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Entry List: BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

2019 Daytona IMPC Billy Johnson Car Phil Allaway

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The season opener for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Friday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway has 51 teams entered.  This is an increase of 18 teams from the ROAR Before the 24 (the ROAR was not a mandatory test for Michelin Pilot Challenge teams) and two more than last year’s race. The Grand Sport …

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Spencer Pumpelly Fastest Overall in Pilot Challenge ROAR Testing

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Team Hardpoint’s Spencer Pumpelly was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge testing Sunday (Jan. 5).  The veteran racer turned in a lap at 112.862 mph Sunday morning to lead the way in his Audi R8 LMS GT4. Session No. 5 In addition to topping the entire weekend, Pumpelly’s lap was the quickest lap in …

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Spencer Pumpelly Fastest During Michelin Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 2 Action

2019 Road Atlanta IMPC Spencer Pumpelly Car Phil Allaway

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For much of the weekend, Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport has dominated the charts.  Saturday afternoon, things changed when Spencer Pumpelly took his Audi R8 LMS GT4 for Team Hardpoint to the top of the sheet with a lap at 111.366 mph. Session No. 3 In the morning session Saturday, Indy Dontje picked right up where he …

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Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport Dominates Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 1

2019 Daytona IMPC Indy Dontje Car Phil Allaway

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Michelin Pilot Challenge testing Friday (Jan. 3) at Daytona International Speedway saw just one team atop the charts for the vast majority of the day.  That team was Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport, which was fastest in both sessions. Session No. 1 In the morning session, Indy Dontje topped the charts with a lap early on at …

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Entry Lists: ROAR Before the 24

2019 Daytona IWSC Austin Cindric Car Phil Allaway

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This weekend, the 2020 racing season gets underway for IMSA teams with the annual ROAR Before the 24.  For the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, this is a mandatory teams for teams that plan on competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in three weeks.  There are 40 teams entered in this weekend’s ROAR, which would …

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Austin Cindric, Sebastian Priaulx Win FOX Factory 120

2019 Road Atlanta IMPC Austin Cindric Sebastian Priaulx Victory Lane Phil Allaway

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Multimatic Motorsports was able to get in the pits just before the 80 minute mark Friday (Oct. 11) to swap series debutante Sebastian Priaulx out of the seat and put in Austin Cindric. A couple of seconds later, a full-course caution flew for the stopped Honda Civic Type-R TCR of Mark Pombo. Cindric was able …

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Akhil Rabindra Wins FOX Factory 120 Pole

2019 Road Atlanta IMPC Akhil Rabindra Phil Allaway

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Automatic Racing’s Akhil Rabindra, in only his fourth IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge start, claimed the pole Thursday (Oct. 10) for Friday’s FOX Factory 120 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with a lap at 106.679 mph.  It is his first career IMSA pole and a new track record. “[My car] was wonderful,” Rabindra told Frontstretch after …

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Kyle Marcelli, Akhil Rabindra Top Michelin Raceway Pilot Challenge Practice

2019 Road Atlanta IMPC Kyle Marcelli Car Phil Allaway

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KohR Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli was fastest overall in the first two IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice sessions Thursday (Oct. 10) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  Marcelli’s lap at 106.734 mph is an unofficial track record. Practice No. 1 The first practice of the day began at 8:45 a.m. local time under cloudy skies.  These conditions …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson & Cole Custer Capitalize on Playoff Wins at Dover

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Larson Perseveres to Win Biggest Race of His Career It was a tale of two halves for Sunday’s (Oct. 6) Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway. In a race that saw Miles the Monster munch on playoff cars’ mechanics, Kyle Larson raced without issues to capture his first victory of …

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Rear Tires Take Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport to Laguna Seca Victory

2018 Road Atlanta CTSC Damien Faulkner Car Phil Allaway

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Dominik Baumann, driving in place of regular driver Indy Dontje, used a strategy that saw the Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport team put on rear tires on their final pit stop.  That proved to be the winning move in the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 Saturday (Sep. 14). The strategy got Baumann out in front of CarBahn …

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