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Charlie Luck Holds On To Win Watkins Glen GT America Race No. 1 After Sketchy Restart

Charlie Luck after winning GT America Race No. 1 at Watkins Glen International, 9/18/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wright Motorsports’ Charlie Luck has dominated GT America Powered by AWS on-track activity all weekend at Watkins Glen International.  Race No. 1 for the class on Saturday (Sept. 18) was no exception.  Luck led flag-to-flag, but had to hold on through a Green-White-Checker restart to win. Luck was more than a …

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K-PAX Racing Dominates, Wins Fanatec GT World Challenge America Race No. 1 at Watkins Glen

Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper celebrate their victory in Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS Race No. 1 at Watkins Glen International, 9/18/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

K-PAX Racing’s Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper dominated the first Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS race of the weekend Saturday (Sept. 18) at Watkins Glen International.  The duo were never threatened on the way to their sixth win in nine races. After qualifying, Pepper explained to Frontstretch what he felt was the …

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John Capestro-Dubets, Tom Capizzi Win Watkins Glen GT4 America Race No. 1 With Last-Lap Pass

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – AutoTechnic Racing’s John Capestro-Dubets ran down Classic BMW’s Toby Grahovec Saturday (Sept. 18) and passed him for the lead with half a lap to go.  From there, Capestro-Dubets pulled away to give himself and teammate Tom Capizzi their first Pirelli GT4 America SprintX victory of 2021 at Watkins Glen International. “That’s …

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Jordan Pepper, Andrea Caldarelli Earn Watkins Glen GT World Challenge Poles

Jordan Pepper during Part No. 1 of Qualifying for Fanatec GT World Challenge America at Watkins Glen International, 9/18/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – K-PAX Racing came to Watkins Glen International Saturday morning (Sept. 18) ready to conquer the Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS field.  Teammates Jordan Pepper and Andrea Caldarelli claimed the overall poles for this weekend’s 90-minute races. Session No. 1 In Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Richmond Brings Self-Reflection to NBCSN

2021 Richmond II Cup Martin Truex Jr. pack racing NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Richmond races for the Cup Series have not necessarily been the most competitive in recent years. Honestly, they’ve been Joe Gibbs Racing benefits. Saturday night’s race was no different, despite 21 lead changes. Naturally, given that Saturday was Sept. 11, the anniversary of the terrorist attacks was front and center. Countdown to Green had a …

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Jan Heylen, Maxwell Root Win WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120

Jan Heylen and Maxwell Root celebrate their victory in the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen and Maxwell Root benefitted from Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen cutting his right rear tire with 40 minutes to go. That gave Heylen the lead that he would not relinquish as Wright Motorsports won the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 Saturday (Sept. 11). “I always start each [race] thinking that [winning] could …

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Filipe Albuquerque Wins Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Pole

Ricky Taylor traversing the Corkscrew at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during practice for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, 9/10/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque won the pole Saturday afternoon (Sept. 11) for Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with a lap at 108.231 mph.  The lap is a new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record. “[Getting the pole] means a lot actually,” Albuquerque said after the session.  “How the …

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Maxwell Root Wins WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 Pole

Maxwell Root after winning the pole for the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Maxwell Root is not a regular in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition.  If one of Wright Motorsports’ regulars can’t go, he is the first call.  Driving in place of Ryan Hardwick, who is out after testing positive for COVID-19, Root turned in a lap at 88.990 mph to claim his second pole of 2021. Root’s …

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Harry Tincknell, Filipe Albuquerque Fastest in Laguna Seca WeatherTech Practices

Oliver Jarvis, John Farano and Olivier Pla negotiate a foggy WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during practice for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, 9/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice for Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  Tincknell turned in a lap Saturday morning (Sept. 11) at 108.070 mph. Practice No. 1 In the opening practice session Friday afternoon (Sept. 10), Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was …

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Eric Foss, Bill Auberlen Quickest in Laguna Seca Pilot Challenge Practices

Eric Foss practicing for the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/10/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Friday (Sept. 10), Murillo Racing’s Eric Foss was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice.  Foss’ lap at 88.112 mph in the midday session held up as the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Foss’ quick lap of the day came just 11 minutes into the 60-minute …

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