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Turner Motorsport Dominates Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen

Bill Auberlen and Dillon Machavern celebrate their victory in the Sahlen's 120 at the Glen, 7/2/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen and Dillon Machavern dominated the Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen Friday (July 2).  Auberlen was able to hold off Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen on a late restart with three laps to go to take the victory, leading every lap along the way. The race started under yellow …

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Dillon Machavern Wins Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen Pole

Dillon Machavern during qualifying for the Sahlen's 120 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Turner Motorsport’s Dillon Machavern claimed the pole for Friday’s Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen Thursday evening (July 1) with a lap at 106.530 mph.  It is Machavern’s first pole of 2021. Machavern’s lap was one-sixth of a second faster than Wright Motorsports’ Ryan Hardwick in the only Porsche in the field.  …

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Ricky Taylor Earns 2nd Straight Watkins Glen Pole

Ricky Taylor during practice for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor earned his second straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole Thursday (July 1).  Ricky’s lap at 135.912 mph is only three-hundredths of a second slower than pole last weekend, despite the changeable conditions during the session. The DPi/LMP2 session was the driest on-track session in qualifying.  Slicks …

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Eric Foss Quickest in Rain-Shortened Sahlen’s 120 Practice

Jeff Mosing splashing through turn 2 at Watkins Glen during Sahlen's 120 practice, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. –  IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams only got one 60-minute practice session for Friday’s Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen.  Rain shortened that session to only 47 minutes. The best conditions were at the very beginning of the session, so those who ventured out early had the best chance at putting up a …

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Olivier Pla Fastest in Wild and Woolly Glen WeatherTech Practice

Olivier Pla drives through a wet turn 2 at Watkins Glen during practice for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The sole practice session Thursday (July 1) for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen was indicative of what the rest of the weekend could look like.  Sketchy.  Heavy rains limited on-track action, but Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Olivier Pla was fastest overall with a lap at 112.487 mph right at …

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Entry List: Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen

Russell Ward and Chad McCumbee racing for position during the Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240, 6/26/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams will also be back at Watkins Glen Friday for two more hours of racing (in reality, most of them never left after Saturday).  There are 36 teams entered for the sprint. In the Grand Sport class, there are 21 teams entered, down from 24 for last weekend’s Tioga Downs …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBC Plays the Thinkin’ Man’s Game at Pocono

2021 Pocono I Cup Denny Hamlin pack racing Pocono Doubleheader weekend James Gilbert Getty

(Photo: James Gilbert/Getty Images via NASCAR Media)

Last year, NASCAR created one of the most exhausting weekends in motorsports with its doubleheader weekend at Pocono Raceway. In reality, it is a quintuple-header with two NASCAR Cup Series races, plus events for the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Menards Series over three days. If you get seemingly any …

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Single Tire Strategy Gives Mazda Sahlen’s Six Hours At The Glen Victory

Jonathan Bomarito during the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/27/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Mazda Motorsports chose to give Harry Tincknell only one fresh tire on his final pit stop with 51 minutes to go Sunday (June 27).  That allowed Tincknell to beat Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Olivier Pla out of the pits.  On the final run of the race, Tincknell pulled away from …

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Stevan McAleer, Patrick Gallagher Win Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240

Stevan McAleer and Patrick Gallagher celebrate their victory in the Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240 at Watkins Glen, 6/26/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Notlad Racing by RS1’s Stevan McAleer made a sweeping move to get past Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen exiting the Inner Loop with less than four minutes to go Saturday afternoon (June 26).  From there, McAleer was able to earn himself and teammate Patrick Gallagher the overall victory in the Tioga Downs …

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