motorsports accepted an invitation from the Automobile Club de I'Ouest (ACO) to field two SRT Viper GTS-Rs in the 81....
|Goodyear Kicks Off 4Th Annual ‘Gives Back' Campaign• Goodyear Transforms NASCAR Tires for Memorial Day Race Weekend and Launches Charity Auction to Benefit Support Our Troops® |
AKRON, Ohio, May 23, 2013 – Continuing its long history of supporting the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, exclusive tire supplier of NASCAR's three major national series, is waving the green flag on the fourth annual 'Goodyear Gives Back' charitable program benefitting the Support Our Troops® organization.
|Honda Chases 10Th Consecutive Indy Triumph05/21/2013 - TORRANCE, Calif. An accomplished 16-driver lineup, including two previous race winners and 11 graduates of open-wheel training-ground series, make up the Honda-powered effort for the 2013 Indianapolis 500, as the company seeks its 10th consecutive '500' victory – and fourth-in-a-row with engine-manufacturer competition.|
In 2012, Target Chip Ganassi Racing's Dario Franchitti scored his third Indy triumph in a thrilling battle to the finish with fellow Honda drivers Takuma S....