Sports Cars
Sep 5

Nissan ZEOD RC To Make Track Debut At Fuji

 Nissan ZEOD RC To Make On-Track Debut At Fuji

The Nissan ZEOD RC is set to “electrify” Le Mans in 2014. (Photo: Courtesy of Nissan)

Japanese fans will have the first opportunity to see the revolutionary Nissan ZEOD RC in action when the car makes its public on-track debut at this year’s Fuji Speedway round of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Running in pure electric mode, the Nissan ZEOD RC will undertake demonstration runs on October 18, 19 and 20 – all three days of the Japanese round of the WEC. The Fuji demonstration was announced today at the Nissan 360 global media event in California.

Sep 5

European PC Team Finalizing USCR Program

European PC Team Finalizing USCR Program

(Photo: DPPI/ELMS)

With the lure of the endurance classics at Daytona and Sebring, a European-based prototype team is set to contest the opening rounds of next year’s United SportsCar Racing series.

SPEED.com has learned that Algarve Pro Racing, a Portugal-based squad run by former Jordan F1 testing manager and A1GP Team Ireland chief mechanic Stewart Cox, is finalizing plans to take its Oreca FLM09 Stateside, in what could potentially turn into a full-season effort.

Sep 4

DP Championship Race Heats Up

DP Championship Race Heats Up

(Photo: Brian Cleary / GRAND-AM)

The closest championship battle in the 11-year history of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series visits Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., for Sunday’s Continental Tire Festival of Speed powered by Mazda. With two races remaining, the top 10 competitors for the Daytona Prototype championship are separated by only five points.

Sep 3

IndyCar Set To Test Indianapolis Road Course On Wednesday

Photo Credit: @IndyCar

Photo Credit: @IndyCar

For only the second time in the storied history of Indianapolis Motor Speedway, an IndyCar will hit the infield road course as part of an open test.

The infield road course has played host to Moto GP, Formula One, Indy Lights and NASCAR Grand-Am events, but never an IndyCar Series race.

On Wednesday, Ryan Briscoe and Graham Rahal are scheduled to run multiple configurations of the infield road course to “gather information about the current course layouts” as the speedway looks at a nearly $100 million upgrade to the facility with the possibility of future races in mind.

“As we look to the future of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the goal is to make changes to the road course that provide the most flexibility for its potential use and create a layout that is entertaining for our fans and enjoyable for our drivers – whether it is for INDYCAR testing or racing, sports cars, MotoGP or other uses,” said J. Douglas Boles, Indianapolis Motor Speedway president.