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Success of the Lexus GS Platform Paves Way for New IS-F

The 2013 Lexus GS almost didn’t happen. According to Karl Schlicht, who was Lexus’s product planning and marketing chief at the time of the car’s conception, “The accountants wanted to combine the rear wheel drive performance oriented GS platform with the more sedate front wheel drive ES platform.”
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High Speeds & High Stakes Welcome the ALMS to VIR

A new venue for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón looks to play a huge role in determining the 2012 ALMS champions. The VIR 240 is the first race at Virginia International Raceway for America’s premier sports car racing championship. The four-hour race – hence the ‘240’ – pays two additional points per position, a critical factor with all but two titles up for grabs. […]

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Grand-Am & ALMS Sports Car Series To Merge for 2014

Grand-Am and American Le Mans announced a merger Wednesday that will join them as one series beginning in 2014. Grand-Am founder Jim France and ALMS founder Don Panoz said in a joint statement at Daytona International Speedway that the new series will start with the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2014 and likely include 12 races. […]