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Dane Cameron, Pipo Derani Top Mid-Ohio WeatherTech Practices

2021 Mid Ohio IWSC Dane Cameron Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the two pre-qualifying practice sessions were split into separate days.  Session No. 1 was held Friday afternoon (May 14), while Session No. 2 was early Saturday morning (May 15).  Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Dane Cameron ultimately was fastest with a lap at 114.869 mph. Practice No. 1 In …

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Ryan Hardwick Wins Mid-Ohio 120 Pole

2020 Sebring IWSC Ryan Hardwick Bob Akin Award Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The quick form that Wright Motorsports showed in practice continued Friday afternoon (May 14) in qualifying.  Ryan Hardwick won the pole for Saturday’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Mid-Ohio 120 with a lap at 93.412 mph.  It is not a track record for the series as Nate Stacy‘s pole lap from last September was one-tenth of …

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Jan Heylen Quickest in Mid-Ohio Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice

2021 Mid Ohio IMPC Jan Heylen Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports was originally scheduled to debut their Porsche Cayman GT4 MR in Daytona back in January.  However, Ryan Hardwick‘s practice crash prevented that from happening.  With a repaired chassis and the team’s planned driving duo in the car for the first time this year, Jan Heylen was quickest in both IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge …

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Entry List: Mid-Ohio 120

Bill Auberlen, Ryan Eversley and Harry Gottsacker racing during the Mid-Ohio 120 No. 2, 9/27/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams will return to action Saturday (May 15) for the first time in nearly two months at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  There are currently 36 teams entered for the Mid-Ohio 120. The Grand Sport class has 21 entries, an increase of one from Sebring.  Despite the increase, there are three teams …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge Presented by the TLX Type S

Ricky Taylor and Felipe Nasr racing during the Acura Sports Car Challenge, 9/27/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship travels to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend for the first sprint race of the season.  27 cars are currently entered in three classes.  The LMP2 and GT Le Mans classes are not scheduled to race this weekend.  Both classes’ next points race will be the Sahlen’s Six Hours at …

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Andretti Autosport Moves LMP3 Team to WeatherTech Championship

Jarret Andretti during IMSA Prototype Challenge Round 2 at Sebring, 3/14/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Andretti Autosport announced Wednesday (May 5) that they will move their sports car racing operation from IMSA Prototype Challenge to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, effective immediately.  The team will continue to race in the LMP3 class.  Jarett Andretti will continue to drive the car, re-numbered from No. 18 to No. 36 due to Era …

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K-PAX Racing Earns COTA Weekend Sweep In Changeable Conditions

Giovanni Venturini wins Race No. 2 of Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS at Circuit of the Americas, 5/2/2021 (Photo: K-PAX Racing)

(Photo: K-PAX Racing)

K-PAX Racing is now four-for-four in Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS competition, following the second consecutive weekend sweep Saturday (May 1) and Sunday (May 2) at Circuit of the Americas.  Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper won Saturday’s rain shortened first race, while Corey Lewis and Giovanni Venturini won the second race Sunday …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Dominates 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Sebastien Buemi practicing at Spa, 4/30/2021 (Photo: Gabi Tomescu@AdrenalMedia.com)

(Photo: Gabi Tomescu@AdrenalMedia.com)

In the debut race for the FIA World Endurance Championship’s new Hypercars, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s GR010 Hybrid dominated the day.  However, it was the slower No. 8 shared by Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima that won the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Saturday (May 1). On the initial start, United Autosports’ Phil Hanson was …

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Compass Racing Announces 2021 WeatherTech Sprint Cup Plans

2021 IWSC Compass Racing Car Compass Racing

(Photo: Compass Racing)

Compass Racing announced Thursday (April 29) that they will be returning to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021 for the WeatherTech Sprint Cup races only.  The team will switch from the McLaren 720S GT3 to the Acura NSX GT3.  With McLaren out, that means that McLaren factory driver Paul Holton is out as well.  …

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