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Don Panoz Dead at 83

Dr. Don Panoz, Vice Chairman of IMSA and founder of the American Le Mans Series and Panoz Automotive, died on Tuesday after a bout with cancer.  He was 83 years old. Panoz was successful in a number of different industries, from pharmaceuticals to hospitality.  He co-founded Milan Pharmaceuticals as a …

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Rodrigo Baptista Completes Stomping, Sweeps Watkins Glen

K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista capped off a career weekend by leading flag-to-flag Sunday (Sep. 2) to take his second straight GT overall victory at Watkins Glen.  The success on Watkins Glen’s long course even surprised Baptista. “No, I don’t think so,” Baptista said after the race when asked if he’d …

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Rodrigo Baptista Leads Flag-to-Flag to Win Watkins Glen GT Race No. 1

K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista had an excellent day on Saturday (Sep. 1) at Watkins Glen International.  First, he won his first GT overall pole position in the morning.  In the afternoon, he led all 29 laps with ease to claim his very first Pirelli World Challenge solo victory. “[Today’s win] …

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Entry List: Grand Prix of Watkins Glen

This weekend, Pirelli World Challenge wraps up their season at Watkins Glen International with a series of eight races on the 3.4-mile long course.  81 teams have lodged entries in seven classes.  One of those teams has already withdrawn. TruSpeed AutoSport’s No. 19 Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the GTA …

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R. Ferri Motorsports Wins Utah GT SprintX Race No. 1

R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander was able to pass K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista just before the 25-minute mark of Saturday’s GT SprintX Race No. 1 from Utah Motorsports Campus.  From there, Vilander and teammate Miguel Molina were not challenged on their way to their fifth SprintX win of the season.  …

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2019 Pirelli World Challenge GT, GTS, GT4 Schedules Released

On Friday, the SRO Motorsport Group held their annual press conference at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, site of this weekend’s Total 24 Hours of Spa. As part of that 56-minute press conference, SRO Motorsports Group CEO Stéphane Ratel and Pirelli World Challenge President/CEO Greg Gill showed off a number of …

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Parker Chase, Ryan Dalziel Claim GT SprintX Race No. 2 after Post-Race Penalty

TruSpeed AutoSport’s Pro-Am pairing of 17-year old Parker Chase and veteran Ryan Dalziel claimed overall victory in Sunday’s GT SprintX Race No. 2 at Portland International Raceway as part of the 58th Rose City Races.  PFAFF Motorsports’ Wolf Henzler and Scott Hargrove won on the road, but were penalized two …

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Harry Gottsacker Claims 1st Career GTS SprintX Victory at Portland

Racers Edge Motorsports’ Harry Gottsacker put himself on a different pit strategy than the other leaders Sunday (July 15) at Portland International Raceway.  Pitting early and turning in quick laps during the pit window allowed him to overtake Blackdog Speed Shop’s No. 11 Camaro in the pits.  Once out front, …

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