So Watkins Glen put's on this event every year in September, The SVRA Vintage Gran Prix. I never heard anything about it till last year, and it immediately sparked my intrest. Vintage Race cars? Racing? Sign me up for that.
The ongoing battle between Audi and Peugeot at Le Mans and in other international endurance events has defined the sport, but the company says they're ending the program effective now. This means no 2012 Le Mans showdown.
Spoiler alert: Awesome race cars are even more awesome at Laguna Seca. It's a photographer's paradise and we sent the inimitable Brad Fox to last weekend's American Le Mans Series race at Laguna Seca to bring you enough grid girls, engine porn, and ferocious race cars to keep your
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Audi R10 TDI, Road America, 2006. I was halfway into a piece of pie and nearly missed the leaders coming around. Yanked the camera up and didn't even look through the viewfinder. I bought a lottery ticket the same day.
Obsessive regulations-reader John calls attention to an interesting tidbit in the ACO's new rules for the LMP classes:
Mulsanne's Corner (where've you been all our lives) is reporting a rumor — from a reliable source, natch — that Audi's next Le Mans Prototype racer could be powered by a diesel V12. Yes, we were shocked too — considering the propensity of diesels to implode under extreme duress (like, say, a really long race). The…