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Jan Heylen, Jeff Westphal Quickest in Laguna Seca Pilot Challenge Practices

2020 Laguna Seca IMPC Jan Heylen Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Friday (Oct. 30) saw IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams take on the 2.238-mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for two 60-minute practice sessions. BGB Motorsports’ Jan Heylen was fastest in the opening session, while CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing’s Jeff Westphal was fastest in the second. Practice No. 1 In the midday session Friday, Heylen was …

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Entry List: Michelin Pilot Challenge Hyundai Sports Car Championship

2019 Laguna Seca IMPC Russell Ward Tyler McQuarrie Racing Courtesy of IMSA

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For Michelin Pilot Challenge, they will have their smallest grid of 2020 this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  Only 26 cars are currently entered for this weekend’s two-hour event. In Grand Sport, only 18 cars are entered.  The most notable absence from the entry list is Automatic Racing with their Aston Martins.  They won’t …

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Entry List: WeatherTech Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship

2019 Laguna Seca IWSC Jeroen Bleekemolen Earl Bamber Dalton Kellett Racing Courtesy of IMSA

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With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and wildfire risks, running the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this year was seemingly a question mark.  However, the race will go on this weekend.  There are 28 teams entered. In the DPi class, there are eight cars entered.  JDC-Miller MotorSports will have Tristan Vautier …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Trucks at Texas on FOX Sports 1 — What a Doozy!

2020 Texas II truck Christian Eckes crash II NKP

This is an interesting time for us. It is very rare that you get a double postponement due to weather. In the Cup Series, I can only recall this happening a couple of times in the last 20 years. It’s happening now as NASCAR officially pulled the plug at Texas Motor Speedway Monday after working …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Made the Hollywood Casino 400 the Joey & Kevin Show

2020 Kansas II Cup Joey Logano trophy NKP

We’re getting deep into the playoffs now. All three of NASCAR’s national series started the Round of 8 last weekend at Kansas Speedway. Cup and Truck races each had different things going for them. The Trucks got a rare over-the-air broadcast while the Cup race displayed the current rules package, for better or worse. Hollywood …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans After Leaders Collide

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Renger van der Zande Scott Dixon Ryan Briscoe Champagne Spray Courtesy of IMSA

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The 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday night (Oct. 17) was set to come down to a duel between Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor. The two traded the overall lead multiple times in the final hour, whilst dodging lapped traffic. With 11 minutes to go, Taylor made the move …

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Turner Motorsport Wins Wreck-Strewn FOX Factory 120

2020 Road America IMPC Robby Foley Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Turner Motorsport’s Robby Foley and Vin Barletta were the beneficiaries of a very ill-timed caution in Friday’s (Oct. 16) FOX Factory 120 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. That caution took CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing right out of the hunt. Once out front, Foley was able to hold off the pack to take victory. “With …

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Records Fall as Dane Cameron Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Pole

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Dane Cameron Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Three out of the four classes broke official records in qualifying Friday afternoon (Oct. 16) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans. Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron won the pole for Saturday’s race with a lap at 133.661 mph. “We’re very pleased,” Cameron said after the session. “It was a big …

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Filipe Albuquerque Quickest in Petit Le Mans Practice

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Car Courtesy of IMSA

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So far, the Motul Petit Le Mans race weekend is looking a little like last year’s edition.  Action Express Racing dominated that weekend and they dominated the speed charts on Thursday (Oct. 15).  Filipe Albuquerque was fastest overall in practice with a lap at 132.081 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session Thursday, …

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Tyler McQuarrie Wins FOX Factory 120 Pole

2020 Road Atlanta IMPC Tyler McQuarrie Car Courtesy of IMSA

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CarBahn Motorsports by Peregrine Racing needed to qualify well Thursday afternoon (Oct. 15) in order to properly take the battle to KohR Motorsports in Friday’s FOX Factory 120.  Mission accomplished.  With a lap at 106.423 mph, Tyler McQuarrie took a dominant pole position for the FOX Factory 120 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. McQuarrie’s lap …

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