Sports Cars
Jul 13

Rojas Crashes No. 01 Ganassi Entry On Recon Lap At CTMP

The No. 01 suffered heavy damage prior to Sunday's race. (Photo: Trevor Longman)

The No. 01 suffered heavy damage prior to Sunday’s race. (Photo: Trevor Longman)

There’s been drama in the build up to this afternoon’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, as the Chip Gansssi Racing Riley-Ford has suffered a major setback in today’s race due to an accident on the reconnoissance lap.

Memo Rojas was at the wheel of the No. 01 Telmex-sponsored DP when he lost control in Turn 2 on a damp circuit and made heavy impact with the barriers.

The Mexican driver was evaluated and released from the infield medical center but the car sustained considerable damage to the front, rear and left side.

Jul 13

Porsche Used By Steve McQueen In ‘Le Mans’ Film Headed To Auction

This 1969 Porsche 917K could top $20 million at the Gooding & Company auction in August. (Photo: Gooding & Company)

This 1969 Porsche 917K could top $20 million at the Gooding & Company auction in August. (Photo: Gooding & Company)

One of the holy grails of the collector car world and possibly one of the world’s most valuable Porsches extant will be offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Pebble Beach, Calif., next month (Aug. 17-18).

The 1969 917K is probably the most desirable version of one of Porsche’s mightiest competition cars. The reliable and powerful flat-12 engine, combined with lightweight aerodynamic coupe bodywork, was tailor made for endurance races like The 24 Hours of Le Mans. Picking up where the Ford GT40 left off (and also sponsored by Gulf Oil in the iconic light blue and orange livery), the 917K helped show the door to Ferrari in endurance racing, leaving them to concentrate on Formula One, where they remain today.

Jul 11

What To Watch: Your Weekend Racing Schedule

The MotoGP World Championship race from the Sachsenring will air this Sunday at 7 a.m. ET only on FOX Sports 1. (Photo: Getty Images)

The MotoGP World Championship race from the Sachsenring will air this Sunday at 7 a.m. ET only on FOX Sports 1. (Photo: Getty Images)

Friday, July 11

11:30 a.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Practice | New Hampshire (FOX Sports 1)
1:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Nationwide Practice | New Hampshire (FOX Sports 1)
3:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Nationwide Final Practice | New Hampshire (FOX Sports 1)
4:30 p.m. ET – NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying | New Hampshire (FOX Sports 1)
7:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series Qualifying | Iowa (FOX Sports 1)
8:00 p.m. ET – NASCAR Truck Series Race | Iowa (FOX Sports 1)

Jul 8

NGT Motorsport withdraws from TUDOR Championship

(Photo: John Dagys)

Business and family obligations for MOMO partner/driver Henrique Cisneros has led to the decision to park the No. 33 car. (Photo: John Dagys)

NGT Motorsport announced Tuesday that it has withdrawn from the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship with immediate effect.

The Florida-based team, which has fielded the MOMO-sponsored No. 30 Porsche 911 GT America in the first five rounds of the championship, will not take part in the remainder of the season except for the Circuit of The Americas race in September.

Jul 4

Tagliani Suspended For Practice Accident At Watkins Glen

Alex Tagliani will miss the Brickyard Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Alex Tagliani will miss the Brickyard Grand Prix. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Alex Tagliani has been suspended for one race and placed on probation for an additional TUDOR United SportsCar Championship round following an accident in practice for last weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

The veteran open-wheel and sports car driver spun his No. 08 RSR Racing Oreca FLM09 in Saturday’s second practice session and re-entered the track in Turn 10 in front of an oncoming Chris Miller in the No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports car.