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Winward Racing, HTP Motorsport to Field Mercedes-AMG GT4s in 2018

2017 Lime Rock CTSC Damien Faulkner Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, Winward Racing announced that they have joined forces with Blancpain GT Series regulars HTP Motorsport to field two Mercedes-AMG GT4s in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in 2018.  Russell Ward and Damien Faulkner, who shared the No. 35 Porsche pictured above for CJ Wilson Racing this year, will drive one of the …

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Motorsport in Action Wins FOX Factory 120, Champs Crowned

2017 Road Atlanta CTSC Chris Green Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon (Oct. 6), the all-Canadian Motorsport in Action’s Chris Green and Jesse Lazare claimed overall victory in the FOX Factory 120.  The Quebecois duo’s victory was spurred by consistent pace on track and fast pit stops. Afterward, Lazare was thrilled with the performance of the Motorsport in Action team. “Chris [Green] did an …

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Paul Holton Wins Overall Pole for CTSC FOX Factory 120

2017 Daytona CTSC Matt Plumb Car Credit Sideline Sports Photography

(Photo: Sideline Sports Photography)

On Friday morning (Oct. 6), C360R’s Paul Holton claimed the overall pole for the FOX Factory 120, the final race of the 2017 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season. Holton’s lap of 87.956 seconds (103.961 mph) was the fastest lap of the weekend by a decent margin. Holton, in between being complimented by the Continental …

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Matt Plumb, Scott Maxwell Top Road Atlanta CTSC Practices

2017 Road Atlanta CTSC Matt Plumb Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge held two practice sessions at Road Atlanta in preparation for Friday’s FOX Factory 120.  C360R’s Matt Plumb was fastest overall with a lap of 88.879 seconds (102.881 mph). Practice No. 1 Plumb’s quick lap of the day came during the morning session, which started at 9:50 a.m.  …

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Entry List: IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge FOX Factory 120

2017 Sebring CTSC Jade Buford Car Credit Ford Performance

(Photo: Ford Performance)

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the season comes to an end on Friday afternoon at Road Atlanta.  31 cars will battle for glory on the 2.54-mile road course. In Grand Sport, there are 13 cars entered.  The race will be a swansong for cars that aren’t fully GT4-spec.  These grandfathered cars will be …

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Entry List: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 240

2017 Daytona CTSC Max Bladon Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, their second to last race of 2017 is the second and final endurance event of the year.  32 cars will race on Saturday afternoon for four hours on the 2.238-mile undulating road course. In Grand Sport, there are a couple of extra teams entered.  Firstly, as previously noted …

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Michelin to Serve as Official Tire of IMSA in 2019

2017 Lime Rock IWSC Patrick Pilet Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday morning, IMSA announced that France-based Michelin will become the sanctioning body’s official tire at the beginning of 2019, replacing Continental Tire.  As a result of the deal, teams running in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Prototype and GT Daytona classes will be required to run Michelin rubber.  Teams in the GT Le Mans class …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson Steals Victory in Bizarre Richmond Ending & RPM’s Uncertain Future

2017 Richmond II CUP Matt Kenseth pack racing MAtthew T Thacker NKP

(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Screwed by the Pooch? Spending some time in the land of if’s for a moment here, Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 could’ve ended a whole lot differently. Some misfortune for others changed the game in a race that was ultimately won by Kyle Larson. Let’s start with one of the …

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CTSC ST Points Leader Jeff Mosing Out With L2 Compression Fracture

2016 Road Atlanta CTSC Eric Foss Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA Continential Tire SportsCar Challenge ST co-points leader Jeff Mosing is done for 2017.  Murillo Racing recently announced that a routine medical checkup for Mosing uncovered a compression fracture of the L2 veterbrae.  The likely cause of the injury was a crash in an aborted IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge race at Watkins Glen back …

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Rennsport One Wins Biscuitville Grand Prix After Controversial Contact

2017 Lime Rock CTSC Dylan Murcott Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, KohR Motorsports’ No. 59 Ford and Stevenson Motorsports’ No. 57 Chevrolet were the dominant teams for much of the Biscuitville Grand Prix.  However, due to unusual circumstances, Rennsport One’s No. 28 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR shared by Dillon Machavern and Dylan Murcott were able to sweep past to take their first …

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