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Alex Job Racing, Leh Keen, Part Ways; Sven Müller to Drive

2016 Lime Rock IWSC Leh Keen Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Alex Job Racing announced that Leh Keen has been released from the team, effective immediately.  Sven Müller, a Porsche Junior factory driver, will replace Keen in the No. 22 Porsche GT3-R in the GT Daytona for at least this weekend’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.  Müller will partner up with Cooper …

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IMSA Road America Entry Lists

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams take on the four mile long circuit known as Road America.  It should be an interesting race.  The updated entry lists for both races are out. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Currently, 44 cars are listed on the entry list, eight Prototypes, …

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BAR1 Motorsports Announces Bruno Junqueira, Second Car for Road America

2016 Daytona IWSC Ryan Eversley Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, BAR1 Motorsports announced that they will be fielding two cars for the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America on Aug. 7.  Matt McMurry, who drove the team’s No. 20 at Lime Rock Park, will remain in the car.  He will be joined by veteran Bruno Junqueira. …

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Starworks Motorsport wins Northeast Grand Prix

2016 Lime Rock IWSC Renger van der Zande Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Saturday afternoon saw the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship take on Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.  With the Prototype class not on-site, it was the Prototype Challenge class that were the headliners, despite GT Le Mans getting the majority of the attention (see: The fact that the GT Le Mans class got the anchor spot in …

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Colin Braun Claims Northeast Grand Prix Overall Pole

2016 Lime Rock IWSC Colin Braun Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Late Friday afternoon, after a day of hot and humid weather (although, no thunderstorms that were forecasted), the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 1.474-mile circuit at Lime Rock Park for qualifying. Three 15-minute sessions would determine the starting order for Saturday’s race. In the Prototype Challenge class, CORE autosport‘s Colin Braun has …

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Starworks Motorsport, CORE autosport Pace WeatherTech Practices

2016 Lime Rock IWSC Renger van der Zande Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

At Lime Rock Park, traffic appears to be the name of the game all weekend in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  With 31 cars entered for a race on a 1.474-mile road course, space is at a premium.  It is hard to get a clean lap.  On Friday, teams tried to do that to learn …

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Action Express Racing Scores Second Consecutive 1-2

2016 Watkins Glen IWSC Dane Cameron Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, it seemed like Mazda Motorsports had the right stuff early on to take a victory.  However, an air jack issue and a mechanical failure dropped the race directly into the lap of Action Express Racing for the second week in a row. After Wayne Taylor Racing‘s Ricky Taylor …

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Tequila Patron ESM on Watkins Glen Pole

2016 Daytona IWSC Pipo Derani Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

If you look solely at the results sheet, it would tell you that Tequila Patron ESM has dominated the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.  Two endurance races, two overall victories.  Round No. 3 is off to a great start so far. On Saturday afternoon, Tequila Patron ESM’s Johannes van Overbeek qualified his No. 2 …

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MSR Tops WeatherTech Practice 2, Larry DeGeorge Crashes Hard

2016 Watkins Glen IWSC Larry DeGeorge Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After some early afternoon rain showers took some of the rubber off the track, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship ventured out onto the 3.4-mile long course at Watkins Glen for one more hour of practice. Unlike the first session, this one was not clean.  Just past the halfway point of the session, Dream Racing‘s Larry DeGeorge appeared …

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Oswaldo Negri, Jr. Fastest in Opening WeatherTech Practice

2016 Watkins Glen IWSC Ozz Negri Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

For the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, the brand-new pavement on the 3.4-mile road course was not that much of a mystery.  Many of the teams participated in an open test just a couple of weeks ago, but that was under somewhat more controlled conditions.  However, even with the new pavement, not a whole lot …

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