Race Weekend Central

Dean Martin Scores Surprise Overall CTSC Pole Position

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Coming into the Rolex 24 weekend, all eyes were on the new Ford Mustang GT4, unveiled late last year and making its race debut.  In the hands of Multimatic Motorsports’ Jade Buford and Scott Maxwell, the combination was likely to dominate in qualifying.  However, a second horse in the battle appeared just a week before load …

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Beyond the Cockpit: James Vance on MINI, the Detroit Adventure & Formula E

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Normally, we would have a nice, blushing introduction to pieces where we interview racers.  It would usually talk about current accomplishments, stats and so on.  But this is a rather unusual circumstance.   At Lime Rock Park in July, we had the pleasure of sitting down with James Vance, driver of the No. 37 MINI John …

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Reinvigorated Grand Sport Class Highlights 40-car CTSC Daytona Entry

(Photo: Ford Performance)

On Wednesday, IMSA released the official entry list for next Friday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season opener, the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  Unlike the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, attendance at the Roar Before the 24 was not required. Rule changes in the offseason that moved the Grand Sport class to full GT4-spec has …

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Multimatic Motorsports Fastest in CTSC Sunday Action

(Photo: Ford Performance)

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams in attendance, they were greeted with 35 degree temperatures on Sunday morning at Daytona International Speedway.  Despite that, teams hit the track at 9 a.m. for the first of two one hour sessions. Session No. 5 In the early morning session, Multimatic Motorsports continued to develop their …

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Nico Rondet, Jade Buford Top CTSC Saturday Roar Sessions

(Photo: Ford Performance)

Much like the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams on hand in Daytona had to deal with inclement weather in the morning.  Only 12 of the 31 teams in Daytona chose to even participate in Session No. 3, which started at 9 a.m. on a soaked track. For those who ventured …

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

(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

(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

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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

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

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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