Race Weekend Central

Multimatic Dominates CTSC at CTMP, CRG-I Do Borrow Wins ST

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

You might be wondering why we’re not leading with a picture of the Grand Sport winners?  Quite simple, the Grand Sport class was not where the action was in Saturday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. A mere four cars were entered in the Grand Sport class, and from the …

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Scott Maxwell wins CTMP Overall Pole for CTSC, Sets Record

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

On Friday, the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge held qualifying sessions for Saturday’s 150-minute race.  Last week, Scott Maxwell won the pole in changeable conditions at Watkins Glen to tie Matt Bell for most all-time in the series with 12.  It did not take long for Maxwell to break the tie. Maxwell drove his No. 15 …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Did Commercials Hinder NBC NASCAR Coverage?

(Photo: John Harrelson/NKP)

After a busy holiday weekend covering Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen, IMSA’s latest big event, I was pretty worn out this Fourth of July weekend. Incredibly, you all seem just as worn out with NBC NASCAR coverage this season – or lack thereof – after just one race. NBC’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut …

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Action Express Racing Earns 1-2 in Sahlen’s Six Hours

Going into Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen, the prevailing notion was that the race would favor  P2 entries from Mazda Motorsports, Michael Shank Racing and Tequila Patron ESM due to the incredibly smooth surface.  Times in qualifying and the race more or less backed that up.  However, Action Express Racing had strategy and skill …

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Tequila Patron ESM on Watkins Glen Pole

If you look solely at the results sheet, it would tell you that Tequila Patron ESM has dominated the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.  Two endurance races, two overall victories.  Round No. 3 is off to a great start so far. On Saturday afternoon, Tequila Patron ESM’s Johannes van Overbeek qualified his No. 2 …

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Derani Fastest in WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Happy Hour

Saturday morning dawned relatively cool and sunny.  However, the winds were kicking as well.  Prime conditions to put down your best possible laps prior to qualifying. Mazda Motorsports came to play in the morningtime.  Spencer Pigot set an excellent time of 96.314 seconds early on to put his No. 55 on top of the charts with …

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MSR Tops WeatherTech Practice 2, Larry DeGeorge Crashes Hard

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After some early afternoon rain showers took some of the rubber off the track, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship ventured out onto the 3.4-mile long course at Watkins Glen for one more hour of practice. Unlike the first session, this one was not clean.  Just past the halfway point of the session, Dream Racing‘s Larry DeGeorge appeared …

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Oswaldo Negri, Jr. Fastest in Opening WeatherTech Practice

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

For the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, the brand-new pavement on the 3.4-mile road course was not that much of a mystery.  Many of the teams participated in an open test just a couple of weeks ago, but that was under somewhat more controlled conditions.  However, even with the new pavement, not a whole lot …

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Multimatic Takes Overall CTSC Pole, MINI Earns 1-2 in ST

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

Changeable conditions descended upon Watkins Glen International on Friday afternoon.  After the first practice session for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, a quick moving rain shower blew over the 3.4-mile road course.  It only rained on the property for about 30 minutes, but that was more than enough time for the track to get wet. …

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CJ Wilson Racing Posts a 1-2 in Watkins Glen Final Practice

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, speeds picked up as the 36 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams took to Watkins Glen International for their second and final 45-minute session.  At the end of the session, it was the same type of car on top of the charts, but from a different operation. Tyler McQuarrie, driving CJ Wilson …

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