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Felipe Nasr Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Pole

Felipe Nasr during WeatherTech Practice No. 2 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr won the pole Friday (Nov. 12) for the 24th Annual Motul Petit Le Mans with a lap at 133.143 mph. It is the No. 31 team’s fifth pole of 2021. “It took me a while [for the pole] to sink in just because there is so much …

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Wright Motorsports Wins FOX Factory 120; Jan Heylen Wins Championship

Jan Heylen and Ryan Hardwick celebrate their victory in the Michelin Pilot Challenge FOX Factory 120 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/12/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen took the lead Friday afternoon (Nov. 12) with 21 minutes to go when Murillo Racing’s Eric Foss and Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen collided in the chicane while racing for the lead.  From there, Heylen held off a charging Scott Andrews to win the FOX Factory 120 at Michelin …

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Patrick Long To Step Away From Full-Time Racing After 2021

Patrick Long leans against his Porsche 911 GT3 R at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA

BRASELTON, Ga. – Patrick Long, the only American Porsche factory driver, announced Thursday at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta that he will be stepping away from full-time competition at the end of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  With his racing reduced in 2022, Long will transition into a couple of new roles with Porsche …

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Mazda’s Harry Tincknell Quickest in Road Atlanta WeatherTech Practices

Harry Tincknell during Practice No. 2 for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 2.54-mile course at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Thursday (Nov. 11) for three scheduled practice sessions.  At the end of the day, Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell was fastest with a lap at 131.842 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session held under gray …

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KohR Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli Wins FOX Factory 120 Pole

Kyle Marcelli after winning the pole for the FOX Factory 120, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – KohR Motorsports is entered for only the second time all year with their Ford Mustang GT4.  Despite a crash back at Daytona in January, Kyle Marcelli proved that the car is still quick after winning the pole Thursday (Nov. 11) for Friday’s FOX Factory 120 with a lap at 106.422 mph. Normally, …

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Corvette Racing Reveals Multi-Pronged 2022 Plans, 2024 Debut for Corvette GT3.R

Tommy Milner during Practice No. 1 for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Corvette Racing made a series of announcements Thursday (Nov. 11) that will result in a very different looking Corvette Racing going forward. In 2022, Corvette Racing’s effort will be split between the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship. In IMSA, Corvette Racing will run one Chevrolet Corvette C8.R in the IMSA …

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Jan Heylen Sweeps FOX Factory 120 Practice Sessions

Ryan Hardwick practicing at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for the FOX Factory 120, 11/10/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen is the field’s best hope to prevent Turner Motorsport from walking out at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Friday with the Grand Sport championship.  He went a long way towards gaining an advantage on the pack by topping the speed charts in both Michelin Pilot Challenge practice sessions.  His …

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Entry List: 2021 FOX Factory 120

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams will do battle Friday afternoon (Nov. 12) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta to decide champions in the Grand Sport and TCR classes.  40 teams are entered to battle for two hours, an increase of six teams from VIR in October. In the Grand Sport class, there are 22 teams entered.  …

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Entry List: 2021 Motul Petit Le Mans

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will complete their 2021 season with 10 hours of racing at Braselton, Ga.’s Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  43 teams in five classes will do battle on the 2.54-mile road course with regular championships and the Michelin Endurance Cup championships on the line. In the DPi class, there are …

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