TUSC
Apr 11

SportsCars: Pruett Leads Ford Sweep Of Front Row In Long Beach

Scott Pruett put the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing entry on pole in Long Beach. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Pruett put the No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing entry on pole in Long Beach. (Photo: Getty Images)

Scott Pruett claimed pole position for Saturday’s Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach, leading a Ford 1-2 in qualifying for the third round of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. (Sat. 6 p.m. on FOX Sports 1)

The Chip Ganassi Racing driver stormed to the top of the time charts early in the 15-minute session and kept his No. 01 Riley-Ford on the point, despite challenges from a half-dozen other Prototype contenders.

Apr 10

TUSC: Long Beach preparation new for many prototype teams

(Photo Courtesy IMSA)

The teams will be faced with challenges they didn’t encounter at Daytona or Sebring when they head to the twisty streets of Long Beach this weekend. (Photo Courtesy IMSA)

By IMSA Public Relations:

Prototype teams in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will have a short window in which to excel, in Saturday’s Tequila Patron Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach (LIVE, FOX Sports 1, 6 p.m. ET).

Four of the teams will race a Prototype for the first time on the 1.968-mile circuit, while four additional teams raced there only in 2006. The team with a leg up on the experience side is Extreme Speed Motorsports, which raced its two Tequila Patrón HPD ARX-03b/Hondas at the circuit last year, finishing 1-2 in the P2 class of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrόn.

Apr 7

Ford join IMSA as Official Automotive Partner

The new Ford Taurus safety car for the TUDOR series.

The new Ford Taurus safety car for the TUDOR series. (Photo: Ford/IMSA)

Leading the field to the green at this weekend’s TUDOR race at Long Beach will be the new EcoBoost-Powered Ford Taurus SHO.

This new pace car signifies the beginning of a three-year agreement between Ford and the IMSA, with Ford now being the “Official Automotive Partner” of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.