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IMSA Talks State of the Series, Announces 2020 Schedules

(Photo: Ford Performance)

IMSA held its annual State of the Sport address at Road America Friday night (Aug. 2). In the short term, the sanctioning body released 2020 schedules for IMSA’s series. It also gave an update on the development of the next generation of DPi chassis. WeatherTech SportsCar Championship For 2020, there really will not be all …

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Jesse Lazare Fastest in Road America 120 Practice; Justin Piscitell Rolls

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Motorsport In Action’s Jesse Lazare was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice (Aug. 2) at Road America with a lap at 106.135 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session, it was Park Place Motorsports’ Trent Hindman that was fastest overall in his Porsche Cayman GT4 MR with a lap at 105.931 mph.  …

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Dane Cameron Fastest Overall in Friday Road America Practice

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Acura Team Penske’s No. 6 team was the team to beat Friday at Road America.  Dane Cameron was fastest overall with a lap at 132.472 mph during opening practice for Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase. Practice No. 1 Cameron’s fast lap of the day came relatively early in the session.  That allowed the rest of …

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Entry List: IMSA Road Race Showcase

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase at Road America for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, there are currently 35 teams entered.  This is a slightly fewer number of entries as compared to the last race with all four classes in action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. In the Prototype class, there are only 10 cars …

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Entry List: Road America 120

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For Saturday afternoon’s Road America 120 for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, there are currently 37 cars entered, an increase of three cars (pre-withdrawals) from Lime Rock Park.  There are a couple of interesting changes. First off, there has been a major change at Andrew Wojeczko Autosport (AWA) since the entry list was released.  Scott …

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Indy Dontje on Racing in America, Mercedes & Renger van der Zande’s Advice

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Indy Dontje is a sports car racer from the Netherlands that currently competes in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge for Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport. Up until a couple of years ago, he had never raced in the United States. After helping out with the debut of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 in the US in 2017, Dontje is …

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Pace Laps: Denny Hamlin, Ross Chastain Pick Up Pocono Wins

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Wins Strategy Filled Race Pocono Raceway is known for a variety of different strategies. That’s exactly what we saw in Sunday’s Gander RV 400, with Denny Hamlin stretching the fuel tank to earn his third victory of 2019. Hamlin didn’t have the best car but was a definite …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Veterans Head In 2 Directions, Christopher Bell Dominates Xfinity at Loudon

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Two Veterans Headed In Opposite Directions Kevin Harvick and Jimmie Johnson were born less than three months apart. Their Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series careers started within one year of each other, 2001 and 2002, as the California natives rose up and won in their first years on tour. Multiple …

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Late Pass Gives Ford Overall Victory At Lime Rock

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday (July 20) came down to the final minutes.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Richard Westbrook was able to pass Porsche GT Team’s Earl Bamber for the lead with seven minutes to go (just seconds after the above picture was taken).  From there, Westbrook pulled away to take Ford’s first …

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TeamTGM Successfully Defends Lime Rock Park 120 Victory

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

TeamTGM’s Owen Trinkler and Hugh Plumb started from the pole in Saturday’s Lime Rock Park 120.  From there, they led the vast majority of the race, but had to sweat out their fuel in order to repeat as winners at Lime Rock Park. “[Today’s win] is all about the TGM guys,” Plumb said after the …

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