Race Weekend Central

Entry List: Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge has their second to last race of the season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  Currently, 37 cars are entered. In the Grand Sport class, 25 teams are entered.  There are quite a few changes of note here. Bodymotion Racing’s No. 5 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR is …

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Entry List: 2018 Biscuitville Grand Prix

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For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s two-hour race at VIRginia International Raceway, there are 37 cars entered.  All three classes will be in action. The headlining Grand Sport class has 23 cars entered.  Likely the biggest news of the week is the return of Rebel Rock Racing to the series after a couple of …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott’s History in the Making

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: A History-Making Moment For Chase Elliott Finally. It’s not a surprise to me that the second Chase Elliott hit Victory Lane, his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in the books, the first answer to how he felt was “relief.” After two-plus years of criticism, when turned into now as Elliott held off …

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Paul Holton Claims Road America 120 Pole for McLaren

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Compass Racing’s Paul Holton won the overall pole for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Road America 120 on Saturday morning (Aug. 4).  Holton turned a lap at 105.153 mph in his McLaren 570S GT4, a track record for the CTSC. Holton’s lap was a full second faster than CarBahn Motorsports’ Tyler McQuarrie in the …

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IMSA Announces 2019 Series Configuration Changes, Schedules

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At Road America Friday (Aug. 3), IMSA held their annual State of the Series press conference.  As usual, there were a flurry of announcements made. The biggest of those moves is the decision to split the Prototype class starting in 2019.  Starting with January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, the DPis and Global LMP2 cars will …

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Entry List: Road America 120

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

36 teams are entered in Saturday’s Road America 120 for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  The race is scheduled to go for two hours, but last year’s race was shortened due to lightning. The headlining Grand Sport has 25 entries, up from 20 at Lime Rock.  In that group are quite a few changes. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Chase Briscoe on Winning the Dirt Derby, IMSA and XFINITY

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

For Ford Performance development driver Chase Briscoe, the past couple of weeks have been nothing short of a whirlwind.  First, he won his first race in a winged sprint car at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Ind. Knocked two things off the bucket list last night… Winning in a wing car and winning at Haubstadt. Thanks …

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Hugh Plumb, Owen Trinkler Earn Maiden Win for TeamTGM at Lime Rock

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

TeamTGM’s Hugh Plumb and Owen Trinkler were able to hold back the pack in the second half of the race to win Saturday’s Lime Rock Park 120.  It is the first-ever victory for TeamTGM in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  It is also the first victory for the Mercedes-AMG GT4 in North America. “It’s …

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Spencer Pumpelly Wins Lime Rock Park 120 Pole

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Spencer Pumpelly went a long way towards pulling Rennsport One out of the funk they’ve been in recently by winning the overall pole for the Lime Rock Park 120 on Friday (July 20).  For Pumpelly, it is his third overall pole of 2018.  Given the tight confines of Lime Rock Park, getting a good starting …

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Hugh Plumb, Owen Trinkler Top Lime Rock CTSC Practices

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TeamTGM’s No. 46 Mercedes-AMG GT4 shared by Hugh Plumb and Owen Trinkler topped the two primary IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice sessions Friday (July 20) at Lime Rock Park.  Trinkler’s lap of 96.547 mph) in Practice No. 2 was the fastest time of the morning. Practice No. 1 Hugh Plumb’s quick lap of 95.910 …

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