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Hambone Denied, Elivan Goulart Sweeps TCA at Lime Rock

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Earlier today, we noted that Elivan Goulart was going for weekend sweeps in both Pirelli World Challenge’s TC and TCA classes at Lime Rock.  A crash in TC Race No. 2 earlier in the day prevented a weekend hambone (four victories) for Goulart, but he still came back and swept both TCA/TCB races overall. Both races …

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Rodrigo Baptista Gives Flying Lizard a Lime Rock GTS Sweep

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From the second the red light went out during Race No. 2 at Lime Rock Park for Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class, Flying Lizard Motorsport’s Rodrigo Baptista had the best car.  Starting in third, he blasted away the field on the start. BAM! @RBaptistaRacing goes right to the front! pic.twitter.com/XLebjUleEm — Flying Lizard Motorsports (@FlyingLizard_MS) …

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Magnus Racing Claims Maiden PWC Victory at Lime Rock

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On Saturday afternoon, Magnus Racing’s Spencer Pumpelly and Dane Cameron took advantage of superior pace and an early crash for one of their main rivals to take their first-ever victory in Pirelli World Challenge at Lime Rock Park. For Pumpelly, the race ultimately came down to lapped traffic.  That actually resulted in a brief scare. …

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Dane Cameron Wins Lime Rock TC Race No. 2 in Duel

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Originally, Memorial Day weekend was going to be an off-weekend for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racer Dane Cameron.  Then, the call came from Turner Motorsport to drive their new BMW M235iR in Pirelli World Challenge’s TC class. On Saturday, Cameron took the lead from KRUGSPEED’s Elivan Goulart at about the one-third mark of the race. …

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Rodrigo Baptista Claims First PWC GTS Victory at Lime Rock

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On Friday afternoon, Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Rodrigo Baptista took advantage of lapped traffic to get past Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James.  From there, Baptista held off a series of charges from James to claim his first career GTS victory by a mere .176 of a second. Afterwards, Baptista was quite pleased in the post-race press …

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Wright Motorsports Claims Lime Rock Sprint-X Victory

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On Friday afternoon, Wright Motorsports’ No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 R shared by Patrick Long and Marc Lieb led flag-to-flag to win Race No. 1 of the Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park for the Sprint-X class.  In addition, the No. 16 Porsche of Michael Schein and Jan Heylen won the Pro-Am division, allowing for …

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Elivan Goulart Claims Maiden TC Victory at Lime Rock Park

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In Pirelli World Challenge, Elivan Goulart is known as a standout in the TCA class.  He’s a tough out in a Mazda MX-5.  Two weeks ago, an opportunity arose to drive KRUGSPEED’s No. 70 Lotus Exige for the TC races at Lime Rock.  The Shelton, Conn. native qualified third, then took advantage of a bad …

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Patrick Long Wins PWC Lime Rock Sprint-X Pole

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The changeable weather conditions at Lime Rock Park shifted toward the wet side when the Sprint-X teams were scheduled to qualify on Friday.  A heavy mist forced teams to switch to rain tires in the time leading up to the session. The best times changed continuously through the short session, but Patrick Long ended up …

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Paul Holton, Elivan Goulart Win Lime Rock TC Poles

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C360R’s Paul Holton dealt with the misty conditions on Friday morning to claim the TC class pole for Race No. 1 in his Audi RS3 LMS Club Spot.  Holton’s lap of 56.099 seconds (98.184 mph) was more than a full second faster than the class qualifying record from last year. Holton’s lap was a full …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park

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The entry lists are out for this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park, and it is quite massive.  As of the last update, 109 entries have been submitted.  As is the norm for Sprint-X weekends, some of the teams are competing in both Sprint-X races and the GTS sprint races. The …

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