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    by Published on 08-01-2014 07:42 AM
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    Thank you to ALL DRIVERS who participated in Spring 2014 Season

    Historics season ends with victories for Gary Tautfest and Marc Cohn at Mid-America TransAm double header

    Write-up by Patrice Cote

    The short Spring season of the Historics series ended as it started, with a very closely fought double header race featuring the Mustang TransAm.

    The first places were splitted between Marc Cohn and Gary Tautest, who also claimed the title for the season.

    The Mid-America track proved to be a challenge for the Mustangs tyres and driver alike with its twisty layout.




    First Race
    Qualification 1

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    by Published on 07-21-2014 02:58 PM
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    In the Spring Historics Season, we celebrated 50 years of Mustang. But another iconic vehicle debuted in 1964: the Porsche 911! Ferdinand "Butzi" Porsche first drew up sketches for the 911 in 1959 as a larger, more comfortable replacement for the Porsche 356. Little did Butzi or anyone know the 911 would stay in production for over 50 years. Even Porsche tried to kill the 911 in the 80s with the front-engined 928, but ...
    by Published on 07-19-2014 06:27 PM
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    Note the New Date. This event was originally scheduled for 7/13, but moving to 7/20.

    Mid America Motorplex is a 2.23mi long track outside of Omaha. It is a club track, designed to be very challenging but also safe. Features include 15 turns of increasing radiuses, decreasing ...
    by Published on 07-10-2014 07:44 AM
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    Gary Tautfest racks his second win of the season at Mid-Ohio in the TransAm Mustangs Series

    Write-up by Patrice Cote

    A classic car on a classic track. Mid-Ohio was a perfect match for the TransAm Mustangs for the 4th race of the CMS Historics series where Gary Tautfest showed his mastery of the beast with his second win of the season.

    The Mid-Ohio twisty ...
    by Published on 06-14-2014 08:10 AM
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    Write-up by Patrice Cote

    Le Mans, arguably the most prestigious endurance event in the 60's, was the stage of the 2 hours Historical race featuring 1968 cars. Now picture this, going flat out for 1 minute at night guessing the turn point for the 200 mph kink and hoping the break will slow you down enough to take the next sharp corner - and make it alive one more corner, one more lap.

    As a true Le Mans event, a diverse field filled up the grid. From the obvious GT40 Mk.II, to sleek ...
    by Published on 05-26-2014 01:21 PM
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    Did you know in 1968, of 54 cars starting only 18 finished?

    Did you know in 1968, the race was NOT held in June but in September?



    The CMS Historics version of the 1968 will be held using the VLM version of Le Mans. All 1968 cars and older allowed - meaning Ford GT40 MkII, Porsche 906/8, Cobra Daytona, Corvette L88, and many more. Pick what you think you can run consistently fast for 2 hours. ...
    Published on 05-24-2014 09:54 AM
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    TransAm Mustangs double header at Road Atlanta brings surprises, comebacks and victories for Gary Tautfest and Marc Cohn

    Write-up by Patrice Cote


    The Mustangs have been popular for 50 years and it seems its also true at CMS HIstorics racing where a very good turnout promised lots of action on the Road Atlanta track.

    The first race was won by Gary. But the second time around things didn't go as planned for many front row drivers and newcomer Marc Cohn superb drive allows him to clinch his first victory here at CMS.




    First Race
    Qualification 1

    Good ol' southern sunshine gave conditions on the hot side for the first qualification. Gary Tautfest clinched the pole in 1:41.065 over a full second over Robert Beck and Brent Arthurs.

    Race 1

    Gary took charge from the start in front of Robert and Brent. Lots of traffic in the first few laps. When racers just started to settle in, big clouds moved in for a five minute shower. The Trans Am being slippery to start with, just got slippier!

    At the checkered flag, it's Gary T, Robert and Gary Huff. Well done guys!











    Second Race
    Qualification 2

    Less extreme track temperature made cars faster for the second qualification... including the already fast Gary T - 1:40.783 is the new track record! The five next drivers are in the 1:42's, Jim Carvalho being the fastest of them.

    Race 2

    Even if the start appeared to be fairly normal, the track marshalls apparently saw Gary T and Robert slightly move before the start. Both got a pit stop penalty on the very first lap. Gary Huff, who started 5th, gets into the lead in front of Jim.

    On the 6th lap Marc Cohn, who came from the back of the pack with his 9th spot on the grid passes Jim in second place. On the 11th lap, Gary Huff is caught up by Marc.

    Meanwhile, Gary T and Robert climb back in the standing. Amazingly, Gary T with two laps to go is able to come back on Marc to challenge him for the 1st place. Last lap, Gary makes his move on the back stretch... Marc hangs on and wins by a car length! Wow!
    Jim completes the podium in thrid place.





    So for the championship Gary leads with 36 pts with Marc following not far behind at 32 pts.

    I think those Trans Am are an absolute blast and I'm looking forward for more!

    In the meanwhile we'll have our enduro at Le Mans next week !!!!!

    See you on the track!

    Replays
    http://cmsracing2.com/files/Historic...40518_2114.Vcr
    http://cmsracing2.com/files/Historic...40518_2213.Vcr

    Results
    Race 1
    Race 2
    Standings
    by Published on 05-11-2014 01:11 AM
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    April Dillon wins season ending enduro at Solitude Historics Prototypes race

    Writeup by Patrice Cote

    The last event of the winter-spring season of the Historics Prototypes series was a test of stamina and concentration. The treacherous forest road of Solitude has plenty of tricks to catch unwary drivers.

    That being said, one thing was clear, this road has no secret for April Dillon, just look at the lap times made during this the perfect 2 hour run.

    The overall season Championship was clinched by Robert Beck, who makes it a habit to score a win or podium at just about ...
    by Published on 05-06-2014 07:34 PM
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    Road Atlanta hosted its first race in 1970. Since then, the track has hosted everything from Can-Am to ALMS. The track has 2 famous sections, the esses of T3-5 and the diving, downhill T12. Many of Road Atlanta turns are blind, and I have always loved the rhythm of the track ...
    by Published on 05-02-2014 09:25 AM
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    This year being the Ford Mustang 50th anniversary, to celebrate appropriately the Historics team thinks bringing them back in their original glory days is the best tribute. We'll race'em hard and smoke some tyres like they used to!
    But for an endurance race in June, one place instantly pops in mind ... Le Mans! So taking a pause from the pony cars, there is a Le Mans special event inserted in the schedule with all the pre-1968 ...
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