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Entry List: Stay Frosty Performance Coolants 240

2019 Road Atlanta IMPC Austin Cindric Sebastian Priaulx Victory Lane Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge’s Stay Frosty Performance Coolants 240 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, there are currently 33 teams entered in the two classes.  The Stay Frosty Performance Coolants 240 was added to the schedule in order to replace the Tioga Downs 240 at the Glen, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 …

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Entry List: TireRack.com Grand Prix

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend’s TireRack.com Grand Prix at Michelin Raceway Laguna Seca was not originally on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule at the start of the 2020 season.  It was created to replace the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen at Watkins Glen International, which was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For this …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Daytona Brings Overpowering Cutoff Coverage, More Desire for Inclusiveness

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Daytona is always an interesting race weekend. This one was shocking for two reasons. One, I was actually home for it. This was the first time I’ve actually been home for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 since 2009. The previous 10 years, I was either at the race, in Watkins Glen for the Sahlen’s Six …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Too Much Cutoff Coverage Masks Somewhat Boring Dover Race

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Last weekend was ludicrous. Just plain too much stuff going on. Normally, Couch Potato Tuesday after the Indianapolis 500 would cover the Indianapolis 500. Problem is, that race was on at the same time as the Drydene 311 No. 2, and I need to keep my TV on NBCSN when races air there. Stupid things …

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Turner Motorsport Earns Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix Victory

2020 VIR IMPC Bill Auberlen Robby Foley Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

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On Saturday, Bill Auberlen became the winningest driver in the history of the top level of IMSA racing with his 61st career victory.  Races in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge don’t count towards that total, but it doesn’t meant that he cannot add to his overall win count.  Auberlen and Robby Foley had a strong …

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Corvette Racing Claims 4th Consecutive Win With VIR Triumph; Bill Auberlen Makes History

2020 VIR IWSC Antonio Garcia Checkered Flag Courtesy of IMSA

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Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia overcome troubles Saturday (Aug. 23) to claim overall victory in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.  It is the fourth straight victory for Corvette Racing and the third in four races for Garcia and Taylor. “I think it’s just a staple of Corvette Racing and never giving up …

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Russell Ward Wins Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix Pole

2020 VIR IMPC Indy Dontje Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Early Sunday morning (Aug. 23), Winward Racing’s Russell Ward claimed the overall pole for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix with a lap at 103.838 mph.  It is Ward’s first career pole position in his Mercedes-AMG GT4. Ward’s lap was less than two-hundredths of a second faster than the Aston Martin of KohR …

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Robby Foley Fastest in VIR Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice, Devin Jones Hospitalized After Crash

2020 VIR IMPC Robby Foley Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Saturday morning saw Turner Motorsport’s Robby Foley clock in with the fastest practice lap of the weekend with a lap at 104.225 mph.  However, that session was marred by a crash for BimmerWorld Racing’s Devin Jones that has sent the young racer to a local hospital. Practice No. 1 During the sole practice session Friday …

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Frederic Makowiecki Wins Michelin GT Challenge at VIR Pole

2020 VIR IWSC Frederic Makowiecki Courtesy of IMSA

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Porsche GT Team showed superior pace in the dry Friday morning and that pace continued in qualifying.  Frederic Makowiecki won the pole for Saturday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR with a lap at 117.264 mph, a new track record for the GT Le Mans class. For Makowiecki, he’s actually not the most knowledgeable driver about …

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Laurens Vanthoor, Jack Hawksworth Top VIR Practice in Changeable Conditions

2020 VIR IWSC Laurens Vanthoor Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Porsche GT Team showed their muscle early Friday morning (Aug. 21) at VIRginia International Raceway.  Laurens Vanthoor turned in the fastest practice lap of the day with a lap at 115.923 mph in his Porsche 911 RSR-19. Practice No. 1 Due to the Indianapolis 500 being moved to this weekend, the schedule was effectively swapped …

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