Aug 31

Muscle Milk Wins Baltimore Crash Fest

30-31 August 2013, Baltimore, Maryland USA #6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing

Photo Credit: Dan R. Boyd LAT photo USA

In one of the most bizarre races in American Series history, claimed top honors and clinched the P1 championship following a chaotic and crash-filled .

held off Guy Smith to give he and co-driver their sixth victory in seven races in the No. 6 HPD ARX-03a. It came following a late duel with the No. 16 Dyson Racing Lola B12/60 Mazda, which was at the center of a controversial start that resulted in a six-car pileup and a lengthy red flag for cleanup.

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Aug 31

Sao Paulo WEC Notebook

Dagys_ 2013_1588731 DEBUTS NEW AERO — In a bid for its first victory of the year, Toyota has rolled out with an updated aero package for its solo TS030 Hybrid this weekend in . The Japanese manufacturer’s high downforce package features modifications to the front wheel arches, engine cover and wing, aimed to better suit the upcoming stretch of races on the calendar.

“It’s bodywork that’s suited to the requirements in terms of aero efficiency of this track,” Toyota Racing technical director Pascal Vasselon explained. “Basically, some additional drag but a lot more downforce. This is what we need. Even though there’s a very long straight, you have a lot of low speed corners. Here, you need downforce, not only for pure performance but for consistency.”

According to Vasselon, development of the high downforce kit began before and went into production shortly after, prior to a recent two-day test at EuroSpeedway Lausitzring.

So far, the package has seemed to have payed dividends on the high-speed and technical 15-turn, 2.676-mile circuit, with the No. 8 entry of Stephane Sarrazin, Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi posting the quickest time on Friday.

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Aug 26

Guy Cosmo Leaves ESM, Joins Level 5

Exclusive! Cosmo Quits ESM, Joins Level 5

Photo: John Dagys

In the biggest driver shakeup of the year, has joined for the remainder of the American Series season.

News broke Monday morning that the former Rookie-of-the-Year had ended his nearly four-year relationship with Extreme Speed Motorsports, which most recently saw Cosmo go head-to-head with Level 5 in the P2 category. can confirm the 35-year-old has now joined the rival Scott Tucker-owned operation and will drive one of the team’s HPD ARX-03b cars beginning with this weekend’s .

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Aug 26

Starworks Confirms PC Program

Starworks Confirms PC Program

Photo: John Dagys

is entering the remaining four rounds of the American Series in the category. With the team taking delivery of a second car shortly, the plan is to also enter the class alongside its two Daytona Prototypes in the new United Sports Car Racing series for 2014.

The Fort Lauderdale squad has purchased the ORECA FLM09 from RSR Racing. Run by Paul Gentilozzi and his sons John and Tony, the team is currently third in the team standings.

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