Race Weekend Central

Colin Braun Wins Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The speed chart dominance of CORE autosport’s Colin Braun continued on Saturday afternoon.  Braun turned in a lap at 133.490 mph to win the overall pole for Sunday’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  It is the second pole in a row for the racer from Ovalo, Tex. “This car is …

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CORE autosport’s Colin Braun Tops Friday WeatherTech Practice at CTMP

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CORE autosport brings lots of momentum to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park this weekend.  After finishing second at Watkins Glen, Colin Braun was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday with a lap of 132.318 mph. Practice No. 1 In the first session, Braun was once again fastest, this time with a lap at …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After the fireworks of Watkins Glen, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is right back at it this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  There are currently 34 teams listed as being entered for this weekend.  That number is really 33. Tequila Patron ESM had one of the worst possible weekends you could have at Watkins …

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JDC-Miller MotorSports Claims First Ever WeatherTech Prototype Victory

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With under 36 minutes to go, JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson took advantage of a battle for the lead between Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya and Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor to sweep into the lead from third with this move. From there, Simpson had to deal with lapped traffic getting in the way.  Montoya …

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Pace Laps: Beating the Heat at Chicagoland Speedway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Aric Almirola’s Stellar Run Derailed Lost in the excitement of the race finish in which Kyle Busch and Kyle Larson used every inch of the track – and each other – in an epic last-lap battle is Aric Almirola’s stellar run. For the first time since Daytona, the driver of …

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Colin Braun Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CORE autosport’s Colin Braun won the pole Saturday afternoon (June 30) for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen in a nail-biting qualifying session. Braun’s lap was the quickest of the entire weekend at an average speed of 132.539 mph. “I’m excited to be on the pole,” Braun said after the session. “It’s a testament …

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Dane Cameron Tops WeatherTech Practice No. 3, René Rast Flips

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske continued to show their pace on Saturday morning with Dane Cameron turning in the fastest lap of the weekend to top Practice No. 3.  However, the session ended early due to a huge crash for Mazda Team Joest’s René Rast. With just a couple of minutes remaining in the session, Rast spun …

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CORE autosport’s Romain Dumas Fastest in Glen Friday Practice

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CORE autosport’s Romain Dumas, fresh off of setting the all-time record in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last weekend, was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday (June 29) at Watkins Glen.  Dumas’ best lap, turned in during the final minutes of Practice No. 2, was at an average speed of 130.936 …

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Entry List: Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action at Watkins Glen International after four weeks off.  Many of the teams and drivers spent that time in France, competing at Le Mans.  Others stayed back and prepped at home.  42 teams have risen to the challenge of six hours of racing Sunday in high …

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IMSA Adds Weight to the Acura NSX GT3 for Watkins Glen

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, IMSA issued a new set of Balance of Performance tables ahead of next weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen.  Compared to previous tables (such as giving the Lexus an extra 25 kilograms prior to Belle Isle), the changes are slight. The biggest move was IMSA adding 10 kilograms (approximately 22 pounds) to …

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