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Tommy Milner Fastest in Charlotte WeatherTech Practice

2020 Charlotte IWSC Tommy Milner Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Saturday (Oct. 10) ahead of the Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix. Milner turned in a lap at 111.457 mph around Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 2.32-mile ROVAL.  Note that IMSA is using a different track length as opposed to what NASCAR and Charlotte Motor …

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Entry List: Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Nick Tandy Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Saturday night will see the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT classes tackle Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL for 100 minutes of racing.  It will be the first major sports car race at Charlotte Motor Speedway since the American Le Mans Series raced there in 2000.  A season-low 18 cars are entered to take the green flag. …

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Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Claim 3rd Straight WeatherTech Victory at Mid-Ohio

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Helio Castroneves Ricky Taylor Celebration Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor claimed victory in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sunday (Sept. 27).  It is the third straight win for the duo and their fourth victory of the season. Dane Cameron started from the pole and led early over Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani.  The Acuras had …

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Acura Team Penske Sweeps Front Row at Mid-Ohio

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Juan Pablo Montoya Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams gathered bright and early at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Sunday morning (Sept. 27) in order to qualify for the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio.  The Penske boys did their manufacturer/race title sponsor proud as Dane Cameron won the pole with a lap at 114.750 mph. Given the early …

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Helio Castroneves Quickest in Mid-Ohio WeatherTech Practice

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Even though Acura Team Penske is officially now a lame duck team, that doesn’t mean that they still aren’t giving it their absolute best on the track.  In IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Mid-Ohio, Helio Castroneves was fastest overall with at 113.857 mph.  Afterwards, he was quite satisfied with the performance. “[Practice] went really …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Oliver Jarvis Dane Cameron Racing Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For this weekend’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, there were originally 27 teams entered.  However, recent moves have dropped this number to 24. Monday night, Porsche announced that all of their crewmembers and drivers that competed in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans would not be making the trip to Germany for this …

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IMSA Holds Annual State of the Series; Adds LMP3 to WeatherTech Championship for 2021

2019 Road Atlanta PC Austin McCusker Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA held their annual State of the Series presentation remotely Wednesday (Sept. 9).  In it, a number of announcements were made pertaining to IMSA’s immediate future. The point structure is getting an overhaul for all three of IMSA’s primary series.  Points in the races will be decatupled for 2021.  A race win, currently worth 35 …

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Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Win TireRack.com Grand Prix

SRX driver Helio Castroneves races at Road Atlanta. (September 2020) (Photo: IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor recovered from multiple early penalties to win the TireRack.com Grand Prix Saturday (Sept. 5) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  It is the second win of the season for the duo as they continued their strong 2020 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car championship season. “Great team effort today, I …

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Helio Castroneves Wins TireRack.com Grand Prix Pole

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Qualifying for the TireRack.com Grand Prix was incredibly competitive Friday evening (Sep. 4).  Once the dust cleared and sun set, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves claimed the pole for the six-hour race with a lap at 133.151 mph.  He was overjoyed with his effort given the competition “I tell you what, it’s on the line, …

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