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.
Nicky Catsburg is the second car to get a face-full of tire wall at the 12 Hours of Sebring. His No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM brake pedal went to the floor, and he wasn’t able to slow down for an upcoming turn on the back side of the track. Something broke.
The Tequila Patrón Extreme Speed Motorsports team has had thoroughly lousy luck this year at the 12 Hours of Sebring, but it’s mostly been on the No. 2 car. It’s the No. 22's turn, though, as something in the engine bay had to be spritzed with a fire extinguisher when it came in to the pits.
You know something’s really, seriously wrong when your car keeps trying to dart into race traffic on its own. The front left A-arm came loose from the hub on the No. 50 Riley Motorsports/WeatherTech Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3, leaving driver Cooper MacNeil with a terrifying drive back into the pits.
There’s nothing worse than stalling with your car lengthwise across a large chunk of a track, mid-turn. Stalling in the regular direction you’d be on track is dangerous enough. The No. 31 Cadillac was extremely lucky it didn’t get t-boned. Here’s the iffy moment that brought out the second full course yellow at…
Rebellion Racing started on pole position and was dueling back and forth for the 12 Hours of Sebring lead when it made a routine pit stop, where they discovered the problem with running multiple series, and got stuck in the pits as a result.
Two cars that qualified at the front of their classes were spotted sitting in pit lane while everyone else was doing their out-laps. One of the favorites to win the race, the No. 67 Ford GT, was spotted up on jack stands. That’s not how you start a race, man.
If the lap times set in qualifying are any indication, we could see one of the fastest 12 Hours of Sebring races in years. Lap records were broken in all four classes, thanks largely in part to new cars and newer, grippier tires that were rolled out for this year. Lap times were ridiculously close between the cars,…
The legendary 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race takes place on the usual former airstrip/washboard/pavement combo down in Florida tomorrow, and there are so many cars in the mix that it can be tough to tell them apart. Lucky for you, Andy Blackmore Design has a Spotter Guide with all 46 cars running in Saturday’s…
Racing for an entire day is hard enough on its own—you don’t get regular sleep, and what little you do gets interrupted by your next stint to drive, or time to work. This gorgeous film from this year’s 24 Hours of Daytona perfectly demonstrates everything that makes it such a grueling race.
In digging through the results a bit further, one surprise sticks out: the brand-new Acura NSX did something that Ford—with their mounds of effort and cash—couldn’t do with their new GT last year. The NSX GT3's first race ever—the grueling 24 Hours of Daytona—ended with an incredibly respectable finish after…
The anti-submarine belt (or “crotch belt,” since it goes between your legs) tops of the list of car parts I hope never, ever become sentient. Yet someone made a Twitter account for exactly that part of the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 over Daytona weekend. I’m disturbed, but...weirdly entertained?
You know the phrase “act like you’ve been there?” That’s sort of what the Wayne Taylor Racing team did to win one of the famous Rolexes that go to winners of the 24 Hours of Daytona. They all decided—yes, including Daytona-only teammate Jeff Gordon—to wear temporary tattoos of the Rolex until the real one happened.
Porsche has been extremely guarded about what’s behind the black louvered panel that hides the new 911 RSR’s engine bay. Under that panel, Porsche made the best use of the 911's meager backseat space by stuffing in a 510-horsepower endurance racing flat-six engine to make the RSR they use for legendary races such as…