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Felipe Nasr Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Pole

Felipe Nasr during WeatherTech Practice No. 2 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr won the pole Friday (Nov. 12) for the 24th Annual Motul Petit Le Mans with a lap at 133.143 mph. It is the No. 31 team’s fifth pole of 2021. “It took me a while [for the pole] to sink in just because there is so much …

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Mazda’s Harry Tincknell Quickest in Road Atlanta WeatherTech Practices

Harry Tincknell during Practice No. 2 for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 2.54-mile course at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Thursday (Nov. 11) for three scheduled practice sessions.  At the end of the day, Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell was fastest with a lap at 131.842 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session held under gray …

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Kevin Estre Sweeps VIR WeatherTech Practice Sessions

Kevin Estre practicing for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AFTON, Va. – WeatherTech Racing drafted in Kevin Estre for this weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.  Estre responded by topping both practice sessions Friday (Oct. 8) on the 3.27-mile road course. Practice No. 1 The opening session of the day started under gloomy skies at 8 a.m.  Estre put his Porsche at the top …

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Jordan Taylor Wins Northeast Grand Prix Pole

Jordan Taylor in the pits at Sebring International Raceway, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor won the pole Friday afternoon (July 16) for Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park with a lap at 106.217 mph.  Taylor’s pole lap is the only lap of the weekend run in under 50 seconds, but it is still seven-eighths of a second off of the …

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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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Ricky Taylor Earns 2nd Straight Watkins Glen Pole

Ricky Taylor during practice for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor earned his second straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole Thursday (July 1).  Ricky’s lap at 135.912 mph is only three-hundredths of a second slower than pole last weekend, despite the changeable conditions during the session. The DPi/LMP2 session was the driest on-track session in qualifying.  Slicks …

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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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Dane Cameron, Pipo Derani Top Mid-Ohio WeatherTech Practices

2021 Mid Ohio IWSC Dane Cameron Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the two pre-qualifying practice sessions were split into separate days.  Session No. 1 was held Friday afternoon (May 14), while Session No. 2 was early Saturday morning (May 15).  Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Dane Cameron ultimately was fastest with a lap at 114.869 mph. Practice No. 1 In …

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Pipo Derani Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Pole; Jimmie Johnson Crashes

Pipo Derani wins the pole for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, 3/19/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s dominance in Sebring continued Friday afternoon (March 19).  Pipo Derani won the pole for Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts with a lap at 127.798 mph.  This is a new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record at the 3.74-mile road course. However, things aren’t all swell …

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Vasser Sullivan Racing Confirms 2021 Schedule, Return of Jack Hawksworth, Aaron Telitz

2020 Daytona IWSC Michael de Quesada Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Vasser Sullivan Racing announced Wednesday (Dec. 2) that they will return full-time to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with two Lexus RC F GT3s for the 2021 season.  This comes despite the end of the partnership between Vasser Sullivan Racing and AIM Autosport. The team also announced that Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz will return …

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