How (And Why) American Sportscar Racing Teams Are Intentionally Slowing Down

Sandbagging has come up a lot in sportscar racing lately. Every team got busted for sandbagging before the 24 Hours of Daytona, and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Ford GT and Ferrari 488 didn’t show their true pace before qualifying. How do teams trick officials into thinking cars are slower than they are?

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The 24 Hours Of Daytona Is A Full Day Of Everything You Want To See On Track

Whenever a new sports car is released, it seldom even moves the needle for me until it goes on track. Fortunately, this weekend’s 24 Hours of Daytona features the Ford GT, Ferrari 488 and the BMW M6 finally proving their worth alongside other rad GT machinery and purpose-built racing prototypes, and it’s great.

All Four Of Mazda's Brand-New MX-5 Cups Survived Their 25-Hour Debut Race

There’s trials by fire, and there’s sticking your brand new race car baby in one of the most grueling races in the world: the National Auto Sport Association’s 25 Hours of Thunderhill. That’s exactly what Mazda did to debut its new MX-5 Cup car, and all four of the MX-5 Cups entered just crossed the finish line…

Holy Crap, The Last Lap Of The United SportsCar Race Was Chaos On Chaos

Today’s United SportsCar race at Road America was insanity from start to finish, but one lap stood heads, tails and balls above the rest: the last one. Jörg Bergmeister and Pierre Kaffer were side-by-side battling for second place, and the PC leader disappeared from TV while the guy who was second took the win.

I'm At The 24 Hours Of Le Mans, An Overwhelming Celebration Of Insanity

Almost 8.5 miles of circuit. Purpose-built racing prototypes, some of which annihilated the record lap time for qualifying. Fans everywhere: camping, gawking, eating, drinking. Noise. Rain. Dark. Doesn’t matter. The race goes on, and there’s nothing that can truly prepare you for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Acura Wants To Dominate The 25 Hours Of Thunderhill With An ILX

Giving us further proof that Acuras look far better in race spec than in Grandpa-spec, Acura released this pretty picture of an ILX that they plan to reveal at the New York International Auto Show alongside their flagship NSX supercar. Behold, this is the endurance racer they're taking to the 25 Hours of Thunderhill.