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Parker Chase, Harry Gottsacker to Make IMSA Debut With TRG at COTA

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On Friday, The Racers Group (TRG) announced that two IMSA debutante racers, Parker Chase and Harry Gottsacker, will make their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at Circuit of the Americas.  The two young racers, who comprise one of the youngest driving pairs in recent memory (average age: 16.5) will drive the No. 991 Porsche GT3 …

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Tom Kimber-Smith to Miss COTA to Be with Mother, Marco Bonanomi to Sub

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On Tuesday, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced that full-time driver Tom Kimber-Smith will miss the Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown on May 6 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA).  The reason?  Kimber-Smith’s mother is currently battling cancer and Kimber-Smith has chosen to sit out the race in order to stay with her in the United Kingdom. PR1/Mathiasen …

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Lone Star Racing Announces 2017 IMSA Schedule

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On Friday, Cresson, Tex.-based Lone Star Racing announced that they will run part-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class.  Team owner Dan Knox and Mike Skeen will drive the No. 80 Mercedes-AMG GT3 in four races, starting at COTA (Circuit of the Americas) in early May.  In addition to COTA, the team …

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Robert Alon Placed on Probation for Unjustifiable Risk

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On Tuesday, IMSA announced that Robert Alon has been placed on probation for the next three races for his racecraft on the final lap of Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.   The penalty stems from a move Alon made for fifth-place in GT Daytona at the hairpin on the final lap. …

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Taylor Brothers Win Destructive BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

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On Saturday afternoon, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor passed Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel with ten minutes to go.  From there, the Altamonte Springs, Fla. native pulled away to take the overall victory in the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.  For the Taylor brothers (Jordan and Ricky), it is their third consecutive …

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Ricky Taylor Blasts Track Record, Claims Long Beach Overall Pole

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Despite everything that IMSA officials have done over the past couple of months to slow the Cadillac DPi-V.R.’s, the Cadillacs just keep charging.  Friday in Long Beach was just one more example of that as Ricky Taylor blitzed the field to claim the overall pole for Sunday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long …

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Jordan Taylor Fastest in Crash-Filled IMSA Long Beach Practice

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On Friday morning, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship took to the 1.968-mile street course in Long Beach for two hours of practice.  Despite being slowed by Balance of Performance once again, it was one of the Cadillac DPi-V.R.’s on top of the timesheets.  In the closing seconds of practice, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor turned …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Townsend Bell on a Storied Career

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41-year old Townsend Bell has had a varied career in motorsports.  In his mid-20s, Bell was considered an up and coming open-wheel talent, winning the Dayton Indy Lights championship in 2001. That resulted in a multi-race deal with Patrick Racing in CART. Unfortunately, it was a turbulent year for Bell, who showed speed, but tore …

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Entry List: BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, IMSA released the provisional entry list for the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach, round No. 3 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The race will see 35 cars from the Prototype, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes battle for 100 minutes on the streets of Long Beach, Calif. …

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Pace Laps: Pair of Winless Streaks Snapped by Ryan Newman and Justin Allgaier in the Desert, Along with Sebring Chaos

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Ryan Newman Snaps Personal and RCR Winless Streak – Ryan Newman might just be the epitome of the phrase “where did he come from” for the past ten years. In four of his last six victories, the “rocket man” led 12 or less laps on his way to victory. Three of …

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