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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.

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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Oliver Jarvis Quickest in Motul Petit Le Mans Happy Hour

Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis set an unofficial IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record to top the charts in Practice No. 4 Friday (Oct. 12) at Road Atlanta.  Jarvis’ lap at 129.178 mph was more than half a second faster than the official track record, which was Helio Castroneves‘ pole …

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PFAFF Motorsports to Contest WeatherTech Sprint Cup in 2019

On Friday morning (Oct. 12), PFAFF Motorsports announced at Road Atlanta that they intend to contest the inaugural IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup in 2019.  The WeatherTech Sprint Cup is a new championship-within-a-championship that comprises the seven sprint races on the 2019 schedule for GT Daytona teams.  In addition, the team …

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Katherine Legge to Lead All-Female Squad at Meyer Shank Racing in 2019

Meyer Shank Racing announced Friday morning (Oct. 12) that they will field a full-time effort in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship consisting solely of female racers.  The No. 57 Acura NSX GT3 will be led by Katherine Legge, currently fighting for the GT Daytona championship in Meyer Shank Racing’s …

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Tequila Patron ESM’s Norman Nato Fastest in Thursday Road Atlanta Practice

Norman Nato, making his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut, started his weekend off right at Road Atlanta Thursday (Oct. 11).  Nato turned in a lap at 127.804 mph during night practice to lead the field for the day. Practice No. 1 In the first practice of the day, Action Express …

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Paul Holton Claims Road Atlanta CTSC Track Record, FOX Factory 120 Pole

Compass Racing’s Paul Holton was able to more than back up his pace from earlier in the day on Thursday (Oct. 11).  Holton set a new IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge track record with a lap at 103.526 mph to win the pole for Friday’s FOX Factory 120. “It’s been …

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Paul Holton Fastest in Thursday Road Atlanta CTSC Practice Sessions

C0mpass Racing’s Paul Holton was fastest overall in the first two practice sessions of the day on Thursday (Oct. 11) at Road Atlanta.  Holton topped the charts early on in Practice No. 2 with a lap at 102.834 mph. Practice No. 1 In the early morning practice session, Winward Racing/HTP …

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