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Entry List: Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Presented By Acura

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This weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura originally had 37 entries.  Then, two GT Daytona teams withdrew to drop that number to 35.  We’ll start with them. First, Moorespeed has withdrawn their No. 19 Audi R8 LMS GT3 for the second week in a row.  The withdrawal stems …

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Pace Laps: Big Moments For NASCAR’s Up-And-Coming Talents In Alex Bowman, Cole Custer

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Alex Bowman’s Big Moment He was the quiet, unassuming replacement for Dale Earnhardt Jr. that spent years toiling in underfunded rides. Alex Bowman has spent the last year-plus racing under the shadows of his flashy, more marketable 20-something teammates: Chase Elliott and William Byron. He’s seven titles short of Jimmie …

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Mazda Team Joest Scores Debut Victory at Watkins Glen

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Mazda has struggled on and off for the past five years in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Their car is fast, but they’ve had bad luck.  Sunday (June 30) saw Mazda Team Joest put it all together as Harry Tincknell, Jonathan Bomarito and Olivier Pla claimed overall honors in the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the …

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Riley Motorsports Wins Wild, Weather-Plagued Tioga Downs 240

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Riley Motorsports’ Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Jeroen Bleekemolen, James Cox and Dylan Murry took the lead on their final pit stop Saturday (June 29) with 40 minutes to go.  Then, it started raining.  Murry dropped back down the order on slicks in the wet, but was able to re-take the lead with five minutes to go …

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Oliver Jarvis Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Pole

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Mazda Team Joest’s Mazda RT24-P showed Saturday (June 29) that it is still the fastest car on high speed circuits. Oliver Jarvis won the pole for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen with a track record lap at 136.548 mph. “I love this place,” Jarvis said after qualifying. “This place is just amazing. You …

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Dane Cameron, Harry Tincknell Fastest in Watkins Glen WeatherTech Practices

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Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday (June 28) at Watkins Glen International.  Cameron’s lap at 135.978 mph in Practice No. 2 is more than two seconds faster than last year’s pole speed. Practice No. 1 Mazda Team Joest’s Harry Tincknell was fastest overall in the first …

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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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