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Aug 30

EXCLUSIVE: 8Star Planning For Dual DP/P2 Program

EXCLUSIVE: 8Star Planning For Dual DP/P2 Program

Photo: John Dagys

With the much-talked about DP/P2 Balance of Performance yet to be finalized, Enzo Potolicchio is preparing to hedge his bets in 8Star Motorsports’ Prototype class title bid for next year’s United SportsCar Racing series.

SPEED.com has learned the Florida-based squad is finalizing plans to field a P2 car alongside its Corvette DPs next year, which would see its lead driver pairing swap between cars on a race-by-race basis, depending on the best-suited package for each specific track.

Aug 17

USCR Making Progress With DP/P2 Technical Regs

Photo Credit: John Dagys

Photo Credit: John Dagys

A notable step towards the finalization of the United SportsCar Racing technical regulations was made this week, as series officials completed its first wind tunnel test for a P2 car.

Fresh off a podium finish in last weekend’s American Le Mans Series race at Road America, the No. 01 Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b was taken to Windshear in Concord, N.C. for the a test at the state-of-the-art, rolling-road wind tunnel.

The purpose of the test, according to Scot Elkins, vice president, competition and technical regulations for USCR, was to evaluate multiple aerodynamic configurations as the series continues its balance of performance process between P2 cars, Daytona Prototypes and the DeltaWing, which will compete together in the top Prototype class in 2014.

Aug 12

Questions, Concerns Remain Over DP/P2 Integration

USCR- Questions, Concerns Remain Over DP:P2 Integration

Photo Credit: Brian Cleary

With less than six months to go until the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, and just 10 weeks before the final champions are crowned in GRAND-AM and the American Le Mans Series, some key details surrounding next year’s United SportsCar Racing series have yet to be finalized.

Many prototype team owners in the paddock last weekend at Road America, site of the historic first, and only, combined event between both series, have voiced concerns over the timeframe for the release of the DP and P2 technical regulations and the general lack of details surrounding likely changes to their equipment for next year.

“We have no idea. Nobody has any answers; nobody is asking [us] anything. So I don’t know how we will be going testing at all, at this point. We don’t know anything,” longtime Daytona Prototype team owner Wayne Taylor told SPEED.com.

Aug 9

Ganassi Evaluating Switch To P2

USCR- Ganassi Evaluating Switch To P2

Photo Credit: Brian Cleary

The most successful team in Daytona Prototype history could be making a radical switch to P2-spec machinery for next year’s United SportsCar Racing championship.

SPEED.com has learned that Chip Ganassi Racing is undecided on its 2014 sports car program, with the six-time and defending DP class champions considering either to continue with its proven Riley-BMW package or make the move to a Le Mans Prototype.

A decision has yet to be made, according to team manager Tim Keene, who is waiting on the technical regulations for the new combined Prototype category, comprised of DPs, P2s and the DeltaWing, to be finalized.

“We don’t really know what to look at,” Keene told SPEED.com. “We’d like to have an on-track test to see where we’d actually stand before we can make any kind of decisions. We don’t want to base a decision on what we think is going to be right because we don’t really know what the regulations will be.”