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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.

Jonathan Bomarito Fastest in Thursday Rolex 24 at Daytona Practice

Mazda Team Joest continued to show Thursday (Jan. 24) that they have very good single-lap speed at Daytona International Speedway.  During the second practice session, Jonathan Bomarito turned in a lap at an average of 135.373 mph to top the sessions for the day. Practice No. 1 Early morning rains …

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Paul Holton Blitzes Field to Claim BMW Endurance Challenge Pole

For much of Thursday (Jan. 24), Compass Racing has had an edge on the field in Daytona.  In qualifying, Paul Holton did the absolute bare minimum and eviscerated the field to win the pole for Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, the season opener for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.  …

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Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer Fastest in Michelin Pilot Challenge Daytona Practice

Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Thursday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway.  Wittmer, driving a McLaren 570S GT4 for Compass Racing, turned in a lap at 112.310 mph in the second session. Practice No. 1 A line of thunderstorms descended upon all of …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Taps Matthieu Vaxivière for Remaining Endurance Races

Wayne Taylor Racing announced Thursday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway that they have signed Matthieu Vaxivière to drive the team’s No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. at the three remaining Michelin Endurance Cup races (Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta).  The 24-year old French racer will replace Fernando Alonso and Kamui …

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Entry List: Rolex 24 at Daytona

The official entry list is out for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s biggest race of the year, the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  As in the Roar Before the 24 a couple of weeks ago, 47 teams will take to the track.  Despite that, there have been some changes. The DPi …

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Kaz Grala, Aurora Straus to Drive 2nd BimmerWorld Racing M4 GT4 at Daytona

BimmerWorld Racing and FURY Race Cars jointly announced Monday (Jan. 14) that Xfinity Series campaigner Kaz Grala will compete in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season opener on Jan. 25 at Daytona International Speedway.  He’ll be driving a second BMW M4 GT4 (No. 80) in the Grand Sport class for …

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Oliver Jarvis Unofficially Breaks Track Record in Roar Qualifying

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams have a qualifying session during the Roar Before the 24 in order to determine pit and garage selections for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  It’s also meant to curb sandbagging.  Mazda Team Joest was most definitely not sandbagging on Sunday.  Oliver Jarvis unofficially broke the …

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Trent Hindman, Jon Morley Top Sunday Michelin Pilot Challenge Sessions

For Park Place Motorsports, they will have a big decision to make once they get back to their shop.  Which car should they race in the BMW Endurance Challenge?  The No. 7 was fastest overall on Saturday (Jan. 5) in the hands of Trent Hindman.  In the No. 77 on …

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