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Olivier Pla Quickest in Watkins Glen WeatherTech Rain Practice

In the third practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Watkins Glen International, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports’ Olivier Pla was quickest with a lap of 108.566 seconds (112.742 mph). His lap was nearly 20 seconds slower than the fastest lap of the weekend that Pipo Derani set on Friday. There was a …

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Pipo Derani Leads Tequila Patron ESM 1-2 in 2nd Glen Practice

In the second practice session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Watkins Glen, the black and neon green of Tequila Patron ESM reigned supreme.  Pipo Derani turned in a lap of 94.696 seconds (129.256 mph) to top the charts.  It is the fastest lap of the entire weekend to this …

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Stephen Simpson Fastest in Opening Watkins Glen WeatherTech Practice

Friday morning, JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson was fastest overall in opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Watkins Glen International.  Simpson’s ORECA 07-Gibson toured the 3.4-mile long course in 95.491 seconds (128.180 mph).  The lap was just four-hundredths of a second quicker than Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel. Action Express …

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Paul Holton Wins Pole for Continental Tire 120 at the Glen

On Friday afternoon, C360R’s Paul Holton got only one hot lap in a shortened qualifying session.  That was all that was necessary. Holton’s one-lap at speed turned out to be the fastest CTSC lap of the whole weekend, at 117.578 seconds (104.101 mph), more than enough for the overall pole. …

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Guy Cosmo Fastest in Watkins Glen CTSC Practice No. 2

On Friday morning, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams ventured onto the 3.4-mile circuit for 45 minutes of practice.  Once the session ended, it was TeamTGM’s Guy Cosmo that was on top. Afterwards, Cosmo talked about the overall performance of his Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. “Everything’s going really good so …

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Matt Plumb Fastest in Opening Watkins Glen CTSC Practice

On Thursday afternoon, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams took to Watkins Glen International’s 3.4-mile long course for opening practice.  C360R’s Matt Plumb was fastest overall in his McLaren 570S GT4 with a lap of 118.139 seconds (103.607 mph). Plumb credits his pace out of the box to testing.  However, …

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Entry List: Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

The entry list for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen has been by IMSA.  39 cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s four classes will battle on Watkins Glen International’s 3.37-mile long course. In Prototypes, Olivier Pla will be in the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Ligier JS P217-Gibson this …

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Pace Laps: Happy Days at Sonoma, Underdog Takeover at Iowa & Scott Dixon Wins Big

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Happy Days for Stewart-Haas Racing in Sonoma – Car owner Tony Stewart called it a “perfect race” for driver Kevin Harvick, who broke a 20-race winless drought Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Expanding to his three other teams under the Stewart-Haas Racing umbrella, he called it …

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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Signs Olivier Pla for Watkins Glen

On Wednesday, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced that Olivier Pla will drive the team’s No. 52 Ligier JS P217-Gibson in the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen.  Pla will join José Gutierrez in the sole Ligier.  The 35-year old Frenchman normally races a Ford GT in the FIA World Endurance Championship.  However, he …

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