Race Weekend Central

Beyond the Cockpit: Colin Braun On How NASCAR Fell Apart

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By the standards of nearly every form of motorsports, Colin Braun is a young man at age 26, however, despite only being 26, he already has a decade of experience in the upper levels of racing. For sports car fans, their first glimpse of Braun was back in 2005 when he was part of Team16, a special …

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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Claims 2015 Northeast Grand Prix Victory

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Saturday afternoon brought the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Prototype Challenge (PC) and GT-Daytona (GTD) classes to the 1.474-mile layout at Lime Rock Park for two hours and 40 minutes of racing. The first part of the race saw one team dominate each class. Neither of those teams would be anywhere near the hunt for the …

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Multimatic Claims 1-2 in GS, CJ Wilson Racing Wins ST at Lime Rock

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Once the fog burned off at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge rolled off for their two-hour combined race. Multimatic Motorsports may have won the last time out at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with Austin Cindric and Jade Buford, but their second car, the No. 15 was destroyed in a crash. …

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Stephen Simpson, Dion von Moltke Claim PC and GTD Poles at Lime Rock

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With only 18 cars entered for Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix, traffic won’t be that much of an issue for the Prototype Challenge (PC) and Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) classes. However, that doesn’t mean that grabbing the pole isn’t important. By the time the PC cars got on track, the skies were starting to cloud up. …

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Matt Bell, Chad McCumbee Claim CTSC Poles at Lime Rock

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Saturday’s two-hour combined race for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is looking like it could be quite the dogfight. 41 cars are scheduled to start the race and close quarters will be the name of the game. Qualifying is very important since passing can be quite difficult. In GS, the apparent goal was to …

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Plumbs Assert Themselves in GS at Lime Rock; Caymans Pace ST

(Photo: Ford Performance)

During the Northeast Grand Prix weekend at Lime Rock Park, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is the primary support series. The series was originally scheduled to race in separate two-hour events, but IMSA announced last week that the field would be combined for one two-hour block, scheduled for Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Friday …

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Colin Braun, Bruno Junqueira Pace Lime Rock TUSC Practice Sessions

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Friday morning dawned sunny, but relatively cool at Lime Rock Park. However, by the time that the Prototype Challenge and GT-Daytona teams hit the track for their first practice session, temperatures had warmed to 74 degrees with sunny skies and low humidity. Those are great conditions for fast laps, and both types of cars followed …

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Ford’s New Shelby GT350R-C to Debut at Watkins Glen

(Photo: Ford Performance)

On Wednesday, Ford Performance announced that the new Shelby GT350R-C, a racing version of the high performance Ford Shelby GT350, will make its on-track debut this weekend at Watkins Glen International in the IMSA Continential Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Continental Tire 150 on Saturday. In the CTSC, the Shelby GT350R-C will serve as the long term …

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Porsche Claims 1-2 in 24 Hours of Le Mans

(Credit: Audi AG)

This past weekend, sports car racing held its biggest event of the entire year, the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Northwestern France. While the biggest story of the week revolved around Ford’s announcement that it is creating a four-car assault on the GTE-class (two in TUSC’s GT-Le Mans class and two in the WEC’s GTE-Pro …

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