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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.

Patrick Pilet, Dirk Werner Claim First Win for New Porsche 911 RSR

On Saturday afternoon, pit strategy was the name of the game in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  Porsche GT Team’s two 911 RSRs stopped with 62 minutes to go for their final stops of the race.  That is approximately 12 minutes more than …

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Matt Bell, Robin Liddell Claim Second Consecutive CTSC Victory

At Lime Rock Park on Saturday morning, Stevenson Motorsports’ Matt Bell and Robin Liddell used excellent pace and superior pit strategy to open up a lead of 31 seconds over the rest of the pack.  Cautions cut that lead down, but Bell and Liddell were able to keep the No. …

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DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre Quickest in ELMS Austria Practice No. 1

On Friday morning, DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre was fastest overall in the first practice session at the Red Bull Ring for the European Le Mans Series.  Lapierre’s lap of 80.588 seconds (119.854 mph) was two-sevenths of a second faster than Nicolas Minassian in the DragonSpeed-run G-Drive Racing No. 22.  Minassian is …

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Gianmaria Bruni Wins Northeast Grand Prix Pole for Porsche

On Friday afternoon, Porsche GT Team’s Gianmaria Bruni claimed the overall pole for Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  Bruni’s lap of 50.404 seconds (105.277 mph) is the fastest lap of the weekend for any IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver. Afterwards, Bruni noted the general lack of experience that …

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Trent Hindman Wins Lime Rock Park 120 Pole

Normally, qualifying for IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge races is a relatively quiet time for Trent Hindman.  His teammate Cameron Cassels usually qualifies the car while Hindman cheers on his Canadian teammate.  That was not the case on Friday. Hindman was given the nod to qualify his Trim-Tex No. 12 …

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Gianmaria Bruni Fastest Overall in WeatherTech Lime Rock Happy Hour

In final practice for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams at Lime Rock Park Friday afternoon, Porsche GT Team’s Gianmaria Bruni was fastest overall.  Bruni’s lap of 50.601 seconds (104.867 mph) was two-tenths of a second faster than the GT Le Mans pole last year.  It was also more than four-tenths …

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Damien Faulkner, Trent Hindman Tie for Quick Lap in Lime Rock Happy Hour

Depending on the series, ties can be broken in a variety of ways.  In the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, being first claims the spoils. CJ Wilson Racing’s Damien Faulkner and Bodymotion Racing’s Trent Hindman both turned in the same time (56.320 seconds, 97.798 mph) in CTSC Happy Hour.  However, …

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Ford’s Dirk Müller Fastest in Lime Rock Practice No. 1

In opening practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Lime Rock, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dirk Müller was fastest with a lap of 51.077 seconds (103.890 mph).  As is the norm in GT Le Mans, much of the class was clustered together. Müller’s lap was nearly two-tenths of a …

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Robin Liddell Fastest in Opening Lime Rock CTSC Practice

On Friday morning, Stevenson Motorsports’ Robin Liddell was fastest overall in opening practice for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Lime Rock Park.  Liddell’s lap of 55.872 seconds (98.582 mph) around the classic 1.53-mile configuration was a tenth of a second faster than C360R’s Matt Plumb. Mühlner Motorsports America’s …

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