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2-Tire Stop Takes Wayne Taylor Racing to 3rd Straight Rolex 24 at Daytona Victory

2021 Daytona IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Checkered Flag Courtesy of IMSA

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The Acura ARX-05 of Wayne Taylor Racing was quick throughout the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  However, it was pit strategy that put WTR at the front when it counted Sunday.  The team, which had a seven-lap fuel advantage on their competitors, was able to do a short fill of his fuel tank on his final …

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HTP Winward Motorsport Moves Up to GT Daytona; Turner Motorsport, The Heart of Racing Confirm 2021 Plans

2020 Daytona IMPC Russell Ward Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

HTP Winward Motorsport announced Friday (Jan. 8) that they will move up to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class in 2021.  The team will campaign the No. 57 Mercedes-AMG GT3 with primary sponsorship from Techemet. Drivers for the team are generally known quantities to the team either here in the United States, or …

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Entry List: Alan Jay Automotive Network 120

2020 Sebring IMPC Tyler McQuarrie Nate Stacy Racing Courtesy of IMSA

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After a season-low 25 cars took the start on Halloween at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, there will be 36 cars entered for Friday’s Michelin Pilot Challenge two-hour season finale. The Grand Sport class will have 24 cars doing battle.  Turner Motorsport will be back with both of their cars.  Last time out, the No. 96 …

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Indy Dontje Fastest in Moist Pilot Challenge Practice No. 2

2020 Daytona IMPC Russell Ward Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

HTP Winward Motorsport’s Indy Dontje recaptured a little bit of his pace from the ROAR Before the 24 Thursday morning (Jan. 23).  He was able to top the timesheets in Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice No. 2 at Daytona International Speedway with a lap at 103.190 mph. Any respite from the wet weather on Wednesday in …

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Spencer Pumpelly Fastest During Michelin Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 2 Action

2019 Road Atlanta IMPC Spencer Pumpelly Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For much of the weekend, Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport has dominated the charts.  Saturday afternoon, things changed when Spencer Pumpelly took his Audi R8 LMS GT4 for Team Hardpoint to the top of the sheet with a lap at 111.366 mph. Session No. 3 In the morning session Saturday, Indy Dontje picked right up where he …

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Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport Dominates Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 1

2019 Daytona IMPC Indy Dontje Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Michelin Pilot Challenge testing Friday (Jan. 3) at Daytona International Speedway saw just one team atop the charts for the vast majority of the day.  That team was Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport, which was fastest in both sessions. Session No. 1 In the morning session, Indy Dontje topped the charts with a lap early on at …

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Kuno Wittmer, Indy Dontje Fastest in Michelin Pilot Challenge VIR Practices

2019 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday (Aug. 23) saw IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams take to the 3.27-mile VIRginia International Raceway for two practice sessions ahead of Saturday’s Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix.  Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer was fastest overall with a lap at 103.873 mph. Practice No. 1 Wittmer’s quick lap of the day came on his …

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Indy Dontje on Racing in America, Mercedes & Renger van der Zande’s Advice

2019 Watkins Glen IMPC Indy Dontje Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Indy Dontje is a sports car racer from the Netherlands that currently competes in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge for Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport. Up until a couple of years ago, he had never raced in the United States. After helping out with the debut of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 in the US in 2017, Dontje is …

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Indy Dontje Leads Winward Racing Front Row Sweep For Tioga Downs 240

2019 Watkins Glen IMPC Indy Dontje Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport’s Indy Dontje won the pole Friday afternoon (June 28) for Saturday’s Tioga Downs 240 at the Glen with a lap at 106.705 mph, the fourth round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season.  It is Dontje’s first career pole in the series. “The Mercedes-AMG GT4 is running very well here [this weekend],” …

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Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer Fastest in Michelin Pilot Challenge Daytona Practice

2019 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Thursday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway.  Wittmer, driving a McLaren 570S GT4 for Compass Racing, turned in a lap at 112.310 mph in the second session. Practice No. 1 A line of thunderstorms descended upon all of Central Florida early Thursday morning, …

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