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Fast Track Racing Wins GT4 America SprintX Race No. 1, Loses Race No. 2 Due to Penalty

(Photo: Fast Track Racing)

In Pirelli GT4 America SprintX action, it was an excellent weekend at VIRginia International Raceway for Fast Track Racing.  Stevan McAleer and Justin Raphael won Race No. 1 on Saturday (April 27) and came within a whisker of a weekend sweep on Sunday (April 28) Race No. 1 AutoTechnic Racing’s Kris Wilson led from the …

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Matthew Fassnacht Sweeps Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Weekend at VIR

(Photo: SRO America)

In the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint races this weekend at VIR, tire issues plagued the frontrunners.  Murillo Racing’s Matthew Fassnacht was able to avoid trouble and drive his Mercedes-AMG GT4 to two overall victories. Race No. 1 The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly started from the overall pole after setting a track record in qualifying.  From …

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K-PAX Racing Wins VIR Blancpain GT Race No. 1

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente and Andy Soucek dominated much of the first Blancpain GT World Challenge America race of the weekend Saturday (April 27) at VIRginia International Raceway.  Parente led easily from the pole, while Soucek induced Wright Motorsports’ Scott Hargrove into a costly mistake to hold on to claim victory. “We had a great …

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Spencer Pumpelly Tops Pirelli GT4 America Qualifying Sessions at VIR

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday morning (April 27), there were three separate qualifying sessions for the upcoming Pirelli GT4 America races this weekend at VIRginia Interinational Raceway.  Despite three on-track sessions, seemingly not much has changed from Long Beach. Sprint Session In the Sprint session, it was The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly that topped the field. Using a …

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The Life of a Racing Pit Reporter: Kelli Stavast

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Back in September, I had the great pleasure to sit down with some of NBC Sports’ on-air personalities.  We’ve already covered the point of view of play-by-play commentator Rick Allen and booth analyst Jeff Burton.  Today, we’re going down to pit road with the help of Kelli Stavast. For me, personally, the first time I …

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Jan Magnussen on Corvette Racing, Son Kevin and a 3.5-Hour Bar Fight

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At age 45, Jan Magnussen has had a substantial career in motorsports.  He made his way up through the ranks of open wheel feeder series all the way up to Formula 1, where he made 25 starts for a combination of McLaren and Stewart, scoring one point for a sixth-place finish. After 1998, Magnussen transitioned …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR Resets After Easter Off Week

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Talladega Up Next Easter has become a NASCAR tradition. Or, should we say, a NASCAR vacation. It’s the only weekend from February through November none of the sport’s top three series show up and race. As you’d expect, no racing led to a quiet news week. But business is about …

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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Winless Streak, Alexander Rossi Dominates in Long Beach

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Martin Truex Jr. Snaps Short-Track Winless Streak There was no stopping Martin Truex Jr. on Saturday night at Richmond Raceway, as the driver of the No. 19 Toyota held off a fading Clint Bowyer and a hard charging Joey Logano to win his first short track event. Kyle Busch led …

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Spencer Pumpelly Leads Flag-to-Flag, Claims Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Long Beach Victory

Spencer Pumpelly 2019 Long Beach

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly proved that he had the right stuff on Sunday (April 14), leading flag-to-flag in his Porsche to win the third round of the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint season in Long Beach.  He spent the full race with Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James hot on his tail, but he was able …

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Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque Successfully Defend IMSA Long Beach Victory

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach was a rough and tumble affair.  Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque were able to avoid the issues and hold off a late Acura Team Penske to win at Long Beach for the second year in a row. “The car was really, really …

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