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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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Entry List: 2021 Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Mike Skeen practicing at VIR, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 18 cars will do battle on VIRginia International Raceway’s 3.27-mile Full Course in the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup.  It’s rather convenient for the track because they have exactly 18 covered garage stalls in the paddock. In the GT Le …

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Entry List: Road America 120

Corey Lewis takes the victory in the Road America 120 at Road America, 8/1/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For Saturday’s seventh of the year for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Road America, there are currently 37 teams entered.  This is an increase of two teams from Lime Rock.  Motorsports In Action’s Sheena Monk will be looking to defend her victory from last year. In the Grand Sport class, there are 24 cars entered.  …

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Chip Ganassi Racing Dominates At Detroit, Claims First Prototype Win Since 2015

Renger van der Zande and Kevin Magnussen after winning the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park, 6/12/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen and Renger van der Zande dominated the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Saturday (June 12) at Belle Isle Park.  The duo led for 63 of 65 laps, but held off a late charge from Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr to claim the overall victory.  It is their first Prototype victory since …

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Kevin Magnussen Wins Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Pole

Kevin Magnussen after winning the pole for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park, 6/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen won the pole Friday (June 11) for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park with a lap at 105.709 mph.  This backs up Magnussen’s quick time from the second practice session. The Cadillacs dominated the session.  Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani was up front early on, then JDC-Miller …

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Antonio Garcia, Michael de Quesada Test Positive For COVID-19 In Daytona

2018 Lime Rock IWSC Antonio Garcia Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For Corvette Racing, this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona was a dominating one-two performance in the GT Le Mans class.  Nicky Catsburg, Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor earned the class victory after 24 hours of racing. However, right after that victory took place, Corvette Racing made an announcement that sobered the celebration.  They announced that …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

2020 Sebring IWSC Ana Beatriz Simon Trummer Racing Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

This Saturday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship wraps up their season with the 68th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway.  This race was originally planned to be in the traditional mid-March slot, but the shutdown put the kibosh on that.  Instead, the race is running during what was originally planned …

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Tommy Milner Fastest in Charlotte WeatherTech Practice

2020 Charlotte IWSC Tommy Milner Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Saturday (Oct. 10) ahead of the Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix. Milner turned in a lap at 111.457 mph around Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 2.32-mile ROVAL.  Note that IMSA is using a different track length as opposed to what NASCAR and Charlotte Motor …

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Entry List: Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Nick Tandy Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Saturday night will see the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT classes tackle Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL for 100 minutes of racing.  It will be the first major sports car race at Charlotte Motor Speedway since the American Le Mans Series raced there in 2000.  A season-low 18 cars are entered to take the green flag. …

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Ryan Dalziel Fastest in WeatherTech Practice No. 2 at CTMP

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel turned the fastest lap of the day at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Dalziel’s lap of 68.993 seconds (128.306 mph) was more than four-tenths of a second faster than Jordan Taylor‘s fastest lap in the morning. In session No. 2, Dalziel’s lap was six-hundredths of a second faster …

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