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Aug 8

Angelelli Tops Thursday Practice At Road America

Photo Credit: John Dagys

Photo Credit: John Dagys

Max Angelelli topped Thursday’s lone Rolex Series practice, kicking off an historic weekend which also includes the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Angelelli wheeled his No. 10 Velocity Worldwide around Road America’s scenic 4.048-mile course in 2:02.130 (119.32 mph), just 0.036 seconds ahead of Dane Cameron in the No. 42 Sahlen’s BMW/Riley, 2:02.166 (119.29 mph).

Ricky Taylor rounded out the top three with a lap of 2:02.181 (119.27 mph) in the No. 90 VISITFLORIDA.com/Go-Pro Corvette DP.

Aug 8

Tagliani To Sub For Papis At Kansas

Photo Credit: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic

Photo Credit: Phillip Abbott/LAT Photographic

Top Canadian Indy Car and road racing star Alex Tagliani will partner reigning GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series GT co-Champion Jeff Segal in the No. 61 R.Ferri/AIM Autosport Racing with Ferrari 458 Italia at next weekend’s inaugural GRAND-AM Road Racing SFP Grand Prix at Kansas Speedway, August 16 – 17.

Tagliani will be filling in for regular No. 61R.Ferri/AIM Ferrari driver Max Papis who was previously committed to the NASCAR Nationwide race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The announcement aligns Quebec-native Tagliani, one of Canada’s top racing stars of the last two decades, with fellow Canadians Remo Ferri and AIM Autosport team principals Ian Willis and Andrew Bordin for the first time.

“It’s not every day that a driver has the chance to drive a red Ferrari in racing, and doing it for R.Ferri/AIM Motorsport means even more,” Tagliani said. “I have a great respect for Ian as an engineer and Andrew, whom I raced against. They have been long-time friends on and off track. Driving Remo’s car is a great opportunity and an honor for a Canadian-born driver with Italian heritage. Remo is such a passionate guy for motorsports and I can already feel a great vibe in this team.”

Aug 8

Unadilla Statistical Report

SAN DIEGO, CA - FEBRUARY 11:  Ryan Villopoto #1 leads Chad Reed #22 at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race at Qualcomm Stadium on February 11, 2012 in San Diego, California.

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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing
Series Statistical Report
Built Ford Tough Unadilla National

Unadilla – New Berlin, N.Y. – August 10

Unadilla was a part of the inaugural Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in 1972.

Unadilla has some of the most uniquely-named obstacles in the country like the Gravity Cavity, the Wall, and the Skyshot.

With over 40 years of hosting world-class motocross racing, Unadilla is one of the sport’s most historic venues and was recognized as such when it hosted a “Retro National” during the 2009 season.

A total of 12 different winners have stood atop the Unadilla podium across the 450 and 250 Classes over the last seven seasons – six in the 450 Class and six in the 250 Class.