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Tyler McQuarrie Wins Pilot Challenge Laguna Seca Pole

2019 Lime Rock IMPC Tyler McQuarrie Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CarBahn Motorsports’ Tyler McQuarrie won the pole Saturday (Sep. 14) for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 with a lap at 88.657 mph.  It is McQuarrie’s second pole in as many qualifying sessions and will mark the third straight race that he will start from the overall pole.  Qualifying at VIR …

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Entry List: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120

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For Saturday’s penultimate race for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, there are currently 35 cars entered at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  22 are in Grand Sport, while 13 are in the TCR class. In Grand Sport, probably the most notable fact is that eEuroparts.com ROWE Racing is not entered.  As we noted in Pace Laps …

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Pace Laps: Cup Playoff Grid is Set, Justin Allgaier Readies For Xfinity Title Hunt

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Calamity Strikes, Playoff Grid is Set Regardless of the attendance size, the 2019 Big Machine Vodka 400 was full of action. 48 of the 160 laps were run under caution, but when the checkered flag flew at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the playoff grid was set. Nine drivers failed to finish …

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Scott Hargrove Sees Ups & Downs in 2019 IMSA Season

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In the past few years, there have been a number of young guns making a name for themselves in sports car racing.  One of these youngsters is Scott Hargrove, a 24-year old racer out of British Columbia. Hargrove started out in karting before switching to open-wheel racing.  In 2013, he won what is now the …

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Kuno Wittmer, Indy Dontje Fastest in Michelin Pilot Challenge VIR Practices

2019 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Car Phil Allaway

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Friday (Aug. 23) saw IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams take to the 3.27-mile VIRginia International Raceway for two practice sessions ahead of Saturday’s Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix.  Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer was fastest overall with a lap at 103.873 mph. Practice No. 1 Wittmer’s quick lap of the day came on his …

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Rebel Rock Racing Wins Wild Road America 120 With Final Lap Charge

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Rebel Rock Racing’s Frank DePew and Robin Liddell earned their second win of the season Saturday (Aug. 3) at Road America under relatively astonishing circumstances.  With four turns to go, Liddell was in fourth.  A daring outside move at Canada Corner moved the No. 71 Camaro past Eric Foss and Corey Fergus to get up …

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Tyler McQuarrie Wins Road America 120 Pole

2019 Daytona IMPC Tyler McQuarrie Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CarBahn Motorsports’ Tyler McQuarrie won the pole Saturday morning (Aug. 3) for the Road America 120 with a lap at 106.751 mph.  The run breaks Owen Trinkler‘s run of two consecutive poles and puts Audi back on the front row. Trinkler was still close behind the Audi racer.  He qualified second overall in his Mercedes, …

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IMSA Talks State of the Series, Announces 2020 Schedules

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IMSA held its annual State of the Sport address at Road America Friday night (Aug. 2). In the short term, the sanctioning body released 2020 schedules for IMSA’s series. It also gave an update on the development of the next generation of DPi chassis. WeatherTech SportsCar Championship For 2020, there really will not be all …

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Jesse Lazare Fastest in Road America 120 Practice; Justin Piscitell Rolls

2019 Lime Rock IMPC Jesse Lazare Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Motorsport In Action’s Jesse Lazare was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice (Aug. 2) at Road America with a lap at 106.135 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session, it was Park Place Motorsports’ Trent Hindman that was fastest overall in his Porsche Cayman GT4 MR with a lap at 105.931 mph.  …

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Dane Cameron Fastest Overall in Friday Road America Practice

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s No. 6 team was the team to beat Friday at Road America.  Dane Cameron was fastest overall with a lap at 132.472 mph during opening practice for Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase. Practice No. 1 Cameron’s fast lap of the day came relatively early in the session.  That allowed the rest of …

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