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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 Claims Nürburgring Pole With Consistent Laps

In the FIA World Endurance Championship, two drivers per car qualify and the average of each driver’s best lap determines their time.  Porsche LMP Team’s André Lotterer turned in the fastest lap of the whole weekend during his time in the car, but it was not enough to give Porsche …

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Porsche Tops Free Practice Charts at Nürburgring, Brings Challenge to Toyota

For the FIA World Endurance Championship, this weekend’s action at the Nürburgring in Germany is the first time that all teams are on the high-downforce aero package.  With Porsche debuting their high-downforce package Friday, they are now on par with Toyota. Porsche LMP Team’s Brendon Hartley was fastest overall on Friday …

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Dane Cameron, Eric Curran Claim Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix Victory

On Sunday afternoon, there were two dominant teams at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Tire strategy and a crash prevented them from winning.  Instead, it was Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac DPi-V.R. of Dane Cameron and Eric Curran who took the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix overall victory. To Curran, …

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Stevenson Motorsports Claims First-Ever Win for Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R

On Saturday afternoon, Stevenson Motorsports’ Robin Liddell and Matt Bell overcame Motorsports in Action’s dominant McLaren to take the overall victory in the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120.  It is the first victory for Stevenson Motorsports in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge since 2015.  More importantly, it is the …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Pole for Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

On Saturday afternoon, Ricky Taylor reaffirmed the pace of the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Taylor lapped the 2.459-mile Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in 68.459 seconds (129.310 mph), good enough to claim the pole for Sunday’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix.  The lap is an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track …

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Stephen Simpson Fastest in WeatherTech Practice No. 3; Jack Hawksworth Crashes

On Friday morning, JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech practice No. 3 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  However, the session was overshadowed by a huge crash for 3GT Racing’s Jack Hawksworth. 18 minutes into the session, Hawksworth went wide at turn 3 and went off-course.  The …

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Chris Green Claims Motorsports in Action’s First CTSC Pole

On Saturday morning, Motorsports in Action’s Chris Green won the pole for today’s Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120 for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  Green’s lap of 84.668 seconds (104.554 mph) was the fastest lap of the entire weekend for the series. Green’s lap was nearly a half-second faster …

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