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Toyota Wins at Spa, Wintry Weather The Real Story

(Photo: John Rourke@AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 Toyota TS050-Hybrid for Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Buemi and Kazuki Nakajima claimed overall victory Saturday (May 4) in the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.  However, the picture above shows the real story.  The race was plagued by unusually cold weather for early May and was put under the safety car multiple times …

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Oliver Jarvis Wins Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Even though the rain has finally stopped at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the wet weather from Friday played a role Saturday (May 4) with IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Teams had to contend with water running across the track exiting the Keyhole.  Despite this, Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis won the pole for Sunday’s Acura Sports …

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Kenton Koch Claims Mid-Ohio 120 Pole; Chad Gilsinger Fastest Overall

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday morning (May 4) brought a very unusual qualifying session for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Officials declared mixed conditions, meaning that teams could qualify on either wet or dry tires.  However, the conditions differed between the two sessions. It forced IMSA to use Section 40.2.11 of the IMSA Sporting …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Snags Spa Pole, SMP Racing Hot on Heels

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After a rare defeat at the hands of SMP Racing in Free Practice No. 1 on Thursday, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi got down to business Friday (May 3) and claimed the overall pole for Saturday’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Conway and Kobayashi averaged a speed of 137.737 mph over their best …

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Kenny Wilden Fastest Overall in Mid-Ohio 120 Practice

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams had to deal with a wet track Friday (May 3) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge.  With a later second session, the circuit had dried out quite a bit more, allowing for quicker times in the afternoon.  KohR Motorsports’ Kenny Wilden was fastest on the day with a lap at 87.002 …

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Oliver Jarvis Fastest in Wet Mid-Ohio WeatherTech Practice

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams Friday (May 3) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course were greeted with rain and mud.  Naturally, this cut down on actual lapping in practice.  Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis was fastest overall with a lap at 92.207 mph. Practice No. 1 The first practice of the day was held in steady …

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Entry List: Mid-Ohio 120

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For Saturday’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Mid-Ohio 120, there are 37 cars entered, down from 43 at Sebring.  Most of the changes are in the headlining Grand Sport class. In Grand Sport, there are a number of teams that raced at Sebring that are not entered this weekend.  Likely the most notable is Multimatic Motorsports.  …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend marks the first regular length sprint race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  36 teams will do battle on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course’s 2.25-mile configuration on Sunday (May 5).  There are a number of changes in play this weekend, partially due to the fact that the FIA World Endurance Championship racing Saturday …

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Pace Laps: Chevy Teamwork Takes Center Stage In Talladega’s GEICO 500

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chevy Shuts Down 2019 Shutout With a Little Hendrick Motorsports Teamwork It may have been a brand new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series package at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday (April 28). The cars may have run without restrictor plates for the first time in 30 years, posting 38 lead changes and …

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Rodrigo Baptista, Maxime Soulet Claim Blancpain GT Race No. 2 at VIR

(Photo: K-PAX Racing)

Sunday afternoon (April 28) saw K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista and Maxime Soulet continue the team’s excellent start in 2019.  The duo, driving a repaired Bentley Continental GT3 after Baptista’s crash on Saturday, led the second half of Sunday’s race to claim the victory in Race No. 2 at VIRginia International Raceway. “We had a much …

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