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Kyle Marcelli Quickest in Mid-Ohio Pilot Challenge Practice

2020 Mid Ohio IMPC Kyle Marcelli Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Friday saw KohR Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Marcelli’s turned in a lap during the afternoon practice session at 92.946 mph. Practice No. 1 Pilot Challenge teams were on-track bright and early Friday morning at Mid-Ohio.  Defending race winners Archangel Motorsport (racing last …

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Entry List: Mid-Ohio 120 Doubleheader

2019 Mid Ohio Russell Ward Robby Foley Nate Stacy Racing Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Due to the cancellation of the Lime Rock Park 120, IMSA has scheduled a doubleheader for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course since space and time constraints will not allow the series to join the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT glasses at Charlotte Motor Speedway in October.  That …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Oliver Jarvis Dane Cameron Racing Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For this weekend’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, there were originally 27 teams entered.  However, recent moves have dropped this number to 24. Monday night, Porsche announced that all of their crewmembers and drivers that competed in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans would not be making the trip to Germany for this …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Earns 3rd Straight Le Mans Victory

2020 Le Mans WEC Kazuki Nakajima Car Harry Parvin Adrenal Media

(Photo: Harry Parvin@AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing once again dominated the proceedings at the Circuit de la Sarthe.  The pole-sitting No. 7 Toyota TS050 was in charge for nearly the entire first half of the race.  However, a turbo issue just past the halfway point resulted in a 30-minute stint in the garage.  That allowed the No. 8 Toyota …

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Kamui Kobayashi Wins 24 Hours of Le Mans Pole

2019 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato @AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi turned in a lap at 156.137 mph Friday (Sept. 18) during the new Hyperpole session to win the overall pole for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.  It is not a track record, but within a couple of tenths of a second. In the new-for-2020 qualifying format at Le …

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IMSA Holds Annual State of the Series; Adds LMP3 to WeatherTech Championship for 2021

2019 Road Atlanta PC Austin McCusker Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA held their annual State of the Series presentation remotely Wednesday (Sept. 9).  In it, a number of announcements were made pertaining to IMSA’s immediate future. The point structure is getting an overhaul for all three of IMSA’s primary series.  Points in the races will be decatupled for 2021.  A race win, currently worth 35 …

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Rebel Rock Racing Wins Stay Frosty Performance Coolants 240

2020 Road Atlanta IMPC Robin Liddell Frank DePew Andrew Davis Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Stay Frosty Performance Coolants 240 for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Sunday (Sep. 6) came down to fuel mileage and strategy.  Rebel Rock Racing’s Andrew Davis, Frank DePew and Robin Liddell had the right mix and brought home the victory at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. “The whole team did a fantastic job today,” Liddell said …

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Nate Stacy Wins Stay Frosty Performance Coolants 240 Pole

2020 Road Atlanta IMPC Nate Stacy Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Following the conclusion of Sept. 5’s TireRack.com Grand Prix, IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams took to the 2.54-mile road course at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in order to qualify for Sunday’s (Sept. 6) Stay Frosty Performance Coolants 240.  At the end of 30 minutes of qualifying, KohR Motorsports’ Nate Stacy put his Aston Martin Vantage …

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Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Win TireRack.com Grand Prix

SRX driver Helio Castroneves races at Road Atlanta. (September 2020) (Photo: IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor recovered from multiple early penalties to win the TireRack.com Grand Prix Saturday (Sept. 5) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  It is the second win of the season for the duo as they continued their strong 2020 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car championship season. “Great team effort today, I …

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