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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.

Fuel Mileage Gives TeamTGM Laguna Seca Victory at Last Second

Most of the leaders in Saturday’s WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 were on a fuel-saving pit strategy that forced to them to run the second half of the race without a stop.  Until the final lap, all was good.  With just two corners to go, Rennsport One’s Dillon Machavern ran …

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Entry List: Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

On Saturday, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge has their second to last race of the season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  Currently, 37 cars are entered. In the Grand Sport class, 25 teams are entered.  There are quite a few changes of note here. Bodymotion Racing’s No. 5 Porsche …

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Entry List: America’s Tire 250

This Sunday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has their final sprint race of the 2018 season at WeatherTech Racing Laguna Seca. 35 teams are currently entered in the race. In the Protottype class, there are 13 entries.  There are no lineup changes as compared to the last time the Prototypes …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Darlington Brings Booth Switching & The Ross Chastain Party

Throwback weekend is always an interesting time.  Old-school paint schemes reigned supreme at Darlington.  Old-school driver shirts were out in force.  In my friend Brien’s case, he has the fire suit that Ernie Irvan wore in the 1990 Daytona 500 and wore that to a meet-and-greet with Irvan.  I’m pretty …

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Rodrigo Baptista Completes Stomping, Sweeps Watkins Glen

K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista capped off a career weekend by leading flag-to-flag Sunday (Sep. 2) to take his second straight GT overall victory at Watkins Glen.  The success on Watkins Glen’s long course even surprised Baptista. “No, I don’t think so,” Baptista said after the race when asked if he’d …

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Rodrigo Baptista Leads Flag-to-Flag to Win Watkins Glen GT Race No. 1

K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista had an excellent day on Saturday (Sep. 1) at Watkins Glen International.  First, he won his first GT overall pole position in the morning.  In the afternoon, he led all 29 laps with ease to claim his very first Pirelli World Challenge solo victory. “[Today’s win] …

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Tequila Patrón ESM Taps Timo Bernhard, Antonio Giovinazzi for Petit Le Mans

Tequila Patrón ESM announced Monday (Aug. 27) that they will have two new drivers with the team for the Motul Petit Le Mans in October.  Porsche factory driver Timo Bernhard and young gun Antonio Giovinazzi will join the organization for the 10-hour endurance race at Road Atlanta. They will be …

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