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Sep 30

CORE Set for New Chapter with Porsche

 

CORE Set for New Chapter with Porsche

CORE Set for New Chapter with Porsche (Photo: LAT)

Last week’s announcement that CORE autosport would become the operational partner for Porsche’s new factory program in the Tudor United SportsCar Championship may have turned some heads, but for team owner Jon Bennett and team manager Morgan Brady, it was the culmination of a long-term goal fulfilled in an surprisingly short period of time.

As originally reported at sportscar365.com

Less than four years ago, the idea of going racing in the American Le Mans Series was still a dream for Bennett, who assembled a team as an extension to his manufacturing business, Composite Resources, in 2010. Brady, a former Atlantic engineer who had been part of the ill-fated US F1 project, was one of his first hires, turning down an offer to work for Penske Racing to instead lead efforts at the upstart CORE outfit.

Sep 30

Indianapolis To Host IndyCar Road Race In May

Indianapolis To Host IndyCar Road Race In May

Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 24, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is taking a different tack to bring fans to the track this May — a road race.

On Thursday, the speedway’s board of directors voted to add a second IndyCar race in May at the historic Brickyard. It’s the first time IndyCar drivers will compete on something other than Indy’s 2.5-mile oval, and it’s the first time they’ll prepare for two races in one season at the speedway. The road race is scheduled for the weekend of May 10-11, two weeks ahead of the series’ marquee event, the Indianapolis 500. Finals details have not yet been worked out.

Sep 30

F1 Preview: Can Vettel Repeat Korean GP Win

F1 Grand Prix of Korea

Mark Webber drives on his way to finishing second during the Korean Formula One Grand Prix at the Korea International Circuit on October 14, 2012 in Yeongam-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

The Korean Grand Prix is one of the newest additions on the Formula 1 calendar. Debuting in 2010, there were concerns ahead of the race that the circuit wouldn’t be ready. Despite numerous delays for the final track inspection, the circuit was completed, just about, and the inaugural F1 round in Korea took place.

Organizers of the race wanted the Korean Grand Prix to be held at a venue near the capital of Seoul; however they got the complete opposite. 400 miles away sits the Korea International Circuit, a remote location that has hindered attendance figures and proved to be a tricky location to house the thousands involved in the Formula 1 circus.

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