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Jan Heylen, Maxwell Root Win WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120

Jan Heylen and Maxwell Root celebrate their victory in the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen and Maxwell Root benefitted from Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen cutting his right rear tire with 40 minutes to go. That gave Heylen the lead that he would not relinquish as Wright Motorsports won the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 Saturday (Sept. 11). “I always start each [race] thinking that [winning] could …

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Maxwell Root Wins WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 Pole

Maxwell Root after winning the pole for the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Maxwell Root is not a regular in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition.  If one of Wright Motorsports’ regulars can’t go, he is the first call.  Driving in place of Ryan Hardwick, who is out after testing positive for COVID-19, Root turned in a lap at 88.990 mph to claim his second pole of 2021. Root’s …

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Eric Foss, Bill Auberlen Quickest in Laguna Seca Pilot Challenge Practices

Eric Foss practicing for the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/10/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Friday (Sept. 10), Murillo Racing’s Eric Foss was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice.  Foss’ lap at 88.112 mph in the midday session held up as the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Foss’ quick lap of the day came just 11 minutes into the 60-minute …

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Entry List: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120

Sebastian Priaulx racing during the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 10/31/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams will be back in action Saturday (Sept. 11) at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for two hours of action.  34 teams will do battle on the 2.238-mile road course. In Grand Sport, there are 21 teams entered, down from 24 at Road America.  The biggest change of the weekend is not …

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IMSA Launches Driver Diversity Initiative

2020 Daytona IWSC Andy Lally Mark Kvamme Racing Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA announced Tuesday (Aug. 10) that they have created the IMSA Diverse Driver Development scholarship program.  The goal is “promote and empower drivers from a variety of backgrounds to participate in IMSA-sanctioned series.” On paper, the goals are similar to NASCAR’s own Drive for Diversity, but it is set up differently.  Candidates are required to …

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Bill Auberlen, Dillon Machavern Win Road America 120 On Fuel Mileage

Dillon Machavern and Bill Auberlen celebrate their victory in the Road America 120, 8/7/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen and Dillon Machavern were able to stretch their fuel the final 78 minutes all the way to the finish to win the Road America 120 Saturday (Aug. 7) in near darkness.  It is Machavern and Auberlen’s second win of 2021. “I can’t believe that we did it.  The fuel numbers were …

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Dillon Machavern Earns 2nd Pilot Challenge Pole of 2021 At Road America

2021 Road America IMPC Dillon Machavern Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Turner Motorsport’s Dillon Machavern won the pole Saturday morning (Aug. 7) for the Road America 120 with a lap at 106.459 mph.  It is his second pole of the 2021 season after he earned it at Watkins Glen last month. Most of the session ended up being a back and forth affair between Machavern and …

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IMSA Reveals 2022 Schedules, Changes

James French slicing through GT Daytona runners Don Yount and Rob Ferriol during the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/27/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At Road America Friday evening (Aug. 6), IMSA held their annual State of the Series presentation.  Here, the series made a series of announcements pertaining to the upcoming year. WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: A Third Attempt To Race The 2020 Schedule IMSA officially released their 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule.  It ultimately looks a lot …

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Jan Heylen, Kenny Murillo Fastest in Road America Pilot Challenge Practices

Ryan Hardwick practicing for the Road America 120, 8/6/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Friday (Aug. 6) at Road America ahead of Saturday’s Road America 120.  Heylen’s quickest lap was at an average of 106.470 mph. Practice No. 1 In the first practice of the day, held at 8:45 a.m. local time, the track was very …

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Entry List: Road America 120

Corey Lewis takes the victory in the Road America 120 at Road America, 8/1/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For Saturday’s seventh of the year for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Road America, there are currently 37 teams entered.  This is an increase of two teams from Lime Rock.  Motorsports In Action’s Sheena Monk will be looking to defend her victory from last year. In the Grand Sport class, there are 24 cars entered.  …

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