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Patrick Pilet Fastest Overall in Northeast Grand Prix Practice

Porsche GT Team’s Patrick Pilet was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday (July 20) at Lime Rock Park.  Pilet’s lap of 105.256 mph is not a class record, but it was significantly quicker than the pack. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing …

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Hugh Plumb, Owen Trinkler Top Lime Rock CTSC Practices

TeamTGM’s No. 46 Mercedes-AMG GT4 shared by Hugh Plumb and Owen Trinkler topped the two primary IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice sessions Friday (July 20) at Lime Rock Park.  Trinkler’s lap of 96.547 mph) in Practice No. 2 was the fastest time of the morning. Practice No. 1 Hugh …

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Tequila Patrón to Leave IMSA at End of 2018

On Tuesday (July 17), Tequila Patrón announced their brand of tequila will leave sports car racing at the end of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  The move ends a 13-year relationship with Extreme Speed Motorsports and a 14-year run in motorsports for Patrón Tequila. Patron Tequila first dipped …

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Parker Chase, Ryan Dalziel Claim GT SprintX Race No. 2 after Post-Race Penalty

TruSpeed AutoSport’s Pro-Am pairing of 17-year old Parker Chase and veteran Ryan Dalziel claimed overall victory in Sunday’s GT SprintX Race No. 2 at Portland International Raceway as part of the 58th Rose City Races.  PFAFF Motorsports’ Wolf Henzler and Scott Hargrove won on the road, but were penalized two …

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Harry Gottsacker Claims 1st Career GTS SprintX Victory at Portland

Racers Edge Motorsports’ Harry Gottsacker put himself on a different pit strategy than the other leaders Sunday (July 15) at Portland International Raceway.  Pitting early and turning in quick laps during the pit window allowed him to overtake Blackdog Speed Shop’s No. 11 Camaro in the pits.  Once out front, …

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SRO, Pirelli World Challenge Announce New Formats for 2019

Late Saturday night (July 14), the SRO Motorsports Group and Pirelli World Challenge jointly announced new formats for PWC’s classes that will start in 2019.  The changes are quite significant and (at least for the top class) will greatly change what the on-track product will look like. For the GT …

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