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    Motorsports: Audi R8 LMS claims second victory in SCCA World Challenge series

    After starting on the pole but falling behind mid-race, James Sofronas earned back the lead position to take victory at the Pirelli World Challenge event held at the Long Beach Grand Prix this past weekend. Driving the No. 14 GMG/Mobil 1 Audi R8 LMS, Sofronas was near the front of the pack when ...

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    Video: Watch Honda transform a stock Civic Si into a race car

    Chief designer for Sunbeam, Louis Coatalen was once quoted as saying "Racing improves the breed." With Formula One racers that look like nothing on the open road, and NASCAR, whose cars only LOOK like what you can get in a dealership, its hard for the average Joe to see why motorsport is relevant ...

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    Kia teammates ruin 1-2 finish in Pirelli World Challenge race

    Kia had a bright start to the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge season, capturing its first podium in the series earlier this month with a solid third place finish at the Streets of Long Beach. It looked like Kia was going to build on that momentum this past weekend when its two Optima race cars found ...

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    Video: Ford Racing gives Focus ST-R race car tour

    Ford has finally given us a complete walk around video of the company's ready-to-order Ford Focus ST-R racer. The vehicle is available through the Ford Racing catalog and features all the tricks you'll need to compete in series like the Grand-Am ST class or the SCCA World Challenge TC. The ...

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    Los Angeles: Mini to offer B-Spec Cooper for budding racers

    It may have taken them a while to get around to it, but after reviving the Mini marque in 1994, BMW hasn't forgotten the original's rich racing heritage. It's what's taken them into the World Rally Championship, and is now leading to a B-Spec racer available right here in the United ...

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    Los Angeles: Pair of Kia Optima Turbos will compete in World Challenge against Mustangs and Camaros

    The Kia Optima is headed to the World Challenge next year. Kia has announced that it will once again partner up with Kinetic Motorsports, this time to build a pair of Optima SX models to go fender to fender with the rest of the World Challenge field. The two turbocharged sedans will compete in ...

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    Cadillac CTS-V Coupe collects first victory at Mid-Ohio [w/video]

    Cadillac Racing hadn't won a race since the finale of the 2007 World Challenge season when Andy Pilgrim took the checkered flag at Laguna Seca driving the team's previous-generation Cadillac CTS-V sedan. This past weekend, the Wreath and Crest's factory team finally won again since returning to ...

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    SCCA World Challenge Grand Prix of St. Petersburg live stream

    The SCCA World Challenge series is some seriously exciting stuff that doesn't get nearly enough television exposure. With actual street cars duking it out on tight courses, it's door-to-door racing at its finest. Catching the races live on TV can be impossible, particularly on basic cable. To ...

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    2011 Volvo S60R returns to World Challenge with K-Pax Racing

    Over the past few years, the Volvo S60 has achieved considerable success in touring car racing around the world. The factory-supported Polestar team took the title in the Swedish Touring Car Championship a few years back before switching to the C30, and K-Pax Racing took the Manufacturers' and ...

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    Long Beach Grand Prix 2010: Records broken in World Challenge [Spoilers]

    2010 Toyo Tires World Challenge at Long Beach – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The final race of the weekend-long Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach was the 2010 Toyo Tires World Challenge event, held at dusk on this downtown/oceanside street course as the crowds streamed out following ...

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    Patrick Dempsey to race at Long Beach... but not in the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race

    Actor Patrick Dempsey is no stranger to racetracks, nor to the pages of Autoblog. We've run into the Gray's Anatomy star at various races and automotive events over the past few years, most recently piloting a '90s Mazda RX-792 LeMans racer in the Historics at Laguna Seca. We've even seen him run ...

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    World Challenge: Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg [Spoiler Alert]

    Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg
    The SCCA Pro Racing World Challenge lost Speed as a title sponsor for 2010, but they've picked up a new class of racing and a new schedule that features four double-header events with back-to-back racing on Saturdays and Sundays. 2010 will also see ...

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    SEMA 2009: Mazda introduces us to a happy couple, inspires 3-some

    Customized 40th Anniversary 2010 Mazdaspeed3 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    For SEMA 2009, Mazda introduced us to a pair of the happiest Mazda3 derivatives we've ever seen. Part Le Mans-winning 787B tribute, part rolling showcase (for their Mazda accessories catalog) and part 40th ...


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