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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.

Paul Holton Claims Road America 120 Pole for McLaren

Compass Racing’s Paul Holton won the overall pole for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Road America 120 on Saturday morning (Aug. 4).  Holton turned a lap at 105.153 mph in his McLaren 570S GT4, a track record for the CTSC. Holton’s lap was a full second faster than CarBahn …

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IMSA Announces 2019 Series Configuration Changes, Schedules

At Road America Friday (Aug. 3), IMSA held their annual State of the Series press conference.  As usual, there were a flurry of announcements made. The biggest of those moves is the decision to split the Prototype class starting in 2019.  Starting with January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, the DPis …

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Mike Skeen Quickest in Sparsely Attended Watkins Glen XFINITY Practice

JD Motorsports’ Mike Skeen was fastest overall in XFINITY Series practice Friday afternoon (Aug. 3) at Watkins Glen International.  The Pirelli World Challenge veteran, who is making his XFINITY Series debut this weekend, turned in a lap at 95.620 mph in the wet during the second session. Due to the …

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Entry List: Continental Tire Road Race Showcase

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back in action with all three of their classes for the first time in nearly a month.  35 teams are entered in Sunday’s sprint race at Road America in Wisconsin. In the Prototype class, there are a couple of changes.  Most notably, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Brendan Gaughan’s Energetic Addition to NBCSN NASCAR Coverage

Split weekends can cause some problems for NASCAR TV partners as their resources get stretched. NBC was no different. Some people went to Iowa while others went to Pocono, expanding a crew with additions that don’t cover the sport full-time. Regardless, viewers got 600-plus miles of racing over the weekend.  …

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2019 Pirelli World Challenge GT, GTS, GT4 Schedules Released

On Friday, the SRO Motorsport Group held their annual press conference at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, site of this weekend’s Total 24 Hours of Spa. As part of that 56-minute press conference, SRO Motorsports Group CEO Stéphane Ratel and Pirelli World Challenge President/CEO Greg Gill showed off a number of …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Chase Briscoe on Winning the Dirt Derby, IMSA and XFINITY

For Ford Performance development driver Chase Briscoe, the past couple of weeks have been nothing short of a whirlwind.  First, he won his first race in a winged sprint car at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. Knocked two things off the bucket list last night… Winning in a wing car …

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