Sports Cars
May 28

DeltaWing reveals passenger-car design

(Photo courtesy deltawingracing.com)

aims for performance targets of 130 mph and 70 miles per gallon using a four-cylinder, 85-110 horsepower engine for its potential street-legal, four-passenger car. (Photo courtesy deltawingracing.com)

This is how a DeltaWing road car may look within the not-too-distant future, DeltaWing Technologies Inc. revealed Wednesday.

The futuristic-looking automobile is a very real machine in the sports car racing world, currently competing in the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship series.

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May 27

American team Krohn Racing awarded late entry for Le Mans

The Krohn Racing Ferrari competes in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans at the Circuit de la Sarthe. (Photo: John Dagys)

The No. 57 Ferrari will compete in the which will be broadcast LIVE across the FOX Sports family of networks June 14-15. (Photo: John Dagys)

The game of musical chairs for the rapidly approaching 24 Hours of Le Mans continues, as the Automobile Club de l’Ouest confirmed Tuesday the withdrawal of Strakka Racing from next month’s twice-around-the-clock endurance classic.

Replacing the British squad’s Strakka-Dome S103 Nissan on the 56-car entry list, in a surprise twist, is Krohn Racing, which has been invited back to participate with its Ferrari F458 Italia in GTE-Am.

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May 24

Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer Wins IMSA Race Three Years After Losing Leg

Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer (left) and Tom Long (right) celebrate on the top step of the podium. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

(left) and Tom Long (right) celebrate on the top step of the podium after winning the Continental Tire SportsCars Challenge race at Park. (Photo: LAT Photographic)

Three years ago, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer lost his left leg while on duty in Afghanistan.

On Saturday, he was standing in victory lane with co-driver Tom Long after winning the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.

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May 23

SportsCars: Nissan Announces Factory LMP1 Program For 2015

Nissan plans to begin testing the GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 car in October. (Photo: Nissan)

Nissan plans to begin testing the GT-R LM NISMO LMP1 car in October. (Photo: Nissan)

Following months of speculation and intrigue, Nissan officially announced Friday its entry into the LMP1 class for 2015, which will see a two-car full factory program in the FIA World Endurance Championship with the legendary GT-R model.

The Japanese manufacturer’s all-new prototype, the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, will take on the likes of Audi, Toyota and Porsche in what will be a global effort encompassing technical resources and facilities in Japan, Europe and the U.S.

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May 21

16-Year-Old Confirmed for History-Making Run at Le Mans

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The No. 41 team has finished fourth place in both LMP2 races so far in 2014. (Photo: John Brooks/Greaves Motorsport)

History will be set at the 82nd running of the when 16-year-old Matt McMurry becomes the youngest driver ever to participate in motorsports’ most famous endurance race.

The culmination of a long-held childhood dream, McMurry will beat the 55-year-old record held by Ricardo Rodriguez, who was 17 years and four months when he drove an OSCA S750 in 1959 at Le Mans.

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