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Ryan Hardwick Wins Mid-Ohio 120 Pole

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The quick form that Wright Motorsports showed in practice continued Friday afternoon (May 14) in qualifying.  Ryan Hardwick won the pole for Saturday’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Mid-Ohio 120 with a lap at 93.412 mph.  It is not a track record for the series as Nate Stacy‘s pole lap from last September was one-tenth of …

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Jan Heylen Quickest in Mid-Ohio Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports was originally scheduled to debut their Porsche Cayman GT4 MR in Daytona back in January.  However, Ryan Hardwick‘s practice crash prevented that from happening.  With a repaired chassis and the team’s planned driving duo in the car for the first time this year, Jan Heylen was quickest in both IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge …

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Entry List: Mid-Ohio 120

Bill Auberlen, Ryan Eversley and Harry Gottsacker racing during the Mid-Ohio 120 No. 2, 9/27/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams will return to action Saturday (May 15) for the first time in nearly two months at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  There are currently 36 teams entered for the Mid-Ohio 120. The Grand Sport class has 21 entries, an increase of one from Sebring.  Despite the increase, there are three teams …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Darlington Presents Challenges to FOX

Race action in the 2021 Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway, May 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photgraphy)

Throwback weekend is a great time. I’ve never been to Darlington, but I have a standing offer to go and stay with my friend’s parents if I ever go. Had they kept the Southern 500 in early April, I would have taken them up on it. Even with two dates, the schedule doesn’t really work …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge Presented by the TLX Type S

Ricky Taylor and Felipe Nasr racing during the Acura Sports Car Challenge, 9/27/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship travels to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend for the first sprint race of the season.  27 cars are currently entered in three classes.  The LMP2 and GT Le Mans classes are not scheduled to race this weekend.  Both classes’ next points race will be the Sahlen’s Six Hours at …

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Andretti Autosport Moves LMP3 Team to WeatherTech Championship

Jarret Andretti during IMSA Prototype Challenge Round 2 at Sebring, 3/14/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Andretti Autosport announced Wednesday (May 5) that they will move their sports car racing operation from IMSA Prototype Challenge to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, effective immediately.  The team will continue to race in the LMP3 class.  Jarett Andretti will continue to drive the car, re-numbered from No. 18 to No. 36 due to Era …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Thoughts on Loose Wheels in Kansas

Corey LaJoie, Joey Logano and Chase Briscoe race three-wide at Kansas Speedway, May 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Kansas Speedway is a venue that can often be quite pedestrian. Then again, since the track was reconfigured in 2012, it has shown some teeth from time to time. You never know when it’s going to come out and bite you. Sunday was not really one of those days. Prior to the race, FOX Sports …

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K-PAX Racing Earns COTA Weekend Sweep In Changeable Conditions

Giovanni Venturini wins Race No. 2 of Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS at Circuit of the Americas, 5/2/2021 (Photo: K-PAX Racing)

(Photo: K-PAX Racing)

K-PAX Racing is now four-for-four in Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS competition, following the second consecutive weekend sweep Saturday (May 1) and Sunday (May 2) at Circuit of the Americas.  Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper won Saturday’s rain shortened first race, while Corey Lewis and Giovanni Venturini won the second race Sunday …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Dominates 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Sebastien Buemi practicing at Spa, 4/30/2021 (Photo: Gabi Tomescu@AdrenalMedia.com)

(Photo: Gabi Tomescu@AdrenalMedia.com)

In the debut race for the FIA World Endurance Championship’s new Hypercars, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s GR010 Hybrid dominated the day.  However, it was the slower No. 8 shared by Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima that won the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Saturday (May 1). On the initial start, United Autosports’ Phil Hanson was …

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