Wednesday
May072008

Bonilla's Road to Sports Car Racing

Photo Credit: John Thawley As a teenager, Gerardo Bonilla fell in love with sports car racing. Wandering the pit lane at Daytona International Speedway, he became mesmerized by the legendary IMSA GTPs of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Bonilla witnessed drivers such as Davy Jones and Chip Robinson steer iconic machinery like the Jaguar XJR and Nissan’s GTP, one day hoping to be in the driver’s seat himself.

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Wednesday
Apr302008

De Ferran Motorsports gearing up for race debut

Photo courtesey of American Le Mans SeriesGil de Ferran has enjoyed a storied career behind the wheel of open-wheel machinery. But after retiring from driving in 2003, the two-time CART Champion and Indianapolis 500 winner sought a new challenge in sports car racing, also itching to get back in the cockpit.

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Wednesday
Apr232008

Drayson on the Road to Le Mans

Photo Credit: American Le Mans Series / John ThawleyFive years ago, he wasn’t even behind the wheel of a race car. Now, Lord Paul Drayson is competing in one of the world’s elite road racing series, eyeing a drive to next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The former British government minister and successful businessman has taken a green approach to his racing, and at the same time, pursuing a life-long dream.

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