Race Weekend Central

Jorge de la Torre Released from Hartford Hospital

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday morning, Aston Martin Racing announced that Jorge de la Torre, injured on May 28th in a practice crash at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, has been released from Hartford Hospital.  He has traveled back to his native Texas and will rehabilitate from his injuries there. After his release, de la Torre released a …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Jeff Gordon Gets Blasted

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Much like almost any of you reading this column, I despise rainouts.  So many people had the DV-R on Monday and they experienced an added disappointment; the race was nearly three and a half hours long, going far longer than the regularly scheduled recording.  Whomever at FOX Sports thought the race would finish within a …

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Multiple Crew Chiefs to Miss Pocono Due to Penalties

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On Wednesday, NASCAR released their weekly penalty report.  While there no real indications that anything big was coming, the hammer came down fairly strong on a number of teams.  No less than three Sprint Cup teams will be without their crew chiefs on Sunday in Pocono (pending appeals, of course). Brian Pattie, crew chief for …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Memorial Day Weekend Racing TV Overload

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

One of the biggest racing weekends of the year is now complete.  I don’t know about all of you reading this column, but I’m pretty exhausted.  I’ve still got you covered, though after what turned out to be the busiest racing TV Sunday we’ve seen in 2016. Coca-Cola 600 Sunday night brought a bit of …

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Alvaro Parente Earns Lime Rock GT Sweep

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Andrew Palmer–Jorge de la Torre crash Saturday morning took the sails out of what was going to be a great day of racing.  However, officials determined that the race would go on. The drivers in Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup Classes obliged with 50 minutes of hard-fought action. K-PAX Racing’s Alvaro …

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Jade Buford Claims GTS Victory After Late Crash

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All weekend at Lime Rock Park, Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class has been a heads-up battle for supremacy between the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R of Blackdog Speed Shop’s Lawson Aschenbach and the ANSA Motorsports KTM X-Bow GT4 of Brett Sandberg.  The two spent all of race No. 1 Friday fighting each other.  Race No. 2 was …

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2 Drivers Flown to Trauma Center Following Lime Rock Warmup Crash

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

The second day of Pirelli World Challenge’s sixth race weekend of 2016 was effectively ground to a halt at Lime Rock Park Saturday morning due to a serious crash at the end of the frontstretch involving Bentley Team Absolute‘s Andrew Palmer and Jorge de la Torre‘s Aston Martin.  Both drivers have been injured and taken to …

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Aschenbach Wins Lime Rock GTS Race No. 1, Wittmer wins TC

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup classes weren’t the only ones having at it on Saturday.  Four other classes were on track first. In the GTS class event, Brett Sandberg started his ANSA Motorsports KTM X-Bow GT4 on pole with Lawson Aschenbach alongside in the No. 10 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R.  This was a …

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Friday Pirelli World Challenge Lime Rock Recap

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At Lime Rock Park, the action has been fast and furious all day.  Pirelli World Challenge’s GT-class saw parity with 12 drivers (including GTA-class pole sitter Martin Fuentes) all qualifying within a half-second of the pole position. It seemed like Round No. 10 for the GT and GTA-classes (Round No. 9 for GT Cup only) was going …

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Alvaro Parente and Andrew Palmer Tie for PWC Pole at Lime Rock

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At Lime Rock Park, the times have been very close on the 1.474-mile circuit all day.  The top 15 drivers in GT practice were within one second of each other and qualifying took that to the next level. During the 12-minute session, K-PAX Racing‘s Alvaro Parente and Bentley Team Absolute’s Andrew Palmer set identical 51.950-second …

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