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Ford Performance To Create New Mustang GT3, GT4 Cars

Ford's rendering of their new for 2024 GT3 entry (Photo: Ford Performance)

(Photo: Ford Performance)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – At Daytona International Speedway Friday morning (Jan. 28), Ford Performance announced that they will be building a brand new Ford Mustang GT3 that will be eligible to race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD Pro and GTD classes starting in the 2024 season when new GT3 regulation.  It will be …

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Kamui Kobayashi Leads Early Rolex 24 Practices

Kamui Kobayashi during a press conference at Daytona International Speedway, 1/27/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Much like Michelin Pilot Challenge teams, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to dodge the rain on Thursday.  Action Express Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi ended up being fastest in the first two sessions with a lap at 134.241 mph at the driest time of the day. Practice No. 1 Thursday’s first practice …

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Andrew Davis Wins BMW M Endurance Challenge Pole

Andrew Davis during qualifying for the BMW M Endurance Challenge at Daytona, 1/27/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – McCann Racing’s Andrew Davis won the pole Thursday afternoon (Jan. 27) for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge BMW M Endurance Challenge with a lap at 113.647 mph.  It is the first-ever pole position for McCann Racing since joining the series full-time. “It was great.  [The Porsche Cayman] is a new car …

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Rennsport One’s Eric Filguerias Fastest in Daytona Pilot Challenge Practice

Eric Filguerias during Michelin Pilot Challenge practice at Daytona International Speedway, 1/26/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams, they were greeted with rainy weather both Wednesday (Jan. 26) and Thursday (Jan. 27) at Daytona International Speedway.  In slightly drier times at the beginning of Wednesday’s session, Rennsport One’s Eric Filguerias ended up fastest overall with a lap at 104.204 mph. Practice No. 1 …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Qualifying Race, Claims Rolex 24 at Daytona Pole

Wayne Taylor Racing celebrates in victory lane after winning the Rolex 24 Qualifying Race, 1/23/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor was able to avoid a last-ditch effort from JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Richard Westbrook on the final lap to win the Rolex 24 Qualifying Race Sunday (Jan. 23) at Daytona International Speedway.  The victory grants the Konica Minolta-sponsored Acura ARX-05 of Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque, Alexander Rossi and Will Stevens the overall pole …

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Ricky Taylor Tops WeatherTech ROAR Day No. 2 at Daytona

Ricky Taylor sits on his pit box during practice for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, 9/24/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Saturday (Jan. 22) at Daytona International Speedway saw teams deal with cool weather and a little rain.  Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor turned in the quickest practice lap of the day with a lap at 135.487 mph. Session No. 3 The 60-minute session was stopped four separate times due to incidents.  First, Kyffin Simpson and …

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McCann Racing’s Andrew Davis Tops Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 2

Andrew Davis tests out McCann Racing's new Porsche during the ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway, 1/21/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Day No. 2 of the ROAR Before the 24 for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams saw the times continue to tumble.  McCann Racing’s Andrew Davis ended up fastest overall for the day with a lap at 113.698 mph, the quickest lap of the test so far. Session No. 3 The first on-track session started at …

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Tristan Vautier Wins Rolex 24 Qualifying Race Pole

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Tristan Vautier earned the pole position Saturday (Jan. 22) for Sunday’s Rolex 24 Qualifying Race with a lap at 136.291 mph.  To this point, it is the first time all weekend that a Cadillac DPi-V.R. has beaten both of the Acura ARX-05s. Given the pace of the Acuras, it might come off as …

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Tyler McQuarrie Sweeps Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 1 at Daytona

Tyler McQuarrie running during the ROAR Before the 24, 1/21/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

This weekend’s ROAR Before the 24 marks the North American debut for the newest GT4 contender from Porsche, the Porsche Cayman GT4 RS CS.  CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing’s Tyler McQuarrie put the new chassis to good use, sweeping both IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge sessions Friday (Jan. 21) at Daytona International Speedway.  McQuarrie’s lap in …

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Tom Blomqvist Fastest in WeatherTech ROAR Day No. 1 Sessions

Tom Blomqvist practices during session No. 2 of the ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway, 1/21/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Tom Blomqvist may be new to the DPi class in 2022, but he does not lack any speed.  Blomqvist was fastest overall in Day No. 1 of the ROAR Before the 24 Friday with a lap at 135.833 mph in his Acura ARX-05. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, …

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