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Gabriele Piana Quickest in Wet Road America CTSC Practice No. 1

The skies opened up at Road America just in time for the first IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice session of the weekend at Road America.  Some teams were apprehensive about venturing onto the 4.048-mile course in the wet.  The slippery surface did not bother Mühlner Motorsports America.  They put …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN is Static in Pocono, Justin Haley is the Fall Guy

Pocono Raceway is an interesting track.  Three turns, different banking in each turns and different radii.  Seems like fun.  TV-wise, it presents a challenge.  The place is so huge that drivers can get spread out quickly.  However, the challenge of airing races isn’t always tied into the people working on …

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Àlvaro Parente, Ian James Claim Sunday PWC Victories at Mid-Ohio

On Sunday, K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente earned himself a weekend sweep in the Pirelli World Challenge’s GT class.  As compared to Race No. 1, he did have to work a little harder, though. Parente was originally supposed to start from the pole, but earned a three-spot grid penalty for conduct …

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Àlvaro Parente Goes Flag-to-Flag to Win Mid-Ohio GT Race No. 1

On Saturday, K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente led comfortably flag-to-flag from the pole to win the first GT/GTA/GT Cup race at Mid-Ohio. Parente was able to open up a decent gap on the field and was not seriously threatened during the 50 minute race. Afterwards, Parente could not have been happier …

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Lawson Aschenbach Wins Caution-Strewn GTS Race No. 1 at Mid-Ohio

On Saturday morning, Blackdog Speed Shop’s Lawson Aschenbach was able to get the drop on PMG’s Harry Gottsacker on the start of the race to take the lead.  From there, no one could touch the veteran campaigner as Aschenbach took the first-ever win for the Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R in Pirelli …

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Àlvaro Parente Claims PWC Pole at Mid-Ohio

On Friday afternoon, K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente claimed the overall pole for the first Pirelli World Challenge GT race of the weekend at Mid-Ohio.  Parente posted a time of 79.748 seconds (101.931 mph) on his final lap of the session to snatch pole away from Cadillac Racing’s Michael Cooper. Afterwards, …

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WeatherTech Racing Switches to Porsche for Road America

On Friday afternoon, WeatherTech Racing announced that they will switch from the Mercedes-AMG GT3 to their trusty Porsche 911 GT3 R for next week’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.  The reason for such a move in the middle of the season? Balance of Performance. “The Mercedes-AMG GT3 …

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JDC/Miller MotorSports to Expand to Two Cars in 2018

On Friday, Minneapolis-based JDC/Miller MotorSports announced that they will field two full-time entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Prototype class in 2018.  Recently, the team purchased a new ORECA 07 chassis and will take delivery of the new car in the fall.  Like the current No. 85, the new …

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