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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.

Ricky Taylor Tops Sebring WeatherTech Happy Hour

Bright and early on Friday morning, Acura Team Penske picked right up where they left off on Thursday.  Ricky Taylor turned in a lap of 107.076 seconds (125.742 mph), the fastest lap of the whole weekend, in order to top the charts in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Practice No. 4.  …

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Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Top WeatherTech Thursday Practices

On Thursday, Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Sebring International Raceway.  Taylor’s time in practice No. 2 of 107.841 seconds (124.850 mph).  The lap time was a full one-third of a second faster than the pole time set last year by …

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Spencer Pumpelly Wins Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Pole

Rennsport One’s Spencer Pumpelly claimed the pole for Friday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 on Thursday afternoon.  Pumpelly’s lap of 131.611 seconds (102.301 mph) gives him his second consecutive overall pole to start the season. For Pumpelly, getting the pole was crucial. “For us, getting …

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Trent Hindman, Spencer Pumpelly Pace CTSC Sebring Practices

On Thursday, VOLT Racing’s Trent Hindman paced IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice at Sebring International Raceway.  Hindman turned in a lap of 131.577 seconds (102.528 mph) in the morning session, a track record for the Grand Sport class.  The lap was also four-hundredths of a second faster than last …

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Entry List: Alan Jay Automotive Network 120

For Friday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, there are 38 cars currently entered between the three Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge classes.  Like at Daytona, the series is still very top heavy. The GT4-spec Grand Sport has 27 of the 38 entries.  There are a number of changes since Daytona.  Multimatic …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Sean Rayhall on HART, ELMS & Working With John Falb

Sean Rayhall‘s career has had an interesting trajectory. He’s been all over the place from Saturday night short track racing to INDYCAR’s feeder series and sports car racing in Europe. Last year, he and co-driver John Falb won the European Le Mans Series (ELMS) LMP3 championship for United Autosports. For …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts

For Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts, there are 43 cars entered in the three classes.  There are a number of driver changes of note going into the race weekend. In the Prototype class, there are 16 entries.  Both of the Jackie Chan DC …

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Lawson Aschenbach Wraps Up PWC GTS Sweep in St. Petersburg

Blackdog Speed Shop’s Lawson Aschenbach spent a second consecutive race dueling with Mühlner Motorsports America’s Gabriele Piana on Sunday.  This time, Aschenbach led flag-to-flag to take his second win of the weekend. “The [Chevrolet] Camaro GT4.R was on rails today,” Aschenbach said after the race.  “Fortunately, they were battling behind …

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