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Toyota Was Prepared For The Texas Heat And Brought Their Own Pool

If you race in Texas and it’s not the dead of winter, you should probably pack a kiddie pool in with your car, spares, tools and other race weekend things. It’s always hot and muggy, and if you just drove a sweaty stint in a six-hour endurance race, why not hop in the pool afterwards […]

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World Endurance Championship Finalizes Its Strange Two-Year Season With Silverstone Race

The World Endurance Championship has a strange two-year-long season next year as it transitions to a winter schedule that ends with Le Mans. Now they’ve confirmed the final date on that calendar: the 6 Hours of Silverstone will return on August 29, 2018. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Porsche 919 Proves It’s The Fastest In Its Last Qualifying Run In America

If there’s one thing I’ve gathered from trying to badger various Porsche LMP1 team personnel about what they’re doing next year, it’s that all their energies are focused on going out with another championship until they figure all that out. And holy crap, they are quick. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Come Hang Out With Jalopnik In Austin At Our Lone Star Le Mans Party On Friday

Are you also in Austin, Texas, to enjoy the last World Endurance Championship race for the foreseeable future (as far as any of us know right now)? Rad! So are we. That’s why we’re planning a meet-up 8:00 p.m. this Friday at Lustre Pearl East, right between Circuit of the Americas and downtown. Read more… […]

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We’re At Lone Star Le Mans All Weekend Hoping The Prototypes Never Leave

One of our favorite racing series on the planet—the beautifully high-tech World Endurance Championship—is about to make some big changes. Lone Star Le Mans is the last chance in America to enjoy things as they are, with Porsche and Toyota battling each other in the top LMP1 class. We’re here at Circuit of the…Read more… […]

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There Might Be A Place For America’s Top Prototype Spec At Le Mans In 2020

Oh, so now the powers-that-be are open to letting the top spec in American sports car racing run at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, according to Sportscar365. It only took the World Endurance Championship’s top LMP1 class imploding down to one manufacturer who may not even stay after all, but we’ll take what we […]

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6 Hours Of Mexico Race Briefly Interrupted By Baseball

Just because the reworked Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez built part of its circuit through a baseball stadium doesn’t mean you should throw baseballs onto the track. Those things hurt at normal baseball speeds—I don’t even want to think about a baseball nut shot tossed by a Le Mans prototype where no one nearby is…Read more… Continue […]

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World Endurance Championship Makes A Ton Of Changes To Fight For Its Own Survival

Now that Porsche plans to leave the World Endurance Championship’s top LMP1 class at the end of this year, the future of the WEC is in question. Now the WEC is making drastic changes in hopes of staying relevant, including flipping the schedule to end with Le Mans, returning to Sebring, and reworking LMP1 early. […]

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One Of Porsche’s Cast-Off Le Mans Drivers Already Found A New Ride In Formula E

Porsche 919 driver Neel Jani is one of the drivers who seemed to be out of luck after Porsche announced they were closing their World Endurance Championship program after this year. Now Faraday Future Dragon Racing announced that they’ve hired Jani to drive before Porsche even gets their Formula E team up and…Read more… Continue […]

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