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Jan Heylen, Ryan Hardwick Win Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix

Ryan Hardwick and Jan Heylen celebrate their victory in the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway, 10/10/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AFTON, Va. – Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen passed Notlad Racing by RS1’s Stevan McAleer at the end of the backstretch with 12 minutes to go Sunday (Oct. 10).  From there, Heylen held off McAleer and made his fuel hold out to take his and Ryan Hardwick‘s second win in a row in the Virginia Is …

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Jan Heylen, Trent Hindman Quickest in VIR Pilot Challenge Practices

Ryan Hardwick practcing at VIR for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AFTON, Va. – IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams only got one shot at practicing in the dry at VIRginia International Raceway.  Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen took advantage of that and set the quickest time of the weekend on Friday (Oct. 8). Practice No. 1 Heylen clocked in a lap at 104.344 mph 24 minutes into …

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Jordan Pepper, Andrea Caldarelli Earn Watkins Glen GT World Challenge Poles

Jordan Pepper during Part No. 1 of Qualifying for Fanatec GT World Challenge America at Watkins Glen International, 9/18/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – K-PAX Racing came to Watkins Glen International Saturday morning (Sept. 18) ready to conquer the Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS field.  Teammates Jordan Pepper and Andrea Caldarelli claimed the overall poles for this weekend’s 90-minute races. Session No. 1 In Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS …

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Jan Heylen, Maxwell Root Win WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120

Jan Heylen and Maxwell Root celebrate their victory in the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen and Maxwell Root benefitted from Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen cutting his right rear tire with 40 minutes to go. That gave Heylen the lead that he would not relinquish as Wright Motorsports won the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 Saturday (Sept. 11). “I always start each [race] thinking that [winning] could …

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K-PAX Racing, Turner Motorsport Split Road America GT World Challenge America Victories

Andrea Caldarelli makes way for Jordan Pepper during the mandatory pit stop in Race No. 1 of Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS at Road America, 8/28/2021 (Photo: K-PAX Racing)

(Photo: K-PAX Racing)

Last weekend saw Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS return to action at Road America for the first time in nearly three months.  K-PAX Racing’s Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper won Race No. 1 on Saturday (Aug. 28), while Turner Motorsport’s Michael Dinan and Robby Foley won on Sunday (Aug. 29) Race No. …

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Jan Heylen, Kenny Murillo Fastest in Road America Pilot Challenge Practices

Ryan Hardwick practicing for the Road America 120, 8/6/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Friday (Aug. 6) at Road America ahead of Saturday’s Road America 120.  Heylen’s quickest lap was at an average of 106.470 mph. Practice No. 1 In the first practice of the day, held at 8:45 a.m. local time, the track was very …

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Jan Heylen Quickest in Mid-Ohio Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice

2021 Mid Ohio IMPC Jan Heylen Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports was originally scheduled to debut their Porsche Cayman GT4 MR in Daytona back in January.  However, Ryan Hardwick‘s practice crash prevented that from happening.  With a repaired chassis and the team’s planned driving duo in the car for the first time this year, Jan Heylen was quickest in both IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge …

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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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Andrea Caldarelli, Jordan Pepper Dominate Fanatec GT World Challenge America Season Opener

Andrea Caladarelli and Jordan Pepper in Victory Lane at Sonoma Raceway after Round 1 of Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS at Sonoma Raceway (Photo: K-PAX Racing)

(Photo: K-PAX Racing)

K-PAX Racing’s Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper were never seriously challenged Saturday afternoon (March 6) at Sonoma Raceway.  The duo effectively led flag-to-flag, only giving up the lead briefly to make their mandatory pit stop en route to victory in the first round of Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS at Sonoma Raceway. …

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Jan Heylen Fastest in Final Pilot Challenge ROAR Session

2021 Daytona IMPC Ryan Hardwick Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams had a short day at Daytona International Speedway Sunday (Jan. 24) with just one 75-minute test session before teams packed up.  Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen was fastest with a lap at 111.835 mph. Heylen’s lap was four-hundredths of a second faster than Stephen Cameron Racing’s Greg Liefooghe.  Murillo Racing’s Eric …

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