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Kaz Grala, Aurora Straus to Drive 2nd BimmerWorld Racing M4 GT4 at Daytona

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

BimmerWorld Racing and FURY Race Cars jointly announced Monday (Jan. 14) that Xfinity Series campaigner Kaz Grala will compete in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season opener on Jan. 25 at Daytona International Speedway.  He’ll be driving a second BMW M4 GT4 (No. 80) in the Grand Sport class for BimmerWorld Racing alongside fellow 20-year …

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Trent Hindman, Jon Morley Top Sunday Michelin Pilot Challenge Sessions

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For Park Place Motorsports, they will have a big decision to make once they get back to their shop.  Which car should they race in the BMW Endurance Challenge?  The No. 7 was fastest overall on Saturday (Jan. 5) in the hands of Trent Hindman.  In the No. 77 on Sunday, Hindman went even faster. …

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Trent Hindman Tops Michelin Pilot Challenge Day No. 2 at Daytona

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Trent Hindman got to sit in his Porsche Cayman GT4 MR for the first time on Thursday morning.  It did not take him long to get up to speed.  Saturday afternoon (Jan. 5), Hindman turned in the fastest lap of the day with a lap at 112.664 mph. Session No. 3 In the morning session, …

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Charlie Luck Returns to Daytona, Tops Michelin Pilot Challenge Roar Day No. 1

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

To NASCAR fans, Charlie Luck is best known as a driver in the early days of what is now the Xfinity Series, competing as an owner-driver in a No. 45 sponsored by Luck Stone, a family business.  Then, he stopped competing after 1986.  After decades away, he returned to racing in 2017.  This weekend, he’s …

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Entry List: Michelin Pilot Challenge Roar Before the 24

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend’s Roar Before the 24 will be the first official weekend for the newly-renamed Michelin Pilot Challenge (formerly known as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge).  There are a lot of changes for the 2019 season, the most obvious being the series name and the fact that everyone will race on Michelin tires.  40 teams …

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Turner Motorsport Announces Double-Duty for Rolex 24 Weekend

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Turner Motorsport announced Thursday (Dec. 13) that they will be entering cars in both the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  It will be the team’s first race in the now-Michelin Pilot Challenge since 2014. In the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Turner Motorsport will be back full-time in the GT …

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Pace Laps: Setting Up a NASCAR Championship Weekend & Ending the NHRA Season

(Photo: Christian Koelle)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Big Three’s Big Moment For most of the NASCAR playoffs, the sport’s Big Three of Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. had underachieved. Despite a dominant regular season where the trio won 17 of 26 races, entering Phoenix they’d combined to win two of the last eight. …

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Park Place Motorsports Expands, Joins Forces with VOLT Racing for 2019

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Park Place Motorsports announced Thursday (Nov. 8) that the Texas-based organization will expand to the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in 2019.  The team has also joined forces with VOLT Racing.  VOLT Racing’s regular drivers, Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman will drive the new Park Place-run entry.  Unlike the Ford Mustang seen above, Hindman and Brynjolfsson …

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Pace Laps: 1 More Race to Set the NASCAR Championship Fields

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kevin Harvick Finally Gets Over The Hump On paper, Kevin Harvick has been the man to beat this year in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. He’s been first or second in the standings for the last five weeks and his 44 playoff points entering Sunday’s (Nov. 4) AAA Texas …

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Tyler Cooke, James Clay Win FOX Factory 120

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BimmerWorld Racing’s Tyler Cooke and James Clay took advantage of pit strategy and good pace to take their first overall victory in Friday’s FOX Factory 120 at Road Atlanta.  The win comes in the final race in which the series will be known as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  For 2019, the series will become …

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