Just some clips from the sights and sounds of Mosport International Raceway. The Patron Highcroft Racing Team placed 1st overall, Lowes Fernandez Racing finished 1st in class and the Corvette Racing Team placed 1st in class a couple car lengths ahead of the Risi-Compitizione Racing Team. Enjoy!
Mosport 2009 Movie
Our trip to Mosport Raceway in August 2009 to see the American Le Mans Series Race. Lots of racing, Lots of beer, Lots of fun.
ALMS - Mobil One Grand Prix of Mosport
for more visit http://www.drivestv.com - Saturday morning at Mosport Raceway, home of the McMosport. Exclusive, in-depth coverage of the American Le Mans Series and the dramatic footage of the warm-up in the fog.
ALMS Mosport 2004 - Qualifying Part 3
This is the third part of the qualifying session for the 2004 American Le Mans Series race at Mosport Park, Canada. See James Weaver and JJ Lehto duke it out to see who takes the top spot in this exciting qualifying battle!
Watch how Weaver in the Dyson Lola and Lehto in the Audi just sort of "glide" through the hairpin.
1963 Shelby 289 Cobra Roadster Le Mans Racing Car
Chassis no. CSX 2136, this superb Cobra was a 1963 Shelby American Team Car and the 1964 SCCA A/Production National Champion with racing driver Ed Leslie. This piece of racing history will be offered at the upcoming Sporting Classics of Monaco on May 1. Visit www.rmauctions.com for more information.
2010 American Le Mans - Highcroft Racing Driver Seat Fitting
for more visit http://www.drivestv.com - For a driver, one of the most important jobs is to make sure they get the right seat. Starting with the tallest, they then build custom molds to fit each other driver in succession. Here's a rare glimpse into the process at Highcroft Racing as their drivers get ready for the 2010 American Le Mans Series.
ALMS At Laguna Seca Part 2 of 3
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Part 2 includes ALMS leaving the Paddock area and on the track and a Mazda CX-7 and a R8, GT3, Vette, RX-8, and a Mazda6 on the track between the races.
ItaliaspeedTV - 2010 Dodge Viper ACR reclaims lap record at Laguna Seca
The Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team from Chrysler Group arrived at Laguna Seca raceway yesterday day on a mission to recapture the production car lap record at the world-renowned road course in Monterey, California.
And it was "mission accomplished" as Chris Winkler, an SRT vehicle dynamics engineer piloted a black and red 2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR (American Club Racer) to a lap record of 1:33.915 as recorded by Motech in-vehicle data recorder (1:33.944 - as unofficially recorded by trackside clock) around the 2.238-mile, 11-turn course, shattering the previous lap record by more than 1.1 seconds.
It was definitely exciting but a somewhat uneventful lap overall from behind the steering wheel, said Winkler, who is still learning the intricate details of Laguna Seca raceway, having spent only one other session on the course. The Dodge Viper ACR has amazing power and handles like a dream, so following my first practice here last month, I came away pretty confident that wed be able to set a new record.
In 2008, professional road racer Randy Pobst, drove a 2008 Dodge Viper ACR to a one-lap, production car record of 1:35.117 at Laguna Seca raceway while working with Motor Trend. That record stood until August 6, 2009 when the most recent record of 1:35.075 was established by a one-off exotic prototype.
Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand and Senior Vice President, Product Design Office, Chrysler Group LLC, was impressed with the Vipers performance. Ive been closely tied to this car my entire career and even after owning one myself for some time, Im still amazed with what the Dodge Viper can do on and off the race track, Gilles said. After our record-setting lap at the Nürburgring circuit, were excited to set a second performance benchmark record at another world-famous road course.
The Dodge Viper is going into the final year of production for the current-generation model. Approximately 500 Vipers will be produced in 2010 and the most interesting aspect of the day were the strong hints from Gilles that a next-generation version could be on the cards. Were going to keep Dodges performance icon alive and well by not only producing some of the most special Vipers ever built, but were also investigating what the next-generation Viper is going to be, added Gilles in a written statement. When we have partners across the ocean who are known as the best sports carmakers in the world, the future opportunities are huge. Earlier this month during the high-profile unveiling of the five-year business plan for the future of the Chrysler Group, the Viper model was confirmed to cease production next year with only the vaguest "under consideration" being offered towards any replacement.
New Chevrolet Corvette C6 R GT2 2010
Officially new Chevrolet Corvette C6 R GT2 2010
Corvette Racing will open a new chapter with the competition debut of the next-generation Corvette C6.R at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 6-8. In anticipation of a single GT class in 2010, Corvette Racing will test and develop the latest Corvette C6.R in the GT2 category in the final five rounds of the 2009 American Le Mans Series. With the upcoming move to a unified GT category, the twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars will compete against rivals representing Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Viper, Panoz, and Ford.
In the remaining races in 2009, the Corvette race cars will be powered by 6.0-liter GM small-block V8s that are based on the 7.0-liter LS7.R that powered the GT1 version. This reduction in displacement was achieved by shortening the crankshaft stroke from 3.875-inch to 3.32-inch. The diameter of the series-mandated intake air restrictors was decreased from 30.6 mm to 28.6 mm, with a corresponding reduction in engine output from 590 to 470 horsepower. A 5.5-liter production-based GM small-block V8 is currently under development and will be introduced at the start of the 2010 season. The Corvette Racing team is continuing its commitment to green racing with the use of E85R ethanol racing fuel.