Race Weekend Central

Park Place Motorsports Withdraws from VIR

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On Wednesday, Alex Job Racing announced the complete withdrawal of the No. 22 WeatherTech Porsche team from the remainder of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Thursday saw another Porsche team voluntarily withdraw, but only from one race. Park Place Motorsports, which fields the No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3-R in the GT Daytona class, has …

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WeatherTech Porsche Leaves WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

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It seems really bizarre that a team sponsored by the series’ title sponsor could be pulling out of the series, but it is the case.  Alex Job Racing announced on Wednesday evening that their No. 22 Porsche 911 GT3-R will not compete in the last three races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule. Why would …

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Jonathan Bomarito Claims Road Race Showcase Pole

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On Saturday afternoon, Mazda’s Jonathan Bomarito put down a lap of 114.507 seconds (127.266 mph) in the closing stages of qualifying, which held up to take the overall pole for Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.  It is Mazda’s third pole of the season. Afterwards, Bomarito was very pleased with the form …

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IMSA Announces 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule

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On Friday afternoon, IMSA announced the 2017 schedule for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship during a press conference in Victory Lane at Road America.  There are no new venues on the schedule, but there are some changes. The most noticeable change is that the rounds at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca …

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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