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AWA Wins BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona From Pole

2021 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Orey Fidani Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

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The BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Friday (Jan. 29) was a very competitive race.  Andrew Wojteczko Autosport (AWA) chose to make their final pit stop on the restart after the fifth full course caution.  Kuno Wittmer ran hard to get past everyone as they made their final pit stops under green.  Wittmer was able to …

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Kuno Wittmer Defends Daytona Pilot Challenge Pole, Track Records Fall

2021 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Pole Award Courtesy of IMSA

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Andrew Wojteczko Autosport’s Kuno Wittmer managed to break his own track record Thursday afternoon (Jan. 28) to win the pole for Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona with a lap at 113.644 mph.  Given the fact that AWA sat out the remainder of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of …

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Ryan Hardwick Out Of Rolex 24 At Daytona Due To Concussion

2020 Sebring IWSC Ryan Hardwick Bob Akin Award Courtesy of IMSA

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Wright Motorsports announced Thursday morning (Jan. 28) that Ryan Hardwick (pictured last November at the IMSA banquet in Sebring) suffered a concussion in a crash in Wednesday’s opening IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice session at Daytona International Speedway.  As a result, he will not be cleared to return to the driver’s seat for the remainder …

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Greg Liefooghe, Spencer Pumpelly Fastest in Pilot Challenge Practices, Ryan Hardwick Crashes

2021 Daytona IMPC Ryan Hardwick Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Stephen Cameron Racing’s Greg Liefooghe and BGB Motorsports’ Spencer Pumpelly topped the two practice sessions for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Daytona International Speedway.  Pumpelly’s lap at 112.956 mph Thursday morning (Jan. 28) is the fastest lap of the weekend. Practice No. 1 Liefooghe’s lap at 111.634 mph was fastest overall in the opening IMSA …

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Entry List: BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

2020 Daytona IMPC AJ Muss Betiske Visser Brian Henderson Racing Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA released the entry list Monday (Jan. 25) for the season opening BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.  There will be 42 cars in the race between the two classes, down 10 from 2020. In Grand Sport, there will be 25 cars doing battle.  The only one of these teams that …

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Jan Heylen Fastest in Final Pilot Challenge ROAR Session

2021 Daytona IMPC Ryan Hardwick Car Courtesy of IMSA

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IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams had a short day at Daytona International Speedway Sunday (Jan. 24) with just one 75-minute test session before teams packed up.  Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen was fastest with a lap at 111.835 mph. Heylen’s lap was four-hundredths of a second faster than Stephen Cameron Racing’s Greg Liefooghe.  Murillo Racing’s Eric …

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Chad McCumbee Quickest in Pilot Challenge Day No. 2 Action

2021 Daytona IMPC Chad McCumbee Car Courtesy of IMSA

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PF Racing’s Chad McCumbee was fastest in ROAR testing Saturday (Jan. 23) at Daytona International Speedway for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams.  McCumbee’s lap at 111.867 mph was set during the afternoon session. Session No. 3 Friday night and early Saturday morning saw rain fall at Daytona International Speedway.  As a result, speeds were down …

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Spencer Pumpelly Quickest in Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 1

2020 Daytona IMPC John Tecce Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday (Jan. 22) saw 37 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge cars take to Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course for two separate sessions.  BGB Motorsports’ Spencer Pumpelly was fastest for the day with a lap at 112.293 mph. Session No. 1 Pumpelly’s quick lap of the day came halfway through the 75-minute session.  It was one-third …

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Katherine Legge, Christina Nielsen Join Team Hardpoint/EBM; ROAR/Rolex 24 Entry Lists Updated

2018 Detroit IWSC Katherine Legge MSR

(Photo: Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian)

Tuesday (Jan. 19) and Wednesday (Jan. 20) saw a series of updates to the entry lists for this weekend’s ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway.  By extension, these updates in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will carry over to the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Team Hardpoint/EBM announced that Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen …

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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

2020 Daytona IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Courtesy of IMSA

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This week, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge will test for three days ahead of the opening weekend of the 2021 IMSA season.  Between the two series, 87 cars will be in Daytona this week.  As of this writing, the official entry lists do not have drivers listed.  What …

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