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Patrick Gallagher Wins Lime Rock Park 120 Pole

Patrick Gallagher practicing for the Lime Rock Park 120, 7/16/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Notlad Racing by RS1’s Patrick Gallagher won the pole Friday afternoon (July 16) for Saturday’s Lime Rock Park 120, the sixth race of the Michelin Pilot Challenge season, with a lap at 98.333 mph.  It is the team’s first pole of the year in their third start. “The Belle Haven Investments Aston …

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Antonio Garcia Quickest in WeatherTech Lime Rock Practice

Jordan Taylor practicing for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, 7/16/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday (July 16) at Lime Rock Park.  Garcia’s lap during the opening session was at 105.169 mph. Practice No. 1 The opening practice session of the day started out with news that Alegra Motorsports had withdrawn their No. 28 …

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Tom Dyer, Patrick Gallagher Fastest in Lime Rock Pilot Challenge Practices

Tom Dyer during practice for the Lime Rock Park 120, 7/16/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing’s Tom Dyer was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice Friday (July 16) at Lime Rock Park.  Dyer’s lap at 98.257 mph in the opening practice held up for the whole day. Practice No. 1 Friday morning saw clear skies and humid weather at Lime Rock …

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Entry List: Lime Rock Park 120

2019 Lime Rock IMPC Owen Trinkler Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday morning will see IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams take on the classic 1.53-mile configuration of Lime Rock Park for two hours of action.  TeamTGM is going for their third straight win at Lime Rock, but their two Camaros are just two of 36 teams that are entered. In the Grand Sport class, there are …

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Entry List: Northeast Grand Prix

2019 Lime Rock IWSC Nick Tandy Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This Saturday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has their first GT-only race weekend of 2021 at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.  17 teams are entered. In GT Le Mans, it will be only the three full-time cars, the two Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C8.Rs and WeatherTech Racing’s Porsche.  At WeatherTech Racing, Matt Campbell is out …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Deals With Track Issues, While Knoxville Brings Kevin Swindell to the Booth

Ryan Blaney leads a pack of cars at Atlanta Motor Speedway, July 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

By today’s standards, last weekend was a rarity. You had a split weekend with the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series teams racing at Atlanta Motor Speedway, while the Camping World Truck Series was at Knoxville Raceway. The Cup race wasn’t all that unusual for Atlanta, just shorter, which I didn’t really welcome. The Truck race …

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6 Hours of Fuji Canceled Due to COVID-19

2017 Fuji WEC Jose Maria Lopez Car Marius Hecker Adrenal Media

(Photo: © Marius Hecker - AdrenalMedia.com)

The FIA World Endurance Championship announced Wednesday (July 7) that the 6 Hours of Fuji, originally scheduled as the fifth round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship on Sept. 26, has been cancelled.  The reasoning given is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, combined with ongoing travel restrictions to Japan. As a result, a second race …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Road America Presents Some Issues

Kyle Weatherman and Jeremy Clements race at Road America, July 2021. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Last weekend was an excellent time if you like road racing. NASCAR had the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series at Road America, while INDYCAR was at Mid-Ohio. Finally, you had IMSA at Watkins Glen. I’ll be honest and admit that literally nothing was there from the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen weekend. All but …

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Pit Strategy Takes Action Express to Lightning-Delayed WeatherTech 240 Victory

Felipe Nasr late in the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/2/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – An opportune pit stop for Action Express Racing saw Felipe Nasr get into the Whelen-sponsored Cadillac in place of Pipo Derani just before a full-course caution flew. Shortly afterwards, lightning caused a red flag.  Immediately afterwards, Nasr got the lead in a round of pit stops and held on to win …

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