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Jeroen Bleekemolen Quickest in Wet and Windy Pilot Challenge Practice

Riley Motorsports’ Jeroen Bleekemolen was fastest overall in opening practice Wednesday (Jan. 22) for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams at Daytona International Speedway with a lap at 104.726 mph.  Conditions were far from ideal as rain and winds as high as 30 mph lashed the 3.56-mile road course.  Given the …

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Olivier Pla Sets All-Time Fastest ROAR Lap in Qualifying Session

The height of on-track activity Sunday (Jan. 5) at Daytona International Speedway came during the qualifying session for DPi and LMP2 teams.  Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla set a lap at 137.328 mph to lead the pack.  This is an unofficial track record for Daytona International Speedway’s road course. Pla’s …

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Spencer Pumpelly Fastest Overall in Pilot Challenge ROAR Testing

Team Hardpoint’s Spencer Pumpelly was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge testing Sunday (Jan. 5).  The veteran racer turned in a lap at 112.862 mph Sunday morning to lead the way in his Audi R8 LMS GT4. Session No. 5 In addition to topping the entire weekend, Pumpelly’s lap …

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Oliver Jarvis Continues Mazda’s Daytona Speed Stranglehold

Saturday brought changeable conditions to Daytona International Speedway.  Rains made the second session dicey at times, but Oliver Jarvis kept Mazda Team Joest’s No. 77 Mazda RT24-P on top of the pylon with a lap at 135.257 mph. Session No. 3 In the morning session, Mazda picked up where they …

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Spencer Pumpelly Fastest During Michelin Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 2 Action

For much of the weekend, Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport has dominated the charts.  Saturday afternoon, things changed when Spencer Pumpelly took his Audi R8 LMS GT4 for Team Hardpoint to the top of the sheet with a lap at 111.366 mph. Session No. 3 In the morning session Saturday, Indy Dontje …

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Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport Dominates Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 1

Michelin Pilot Challenge testing Friday (Jan. 3) at Daytona International Speedway saw just one team atop the charts for the vast majority of the day.  That team was Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport, which was fastest in both sessions. Session No. 1 In the morning session, Indy Dontje topped the charts with …

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