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Jade Buford Tops CTSC Session No. 2 with New Mustang GT4

2017 Daytona CTSC Jade Buford Car Credit Ford Performance

(Photo: Ford Performance)

In the second session for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Daytona International Speedway, it was a familiar team on top of the charts.  However, that familiar team has a new look. Multimatic Motorsports’ Jade Buford topped the charts for the session with a lap of 116.499 seconds (110.010 mph) in the team’s new …

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Charles Espenlaub Fastest in First CTSC Roar Practice

2016 Watkins Glen CTSC Al Carter Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams in attendance took to the 3.56-mile infield road course for their first session of 2017.  It was generally uneventful as teams got used to new equipment and new driver lineups. In the session, Automatic Racing’s Charles Espenlaub was fastest overall and in Grand Sport with …

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CJ Wilson Racing Announces 2017 CTSC Plans

2016 Road Atlanta CTSC Till Bechtolsheimer Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

When IMSA released the provisional entry list for this weekend’s Roar Before the 24, CJ Wilson Racing’s Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports were missing from the chart.  Their plans for 2017 had not been publicly announced at that time. On Tuesday, the Texas-based announced that they will once again field two Porsches in the Grand Sport …

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Bodymotion Racing Announces 2017 CTSC Driver Lineup

2016 Road Atlanta CTSC Devin Jones Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Friday, New Jersey-based Bodymotion Racing announced their 2017 racing plans.  As in 2016, the team will field two entries in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  One will be a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport in the Grand Sport (GS) class, while the other will be a regular Porsche Cayman in the Street Tuner (ST) …

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TRG Returns to CTSC With Aston Martin

2014 Lime Rock CTSC Santiago Creel Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

After spending some time away, The Racers Group is jumping headlong back into IMSA competition.  On Wednesday, TRG announced that in addition to their full-time Porsche 911 GT3 R in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the team will enter an Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s (CTSC) Grand Sport (GS) class …

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IMSA Makes CTSC Adjustments for 2017

2016 Road Atlanta CTSC Billy Johnson Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Monday, IMSA made a couple of announcements pertaining to the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s upcoming 2017 season.  Previously, the series announced that drivers that are Platnium-rated would no longer be eligible to compete in the series.  The move realistically only affects two drivers that competed in the Grand Sport class this year.  They …

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Multimatic Motorsports, Rennsport One Win Road Atlanta 150, Titles

2016 Road Atlanta CTSC Billy Johnson Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Friday saw the IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge hold their season finale at Road Atlanta.  The Grand Sport championship was effectively a foregone conclusion as all Multimatic Motorsports teammates Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson had to do was complete the minimum drive time.  Once that was done, it was well and truly on. Grand Sport Maxwell …

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IMSA Points Breakdown

This week, ten IMSA championships will be decided at Road Atlanta.  We’re going to break down what the scenarios are.  Some are easier said than done.  Of note, IMSA drivers can earn a maximum of 36 points in a race for a victory.  Second is worth 33 points, then 31 for third.  Fourth gets 29, …

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Scott Maxwell Wins Road Atlanta 150 Pole in Wild Session

2016 Lime Rock CTSC Scott Maxwell Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday afternoon, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams took to the track for two 15-minute qualifying sessions to set the field for Friday’s Road Atlanta 150.  However, the sessions ended up being a free-for-all. In Grand Sport, teams have to contend with tires that drop fairly quickly.  As a result, drivers nominated to …

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Hindman, Foss Continue Dominance in CTSC Road Atlanta Happy Hour

2016 Road Atlanta CTSC Eric Foss Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Thursday morning brought cooler temperatures and lower humidity to Road Atlanta as the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge held their final practice session of the weekend.  However, the change in climatic conditions did not change the overall scope of things. Once again, everyone went out as soon as the green flag flew to try to …

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