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Trent Hindman, Stevan McAleer Quickest in Watkins Glen Pilot Challenge Practice

Alan Brynjolfsson practices for the Tioga Downs Resort & Casino 240 at Watkins Glen International, 6/25/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Archangel Motorsports’ Trent Hindman was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Friday (June 25) at Watkins Glen International.  Hindman’s quick lap at 107.008 mph was set during the mid-afternoon second session. Practice No. 1 Pilot Challenge teams were on-track bright and early Friday morning.  The green came out at …

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Entry List: Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams venture into Watkins Glen for the second extra-distance race of the year Saturday.  38 teams will take to the 3.4-mile road course Saturday afternoon. In the Grand Sport class, there are 24 teams entered.  The only squad that is not entered that raced at Mid-Ohio last month is the American …

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Trent Hindman Returns to Wright Motorsports for Remainder of 2021

Trent Hindman talks with his engineer at Sebring International Raceway, 11/14/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports announced Wednesday (June 17) that Trent Hindman will return to the No. 16 Porsche full-time for the remainder of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  He will replace Ryan Hardwick in the 1st Phorm-sponsored entry alongside Patrick Long. Hindman is very happy with the news, but more than willing to give thanks …

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AWA Claims 2nd Victory of 2021 in Mid-Ohio 120

Chris Green and Kuno Wittmer celebrate their victory in the Mid-Ohio 120, 5/15/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Andrew Wojteczko Autosport’s Kuno Wittmer took the lead away from TeamTGM’s Matt Plumb with 15 minutes to go.  From there, he held off a charging Jan Heylen to earn his second win of the year in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Mid-Ohio 120 Saturday (May 15).  Wittmer was teamed with Chris Green for Saturday’s race …

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Ryan Hardwick Wins Mid-Ohio 120 Pole

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The quick form that Wright Motorsports showed in practice continued Friday afternoon (May 14) in qualifying.  Ryan Hardwick won the pole for Saturday’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Mid-Ohio 120 with a lap at 93.412 mph.  It is not a track record for the series as Nate Stacy‘s pole lap from last September was one-tenth of …

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Jan Heylen Quickest in Mid-Ohio Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports was originally scheduled to debut their Porsche Cayman GT4 MR in Daytona back in January.  However, Ryan Hardwick‘s practice crash prevented that from happening.  With a repaired chassis and the team’s planned driving duo in the car for the first time this year, Jan Heylen was quickest in both IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge …

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Entry List: Mid-Ohio 120

Bill Auberlen, Ryan Eversley and Harry Gottsacker racing during the Mid-Ohio 120 No. 2, 9/27/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams will return to action Saturday (May 15) for the first time in nearly two months at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  There are currently 36 teams entered for the Mid-Ohio 120. The Grand Sport class has 21 entries, an increase of one from Sebring.  Despite the increase, there are three teams …

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Rebel Rock Racing Gambles On Fuel And Oil To Win At Sebring

Robin Liddell and Frank DePew embrace in victory lane after winning the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 at Sebring, 3/19/2021 (Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Rebel Rock Racing’s Frank DePew and Robin Liddell gambled on a very aggressive fuel strategy to get the overall lead when Stephen Cameron Racing’s Greg Liefooghe pitted with just over three laps to go.  Despite smoke coming out of the back of the team’s Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R, Liddell was able to hold on to win …

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Maxwell Root Wins Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Pole

Maxwell Root after winning the pole for the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Maxwell Root, who is making his IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge debut this weekend in place of the injured Ryan Hardwick, made an excellent impression on the field Thursday (March 18).  With a lap at 102.527 mph in his Porsche Cayman GT4 MR, Root easily claimed the overall pole for Friday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 …

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Bill Auberlen Quickest in Sebring Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice

Dillon Machavern at Sebring, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Thursday (March 18) with a lap at 102.937 mph.  Despite the quick pace, Auberlen’s lap was still a half-second off of his own track record, set in 2019. Practice No. 1 Michelin Pilot Challenge teams first got out on track Wednesday afternoon for …

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