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Indy Dontje Leads Winward Racing Front Row Sweep For Tioga Downs 240

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Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport’s Indy Dontje won the pole Friday afternoon (June 28) for Saturday’s Tioga Downs 240 at the Glen with a lap at 106.705 mph, the fourth round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season.  It is Dontje’s first career pole in the series. “The Mercedes-AMG GT4 is running very well here [this weekend],” …

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Devin Jones, Owen Trinkler Top Tioga Downs 240 Practice Sessions

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IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams have been treated to warm weather at Watkins Glen International so far this weekend.  BimmerWorld Racing’s Devin Jones is fastest overall in practice this weekend with a lap at 106.514 mph.  He also did all the practice for the No. 82 BMW M4 GT4 on Thursday due to the fact …

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Entry List: Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240 at the Glen

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Michelin Pilot Challenge teams will return to action this weekend at Watkins Glen after being off since Mid-Ohio at the beginning of May.  37 teams have lodged entries for Saturday’s four-hour race. The Grand Sport class has 24 entries, which is up one from Mid-Ohio.  Given the additional length, some teams are running three-driver lineups, …

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Entry List: Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen

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This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action with six hours of racing at Watkins Glen International.  37 teams will take on Watkins Glen’s hilly 3.4-mile long course. In the Prototype class, there are the 11 full-time entries for the season.  Since this race is the shortest of the four races that are …

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Pace Laps: A Sonoma Snoozer, While Ross Chastain Takes NASCAR by Storm

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: New Track, Same Sonoma Story Sonoma Raceway added its famed Carousel for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But the new 2.52-mile course led to an unexpected challenge, not for the drivers but the fans. A caution-free race, except for stage breaks, became dominated by Kyle Busch and Martin Truex …

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2 Ford GTs Disqualified from Le Mans Due To Fuel Capacity Issues

(Photo: Keating Motorsports)

The Automobile Club d’Ouest announced early Tuesday morning (June 18) that Keating Motorsports has been stripped of their GTE-Am class victory from last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans and disqualified from the race altogether.  The action is based on two post-race penalties having to do with the fuel system. The first violation was that …

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Pace Laps: Christopher Bell Puts on a Clinic, Truck Series Drama Unfolds In Iowa

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Xfinity Series: Christopher Bell Show in Iowa  Heading into Sunday’s CircuitCity.com 250 at Iowa Speedway, Christopher Bell was the favorite. The No. 20 team lived up to expectations in the race, leading 186 laps en route to its fourth victory of the season. The victory is Bell’s second in four starts at the 7/8-mile short …

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Punctures Allow Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 To Claim Le Mans Honors

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 7 completely dominated the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans, leading for 23 of 24 hours. But with a little more than an hour to go, the No. 7 Toyota with Jose Maria Lopez at the wheel got punctures on two consecutive laps, handing the victory to their Toyota teammates. Puncture …

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Toyota Dominates 1st Quarter of 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans; Corvette No. 64 Out

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Through six hours at the Circuit de la Sarthe, Toyota GAZOO Racing has dominated the competition at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Mike Conway led the field away from the drop of the French Tricolore and effectively has not been usurped.  In an in-race interview, Fernando Alonso noted that the No. 8 Toyota …

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Toyota Sweeps Front Row For 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Toyota GAZOO Racing didn’t even need the final qualifying session Thursday (June 13) to claim overall pole for Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Kamui Kobayashi turned in a lap at 155.916 mph during the second session.  That held up to win the pole. Qualifying Practice No. 2 Conditions were nearly perfect during the second …

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