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Entry List: Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend will see the full compliment of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s five classes race for six hours at Watkins Glen International.  As of this writing, 40 teams are entered for the race, but that may change. In the DPi class, seven teams are entered.  In addition to the six full-time entries, Action Express …

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Trent Hindman Returns to Wright Motorsports for Remainder of 2021

Trent Hindman talks with his engineer at Sebring International Raceway, 11/14/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports announced Wednesday (June 17) that Trent Hindman will return to the No. 16 Porsche full-time for the remainder of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  He will replace Ryan Hardwick in the 1st Phorm-sponsored entry alongside Patrick Long. Hindman is very happy with the news, but more than willing to give thanks …

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Chip Ganassi Racing Dominates At Detroit, Claims First Prototype Win Since 2015

Renger van der Zande and Kevin Magnussen after winning the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park, 6/12/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen and Renger van der Zande dominated the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Saturday (June 12) at Belle Isle Park.  The duo led for 63 of 65 laps, but held off a late charge from Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr to claim the overall victory.  It is their first Prototype victory since …

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Kevin Magnussen Wins Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Pole

Kevin Magnussen after winning the pole for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park, 6/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen won the pole Friday (June 11) for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park with a lap at 105.709 mph.  This backs up Magnussen’s quick time from the second practice session. The Cadillacs dominated the session.  Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani was up front early on, then JDC-Miller …

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Cadillac Fastest in Friday IMSA Detroit Practice

Renger van der Zande during practice for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park, 6/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Cadillac flexed their muscles early in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s visit to the Motor City as the General Motors brand topped the time sheets in both Friday practice sessions for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. Tristan Vautier set the fastest lap in the opening session in the Mustang Sampling/JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi as the …

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BMW Declares Intentions To Build LMDh Car For 2023

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

BMW Motorsport officially announced Friday morning (June 11) that they will build a new prototype for the LMDh class.  The manufacturer intends to debut their new car in the 2023 Rolex 24 at Daytona. “BMW is back on the big motorsport stage,” said Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW’s M.  “In entering the LMDh class, BMW …

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Entry List: Chevrolet Sports Car Classic

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action this weekend at Belle Isle Park for the first time in nearly a month.  However, only 20 teams are entered in the 100-minute sprint race. Why such a short field?  A number of factors.  One, this race was originally a week earlier.  Moving it back to the …

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Zach Veach Not Racing in IMSA Detroit Race After Positive COVID-19 Test Result

2020 Indy 500

Zach Veach before the 2020 Indy 500. (Photo Credit: Joe Skibinski/Courtesy of IndyCar.)

Zach Veach will not run in the IMSA Detroit Grand Prix this weekend after testing positive for COVID-19, Vasser Sullivan announced Wednesday, June 9. Townsend Bell will fill in for Veach in the GTD class No. 12 car with co-driver Frankie Montecalvo. Veach competes full time for Vasser Sullivan after racing in the NTT IndyCar …

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HTP Winward Motorsport Snaps K-PAX’s Streak, Wins At VIR

Russell Ward driving at VIR during the SRO America weekend, 6/6/2021 (Photo: MBUSA/Brian Cleary)

(Photo: MBUSA/Brian Cleary)

HTP Winward Motorsport’s Mikael Grenier and Russell Ward claimed victory Sunday (June 6) in Race No. 2 for Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS at Virginia International Raceway.  It is the first time this year that K-PAX Racing has failed to win. “Just a flawless race from all of us.  I’m super proud …

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Andrea Caldarelli, Jordan Pepper Continue Domination With 4th Win of 2021 at VIR

Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper hold up their trophies after winning Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS Race No. 1 at VIR, 6/5/2021 (Photo: K-PAX Racing)

(Photo: K-PAX Racing)

K-PAX Racing’s Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper led all but five laps to win the first race of the weekend at VIRginia International Raceway Saturday (June 5).  It is their fourth win of the Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS season in five races. “We knew we’d struggle a little bit in the …

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