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Indy Dontje on Racing in America, Mercedes & Renger van der Zande’s Advice

2019 Watkins Glen IMPC Indy Dontje Phil Allaway

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Indy Dontje is a sports car racer from the Netherlands that currently competes in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge for Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport. Up until a couple of years ago, he had never raced in the United States. After helping out with the debut of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 in the US in 2017, Dontje is …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Pocono Brings a Radio Broadcast, Action in Quick Bursts

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Pocono Raceway is always a bit of a toss-up. You have races that are complete runaways, then you have nailbiters. Last weekend produced one of each, for different reasons. Gander RV 400 The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returned to Pocono Sunday for 400 miles (and change) of action. Sunday saw a little different type …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN Brings Decent Action at New Hampshire, Too Much Post-Race Kevin Harvick

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Weather-wise, last weekend was brutal. Temperatures in Loudon, NH got up to 93 degrees during the race. At Lime Rock on Saturday, it was worse. Apparently, Michelin brings its own weather station to the track each week. It measured an air temperature during the Northeast Grand Prix of 98 degrees. That was combined with a …

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Late Pass Gives Ford Overall Victory At Lime Rock

2019 Lime Rock IWSC Earl Bamber Richard Westbrook Racing Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday (July 20) came down to the final minutes.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Richard Westbrook was able to pass Porsche GT Team’s Earl Bamber for the lead with seven minutes to go (just seconds after the above picture was taken).  From there, Westbrook pulled away to take Ford’s first …

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TeamTGM Successfully Defends Lime Rock Park 120 Victory

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TeamTGM’s Owen Trinkler and Hugh Plumb started from the pole in Saturday’s Lime Rock Park 120.  From there, they led the vast majority of the race, but had to sweat out their fuel in order to repeat as winners at Lime Rock Park. “[Today’s win] is all about the TGM guys,” Plumb said after the …

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Laurens Vanthoor Sets Lime Rock Track Record, Claims Northeast Grand Prix Pole

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Porsche GT Team continued their domination of the speed charts Saturday morning (July 20) as Laurens Vanthoor claimed the overall pole for today’s Northeast Grand Prix.  Vanthoor’s lap at 108.001 mph is a track record for GT Le Mans-class teams. “I think [the car] is very good,” Vanthoor told Frontstretch after the session.  “Ever since …

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Nick Tandy Fastest Overall In Lime Rock WeatherTech Practice

2019 Lime Rock IWSC Nick Tandy Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Once the heat of the day finally began to peter out, Porsche GT Team came to play Friday at Lime Rock Park.  Nick Tandy set the best lap of the day in the final session with a lap at 106.593 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, Tandy was fastest with a lap at …

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Owen Trinkler Wins Lime Rock Park 120 Pole

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

TeamTGM’s Owen Trinkler overcame hot and humid conditions Friday (July 19) and less than four wheels on the ground to win the overall pole for Saturday’s Lime Rock Park 120.  Trinkler’s lap at 98.601 mph was more than a second quicker than last year’s pole, but three-tenths of a second slower than the best lap …

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Andrew Davis, Devin Jones Top Lime Rock Pilot Challenge Practices

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Andrew Davis got the late call to come to Lime Rock and drive Rebel Rock Racing’s Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R this weekend.  On Friday , he showed that the team made a good decision by turning in the fastest lap of the day at 99.161 mph in the opening session. Practice No. 1 At 10 a.m. …

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Entry List: Northeast Grand Prix

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For Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, there were originally 22 cars entered in the race.  That number has since dropped to 21. In the GT Le Mans class, there are no real changes from CTMP.  Tommy Milner is still recovering from his hand injury suffered at Watkins Glen, so Marcel Fässler will …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Does a GWC Alone Make a Broadcast Great?

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Kentucky Speedway provided viewers with a somewhat mixed race. Yes, you had a classic finish between the Busch brothers. You also had the other 266 laps. How did NBCSN handle them? Quaker State 400 Saturday night saw an average Cup race at Kentucky Speedway. In all honesty, none of these races have ever really been …

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