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Jeff Westphal, Trent Hindman Top Sunday CTSC Roar Sessions

2017 Lime Rock CTSC Alan Brynjolfsson Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams, they had two on-track sessions Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.  In those sessions, the fastest lap of the day was set by Jeff Westphal of the new Carbahn Motorsports team. Session No. 5 Westphal, driving one of the new Audi R8 LMS GT4s for the Steve Dinan-run team, …

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Joey Atterbury Tops CTSC Session No. 4, Michael Johnson Crashes

2017 Lime Rock CTSC Jack Roush Jr. Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the Roar Before the 24 has showed that the “raw” Ford Mustang GT4 may be the car to beat in the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  KohR Motorsports’ Joey Atterbury was fastest in session No. 4 with a lap of 116.001 seconds (110.482 mph) in his No. 59 …

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Trent Hindman Quickest in CTSC Roar Session No. 3

2017 Road Atlanta CTSC Alan Brynjolfsson Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday morning dawned very chilly by the standards of Daytona Beach.  However, that didn’t keep IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams from taking on the 3.56-mile circuit for their third session of the weekend.  Similar to Friday’s sessions, the Mustangs were very fast.  Unlike Friday, Trent Hindman‘s VOLT Racing Ford Mustang GT4 was on top …

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Dillon Machavern Quickest in CTSC Roar Session No. 2

2017 Lime Rock CTSC Dylan Murcott Car Phil Allaway

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For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Session No. 2 was ultimately very similar.  Ford Mustang GT4s dominated the chart for the vast majority of the session.  However, in the final five minutes, defending Grand Sport champion Dillon Machavern put his No. 28 Porsche for Rennsport One on top of the sheet with a lap of …

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Spencer Pumpelly Fastest in Opening CTSC Roar Session

2016 Daytona IWSC Spencer Pumpelly Driver Credit Austin Gager

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IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams braved 40 degree temperatures for their opening session of the Roar Before the 24 on Friday.  For the vast majority of the session, Multimatic Motorsports was on top with their Ford Mustang GT4s.  However, with four minutes remaining, Rennsport One’s Spencer Pumpelly turned in a lap of 116.066 seconds …

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Entry List: Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Roar Before the 24

2017 Daytona CTSC Jade Buford Car Credit Ford Performance

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For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, next week’s Roar Before the 24 is the beginning of a transition season for the series.  So far, it looks like it may result in a more top-heavy series. There are 40 teams entered in the season opening Roar Before the 24.  However, 28 of those teams are …

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Ford’s Young Guns to Team Up for CTSC BMW Endurance Challenge

2017 Dover CWTS Chase Briscoe Austin Cindric Matthew T. Thacker NKP

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On Thursday morning, Ford Performance announced a full court press on the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s season opening BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  On Jan. 26, four of Ford Performance’s development drivers will be sharing two Ford Mustang GT4s in the Grand Sport class. Those four drivers are former Brad Keselowski Racing teammates Chase …

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C360R Announces 2 Car CTSC TCR Effort for 2018

2017 Lime Rock PWC Paul Holton Car Phil Allaway

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On Friday, the Canadian C360R team announced plans to field two Audi RS 3 LMS Club Sports full-time in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s new TCR class in 2018.  Roy Block and Pierre Kleinubing, who shared the team’s No. 75 Audi S3 in Street Tuner this past season, will move up into the new …

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TeamTGM Switches to Mercedes AMG-GT4 for 2018 CTSC Season

2017 Road Atlanta CTSC Hugh Plumb Car Phil Allaway

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On Monday afternoon, TeamTGM announced that they are setting aside their Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports (one of which was ineligible to race in 2018), effective immediately.  In their place, TeamTGM will race two new Mercedes-AMG GT4s for the 2018 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season. Team owner Ted Giovanis sees a lot of upside with …

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Johnny Stevenson Dead at 69

2017 Lime Rock CTSC Robin Liddell Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Monday, Johnny Stevenson, owner of Stevenson Motorsports and patriarch of North Carolina’s Stevenson Automotive Group, died suddenly at his Toyota dealership in Jacksonville, N.C.  Stevenson was 69 years old. In addition to running a group of car dealerships, Stevenson owned Stevenson Motorsports, a successful race team that fielded entries in multiple series.  Most recently, …

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