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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.

Magnus Racing Switches to Pirelli World Challenge, Adds 2nd Car

On Friday morning, Magnus Racing announced that they will move over to Pirelli World Challenge for the full 2017 season.  The team will also expand from one to two Audi R8 LMS GT3’s.  Team owner John Potter will drive in the GTA class full-time in both the Sprint and Sprint-X …

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Multimatic Motorsports Fastest in CTSC Sunday Action

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams in attendance, they were greeted with 35 degree temperatures on Sunday morning at Daytona International Speedway.  Despite that, teams hit the track at 9 a.m. for the first of two one hour sessions. Session No. 5 In the early morning session, Multimatic …

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Sébastien Buemi Fastest in Happy Hour, BMW Tops GTLM

In Daytona Beach this time of year, the average high is 68 degrees with lows in the upper 40’s.  On Sunday, temperatures barely got to the upper 40’s for highs.  In addition, the winds kicked up out of the north to over 20 mph.  As a result, a number of …

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DragonSpeed Fastest in Session No. 6, Marcel Fässler Goes Up in Flames

Saturday morning dawned quite chilly in Daytona Beach.  Temperatures hovered around 35 degrees when teams arrived at the track for the third and final day of the Roar Before the 24.  Some teams chose to do the bare minimum, thinking that they couldn’t learn all that much in the cold …

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Nico Rondet, Jade Buford Top CTSC Saturday Roar Sessions

Much like the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams on hand in Daytona had to deal with inclement weather in the morning.  Only 12 of the 31 teams in Daytona chose to even participate in Session No. 3, which started at 9 a.m. on a soaked …

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Mazda Motorsports Gets Their Groove Back on Roar Day No. 2

Overnight thunderstorms and lingering rains made the early morning session No. 3 a complete toss-up for teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  A couple of stories did come out of the session.  First, Continental’s rain tires are still not as good as Michelin’s, and the margins between the DPi …

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Risi Competizione Returns Giancarlo Fisichella, Toni Vilander for 2017

On Thursday, Risi Competizione announced that Toni Vilander and former Formula One racer Giancarlo Fisichella will return for the full season in the No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE.  For Daytona at minimum, Fisichella and Vilander will be joined by James Calado, a regular in the FIA World Endurance Championship for AF …

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