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Felipe Nasr Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Pole

Felipe Nasr during WeatherTech Practice No. 2 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr won the pole Friday (Nov. 12) for the 24th Annual Motul Petit Le Mans with a lap at 133.143 mph. It is the No. 31 team’s fifth pole of 2021. “It took me a while [for the pole] to sink in just because there is so much …

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Patrick Long To Step Away From Full-Time Racing After 2021

Patrick Long leans against his Porsche 911 GT3 R at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA

BRASELTON, Ga. – Patrick Long, the only American Porsche factory driver, announced Thursday at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta that he will be stepping away from full-time competition at the end of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  With his racing reduced in 2022, Long will transition into a couple of new roles with Porsche …

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Mazda’s Harry Tincknell Quickest in Road Atlanta WeatherTech Practices

Harry Tincknell during Practice No. 2 for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 2.54-mile course at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Thursday (Nov. 11) for three scheduled practice sessions.  At the end of the day, Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell was fastest with a lap at 131.842 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session held under gray …

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Corvette Racing Reveals Multi-Pronged 2022 Plans, 2024 Debut for Corvette GT3.R

Tommy Milner during Practice No. 1 for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Corvette Racing made a series of announcements Thursday (Nov. 11) that will result in a very different looking Corvette Racing going forward. In 2022, Corvette Racing’s effort will be split between the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship. In IMSA, Corvette Racing will run one Chevrolet Corvette C8.R in the IMSA …

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Entry List: 2021 Motul Petit Le Mans

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will complete their 2021 season with 10 hours of racing at Braselton, Ga.’s Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  43 teams in five classes will do battle on the 2.54-mile road course with regular championships and the Michelin Endurance Cup championships on the line. In the DPi class, there are …

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Chip Ganassi Racing Expanding To 2 Cadillac DPi-V.R.s In 2022

Renger van der Zande racing in the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/3/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Chip Ganassi Racing announced Tuesday (Oct. 19) that they will be doubling down on their commitment to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2022.  The team will be expanding to two full-time Cadillac DPi-V.R.s next season. Renger van der Zande will stay with the team for a second full season.  He’ll be joined by three …

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Tommy Milner, Nick Tandy Win Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy celebrate their victory in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 10/9/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AFTON, Va. – Corvette Racing’s Nick Tandy was able to get past teammate Antonio Garcia with 53 minutes to go.  From there, he was able to pull away to give himself and teammate Tommy Milner the victory in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR Saturday (Oct. 9).  It is Milner and Tandy’s second consecutive victory. …

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Tommy Milner Ekes Out Michelin GT Challenge at VIR Pole

Tommy Milner after winning the pole for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AFTON, Va. – Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner claimed the overall pole Friday (Oct. 8) for Saturday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR with a lap at 117.412 mph. The lap is a new track record for GT Le Mans class cars on the 3.27-mile road course. “It’s good to get these little victories like qualifying,” Milner …

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Kevin Estre Sweeps VIR WeatherTech Practice Sessions

Kevin Estre practicing for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AFTON, Va. – WeatherTech Racing drafted in Kevin Estre for this weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.  Estre responded by topping both practice sessions Friday (Oct. 8) on the 3.27-mile road course. Practice No. 1 The opening session of the day started under gloomy skies at 8 a.m.  Estre put his Porsche at the top …

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Entry List: 2021 Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Mike Skeen practicing at VIR, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 18 cars will do battle on VIRginia International Raceway’s 3.27-mile Full Course in the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup.  It’s rather convenient for the track because they have exactly 18 covered garage stalls in the paddock. In the GT Le …

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