When the dominant Audi Sport Team Joest Le Mans prototype program closed last year, it left only two teams in the world’s top LMP1 class of endurance prototypes. Now Team Joest is partnering with Mazda in a smaller regional series, which would be a step down if LMP1 was thriving. But LMP1 isn’t, and Team Joest’s move…
Mazda has been the lovable failsquad of the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship for several years, trying so hard for years to get their top-class prototypes merely working reliably in between bursts of promising speed. If there’s anyone who can make it work, it’s the team who gave Audi years of domination at the…
America’s fancy-Honda brand Acura is getting back into racing prototypes with a two-car Team Penske IMSA DPi effort, Team Penske announced today. Acura last raced a purpose-built racing prototype when the American Le Mans Series was still a thing at the start of this decade, but those cars were later rebranded as…
Being inverted is pretty sweet in Top Gun, but sucks hard in a race car. Sunday’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race at Mosport ended with this topsy turvy crash. The No. 52 Ligier LMP2 of PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports slid off track, into a tire wall and bounced back out onto its roof.
Today’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race at Mosport was pretty well behaved until the last 22 minutes of the race or so, with the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R getting tangled up in a high-speed collision that utterly destroyed the front of the No. 4 Corvette it made contact with.
Any sports car race weekend packs the track with an awesome variety of machines. Over the past weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech race came to Circuit of The Americas for the fourth time, with Wayne Taylor Racing winning their fourth straight race overall in the Cadillac DPi-V.R.
Wayne Taylor Racing continued their streak of IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship domination with another overall win today at Circuit of the Americas. That we sort of expected. Sadly, the surprise of the day was the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM car going out in flames with less than 10 minutes left in the race.
Kenny Habul hit one of the bumps inside the esses on Circuit of the Americas a little too hard during qualifying for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race, knocking his radio loose from inside the car. Habul held it together like a champ, despite his car throwing its own parts at him.
The same car that’s won all of the past three WeatherTech Sports Car Championship races this year is at it again. Here in Austin, Ricky Taylor just took the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R to a pole-grabbing lap of 1:54.809, 1.59 seconds faster than the next top Prototype-class car. That’s quick.
Few racing drivers amuse us quite as much as Wayne Taylor Racing driver Jordan Taylor. Not only has his team been dominating this year’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season, but he’s known for hilarious pranks, one very good dog and he’s LIVE with us now to answer any questions you have for him!
What would you like to ask Cadillac racer, prankster and good dog owner extraordinaire Jordan Taylor? He’s been unbeatable this season in the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship and shared a car with Jeff Gordon for 24 Hours of Daytona. You can ask him anything you want TODAY at 2:30 p.m. ET.
This weekend, America’s big endurance series descend upon Circuit of the Americas for a mega-event full of fantastic sports cars. The WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and Porsche GT3 Cup USA are all here, and Jalopnik is here to soak it all in.
The Corvette Racing team was all set for a 1-2 GTLM class win at today’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race until the No. 3 Corvette got stuck behind a three-car pile-up on the exit of Long Beach’s final hairpin. Is there anything worse than watching everyone pass you while you’re stuck behind a crash?
When Dirk Müller tried to get his No. 66 Ford GT back into race traffic around a blind hairpin on the Long Beach Grand Prix circuit, he caused an honest-to-goodness traffic jam that would be just as plausible on I-5.
The Long Beach Grand Prix street circuit is infamously tight in some spots, and always a solid bet for insanity. Today’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race at Long Beach only made it to turn six of its first lap before a dumb little pile-up that caught several of the top qualifiers in the GTLM class out.
Who’s a good boy? Fonzie’s a good boy. Here, drink out of Cadillac DPi-V.R racer Jordan Taylor’s 24 Hours of Daytona trophy. Awwwww, that’s a good doggo.
It’s National Puppy Day, which means it’s an excuse to look at cute pups on the internet. Recent Daytona 24 winner Jordan Taylor’s very good dog has become a racing star in his own right: Fonzie, a big puffy Goldendoodle. Enjoy these clips of Taylor jamming out with Fonzie because these two are just the best.
Engine goes where? Racer caught Porsche’s mid-engine 911 RSR chassis out in the open at Sebring, with nothing installed. Yes, it’s that car that they’ve been bizarrely secretive about despite already racing it at the Rolex 24. Check out Racer’s pics here, if you’re curious about just where everything bolts in.