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Mazda Motorsports Recovers To Win Motul Petit Le Mans

Mazda Motorsports' Harry Tincknell, Jonathan Bomarito and Oliver Jarvis celebrate their victory in the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell recovered from a spark plug issue.  From there, the team used cautions to gain back three laps and ran down Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr late.  Tincknell passed Nasr entering turn 7 with 22 minutes to go to take the lead.  From there, Tincknell was able to deftly …

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Corvette Racing Reveals Multi-Pronged 2022 Plans, 2024 Debut for Corvette GT3.R

Tommy Milner during Practice No. 1 for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Corvette Racing made a series of announcements Thursday (Nov. 11) that will result in a very different looking Corvette Racing going forward. In 2022, Corvette Racing’s effort will be split between the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship. In IMSA, Corvette Racing will run one Chevrolet Corvette C8.R in the IMSA …

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Felipe Nasr Quickest in Both IMSA Long Beach Practices

Felipe Nasr traverses the fountain complex during practice for the IMSA Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, 9/24/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Long Beach has tended to favor the Cadillac DPi-V.R.s during the DPi era in IMSA.  Friday (Sept. 24) was no exception as Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall in both sessions.  His afternoon session lap at 98.423 mph was the best lap of the day. Practice No. 1 In the opening practice session, …

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Harry Tincknell Quickest in Lightning-Shortened Opening Road America Practice

2020 Road America IWSC Harry Tincknell Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell was fastest overall in an abbreviated practice session Friday (Aug. 6) held in changeable conditions at Road America.  Due to the wet conditions, Tincknell’s lap at 112.298 mph was nearly 20 seconds off of the expected pace had the session been held in the dry. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday …

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Jordan Taylor, Antonio Garcia Win Lightning-Shortened Northeast Grand Prix

Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia celebrate victory in the Northeast Grand Prix in Lime Rock Park's media center, 7/17/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia led every lap Saturday afternoon (July 17) to win the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  The race, originally scheduled for 160 minutes, was shortened to just 88 minutes due to lightning strikes in the vicinity. “It was odd.  We kind of knew what …

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Antonio Garcia Quickest in WeatherTech Lime Rock Practice

Jordan Taylor practicing for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, 7/16/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday (July 16) at Lime Rock Park.  Garcia’s lap during the opening session was at 105.169 mph. Practice No. 1 The opening practice session of the day started out with news that Alegra Motorsports had withdrawn their No. 28 …

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Pit Strategy Takes Action Express to Lightning-Delayed WeatherTech 240 Victory

Felipe Nasr late in the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/2/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – An opportune pit stop for Action Express Racing saw Felipe Nasr get into the Whelen-sponsored Cadillac in place of Pipo Derani just before a full-course caution flew. Shortly afterwards, lightning caused a red flag.  Immediately afterwards, Nasr got the lead in a round of pit stops and held on to win …

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Single Tire Strategy Gives Mazda Sahlen’s Six Hours At The Glen Victory

Jonathan Bomarito during the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/27/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Mazda Motorsports chose to give Harry Tincknell only one fresh tire on his final pit stop with 51 minutes to go Sunday (June 27).  That allowed Tincknell to beat Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Olivier Pla out of the pits.  On the final run of the race, Tincknell pulled away from …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Pole

Ricky Taylor during qualifying for the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/26/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor won the pole Saturday afternoon for the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen with a lap at 135.967 mph.  It is Taylor’s first pole of 2021.  Despite the fact that Sunday’s race is six hours in length, qualifying is still very important. “Even though it’s six …

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JDC-Miller MotorSports Wins Rough and Tumble 12 Hours of Sebring Despite Loose Rear Wing

JDC-Miller MotorSports' Sebastien Bourdais, Loic Duval and Tristan Vautier celebrate after winning the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, 3/20/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Sebastien Bourdais, Loic Duval and Tristan Vautier charged back after getting involved in two separate on-track incidents to win the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (March 20).  It is the team’s first overall victory since the 2018 Sahlen Six Hours at the Glen when they were …

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