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Jordan Taylor, Antonio Garcia Win Lightning-Shortened Northeast Grand Prix

Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia celebrate victory in the Northeast Grand Prix in Lime Rock Park's media center, 7/17/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia led every lap Saturday afternoon (July 17) to win the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  The race, originally scheduled for 160 minutes, was shortened to just 88 minutes due to lightning strikes in the vicinity. “It was odd.  We kind of knew what …

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Jordan Taylor Wins Northeast Grand Prix Pole

Jordan Taylor in the pits at Sebring International Raceway, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor won the pole Friday afternoon (July 16) for Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park with a lap at 106.217 mph.  Taylor’s pole lap is the only lap of the weekend run in under 50 seconds, but it is still seven-eighths of a second off of the …

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Antonio Garcia Quickest in WeatherTech Lime Rock Practice

Jordan Taylor practicing for the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, 7/16/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday (July 16) at Lime Rock Park.  Garcia’s lap during the opening session was at 105.169 mph. Practice No. 1 The opening practice session of the day started out with news that Alegra Motorsports had withdrawn their No. 28 …

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Entry List: Northeast Grand Prix

2019 Lime Rock IWSC Nick Tandy Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This Saturday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has their first GT-only race weekend of 2021 at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.  17 teams are entered. In GT Le Mans, it will be only the three full-time cars, the two Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C8.Rs and WeatherTech Racing’s Porsche.  At WeatherTech Racing, Matt Campbell is out …

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Pit Strategy Takes Action Express to Lightning-Delayed WeatherTech 240 Victory

Felipe Nasr late in the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/2/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – An opportune pit stop for Action Express Racing saw Felipe Nasr get into the Whelen-sponsored Cadillac in place of Pipo Derani just before a full-course caution flew. Shortly afterwards, lightning caused a red flag.  Immediately afterwards, Nasr got the lead in a round of pit stops and held on to win …

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Ricky Taylor Earns 2nd Straight Watkins Glen Pole

Ricky Taylor during practice for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor earned his second straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole Thursday (July 1).  Ricky’s lap at 135.912 mph is only three-hundredths of a second slower than pole last weekend, despite the changeable conditions during the session. The DPi/LMP2 session was the driest on-track session in qualifying.  Slicks …

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Olivier Pla Fastest in Wild and Woolly Glen WeatherTech Practice

Olivier Pla drives through a wet turn 2 at Watkins Glen during practice for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The sole practice session Thursday (July 1) for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen was indicative of what the rest of the weekend could look like.  Sketchy.  Heavy rains limited on-track action, but Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Olivier Pla was fastest overall with a lap at 112.487 mph right at …

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Single Tire Strategy Gives Mazda Sahlen’s Six Hours At The Glen Victory

Jonathan Bomarito during the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/27/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Mazda Motorsports chose to give Harry Tincknell only one fresh tire on his final pit stop with 51 minutes to go Sunday (June 27).  That allowed Tincknell to beat Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Olivier Pla out of the pits.  On the final run of the race, Tincknell pulled away from …

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