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

(Photo: Ford Performance)

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

(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

(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

(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

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

(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

(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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Trent Hindman, Spencer Pumpelly Pace CTSC Sebring Practices

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, VOLT Racing’s Trent Hindman paced IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice at Sebring International Raceway.  Hindman turned in a lap of 131.577 seconds (102.528 mph) in the morning session, a track record for the Grand Sport class.  The lap was also four-hundredths of a second faster than last year’s pole. Practice No. 1 …

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Entry List: Alan Jay Automotive Network 120

(Photo: Ford Performance)

For Friday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, there are 38 cars currently entered between the three Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge classes.  Like at Daytona, the series is still very top heavy. The GT4-spec Grand Sport has 27 of the 38 entries.  There are a number of changes since Daytona.  Multimatic Motorsports has only two entries …

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Patrick Gallagher Fastest in CTSC Day No. 2 at Sebring

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For the final day of IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge testing at Sebring International Raceway, just one session was scheduled.  After three hours of testing, Multimatic Motorsports’ Patrick Gallagher was fastest with a lap of 134.076 seconds (100.421 mph). Gallagher’s time was more than four-tenths of a second slower than the best time of the …

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