Race Weekend Central

Beyond the Cockpit: Townsend Bell on a Storied Career

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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

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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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Wayne Taylor Racing Sweeps 36 Hours of Florida

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Taylor family really loves Florida.  Wayne Taylor Racing owner Wayne Taylor and his sons Jordan and Ricky have lived in Seminole County north of Orlando for years.  On Saturday, the family returned to Victory Lane once again with the Taylor brothers sweeping Daytona and Sebring, along with newcomer Alex Lynn. With the win, Wayne …

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REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Overall Pole

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Friday afternoon, REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani claimed the overall pole for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.  Jani’s lap of 108.178 seconds (124.462 mph) was about one-tenth of a second quicker than Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi.  The lap is over three seconds faster than last year’s overall pole-winning time. While …

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Stephen Simpson Fastest Overall in Thursday Sebring Practice

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Thursday, the 46 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway for three practice sessions.  The main story heading into the weekend was how the Cadillacs would fare after being hit with multiple rule changes designed to slow them down.  The overall result is that they aren’t necessarily going to run …

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46 Entered for Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

On Wednesday, IMSA released the Provisional Entry List for the 65th Running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.  The 12-hour race on Mar. 18 is Round No. 2 of both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.  46 cars are entered in the four classes. In the …

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Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Confirms 3 Entries for Sebring

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On Thursday afternoon, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing announced that they will be fielding three Ford GT’s in the GTLM class in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring on Mar. 18.  Joining the two full-time entries will be the No. 68, which will again be piloted by Billy Johnson, Stefan Mücke and Olivier Pla. Team …

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WTR, Corvette Racing, CORE autosport Top Sebring Charts

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Thursday and Friday, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship took to 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway for 15 hours of testing ahead of next month’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. For most of the teams, it was their first chance to test out new Balance of Performance guidelines that were designed to bring the …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Announces Alex Lynn as TPNAEC Third Driver

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday morning, Wayne Taylor Racing announced that Alex Lynn will join the team as the third driver for the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races at Sebring and Road Atlanta.  Lynn will replace Max Angelelli, who retired from driving after winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.  Regular drivers Jordan and Ricky …

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