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Oliver Jarvis Unofficially Breaks Track Record in Roar Qualifying

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams have a qualifying session during the Roar Before the 24 in order to determine pit and garage selections for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  It’s also meant to curb sandbagging.  Mazda Team Joest was most definitely not sandbagging on Sunday.  Oliver Jarvis unofficially broke the 25-year old track record in …

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Mazda Team Joest, CORE autosport Top Roar Day No. 3 Sessions

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Mazda Team Joest definitely showed the vast majority of what they had during the Roar Before the 24 and Sunday was no exception.  Harry Tincknell topped the regular sessions Sunday (Jan. 6) with a lap at 136.016 mph. Session No. 6 Tincknell’s quick time was set very early in the session, which started just after …

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Jonathan Bomarito Treads Where Few Have Gone to Top Day No. 2 at Daytona

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Mazda Team Joest continued Saturday (Jan. 5) to show that they have a lot of speed in their Mazda RT24-P.  Jonathan Bomarito turned in the fastest lap of the day during the night session with a lap at 135.571 mph.  The lap is less than seven-tenths of a second off of the all-time track record, …

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Oliver Jarvis Tops WeatherTech Roar Before the 24 Day No. 1

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At the beginning of 2018’s Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend, Mazda Team Joest was fastest with their RT24-P in practice.  The Roar Before the 24 on Friday (Jan. 4) started out the same way.  Oliver Jarvis was fastest overall Friday with a lap at 133.515 mph. Practice No. 1 Jarvis set the quick time of …

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NBC Sports Announces IMSA Broadcast Booth for 2019 Season

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NBC Sports revealed their broadcast booth lineup for the 2019 IMSA season Thursday night (Jan. 3).  Leigh Diffey will serve as the play-by-play commentator for IMSA races in addition to his work on INDYCAR broadcasts.  He will be joined by Calvin Fish, the sole booth holdover from last year’s coverage with FOX Sports.  Finally, as …

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Entry List: WeatherTech Championship Roar Before the 24

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The calendar has turned to 2019 and it’s already time for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams to travel to Daytona Beach for three days of testing ahead of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  After rumors of an oversubscribed field earlier in the offseason, an entry list of 47 teams has been revealed.  This is a …

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Matt McMurry, Gabriel Aubry Join PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports for 2019

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PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports announced Wednesday (Dec. 19) that the team will field their ORECA 07-Gibson for Matt McMurry and Gabriel Aubry full-time in the LMP2 class in 2019.  The two youngsters will replace Sebastian Saavedra and Gustavo Yacaman as the team’s full-time drivers.   The announcement creates the youngest full-time Prototype lineup in the prototype classes …

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Precision Performance Motorsports Launches WeatherTech Championship Effort

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Precision Performance Motorsports announced Tuesday (Dec. 18) that they have acquired a Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo and intend to race full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019.  It will be the first foray into full-time endurance racing for the Rick Gdovic-owned team. “We had a really great year in 2018, which, in turn, …

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MONTAPLAST by Land-Motorsport Reveals Rolex 24 at Daytona Lineup

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MONTAPLAST by Land-Motorsport announced a revamped driver lineup for their No. 29 Audi R8 LMS GT3 for January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona on Friday (Dec. 14).  Christopher Mies is the only driver from the team’s lineup in January to return to the No. 29.  He’ll be joined by Daniel Morad, who debuted with the team …

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Turner Motorsport Announces Double-Duty for Rolex 24 Weekend

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Turner Motorsport announced Thursday (Dec. 13) that they will be entering cars in both the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  It will be the team’s first race in the now-Michelin Pilot Challenge since 2014. In the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Turner Motorsport will be back full-time in the GT …

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