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Tom Dyer, Patrick Gallagher Fastest in Lime Rock Pilot Challenge Practices

Tom Dyer during practice for the Lime Rock Park 120, 7/16/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing’s Tom Dyer was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice Friday (July 16) at Lime Rock Park.  Dyer’s lap at 98.257 mph in the opening practice held up for the whole day. Practice No. 1 Friday morning saw clear skies and humid weather at Lime Rock …

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Entry List: Lime Rock Park 120

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday morning will see IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams take on the classic 1.53-mile configuration of Lime Rock Park for two hours of action.  TeamTGM is going for their third straight win at Lime Rock, but their two Camaros are just two of 36 teams that are entered. In the Grand Sport class, there are …

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Entry List: Northeast Grand Prix

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This Saturday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has their first GT-only race weekend of 2021 at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.  17 teams are entered. In GT Le Mans, it will be only the three full-time cars, the two Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C8.Rs and WeatherTech Racing’s Porsche.  At WeatherTech Racing, Matt Campbell is out …

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6 Hours of Fuji Canceled Due to COVID-19

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The FIA World Endurance Championship announced Wednesday (July 7) that the 6 Hours of Fuji, originally scheduled as the fifth round of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship on Sept. 26, has been cancelled.  The reasoning given is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, combined with ongoing travel restrictions to Japan. As a result, a second race …

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Pit Strategy Takes Action Express to Lightning-Delayed WeatherTech 240 Victory

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

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – An opportune pit stop for Action Express Racing saw Felipe Nasr get into the Whelen-sponsored Cadillac in place of Pipo Derani just before a full-course caution flew. Shortly afterwards, lightning caused a red flag.  Immediately afterwards, Nasr got the lead in a round of pit stops and held on to win …

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Turner Motorsport Dominates Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen

Bill Auberlen and Dillon Machavern celebrate their victory in the Sahlen's 120 at the Glen, 7/2/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen and Dillon Machavern dominated the Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen Friday (July 2).  Auberlen was able to hold off Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen on a late restart with three laps to go to take the victory, leading every lap along the way. The race started under yellow …

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Dillon Machavern Wins Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen Pole

Dillon Machavern during qualifying for the Sahlen's 120 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Turner Motorsport’s Dillon Machavern claimed the pole for Friday’s Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen Thursday evening (July 1) with a lap at 106.530 mph.  It is Machavern’s first pole of 2021. Machavern’s lap was one-sixth of a second faster than Wright Motorsports’ Ryan Hardwick in the only Porsche in the field.  …

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Ricky Taylor Earns 2nd Straight Watkins Glen Pole

Ricky Taylor during practice for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor earned his second straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole Thursday (July 1).  Ricky’s lap at 135.912 mph is only three-hundredths of a second slower than pole last weekend, despite the changeable conditions during the session. The DPi/LMP2 session was the driest on-track session in qualifying.  Slicks …

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Eric Foss Quickest in Rain-Shortened Sahlen’s 120 Practice

Jeff Mosing splashing through turn 2 at Watkins Glen during Sahlen's 120 practice, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. –  IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams only got one 60-minute practice session for Friday’s Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen.  Rain shortened that session to only 47 minutes. The best conditions were at the very beginning of the session, so those who ventured out early had the best chance at putting up a …

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