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Ian James Claims GT4 America Sprint Race No. 2 Victory at Sonoma

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Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James on Sunday morning (June 9) was able to do exactly what he could not do Saturday.  He was able to get past Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper for the lead.  Once there, James was able to pull away to take the victory in Race No. 2 for Pirelli GT4 America …

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Michael Cooper Holds Off Ian James For Sonoma Sprint Race No. 1 Victory

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Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper took advantage of his pole position and held off Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James to lead flag-to-flag to take victory in Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Race No. 1 at Sonoma Raceway Saturday (June 8).  It is Cooper’s first win of the 2019 season. “The race with Ian [James]…he just waits …

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R. Ferri Motorsport Dominates Sonoma Blancpain GT Race No. 1

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Miguel Molina and Toni Vilander dominated the Blancpain GT World Challenge America proceedings Saturday (June 8) at Sonoma Raceway.  Starting from the overall pole, Molina was aggressive at the start and pulled out a good lead.  Vilander was able to hold that advantage to bring home a flag-to-flag victory. Molina started from …

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Miguel Molina, Matt Campbell Win Sonoma Blancpain GT World Challenge America Poles

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Miguel Molina and Wright Motorsports’ Matt Campbell were fastest overall in the two Blancpain GT World Challenge America qualifying sessions Saturday morning (June 8) at Sonoma Raceway.  Campbell’s lap of 93.285 miles per hour was the fastest lap of the two sessions. Session No. 1 In the first session, it was Molina …

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Michael Cooper Fastest Of All GT4 Entries in Sonoma Qualifying

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Saturday morning (June 8) saw Pirelli GT4 America Sprint, Pirelli GT4 America SprintX and GT4 West teams all venture onto Sonoma Raceway’s configuration to qualify for this weekend’s races. When the dust cleared, it was Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper that was fastest in his McLaren. Pirelli GT4 America Sprint The Pirelli GT4 America Sprint …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Busch Dominates Pocono, Cole Custer Wins Big and IndyCar Tackles Detroit

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Busch Pushes Past NASCAR Package Problems Experts can argue back and forth about Kyle Busch’s 200-plus wins in NASCAR’s top three series. Fans will debate its place in history for years to come. But there’s one part of Busch’s career we cannot debate: a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series …

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Juan Pablo Montoya, Dane Cameron Win at Detroit, Earn 2nd Straight Win

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Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron entered Detroit on a roll and left Belle Isle Park on a roll.  The duo teamed up to win Saturday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear from the pole for their second straight overall victory. “Certainly we’ll take [the win].  It’s a little bit unexpected …

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Juan Pablo Montoya Wins Detroit Pole; Acura Team Penske Sweeps Front Row

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Acura Team Penske’s recent excellent form continued Friday (May 31) at Belle Isle Park as Juan Pablo Montoya claimed pole for Saturday’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear.  It is Montoya’s first pole of 2019 and the No. 6 car’s second of the year (teammate Dane Cameron won the pole at Sebring). “It’s great.  …

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Pace Laps: Joe Gibbs Racing Dominates at Charlotte, Simon Pagenaud Crowned Indianapolis 500 Champ

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joe Gibbs Racing Endures Roller Coaster 600-Miler Joe Gibbs Racing battled through the adversity of a marathon weekend packed with misfortunes and came out on top. After all three of its Xfinity Series drivers battled tire problems on Saturday, the same issues sent Erik Jones and alliance teammate Matt DiBenedetto …

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Spencer Pumpelly Wins CTMP GT4 Sprint Race No. 2

Spencer Pumpelly 2019 Long Beach

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The second Pirelli GT4 America Sprint race of the weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park Sunday (May 19) was not quite as exciting as Saturday’s.  The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly regained the lead early after losing it on the first lap and held on to take his second win of 2019. “This was a tough …

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