Lamborghini Announces LMDh Hybrid Sports Car Prototype Racing Program
Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the motorsports department for Lamborghini, has announced its first LMDh prototype will debut in 2024 in the FIA World Endurance Championship (Hypercar class) and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (GTP class). The commitment allows Lamborghini to compete for victories at some of the world’s most prestigious endurance races, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. LMDh stands for Le Mans Daytona hybrid and gives the name to the new sports prototype race car category debuting in 2023.
“This step up into the highest echelon of sports car racing marks an important milestone for our company,” said Stephan Winkelmann, the chairman and CEO of Lamborghini, which announced plans to fully transition to hybrid technology by the end of 2024. For more information, visit lamborghini.com.
New Owners for Paragon Speedway
Paragon Speedway, the dirt track in Paragon, Indiana, has new owners. Robert and Jennifer Woodward, and their business partner Darrell Helton, have purchased the facility that has hosted races since 1954. Upgrades include updated concession stands and restrooms, while goals include securing partners to increase racer payouts and getting more fans in the grandstands. Super stocks, 410 sprints cars, Modifieds, Bombers and Hornets appear on the 2022 schedule, which also includes visits from the Schaeffer’s Oil Indiana RaceSavers sprint cars on June 25 and September 24. The season ends on Saturday, October 1. For more information, visit paragonspeedway.com.
US Legends Announces New ‘Superlight’ Training Car
Photo courtesy of US Legend Cars International
US Legend Cars International has introduced the newest Legend vehicle designed to be a “superlight track machine” at 1,250 lbs. Powered by a 125hp Yamaha FZ09 sealed engine, the car honors the original design—first launched in 1992 at Charlotte Motor Speedway—with a five-eighths scale fiberglass full-fendered silhouette of a classic modified American race car. For more information, visit uslegendcars.com.
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