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Eric Foss, Alexandre Premat Top Early Watkins Glen CTSC Sessions

2018 Daytona CTSC Alex Premat Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Through two IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice sessions at Watkins Glen International, Ramsey Racing’s Alexandre Premat is fastest with a lap of 105.106 mph.  Neither session was truly indicative of race conditions, though. Practice No. 1 Thursday’s first practice session was held in changeable conditions.  The session started out wet before drying out.  Even …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Paul Holton on McLaren, BoP & Formula E

2017 Lime Rock PWC Paul Holton Interview Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Paul Holton has risen up through the lower ranks of sports car racing over the past couple of years.  Just four years ago, he was racing in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Street Tuner class in a Honda Civic. Last year, Holton split time between a McLaren in the CTSC and an Audi RS3 …

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Entry List: Continental Tire 240 at the Glen

2018 Daytona CTSC Al Carter Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

40 teams are entered in Saturday’s Continental Tire 240 at the Glen, the fourth race of the season for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  It is also the second and final four-hour race of the season. In Grand Sport, there are 26 entries, although it is currently unclear whether all 26 will take the …

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Kyle Marcelli, Nate Stacy Go Back-to-Back with CTSC Mid-Ohio Win

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KohR Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli ran down Multimatic Motorsports’ Patrick Gallagher from 12 seconds back to take the lead.  From there, Marcelli held on despite a mechanical issue to win the Mid-Ohio 120 on Saturday (May 5).  It is Marcelli and teammate Nate Stacy’s second consecutive IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge overall victory. “It was one …

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Chad McCumbee Wins Mid-Ohio 120 Pole

2018 Daytona CTSC Chad McCumbee Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Multimatic Motorsports’ Chad McCumbee claimed the overall pole for Saturday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Mid-Ohio.  McCumbee’s lap of 87.908 seconds (92.469 mph) is the fastest lap of the whole weekend to this point. Ramsey Racing’s Alex Premat slowed down from his pace in Practice No. 3.  However, he turned in the second best time …

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Winward Racing’s Damien Faulkner Quickest in CTSC Mid-Ohio Practice

2018 Daytona CTSC Damien Faulkner Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Much like the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams also had to deal with quirky weather conditions on Friday at Mid-Ohio.  Before the rains came, Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport’s Damien Faulkner topped the charts. Practice No. 1 Faulkner’s best time in the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT4 was 88.762 seconds (91.580 mph).  That …

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Entry List: Mid-Ohio 120

2018 Daytona CTSC Mark Siegel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge returns to action this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course after being off for six weeks after Sebring.  36 teams in three classes will take on the 2.25-mile road course, a reduction of one entry from Sebring. The Grand Sport class has 24 entries, down two from Sebring.  At …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NASCAR Drivers Only Broadcast Shines

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Joey Logano leading a quiet race (Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Talladega brings all kinds of unusual instances.  This year, we got drivers in the booth, Darrell Waltrip apparently not being in on a joke and wheelies.  By Talladega standards, it was quirky, but not insane. Before we get into the Alabama adventure, there’s some TV news of note.  On Monday, IMSA and NBC Sports jointly …

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KohR Motorsports Defends Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Title

2018 Daytona CTSC Nate Stacy Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday (March 16), KohR Motorsports’ No. 60 Ford Mustang GT4 shared by Kyle Marcelli and Nate Stacy took the overall victory in the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 at Sebring.  It is the second consecutive year that the No. 60 team took the spoils.  Last year, it was Jade Buford and Scott Maxwell sharing …

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Spencer Pumpelly Wins Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Pole

2018 Daytona CTSC Dillon Machavern Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Rennsport One’s Spencer Pumpelly claimed the pole for Friday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 on Thursday afternoon.  Pumpelly’s lap of 131.611 seconds (102.301 mph) gives him his second consecutive overall pole to start the season. For Pumpelly, getting the pole was crucial. “For us, getting on the pole was really …

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