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Pace Laps: Martin Truex Jr.’s Dominance & An XFINITY Championship Preview

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Truex Trounces The Field Kentucky Speedway was simply the Martin Truex Jr. show. Leading 174 of 267 laps, his No. 78 Toyota was on cruise control most of Saturday night (July 14) in the Quaker State 400. Two-tire pit strategies, like on most repaves produced short-term boosts for drivers like …

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Racers Edge Motorsports Sweeps Portland GTS SprintX Race No. 1 Front Row

2018 Lime Rock PWC Harry Gottsacker Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Recent qualifying sessions for Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS SprintX class have been very tight and Saturday’s (July 14) qualifying session was no exception.  Racers Edge Motorsports’ Harry Gottsacker won the pole for GTS SprintX Race No. 1 at Portland International Raceway with a lap of 91.944 mph around the 1.97-mile circuit. Gottsacker’s lap was two-tenths …

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Michael Christensen Claims Portland GT SprintX Race No. 1 Pole

2018 Lime Rock PWC Michael Christensen Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Alegra Motorsports’ Michael Christensen won the pole for GT SprintX Race No. 1 Saturday morning (July 14) at Portland International Raceway.  Christensen’s lap at an average speed of 101.145 mph will stand as a track record since Pirelli World Challenge has not raced in Portland since 2005. Christensen’s lap was a quarter of a second …

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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge 58th Rose City Races

2018 VIR PWC Rodrigo Baptista Car WC Vision

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This weekend, all of Pirelli World Challenge’s classes return to action at Portland International Raceway for the first time in more than a decade.  It is the fourth SprintX weekend of the season.  82 teams have filed entries for the weekend. In the GT SprintX races, there are 15 entries, six of which are in …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Paul Holton on McLaren, BoP & Formula E

2017 Lime Rock PWC Paul Holton Interview Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Paul Holton has risen up through the lower ranks of sports car racing over the past couple of years.  Just four years ago, he was racing in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Street Tuner class in a Honda Civic. Last year, Holton split time between a McLaren in the CTSC and an Audi RS3 …

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Pace Laps: Tragedy Strikes Racing Community With Loss Of Jason Johnson

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Fab Foursome Keep On Rising Road courses are supposed to be different. These right-turn tracks bring out the best in drivers who don’t have a chance to win anywhere else. AJ Allmendinger, Marcos Ambrose and Jeremy Clements in NASCAR’s XFINITY Series are just a few of the recent success stories …

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Michael Christensen Snatches PWC Road America Race No. 2 Victory

2018 Lime Rock PWC Michael Christensen Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Alegra Motorsports’ Michael Christensen was able to get past Race No. 1 winner Àlvaro Parente in Turn 6 on the very first lap of the race Sunday.  From there, Christensen was able to open up a gap and maintain that advantage to win Race No. 2 of the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Road …

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Àlvaro Parente Dominates PWC Race No. 1 at Road America

2018 Lime Rock PWC Andy Soucek Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente used an excellent restart to take the lead away from TR3 Racing’s Daniel Mancinelli at the end of lap 2.  From there, the Bentley racer was not threatened on the way to his second GT Sprint victory of 2018.  It is the third overall win of the season for K-PAX Racing …

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Daniel Mancinelli Claims PWC Road America Race No. 1 Pole

2018 Long Beach PWC Daniel Mancinelli Car WC Vision

(Photo: WC Vision)

TR3 Racing’s Daniel Mancinelli claimed the pole Saturday morning (June 23) for Pirelli World Challenge race No. 1 at Road America with a lap of 115.946 mph, the fastest lap of the whole weekend to this point.  Mancinelli’s time was half of a tenth of a second faster than Alegra Motorsports’ Michael Christensen in his …

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Drew Staveley Wins GTS SprintX Race No. 2 after Elghanayan Falters

2018 Lime Rock PWC Drew Staveley Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley was content with a second-place finish in Monday’s GTS SprintX Race No. 2 at Lime Rock Park.  Then, leader Nicolai Elghanayan slowed dramatically with less than five minutes to go.  Staveley was able to snatch the lead at the point and hold on for the overall victory. Elghanayan, who won …

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