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Phil Allaway

Phil Allaway
Phil Allaway has three primary roles at Frontstretch. He's the manager of the site's FREE e-mail newsletter that publishes Monday-Friday and occasionally on weekends. He keeps TV broadcasters honest with weekly editions of Couch Potato Tuesday and serves as the site's Sports Car racing editor. Outside of Frontstretch, Phil is the press officer for Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. He covers all the action on the high-banked dirt track from regular DIRTcar Modified racing to occasional visits from touring series such as Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

Jade Buford Destroys Field in Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Race No. 2 at St. Pete

PF Racing’s Jade Buford showed Saturday that he had the fastest GT4 car in St. Petersburg, but couldn’t show it.  Sunday, he took his superior pace and ran away from the field to take victory in Race No. 2 Sunday (March 10) in St. Petersburg, Fla. Buford, who finished 15th …

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Ian James Wins St. Petersburg GT4 Race No. 1 With Last Lap Pass

Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Race No. 1 in St. Petersburg Saturday (March 9) had been dominated by PF Racing’s Jade Buford and The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly.  However, it was Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James that was able to make the move to get around Pumpelly on the final lap …

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Spencer Pumpelly Wins Pirelli GT4 America St. Petersburg Race No. 1 Pole

On the Streets of St. Petersburg this weekend, The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly has been the man to beat so far this weekend in Pirelli GT4 America Sprint on-track sessions.  Qualifying on Saturday morning (March 9) was no different.  The veteran racer claimed the pole in his Porsche (pictured above …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Las Vegas Features the Package, Headscratching Decision Making

Las Vegas brought viewers the third straight tripleheader weekend to start the season.  Admittedly, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race was another big unknown, but ended up being a lot more like Atlanta than anyone would have thought. Pennzoil 400 This was it.  The big debut of “the package.”  …

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Alan Brynjolfsson, Trent Hindman Win COTA Pirelli GT4 America Race No. 2

Park Place Motorsports may have only entered themselves in the GT4 East competition, but the combination of Trent Hindman and Alan Brynjolfsson was able to take the overall lead on Lap 17 and held on to win Race No. 2 of Pirelli GT4 America SprintX at Circuit of the Americas. …

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R. Ferri Motorsports Claims COTA Blancpain GT World Challenge America Race No. 2

On Sunday (March 3), R. Ferri Motorsports’ Toni Vilander was able to take the lead on Lap 2 from pole sitter Kyle Marcelli.  From there, Vilander and teammate Miguel Molina were able to keep K-PAX Racing’s Andy Soucek at bay to win Blancpain GT World Challenge America Race No. 2 …

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NOLAsport’s Matt Travis, Jason Hart Dominate COTA GT4 America Race No. 1

NOLAsport’s Matt Travis and Jason Hart were never seriously challenged Saturday (March 2) at Circuit of the Americas en route to winning Pirelli GT4 America Race No. 1.  The duo led all but three laps of the 24-lap season opening event.  Afterwards, Hart credited his team for the performance. “This …

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Rodrigo Baptista, Maxime Soulet Win COTA Blancpain Season Opener

K-PAX Racing was dominant in the Blancpain GT World Challenge America season opener Saturday (March 2) at Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The No. 9 Bentley of Andy Soucek led from the pole, but a slower pit stop allowed the No. 3 Bentley of Rodrigo Baptista and Maxime Soulet …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: FOX Tries to Sell Package, Jimmie Johnson Debuts Decently

This past weekend, NASCAR invaded Atlanta for their yearly visit to a track where you’d probably not want to drive your street car on.  The surface will chew tires up, and even with the spacers, it was still evident. Before we get started, NASCAR made two TV-related announcements last week.  …

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