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  • The Agony of Le Mans

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    [youtube]https://youtu.be/GmvXF0smtks[/youtube] Every year, some of the most high tech automobiles in the world contest the Circuit de la Sarthe for 24 hours in the most grueling race on Earth. This is a race of heroes, legends, and failures. This year, it was an all out melee all across the board, with plenty to prove, or…

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  • Hooniverse Motorsport News For June 21, 2016

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    I apologize for being a day late on this piece, but I was on a trans-Atlantic flight to get back home after a long weekend away in France at some silly race or another. Honestly, though, that was the best race I’ve ever watched. Endurance racing is absolutely insane these days, and the fact that…

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  • History repeats itself at Le Mans

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    50 years ago, Ford won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the GT40 and a 1-2-3 podium sweep. It’s been called one of the biggest motorsports success stories of all time and it was one of four consecutive victories they would go on to claim. Everyone wondered if Ford could relive that glory when…

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  • Corvette Racing looks back at their Le Mans triumph

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    Shortly after the conclusion of this year’s typically insane 24 Hours of Le Mans, we brought you a nerdy look at how the race played out in the four classes, mentioning Corvette Racing’s blow-for-blow battle with the AF Corse Ferrari 458 in the GTE-Pro class. It was a gusty performance for the Corvette crew, ending…

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  • 24 Hours of LeMons: 'There Goes the Neighborhood' preview from Thompson Speedway

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    Every year, the 24 Hours of LeMons adds a new venue or two to its schedule. The hope is to include new hooptie haunts to the annual LeMons calendar and results have been mixed. This weekend brings the only new venue on the 2015 calendar, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Connecticut for “There Goes the Neighborhood.”…

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  • 24 Hours of LeMons: 'Doing Time in Joliet' preview

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    Despite its clever name, the 24 Hours of LeMons seldom holds actual 24-hour races, but this coming weekend brings out this rarest LeMons race configurations at Autobahn Country Club near Chicago. Indeed, “Doing Time in Joliet” will span 24 hours of racing, beginning Saturday at 10 a.m. on Autobahn’s South Course and ending Sunday at…

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  • 24 Hours of LeMons: 'Pacific Northworst' preview at The Ridge

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    The 24 Hours of LeMons creeps into Washington state this weekend for a blast around the pretty-dang-new and mostly-completed Ridge Motorsports Park for the series’ fifth annual “Pacific Northworst” (and fourth at The Ridge). As with  most regions that only get one race a year, this one seems to bring out a great field with at least…

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  • 24 Hours of Le Mans: Das über-geek's endurance racing hangover recap

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    The 24 Hours of Le Mans is over and the day-long knuckle twisting and head-scratching is now just a blurry memory, leaving a dull ache and vague impressions of LMP1 spaceship sounds. If you haven’t heard, Porsche won overall (as I predicted, although I picked the wrong car) for the first time since 1998 and…

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