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    Motorsports: Mazda6 Skyactiv-D racecar gets first win at Road Atlanta
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    Mazda has a long motorsports history, and one that is peppered with fascinating cars. The latest chapter in Mazda's racing story has just been written, as Joel Miller and Andrew Carbonell have driven the Visit Florida Racing Mazda6 Skyactiv-D to the car's first ever victory at the Rolex Grand-Am ...

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    Motorsports: Running order set for 2012 Petit Le Mans
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    The 15th running of Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta is slated for this weekend, and there promises to be plenty of exciting racing in the last event of the American Le Mans Series. Despite being dropped from the World Endurance Championship in favor of the 6 Hours of Bahrain, the field of cars ...

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    Confirmed: Nissan DeltaWing will compete for points in 2013 ALMS season
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    The Nissan DeltaWing is set to tackle the American Le Mans Series as a fully classified car for 2013. That means the odd-looking racer will be eligible for points starting next year, but we won't have to wait until the new season kicks off to see the machine on North American soil. As we've ...

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    Report: European Le Mans Series cancels last two races, will join ALMS at Petit Le Mans
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    In a recent announcement, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest informed endurance racing fans that the two remaining races of the 2012 European Le Mans Series will be canceled. Citing too few cars to fill the grid, the September 7-9 race in Brno, and the November 2-4 race in Algarve will not be ...

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    iRacing star gets chance to try real thing at Road Atlanta
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    Most people would love a chance to show their stuff behind the wheel of racecar. Problem is, most people probably wouldn't be any good at actually driving one. We can all try to hone our skills through the use of racing simulators, but just how much can they actually teach you without the ...

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    Shocker! Porsche 911 beats Mini Cooper in "race" at "Road Atlanta"
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    Mini vs. Porsche – Click above to view the videos after the jump
    In the over-hyped and ridiculous contrived "race" between the Mini Cooper and the Porsche 911, a victor has been crowned, and as you'd expect, the blokes from BMW had their bumpers handed to them. Despite creating a "track" ...

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    Mini reveals track for Porsche challenge, not really Road Atlanta
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    Last we checked, Road Atlanta was a famed professional 2.54-mile racetrack, not an oversized autocross layout on a training skidpad. Somebody may need to remind Mini USA, as the maker of famously small cars has just announced the "track" (their word, not ours) for its overly-publicized "Rumble on ...

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    Video: Hyundai steps in for Porsche, offers to take on Mini at Road Atlanta
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    Turnabout Is Fair Play: Hyundai takes up Mini challenge – click above to watch the video after the jump
    Mini can safely be considered the 800-pound gorilla of viral marketing in the automotive sector, but fresh from its big showing this year with its Assurance program and successful Super ...

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    Update: Mini inviting 400 to watch Porsche Challenge - but who will drive the 911?
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    After Mini's many attempts to coax Porsche into a race, including videos, posting an online petition and even flying a banner plane over the automaker's North American headquarters, the lights have all gone dark in Atlanta, and it looks like Mini is out of luck. But the show must go on! Even if ...

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    Video: Mini continues to milk Porsche challenge with amusing Rocky-style training film
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    Mini training montage – Click above to view the video after the jump
    Mini seems to still be struggling to talk Porsche into participating in a throw down at Road Atlanta. After a couple of clever videos and hiring a plane to buzz the Porsche North America headquarters, the pint-size brand ...

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    Followup: Porsche turns down Mini challenge at Road Atlanta [w/video]
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    Porsche says thanks, but no – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Porsche has officially put the sad trombone treatment on a challenge Mini issued to the Stuttgart-based sportscar manufacturer. As you may recall, Mini USA head honcho (and former Porsche employee) Jim McDowell called ...

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    Mini challenges Porsche to race at Road Atlanta [w/video]
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    Mini takes on Porsche – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Here's something unexpected. Mini USA has announced it's challenging Porsche to a formal race, where the go-kart-like Cooper S will take on the infamous 911 Carrera S. This may seem like a far stretch, seeing as how the Cooper ...

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    VIDEO: Scott Sharp's Acura prototype completely destroyed during Petit Le Mans practice
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    Scott Sharp's accident at the Petit Le Mans Thursday practice session - click above to watch the video after the jump
    Earlier, we told you about the Patron Highcroft racing team's marathon 20 hour build of a brand new Acura ARX-02a the day before the Petit Le Mans. The reason the crew had to work ...

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    Rahal Letterman Racing tests new M3 racer at Road Atlanta, Sebring
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    Click above for a gallery of the BMW M3 Racing Version Motorsports fans are eagerly anticipating the 2009 ALMS season where Ferrari, Porsche, Panoz, Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet and now BMW will be competing for the GT2 title. BMW Motorsport unveiled the new M3 racing program back in February of this ...

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    Record qualifying time puts Peugeot on pole at Petit Le Mans
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    It was a record setting day yesterday at Road Atlanta, with all four classes setting qualifying records including a blistering 1:06.242 by Stephane Sarrazin in his Peugeot 908 HDi to take the top overall spot. Peugeot has continually proved that it has a fast car, taking the last two pole ...

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    Shelby Racing returns to the track
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    Click above for more classic Shelby race photos from the Ford archivesWhen the vintage racers hit the track for the 2008 Kohler International Challenge at Road America this weekend, the Shelby Automobiles Racing Team will be officially represented for the first time since the late 1960s. Ford is ...

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    Audi reunites Le Mans winning trio for Petit Le Mans
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    Six races, six wins so far this year for the incredible (and eerily quiet) Audi R10 TDI: Sebring, Le Mans, Salt Lake City, Portland, Road America and Mosport. They've already clinched the Teams' and Drivers' Championships. Now all that remains is to sew up the Manufacturers' Championship in the ...

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