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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.

Nicolas Jamin Wins 4 Hours of Portimão Pole for Duqueine Engineering

In Portugal Saturday afternoon (Oct. 27), Duqueine Engineering’s Nicolas Jamin turned in a lap in the closing moments of qualifying at 111.673 mph in his ORECA 07-Gibson.  That time held up to give both Jamin and Duqueine Engineering their first-ever overall pole in the European Le Mans Series for Sunday’s …

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AIM Autosport, Vasser Sullivan Combine Forces for New IMSA Team

On Tuesday (Oct. 16), the combined might of AIM Autosport and Vasser Sullivan announced that they will field two Lexus RC F GT3s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time under the AIM VASSER SULLIVAN name in 2019.   For Jimmy Vasser and James “Sulli” Sullivan, it is their first time …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans On Fuel Strategy

For much of the last 40 minutes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday (Oct. 13), it seemed like Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was going to bring home the win.  With just a couple of corners to go, Albuquerque’s Cadillac DPi-V.R. ran out of fuel.  …

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Michelin Acquires Naming Rights to Road Atlanta, Announces Michelin Tower

Friday was a day of announcements at Road Atlanta.  First up was Meyer Shank Racing’s announcement of an all-female GT Daytona team for 2019 with Katherine Legge as the lead driver.  Later in the day, it was Road Atlanta’s turn. The track announced that Michelin, which becomes the official tire …

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Pipo Derani Claims Track Record, Wins Petit Le Mans Pole

Speeds have steadily been climbing all weekend at Road Atlanta, but they peaked Friday afternoon (Oct. 12) during Motul Petit Le Mans pole qualifying.  Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani won the pole for Saturday’s 10-hour race with a new track record lap of 129.818 mph. “What a way to start …

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