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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.

Scott Hargrove Sweeps PWC GT in Shortened Race No. 2

Scott Hargrove may not have had a perfect introduction to Pirelli World Challenge, but he gets to fly home to Canada with everything that matters.  Hargrove led flag-to-flag Sunday afternoon to win Race No. 2 of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for the GT and GTA classes.  That gives …

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Scott Hargrove Wins St. Petersburg GT Race No. 1 in Series Debut

Pfaff Motorsports’ Scott Hargrove had to start Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge GT/GTA race at St. Petersburg in the rear after hitting the wall in qualifying Friday.  However, he was able to dodge a crash at the very start of the race and put himself in position.  He was able to …

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Lawson Aschenbach Wins PWC GTS Season Opener at St. Petersburg

On Saturday (March 10), Blackdog Speed Shop’s Lawson Aschenbach passed pole sitter Gabriele Piana on lap 3 for the lead.  From there, Aschenbach was able to hold off Piana’s Porsche to win the first Pirelli World Challenge GTS race of 2018. Even though Aschenbach led nearly the entire race, the …

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Toni Vilander Claims St. Petersburg GT Pole in Crash-Shortened Session

R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander won the overall pole Saturday morning (March 10) for Race No. 1 of Pirelli World Challenge’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  Vilander set a track record with a lap of 70.923 seconds (91.367 mph). Vilander’s lap was more than three-sevenths faster than Alegra Motorsports’ Michael …

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Gabriele Piana Sets PWC GTS Track Record to Win St. Petersburg Pole

Mühlner Motorsports America’s Gabriele Piana continued his excellent form Saturday morning (March 10) in St. Petersburg, claiming the overall pole for Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge GTS Race No. 1.  Piana’s pole time was a track record 78.454 seconds (82.596 mph). Piana’s lap was nearly one-tenth of a second faster than …

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Gabriele Piana Tops PWC St. Petersburg GTS Practices

Mühlner Motorsports America’s Gabriele Piana was fastest overall in the two GTS practice sessions Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Piana’s lap of 79.099 seconds (81.923 mph) in the afternoon session was the fastest GTS lap of the day. Prior to the race weekend, a number of class shifts were made.  …

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Toni Vilander Tops Both PWC St. Petersburg Practices

R. Ferri Motorsports’ Toni Vilander flexed his muscle Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla., topping both Pirelli World Challenge GT practice sessions.  His lap of 71.601 seconds (90.502 mph) in the afternoon session was the quickest time of the day. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, Vilander was fastest of …

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CRP Racing Signs Daniel Morad for Full PWC Season

On Wednesday afternoon (March 7), CRP Racing announced that they have signed Canadian racer Daniel Morad to drive the team’s DeVilBiss-sponsored Mercedes-AMG GT3 full-time in 2018.  The announcement comes after the team submitted their entry for this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla. without a listed …

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Pietro Fittipaldi Snags 2 Race WEC Deal with DragonSpeed

On Monday, DragonSpeed announced that Pietro Fittipaldi will drive the team’s LMP1-class No. 10 BR Engineering BR1-Gibson in two FIA World Endurance Championship races in the upcoming “Super Series.”  Pietro, the grandson of Formula 1 World Champion and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi, will compete at Spa and Fuji …

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