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Tequila Patrón ESM Taps Timo Bernhard, Antonio Giovinazzi for Petit Le Mans

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Tequila Patrón ESM announced Monday (Aug. 27) that they will have two new drivers with the team for the Motul Petit Le Mans in October.  Porsche factory driver Timo Bernhard and young gun Antonio Giovinazzi will join the organization for the 10-hour endurance race at Road Atlanta. They will be replacing Olivier Pla and Nicolas …

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Park Place Motorsports Announces Revised Lineup for Road Atlanta

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Park Place Motorsports announced Wednesday (Aug. 22) that they intend to compete in the final two races of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  The team was originally planning on only running the endurance events, but added Road America earlier this month to the schedule.  Now, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca has been added to the …

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Richard Westbrook Wins Michelin GT Challenge Pole in Wet Conditions

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Qualifying for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR was held in changeable conditions.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Richard Westbrook was fastest during the GT Le Mans session in the wet with a lap at 101.852 mph.  Despite being 11 seconds slower than the GT Daytona pole time, he will start on the pole for …

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Entry List: 2018 Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

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This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has their second and final GT-only race of the season at Lime Rock Park.  Similar to Lime Rock in July, only 18 cars are entered. The GT Le Mans class has eight entries.  Essentially, the factories.  Two Fords, two Chevrolets, two Porsches and two BMWs.  There are no …

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Juncos Racing to Launch Cadillac DPi Team in 2019

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Juncos Racing announced Wednesday (Aug. 15) that they will enter the new DPi class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time in 2019 with a Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Similar to the team’s current full-time entry in the Verizon IndyCar Series (pictured above), it will carry the No. 32.  It will be the team’s first foray into …

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JDC-Miller MotorSports to Switch to Cadillac DPi in 2019

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JDC-Miller MotorSports announced Thursday (Aug. 9) that they will field two Cadillac DPi-V.R. chassis full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019.  The move was made due to IMSA’s announcement at Road America that they are splitting the Prototype class into DPi and LMP2 classes next season. “When we first started our IMSA WeatherTech …

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IMSA Announces 2019 Series Configuration Changes, Schedules

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At Road America Friday (Aug. 3), IMSA held their annual State of the Series press conference.  As usual, there were a flurry of announcements made. The biggest of those moves is the decision to split the Prototype class starting in 2019.  Starting with January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, the DPis and Global LMP2 cars will …

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Entry List: Continental Tire Road Race Showcase

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This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back in action with all three of their classes for the first time in nearly a month.  35 teams are entered in Sunday’s sprint race at Road America in Wisconsin. In the Prototype class, there are a couple of changes.  Most notably, Jõao Barbosa is back in …

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Dirk Müller, Joey Hand Win Northeast Grand Prix after Corvette Miscue

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Corvette Racing’s No. 3 team dominated Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  However, Jan Magnussen mistimed a pass on Scuderia Corsa’s Gunnar Jeannette in the Diving Turn with 13 minutes to go and slid off-course.  That allowed Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Joey Hand to slip past and pull away to take the …

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Antonio Garcia Shatters Class Record to Win Northeast Grand Prix Pole

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Cool morning temperatures allowed records to fall Saturday (July 21) at Lime Rock Park.  Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia set a record lap of 106.653 mph to claim the overall pole for the Northeast Grand Prix. “It was really, really good,” Garcia told Frontstretch after the session.  “In [the warm-up], I did a low 50[-second lap], …

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