Hooniverse Motorsport News For The Week Of June 4th, 2012

This weekend, Hooniverse, went to Detroit for the Belle Isle Grand Prix.  I’m going to bombard you with photos that I took, because I can.  While not particularly news, I’ll still tell you who won, so…SPOILERS!



Okay, lets get the News part over with.  

NASCAR – Jimmie Johnson won at Dover

DTM – Edoardo Mortara won his first DTM race at Spielberg for Audi

MotoGP – Lorenzo wins in Catalunya

Le Mans Test – Alan McNish fastest in the new Audi Hybrid.  Toyota not as far off the pace as we thought.  Deltawing puts  in good showing.

Detroit – All the goo d shit happened in Detroit.


SCCA Pirelli World Challenge 

The Ever Amazing Johnny O’Connell managed to win both the Saturday and Sunday races in his Cadillac.

As a huge Porsche fan, and a huge Jack Baldwin fan, I found myself drawn to this gorgeous GTS class Cayman.  A 4th on Saturday and a 2nd on Sunday leaves Baldwin within striking distance of the points lead.

What other series pits a Mustang against a Kia Optima?  The GTR is in the GT class, but multi-class racing always excites me.

Andy Lee swept the weekend with a pair of wins in his GTS Camaro.

Saturday’s race was a caution fest, with only about 4 green flag laps run during the 50 minute sprint.  

Grand Am Chevrolet Detroit 200

Race winners Darren Law and Joao Barbosa drove together for the first time.  Law, normally partnered with David Donohue was on fire, and Barbosa set the whole island ablaze!

Enzo Potoliccio and Ryan Dalziel of Starworks Motorsports were on a plane nearly as soon as the race ended.  Both were required to test their LMP2 car in La Sarthe, France the following day.

Not many series provide such close racing.  It seemed like there was always a train of cars.

GT Class victors Jordan Taylor and Paul Edwards pulled off another GM powered victory in the motor city.   Jordan also jetted off to France to drive at Le Mans for the Corvette GTE Pro team.  

Unfortunately, I was not able to stay for the IndyCar race, but Scott Dixon put in one hell of a drive in a bizarre race to take the victory ahead of teammate Dario Franchitti to give Chip Ganassi Racing their second 1-2 in a week.

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