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Frederic Makowiecki Wins Michelin GT Challenge at VIR Pole

2020 VIR IWSC Frederic Makowiecki Courtesy of IMSA

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Porsche GT Team showed superior pace in the dry Friday morning and that pace continued in qualifying.  Frederic Makowiecki won the pole for Saturday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR with a lap at 117.264 mph, a new track record for the GT Le Mans class. For Makowiecki, he’s actually not the most knowledgeable driver about …

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Laurens Vanthoor, Jack Hawksworth Top VIR Practice in Changeable Conditions

2020 VIR IWSC Laurens Vanthoor Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Porsche GT Team showed their muscle early Friday morning (Aug. 21) at VIRginia International Raceway.  Laurens Vanthoor turned in the fastest practice lap of the day with a lap at 115.923 mph in his Porsche 911 RSR-19. Practice No. 1 Due to the Indianapolis 500 being moved to this weekend, the schedule was effectively swapped …

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Acura Team Penske Squeaks Out Victory at Wet Road America

2020 Road America IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Courtesy of IMSA

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After a bone dry weekend at Road America, the last hour of the Road Race Showcase Sunday (Aug. 2) brought torrential rains to the 4.048-mile road course.  Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves was able to take the lead from Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande with four laps to go and held on to …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Road Race Showcase Pole

2020 Road America IWSC Ricky Taylor Pole Award Courtesy of IMSA

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Acura Team Penske swept the front row Saturday (Aug. 1) for the Road Race Showcase at Road America.  Ricky Taylor will lead the field to green Sunday after winning the pole with a lap at 133.621 mph. “It was a great team effort, first of all,” Taylor said afterwards.  “The car is wildly different than …

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Dane Cameron Fastest Overall in Road Race Showcase Practice

2020 Road America IWSC Juan Pablo Montoya Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Road America.  The young factory racer set a lap at 133.353 mph Saturday morning (Aug. 1) to lead the charge. Practice No. 1 Friday afternoon saw the Cadillacs show good pace early on in the session.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe …

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Entry List: Road Race Showcase

2019 Road America IWSC Tristan Vautier Car Courtesy of IMSA

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There will be 31 cars on track Sunday for the Road Race Showcase, the fourth round of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  This is up two teams from Sebring, mainly due to the fact that this is a full round of the championship for the GT Daytona class. In the Prototype class, the team …

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Action Express Racing Dominates To Claim Sebring Victory

2020 Sebring IWSC Felipe Nasr Pipo Derani Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

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Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr dominated the proceedings Saturday (July 18) at Sebring International Raceway, leading 79 of 83 laps to win the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring.  For Derani, Saturday was his fourth career win on the bumpy circuit. “I think this place likes me,” Derani said after the race.  “We …

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Pipo Derani Claims Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring Pole

2020 Daytona IWSC Pipo Derani Courtesy of IMSA

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Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani kept up his excellent form from practice Saturday afternoon (July 18).  With a lap at 126.147 mph, Derani claimed the overall pole for Saturday evening’s Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande did not take it easy.  The Dutchman’s first lap at speed was faster …

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Pipo Derani Fastest in Sebring WeatherTech Practice

2020 Sebring IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice ahead of Saturday evening’s Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring.  Derani’s lap in the final session at 125.902 mph is roughly a full mph slower than the best laps turned in last year. Practice No. 1 The start of the first practice …

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