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Couch Potato Tuesday: A Look at Bob Jenkins’ Legacy

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

The original plan for this week’s column was to talk about NBCSN’s broadcast of Sunday’s Go Bowling at the Glen, and reflect on how the MVP coverage worked. I would have talked about how Mike Bagley integrated himself into the telecast from his post in the Esses. Maybe I would have touched upon yesterday’s INDYCAR …

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Action Express Racing Wins At Road America, Claims 2nd Straight Victory

Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani celebrate their victory in the Road Race Showcase at Road America, 8/8/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr took the lead with a little more than three minutes to go Sunday (Aug. 8) when Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Dane Cameron was forced to pit for a splash of fuel.  From there, Nasr held on to win the Road Race Showcase at Road America. “The …

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Bill Auberlen, Dillon Machavern Win Road America 120 On Fuel Mileage

Dillon Machavern and Bill Auberlen celebrate their victory in the Road America 120, 8/7/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen and Dillon Machavern were able to stretch their fuel the final 78 minutes all the way to the finish to win the Road America 120 Saturday (Aug. 7) in near darkness.  It is Machavern and Auberlen’s second win of 2021. “I can’t believe that we did it.  The fuel numbers were …

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Felipe Nasr Wins Road America Pole In Wet Conditions

Felipe Nasr during qualifying for the Road Race Showcase at Road America, 8/7/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

After a dry practice session Saturday morning (Aug. 7), the skies opened up at Road America in time for qualifying.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr won the pole for Sunday’s Road Race Showcase with a lap at 113.922 mph.  Given the conditions, it was actually not the fastest lap of qualifying. For Nasr, the session …

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Dillon Machavern Earns 2nd Pilot Challenge Pole of 2021 At Road America

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Turner Motorsport’s Dillon Machavern won the pole Saturday morning (Aug. 7) for the Road America 120 with a lap at 106.459 mph.  It is his second pole of the 2021 season after he earned it at Watkins Glen last month. Most of the session ended up being a back and forth affair between Machavern and …

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IMSA Reveals 2022 Schedules, Changes

James French slicing through GT Daytona runners Don Yount and Rob Ferriol during the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/27/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At Road America Friday evening (Aug. 6), IMSA held their annual State of the Series presentation.  Here, the series made a series of announcements pertaining to the upcoming year. WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: A Third Attempt To Race The 2020 Schedule IMSA officially released their 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule.  It ultimately looks a lot …

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Harry Tincknell Quickest in Lightning-Shortened Opening Road America Practice

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell was fastest overall in an abbreviated practice session Friday (Aug. 6) held in changeable conditions at Road America.  Due to the wet conditions, Tincknell’s lap at 112.298 mph was nearly 20 seconds off of the expected pace had the session been held in the dry. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday …

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Jan Heylen, Kenny Murillo Fastest in Road America Pilot Challenge Practices

Ryan Hardwick practicing for the Road America 120, 8/6/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Friday (Aug. 6) at Road America ahead of Saturday’s Road America 120.  Heylen’s quickest lap was at an average of 106.470 mph. Practice No. 1 In the first practice of the day, held at 8:45 a.m. local time, the track was very …

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Entry List: Road America 120

Corey Lewis takes the victory in the Road America 120 at Road America, 8/1/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For Saturday’s seventh of the year for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Road America, there are currently 37 teams entered.  This is an increase of two teams from Lime Rock.  Motorsports In Action’s Sheena Monk will be looking to defend her victory from last year. In the Grand Sport class, there are 24 cars entered.  …

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Entry List: Road Race Showcase

Renger van der Zande and Helio Castroneves race other in the rain during the Road Race Showcase at Road America, 8/2/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be back in action Sunday at Road America with all five classes for the first time since Watkins Glen just before the 4th of July weekend.  There will be 35 teams out on track doing battle Sunday afternoon.  There is a chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday, so the …

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