grandam News and Analysis
2013 highlight reel includes North American Endurance Challenge Championship, history-making double win day and strong championship campaigns in both Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and Rolex Sports Car Series
Joined with co-driver Marc Miller, McAleer earned one pole position and two wins.
Joel Miller and Tristan Nunez piloted the winning No. 27 Freedom Autosport Mazda MX-5. It was Nunez’s first appearance with the team and Miller’s second, but the two showed their adaptability and speed for the duration of the 2.5-hour race.
Riley Technologies stamped its authority on the era by securing the 2013 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Manufacturer Championship.
Gregory Liefooghe and Tyler Cooke lead most of the Lime Rock season finale, resulting in a well-deserved finish.
Unfortunately, the race didn’t play out as planned after the No. 76 Columbus Truck/Honda Civic Si lost fourth gear.
After five races and only one top ten to cheer them up, Al Carter and Hugh Plumb realized that the gods of racing were not in their camp for the season.
For TRG-AMR North America, the race was a wild roller coaster ride.
The final Champions of the GRAND-AM Rolex series shared a toast in New York City on Sunday
Stevenson Motorsports entered both events at Lime Rock, Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge with the mathematical possibility to win the respective championships.
The two-hour and 45-minute race resulted the No. 4 car finishing 5th and the a 10th place result for the No. 3 car.
First driver championship for both Matt Plumb and Nick Longhi.
Starting from fourth on the GX grid, Norman Pumpelly only needed to complete his minimum drive time to claim the GX Drivers’ Championship.
Christian Fittipaldi: "That wasn’t the way we wanted to finish, but it was a lot of effort from everyone, especially in the second half of the season."
The New York native, Michael Marsal , secured a fifth place finish in the GT class of the GRAND-AM Championship Weekend at Lime Rock Park.
The team had been hoping for a repeat result from last year in the same track.i
Ferrari scores its second consecutive GT-class manufacturer championship. Alessandro Balzan and Scuderia Corsa win Rolex Series driver and team championships.
Magnus Racing championship hopes dashed when damaged early; finishes second in GT title chase.
Win by Wayne Taylor Racing in the season finale at Lime Rock Park capped the championship-winning effort by the seven Corvette DP teams.
Gustavo Yacaman and Justin Wilson made Lime Rock Park look like home as the duo combined for a run to second place.
Velocity Worldwide Corvette duo of Angelelli, Taylor clinch 2013 Rolex Series driver title with third consecutive convincing victory, this time in Lime Rock season finale
Alessandro Balzan and co-driver Leh Keen earned a second place finish today that gave Scuderia Corsa the team championship.
Ryan Dalziel brought the 2 car home in seventh, whilst Pierre Kaffer stopped out on track in the #8 Starworks with only minutes of the race remaining.
Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP scored race victory; Marsh Racing Whelan Corvette GT.R took the win in GT
No. 99 Corvette Daytona Prototype holds Championship podium position despite being knocked from season-ending race with 10 minutes remaining
Three of the top teams in the Rolex Series commented on the inaugural calendar for the 2014 sportscar series combining the ALMS and GRAND-AM into one series: USCC
Balzan, Scuderia Corsa clinch Championships with second-place finish. Ninth-straight runner-up finish secures first GX Crown for Norman while BGB Motorsports claims GX Team title.
Angelelli and Taylor dominate Lime Rock Park series finale to earn the Daytona Prototype Drivers' Championship with third straight victory. Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates wins seventh DP Team Championship.
In their first full GRAND-AM Rolex Series season, Balzan and Scuderia Corsa Ferrari take the GT title
Johnson captures GS finale at Lime Rock on last-lap pass.
Edwards will start the race at the controls of the No. 9 Camaro GS.R before turning the car over to co-driver Matt Bell.
Hindman becomes youngest CTSCC pole winner in series history
Nick Longhi will open the race from the third row after he posted a fast lap time of 57.697-seconds around the quick 1.53-mile Lime Rock Park track.
Miller proves spoiler in CTSCC ST finale at Lime Rock Park. For tomorrow's GS race, Hindman becomes youngest Pole Winner in series’ history.
Manufacturers Championships on the line; Rookies-Of-The-Year confirmed
TRG-AMR North America will be a part of the Grand-Am Championship Weekend at Lime Rock Park with a powerful lineup of factory AMR driver Richie Stanaway and last weekend’s TRG GTC class-winning driver Damien Faulkner.
The 2013 final battles will take place this weekend for both the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
Title hopes still alive for No. 99 GAINSCO Corvette Daytona Prototype team
A strong finish at Lime Rock can help propel Mazda into the top spot in the manufacturer championship.
For Carter and Plumb, racing at Lime Rock is like racing at home since they live only 230 miles from Lime Rock and can be considered as "local" competitors.
Virginia-based BMW experts have two cars inside the top-4 with one race left to decide the ST title
The 2013 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge championship has come down to the final race of the year at Lime Rock Park this weekend.
Chevrolet drivers and teams race for championship hardware at Lime Rock Park
To celebrate 20 years of racing and Turner Motorsport's 280th professional race start at Lime Rock Park, the No. 97 GS class M3 running in Saturday morning's two and one half hour Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race will feature a retro livery.
Spirit of Daytona Racing targets a positive performance in the final Rolex Series event having long participated in GRAND-AM competition.
GRAND-AM Rolex Series awards celebration on Monday night at Gotham Hall. The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Awards will be held Saturday night at Lime Rock Park.
Michael Shank Racing will look to close out the 2013 season on a high note on Saturday.
Frisselle, who will share the No. 9 Corvette DP with his brother Burt, made his first-ever GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series start in the 2005 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Eric Lux, from Williamsville, NY will be driving with Al Carter at the final GRAND-AM race ever since the series is changing names for the 2014 season.
It’ll be business as usual for Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP duo with Rolex Series Championship hanging in the balance at Lime Rock finale
Fort Lauderdale squad has once again recruited Pierre Kaffer
Johannes Van Overbeek will join Jeff Westphal behind the wheel of the team’s second car, the #64 Ferrari 458 Italia.
This year the two B+ Racing drivers and their Fall-Line Motorsports No. 45 Eagle B+ Racing team have not been really lucky.
The No. 81 duo of Gregory Liefooghe and Tyler Cooke improved their position to third in the standings after claiming fourth at Monterey.
Freedom Autosport finished first and second in the ST class during the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.