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Paul Holton Wins Pole for Continental Tire 120 at the Glen

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On Friday afternoon, C360R’s Paul Holton got only one hot lap in a shortened qualifying session.  That was all that was necessary. Holton’s one-lap at speed turned out to be the fastest CTSC lap of the whole weekend, at 117.578 seconds (104.101 mph), more than enough for the overall pole.  Afterwards, Holton downplayed his advantage …

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Guy Cosmo Fastest in Watkins Glen CTSC Practice No. 2

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams ventured onto the 3.4-mile circuit for 45 minutes of practice.  Once the session ended, it was TeamTGM’s Guy Cosmo that was on top. Afterwards, Cosmo talked about the overall performance of his Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. “Everything’s going really good so far,” Cosmo told Frontstretch in …

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Matt Plumb Fastest in Opening Watkins Glen CTSC Practice

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On Thursday afternoon, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams took to Watkins Glen International’s 3.4-mile long course for opening practice.  C360R’s Matt Plumb was fastest overall in his McLaren 570S GT4 with a lap of 118.139 seconds (103.607 mph). Plumb credits his pace out of the box to testing.  However, he’s not resting on any …

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Entry List: Continental Tire 120 at the Glen

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, there are 36 cars entered in Saturday’s Continental Tire 120 at the Glen.  The Grand Sport class is flat with the entry at Circuit of the Americas in early May.  A couple of teams took some hard hits (most notably CJ Wilson Racing’s No. 35 Porsche), but everyone …

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Entry List: Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The entry list for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen has been by IMSA.  39 cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s four classes will battle on Watkins Glen International’s 3.37-mile long course. In Prototypes, Olivier Pla will be in the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Ligier JS P217-Gibson this weekend alongside José Gutierrez.  That …

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Pace Laps: Happy Days at Sonoma, Underdog Takeover at Iowa & Scott Dixon Wins Big

(Photo: Brett Moist / NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Happy Days for Stewart-Haas Racing in Sonoma – Car owner Tony Stewart called it a “perfect race” for driver Kevin Harvick, who broke a 20-race winless drought Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Expanding to his three other teams under the Stewart-Haas Racing umbrella, he called it “awesome.” Starting from the top, …

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Adderly Fong, Patrick Long Split Road America PWC GT Races

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This past weekend, Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup classes raced on the undercard to the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Kohler Grand Prix.  Both races were quite interesting in their own right. Race No. 1 On Saturday, Adderly Fong led flag-to-flag to pick up his first career Pirelli World Challenge victory and the first …

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Adderly Fong, Ian James Claim Poles for PWC’s Saturday Road America Races

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday morning, Absolute Racing’s Adderly Fong claimed the overall pole for today’s first race at Road America for Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup Classes.  Fong’s lap of 124.223 seconds (117.309 mph) was just .029 of a second faster than Cadillac Racing’s Johnny O’Connell. GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing’s Jon Fogarty will start third …

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Pierre Kaffer, Johnny O’Connell Fastest in PWC Road America Practices

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday and Friday, Pirelli World Challenge teams took to the 4.0479-mile course at Road America for two practice sessions.  Due to weather, the sessions were wildly different. Thursday Thursday’s practice session was held in damp conditions.  The Pirelli rain tires had to come into play.  As a result, times were much slower than normal. …

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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Signs Olivier Pla for Watkins Glen

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced that Olivier Pla will drive the team’s No. 52 Ligier JS P217-Gibson in the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen.  Pla will join José Gutierrez in the sole Ligier.  The 35-year old Frenchman normally races a Ford GT in the FIA World Endurance Championship.  However, he comes to PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports with …

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