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Chad McCumbee Quickest in Pilot Challenge Day No. 2 Action

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

PF Racing’s Chad McCumbee was fastest in ROAR testing Saturday (Jan. 23) at Daytona International Speedway for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams.  McCumbee’s lap at 111.867 mph was set during the afternoon session. Session No. 3 Friday night and early Saturday morning saw rain fall at Daytona International Speedway.  As a result, speeds were down …

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Spencer Pumpelly Quickest in Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 1

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday (Jan. 22) saw 37 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge cars take to Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course for two separate sessions.  BGB Motorsports’ Spencer Pumpelly was fastest for the day with a lap at 112.293 mph. Session No. 1 Pumpelly’s quick lap of the day came halfway through the 75-minute session.  It was one-third …

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Katherine Legge, Christina Nielsen Join Team Hardpoint/EBM; ROAR/Rolex 24 Entry Lists Updated

(Photo: Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian)

Tuesday (Jan. 19) and Wednesday (Jan. 20) saw a series of updates to the entry lists for this weekend’s ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway.  By extension, these updates in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will carry over to the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Team Hardpoint/EBM announced that Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen …

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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

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This week, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge will test for three days ahead of the opening weekend of the 2021 IMSA season.  Between the two series, 87 cars will be in Daytona this week.  As of this writing, the official entry lists do not have drivers listed.  What …

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HTP Winward Motorsport Moves Up to GT Daytona; Turner Motorsport, The Heart of Racing Confirm 2021 Plans

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

HTP Winward Motorsport announced Friday (Jan. 8) that they will move up to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class in 2021.  The team will campaign the No. 57 Mercedes-AMG GT3 with primary sponsorship from Techemet. Drivers for the team are generally known quantities to the team either here in the United States, or …

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Bryan Herta Autosport, Hyundai, Introduce Elantra N TCR, Announce 2021 Plans

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Bryan Herta Autosport along with Hyundai Motor North America announced that BHA will be the launch team for the new Hyundai Elantra N TCR.  This new car will be immediately eligible to compete in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge’s TCR class, along with TC America’s TCR class and other various TCR classes around the world.  For …

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Turner Motorsport Claims Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Victory; KohR Motorsports Claims Title

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Turner Motorsport’s No. 95 BMW M4 GT4 with Robby Foley and Cameron Lawrence claimed overall victory in the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Friday afternoon (Nov. 13) at Sebring International Raceway.  It is Foley’s third win of the season and the first for Lawrence. “I had to fill [Bill Auberlen‘s] shoes today [as the closing …

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Ricky Taylor Wins 12 Hours of Sebring Pole

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Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor claimed the pole Friday morning (Nov. 13) for Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts.  Taylor’s lap at 125.980 mph is not a track record, but it gives Taylor his second pole of 2020 and the fourth for the No. 7 Acura. Taylor’s lap was …

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Tyler McQuarrie Claims Dominant Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Pole

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CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing’s Tyler McQuarrie and Jeff Westphal entered Sebring 15 points behind KohR Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli and Nate Stacy.  Basically, Marcelli and Stacy win the title if they finish 11th or better.  McQuarrie needed to give himself a boost to have any chance at defending his championship on Friday.  He got it. …

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Robin Liddell Fastest in Both Sebring Michelin Pilot Challenge Practices

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Friday saw Rebel Rock Racing dominate the time sheets with the sole Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R on the premises.  Robin Liddell turned in the fastest lap of the day early in the morning at 102.176 mph.  That held up through the afternoon to be the quickest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 In the morning …

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