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Robby Foley Fastest in VIR Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice, Devin Jones Hospitalized After Crash

2020 VIR IMPC Robby Foley Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Saturday morning saw Turner Motorsport’s Robby Foley clock in with the fastest practice lap of the weekend with a lap at 104.225 mph.  However, that session was marred by a crash for BimmerWorld Racing’s Devin Jones that has sent the young racer to a local hospital. Practice No. 1 During the sole practice session Friday …

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Frederic Makowiecki Wins Michelin GT Challenge at VIR Pole

2020 VIR IWSC Frederic Makowiecki Courtesy of IMSA

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Porsche GT Team showed superior pace in the dry Friday morning and that pace continued in qualifying.  Frederic Makowiecki won the pole for Saturday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR with a lap at 117.264 mph, a new track record for the GT Le Mans class. For Makowiecki, he’s actually not the most knowledgeable driver about …

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Laurens Vanthoor, Jack Hawksworth Top VIR Practice in Changeable Conditions

2020 VIR IWSC Laurens Vanthoor Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Porsche GT Team showed their muscle early Friday morning (Aug. 21) at VIRginia International Raceway.  Laurens Vanthoor turned in the fastest practice lap of the day with a lap at 115.923 mph in his Porsche 911 RSR-19. Practice No. 1 Due to the Indianapolis 500 being moved to this weekend, the schedule was effectively swapped …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Daytona Takes TV to Places Rarely Seen. That’s Not A Good Thing

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Last weekend was created as a backup weekend, something designed to give all three of NASCAR’s National Series and the ARCA Menards Series a replacement road-course weekend after the scheduled races at Watkins Glen, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park were scrubbed. The result was probably not even close to what I …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Michigan Sunday Underwhelms, NBCSN Does the Best With the Circumstances Surrounding Road America

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Last weekend was yet another exhausting affair. Pretty much everyone except for INDYCAR and IMSA was in action. The NASCAR Cup Series had a doubleheader at Michigan International Speedway with the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series as support. Meanwhile, the Xfinity Series spent its Saturday at alternatively wet and dry …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Loudon Brings Decent Racing, Tire Issues

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New Hampshire Motor Speedway is probably one of the more polarizing tracks on the NASCAR Cup Series calendar. It is one of the toughest tracks on the calendar for passing. This year brought the revised rules package that decreased downforce. The result was a Cup race with the most lead changes on the 1.058-mile oval …

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Acura Team Penske Squeaks Out Victory at Wet Road America

2020 Road America IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Courtesy of IMSA

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After a bone dry weekend at Road America, the last hour of the Road Race Showcase Sunday (Aug. 2) brought torrential rains to the 4.048-mile road course.  Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves was able to take the lead from Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande with four laps to go and held on to …

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Corey Lewis, Sheena Monk Win Road America 120

2020 Road America IMPC Corey Lewis Sheena Monk Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

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Motorsport In Action’s Corey Lewis and Sheena Monk emerged victorious in Saturday’s Road America 120 at Road America in Wisconsin.  For Monk, it is her first career Michelin Pilot Challenge victory and only the second of her professional career.  For Lewis, it is his third victory in the series. “This is just truly amazing,” Lewis …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Road Race Showcase Pole

2020 Road America IWSC Ricky Taylor Pole Award Courtesy of IMSA

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Acura Team Penske swept the front row Saturday (Aug. 1) for the Road Race Showcase at Road America.  Ricky Taylor will lead the field to green Sunday after winning the pole with a lap at 133.621 mph. “It was a great team effort, first of all,” Taylor said afterwards.  “The car is wildly different than …

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Dane Cameron Fastest Overall in Road Race Showcase Practice

2020 Road America IWSC Juan Pablo Montoya Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Road America.  The young factory racer set a lap at 133.353 mph Saturday morning (Aug. 1) to lead the charge. Practice No. 1 Friday afternoon saw the Cadillacs show good pace early on in the session.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe …

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