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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

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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

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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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Laurens Vanthoor Sets Lime Rock Track Record, Claims Northeast Grand Prix Pole

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Porsche GT Team continued their domination of the speed charts Saturday morning (July 20) as Laurens Vanthoor claimed the overall pole for today’s Northeast Grand Prix.  Vanthoor’s lap at 108.001 mph is a track record for GT Le Mans-class teams. “I think [the car] is very good,” Vanthoor told Frontstretch after the session.  “Ever since …

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Nick Tandy Fastest Overall In Lime Rock WeatherTech Practice

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Once the heat of the day finally began to peter out, Porsche GT Team came to play Friday at Lime Rock Park.  Nick Tandy set the best lap of the day in the final session with a lap at 106.593 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, Tandy was fastest with a lap at …

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Owen Trinkler Wins Lime Rock Park 120 Pole

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TeamTGM’s Owen Trinkler overcame hot and humid conditions Friday (July 19) and less than four wheels on the ground to win the overall pole for Saturday’s Lime Rock Park 120.  Trinkler’s lap at 98.601 mph was more than a second quicker than last year’s pole, but three-tenths of a second slower than the best lap …

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Andrew Davis, Devin Jones Top Lime Rock Pilot Challenge Practices

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Andrew Davis got the late call to come to Lime Rock and drive Rebel Rock Racing’s Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R this weekend.  On Friday , he showed that the team made a good decision by turning in the fastest lap of the day at 99.161 mph in the opening session. Practice No. 1 At 10 a.m. …

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