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Jan Heylen, Maxwell Root Win WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120

Jan Heylen and Maxwell Root celebrate their victory in the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen and Maxwell Root benefitted from Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen cutting his right rear tire with 40 minutes to go. That gave Heylen the lead that he would not relinquish as Wright Motorsports won the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 Saturday (Sept. 11). “I always start each [race] thinking that [winning] could …

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Filipe Albuquerque Wins Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Pole

Ricky Taylor traversing the Corkscrew at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during practice for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, 9/10/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque won the pole Saturday afternoon (Sept. 11) for Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with a lap at 108.231 mph.  The lap is a new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record. “[Getting the pole] means a lot actually,” Albuquerque said after the session.  “How the …

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Maxwell Root Wins WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 Pole

Maxwell Root after winning the pole for the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Maxwell Root is not a regular in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition.  If one of Wright Motorsports’ regulars can’t go, he is the first call.  Driving in place of Ryan Hardwick, who is out after testing positive for COVID-19, Root turned in a lap at 88.990 mph to claim his second pole of 2021. Root’s …

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Harry Tincknell, Filipe Albuquerque Fastest in Laguna Seca WeatherTech Practices

Oliver Jarvis, John Farano and Olivier Pla negotiate a foggy WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during practice for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, 9/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice for Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  Tincknell turned in a lap Saturday morning (Sept. 11) at 108.070 mph. Practice No. 1 In the opening practice session Friday afternoon (Sept. 10), Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was …

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Eric Foss, Bill Auberlen Quickest in Laguna Seca Pilot Challenge Practices

Eric Foss practicing for the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/10/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Friday (Sept. 10), Murillo Racing’s Eric Foss was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice.  Foss’ lap at 88.112 mph in the midday session held up as the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Foss’ quick lap of the day came just 11 minutes into the 60-minute …

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Entry List: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120

Sebastian Priaulx racing during the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 10/31/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams will be back in action Saturday (Sept. 11) at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for two hours of action.  34 teams will do battle on the 2.238-mile road course. In Grand Sport, there are 21 teams entered, down from 24 at Road America.  The biggest change of the weekend is not …

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Entry List: Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship

2019 Laguna Seca IWSC Jeroen Bleekemolen Earl Bamber Dalton Kellett Racing Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action this weekend after a month off at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship.  26 teams are entered in four classes. In the DPi class, there are the six full-time teams entered.  Cadillacs from Action Express Racing, JDC-Miller MotorSports and Chip Ganassi Racing, …

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K-PAX Racing, Turner Motorsport Split Road America GT World Challenge America Victories

Andrea Caldarelli makes way for Jordan Pepper during the mandatory pit stop in Race No. 1 of Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS at Road America, 8/28/2021 (Photo: K-PAX Racing)

(Photo: K-PAX Racing)

Last weekend saw Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS return to action at Road America for the first time in nearly three months.  K-PAX Racing’s Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper won Race No. 1 on Saturday (Aug. 28), while Turner Motorsport’s Michael Dinan and Robby Foley won on Sunday (Aug. 29) Race No. …

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Cadillac Officially Throws Its Hat Into LMDh

Felipe Nasr late in the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/2/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

General Motors announced Tuesday (Aug. 25) that they will officially enter the new LMDh class.  They will continue their existing partnership with Dallara (the current DPi-V.R. is pictured above) to construct a new car that will debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2023.  Said car will be eligible to compete in both IMSA …

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Kamui Kobayashi Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans Pole

Kamui Kobayashi on pit road at Watkins Glen International, 6/26/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi took very little time to assume control in Hyperpole qualifying Thursday (Aug. 19).  On his first lap at speed, Kobayashi set a lap at 149.526 mph to win the overall pole for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. With everyone in the Hypercar class running on low fuel and …

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