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Patrick Pilet, Dirk Werner Claim First Win for New Porsche 911 RSR

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, pit strategy was the name of the game in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  Porsche GT Team’s two 911 RSRs stopped with 62 minutes to go for their final stops of the race.  That is approximately 12 minutes more than what a usual stint is …

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Gianmaria Bruni Wins Northeast Grand Prix Pole for Porsche

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Porsche GT Team’s Gianmaria Bruni claimed the overall pole for Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  Bruni’s lap of 50.404 seconds (105.277 mph) is the fastest lap of the weekend for any IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver. Afterwards, Bruni noted the general lack of experience that both he and teammate Laurens …

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Gianmaria Bruni Fastest Overall in WeatherTech Lime Rock Happy Hour

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In final practice for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams at Lime Rock Park Friday afternoon, Porsche GT Team’s Gianmaria Bruni was fastest overall.  Bruni’s lap of 50.601 seconds (104.867 mph) was two-tenths of a second faster than the GT Le Mans pole last year.  It was also more than four-tenths of a second faster than …

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Ford’s Dirk Müller Fastest in Lime Rock Practice No. 1

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In opening practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Lime Rock, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dirk Müller was fastest with a lap of 51.077 seconds (103.890 mph).  As is the norm in GT Le Mans, much of the class was clustered together. Müller’s lap was nearly two-tenths of a second faster than teammate Ryan …

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Entry List: Northeast Grand Prix

(Photo: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship holds the first of two GT-only rounds at the 1.474-mile Lime Rock Park circuit in Connecticut.  25 cars from the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes will battle Saturday afternoon in the Northeast Grand Prix. In the GT Le Mans class, there are eight entries.  They are …

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Joest Racing to Take Over Mazda Factory Program Effective Immediately

(Photo: Mazda Motorsports)

On Wednesday morning, Mazda Motorsports announced the formation of Mazda Team Joest.  The new organization, which will be run by Joest Racing, will be the new Mazda factory program in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Prototype class. Mazda Motorsports are very bullish about the future with Team Joest. “This is an important moment in Mazda Motorsports …

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Pace Laps: A Massive Weekend at New Hampshire for JGR and Josef Newgarden’s Big IndyCar Win

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Roller coaster of a Day for JGR – You may not find a more adventurous day for Joe Gibbs Racing all season than Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. That’s because one JGR driver scored the win, another lost the trophy late, the third brought it home in a solid position and …

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Pace Laps: Fan Favorites Shine in NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar

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Cup Series: Truex Out-Performs Himself in Kentucky – Even on Martin Truex Jr.’s terms, Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 was a dream night. Leading 152 of 267 laps, Truex jumped to an almost-unheard of 16-second lead on second-place Kyle Larson as the field approached the final lap. And even after a last-second caution and a …

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Dane Cameron, Eric Curran Claim Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix Victory

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday afternoon, there were two dominant teams at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Tire strategy and a crash prevented them from winning.  Instead, it was Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac DPi-V.R. of Dane Cameron and Eric Curran who took the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix overall victory. To Curran, the overall victory came as …

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