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Sheehan Joins GOTO:Racing in Grand-Am Cup Subaru

GOTO:Racing announced today that Speed World Challenge and Grand-Am Cup driver Gary Sheehan will be joining the team to bolster the driver line-up starting at Barber Motorsports Park on July 29th, 2006. Sheehan will co-drive with Brian Lock at both Barber Motorsports Park and Miller Motorsports Park. Sheehan is a well known figure in the touring car community for his extensive experience racing AWD turbo cars, and Subarus in particular. As GOTO’s Grand-Am Cup program gains traction, the addition of

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Long Beach GP Interview by Trackbytes

When the gang at Easy Street Motorsports decided it was time to go professional road racing, they chose the SPEED World Challenge series. They also decided to take on the big boys of the GT class with their �giant killer� machine, the Subaru Impreza WRX STI. The car and team made their debut on the streets of Long Beach. The entry into World Challenge signified the first ever foray into road racing for the WRX STI. Trackbytes caught up with

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First Subaru in World Challenge GT

Easy Street Motorsports (ESX) announces a new entry in the highly competitive SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT field, with the team making its debut at the famed Long Beach Grand Prix, held April 7-9. Coverage of the one-hour GT race will be shown on SPEED TV, Sun., April 16, at 2 p.m. EST. ESX owner, Ali Afshar said, “We’ve seen much success with the Subaru Impreza WRX STI winning 10 NHRA Championship “Wally’s”, and we look forward to taking ESX

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Road & Track SPEED Magazine Invites Sheehan

Gary Sheehan was invited to be the test driver for Road & Track SPEED magazine’s article titled “Track Monsters”. The focus of the article was to determine the which of the following make the best track vehicle: a kit car, a tuner car or a production car. The cars chosen to compete would make any enthusiast take notice. The kit car was a Noble M12 GTO 3R, the tuner car was an Infiniti G35 Coupe twin turbo and the production

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First 25 Hour Podium for Sheehan & Subaru

Grand-Am Cup and USTCC driver Gary Sheehan of Martinez, CA has helped earn Subaru its first-ever podium finish in a North American Endurance race, with a 3rd place overall finish in the #66 ART/ESX/Car & Driver/TC Design/JustRacing.com Subaru STi, at the 25hrs of Thunderhill. Racing in the highest car class (ES), against proven powerhouse GT cars such as Porsche 996 and BMW M3, Sheehan qualified the all-wheel-drive, turbocharged, four-cylinder car 4th on the grid, (with a lap of 1:58.447 on

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Sheehan Bolsters Team Lexus for Season Finale

Driver Gary Sheehan of Martinez, CA will join Team Lexus for the exciting Grand-Am Cup season finale this week at Fontana’s California Speedway. He will drive the #0 Team Lexus IS300 ST-class racecar, along with teammate Andy Brumbaugh. The #0 car will be in a team points-scoring role; currently Team Lexus is in the running for a top-three finish in the Manufacturer’s Championship. The hopeful pair of drivers will join the two other Team Lexus IS300 entries on-track, all sharing

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Sheehan Pro Driver for European Car Magazine 1.8T Challenge

Grand-Am Cup driver Gary Sheehan of Martinez, CA was selected as the designated professional test driver for the 2004 European Car Magazine 1.8T Challenge, which took place at Fontana’s California Speedway on Friday August 6, 2004. Featuring a wide range of popular small-bore, turbocharged European tuner cars, the 1.8T Challenge pitted professional and privateer tuners against each other in several tough comparison tests, including road course, drag strip, dyno, and driveability. The winner, (one in each class, and one overall),

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Sheehan in Audi at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – Gary Sheehan came into the week hopeful of following up on his lap-record-setting debut in last month’s Mont-Tremblant race, with a strong result in Saturday’s Glen 250. In the early laps of the race it looked as though this could indeed be the case, as Sheehan quickly found himself leading the race despite a starting position deep in the field.

Sheehan Gets the Nod for Watkins Glen

Following up on his stellar debut performance in last month’s Mont-Tremblant 250, former U.S. Touring Car Championship driver Gary Sheehan will again pilot the Audi S4 of Istook-Aines Motorsports in the Grand-Am Cup The Glen 250, June 19, 2004. Making his second consecutive start in Grand-Am Cup GS competition, Sheehan will be looking to build upon his highly successful debut, which saw him qualify the No. 4 Audi S4 on the front row, set a new GS lap record at

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Sheehan Sets New GS Track Record in Grand Am Cup Debut

Former U.S. Touring Car Championship driver and Grand-Am Cup newcomer Gary Sheehan drove the fastest lap of the race in the Mont-Tremblant 250 Saturday, posting a 1:47.569 on lap 8, one of 14 laps he led in the Istook-Aines Audi S4. That blistering lap was also the fastest of the weekend for the GS class, besting the pole time of 1:47.609 set in morning qualifying by teammate Anders Hainer. Sheehan’s lap sets a new track record for the GS class

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