USCR
Sep 12

Breaking: Five-Year Partnership For TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Breaking: Five-Year Partnership For TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Ground-breaking five-year partnership solidifies future of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. (Image: Courtesy of TUDOR and USCR)

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced Thursday that TUDOR — an innovative and retro-chic brand — has been named entitlement partner for the next five years of what now will be known as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The IMSA announcement this morning precedes TUDOR’s official U.S. launch this evening during New York Fashion Week.

“The 2014 season will feature the rebirth and revitalization of sports car racing in North America, and therefore it’s the ideal time to introduce a premium watch brand like TUDOR to our U.S. fans and partners, as well as further solidify our relationship with the international motorsports community,” said IMSA CEO Ed Bennett. “This is a natural progression of the fantastic relationship we’ve cherished for decades with our partners at Rolex.

Sep 5

European PC Team Finalizing USCR Program

European PC Team Finalizing USCR Program

(Photo: DPPI/ELMS)

With the lure of the endurance classics at Daytona and Sebring, a European-based prototype team is set to contest the opening rounds of next year’s United SportsCar Racing series.

SPEED.com has learned that Algarve Pro Racing, a Portugal-based squad run by former Jordan F1 testing manager and A1GP Team Ireland chief mechanic Stewart Cox, is finalizing plans to take its Oreca FLM09 Stateside, in what could potentially turn into a full-season effort.

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

Racing Version Of New Corvette Breaks Cover

Photo Credit: Chevy Racing

Photo Credit: Chevy Racing

The 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray is the most hotly anticipated new car to arrive in the marketplace in a long, long time.

Saturday at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in Monterey, Calif., the competition version of the new Corvette was shown for the first time and it looked both sensational and sinister.

Even with its hallucination-inducing graphics, you can tell this car that this new racer, known as the C7.R,will be striking on the 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.