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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.

Toyota Dominates 1st Quarter of 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans; Corvette No. 64 Out

Through six hours at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Toyota GAZOO Racing has dominated the competition at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Mike Conway led the field away from the drop of the French Tricolore and effectively has not been usurped.  In an in-race interview, Fernando Alonso noted …

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Toyota Sweeps Front Row For 24 Hours of Le Mans

Toyota GAZOO Racing didn’t even need the final qualifying session Thursday (June 13) to claim overall pole for Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Kamui Kobayashi turned in a lap at 155.916 mph during the second session.  That held up to win the pole. Qualifying Practice No. 2 Conditions were …

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Scott Hargrove, Patrick Long Win Sonoma Blancpain GT Race No. 2

After a somewhat disappointing race on Saturday, Wright Motorsports’ Scott Hargrove and Patrick Long were able to claim victory Sunday (June 9) in Race No. 2 for Blancpain GT World Challenge America at Sonoma Raceway.  It’s the perfect medicine for a team that’s been down in the dumps lately. “I …

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Murillo Racing Wins Pirelli GT4 SprintX Race No. 2 at Sonoma

Murillo Racing’s Christian Szymczak and Kenny Murillo were the beneficiaries when Stephen Cameron Racing’s Sean Quinlan had a drive-through penalty late.  Once Quinlan pitted, Szymczak took over the advantage and held on for an easy win. “The car was really good,” Szymczak said after the race.  “[Sonoma Raceway] is really …

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Michael Cooper Holds Off Ian James For Sonoma Sprint Race No. 1 Victory

Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper took advantage of his pole position and held off Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James to lead flag-to-flag to take victory in Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Race No. 1 at Sonoma Raceway Saturday (June 8).  It is Cooper’s first win of the 2019 season. “The race …

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R. Ferri Motorsport Dominates Sonoma Blancpain GT Race No. 1

R. Ferri Motorsport’s Miguel Molina and Toni Vilander dominated the Blancpain GT World Challenge America proceedings Saturday (June 8) at Sonoma Raceway.  Starting from the overall pole, Molina was aggressive at the start and pulled out a good lead.  Vilander was able to hold that advantage to bring home a …

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Miguel Molina, Matt Campbell Win Sonoma Blancpain GT World Challenge America Poles

R. Ferri Motorsport’s Miguel Molina and Wright Motorsports’ Matt Campbell were fastest overall in the two Blancpain GT World Challenge America qualifying sessions Saturday morning (June 8) at Sonoma Raceway.  Campbell’s lap of 93.285 miles per hour was the fastest lap of the two sessions. Session No. 1 In the …

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