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Daniel Morad Leads Flag-to-Flag to Win GT/GTA Race No. 1 at CTMP

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CRP Racing’s Daniel Morad led flag-to-flag Saturday in adverse conditions in order to claim his first Pirelli World Challenge GT Sprint victory Saturday at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  For Morad, who lives in Toronto, it is a victory at home. “I was surprised at how well the Pirelli tires were staying together considering the track …

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Ian James Splashes to GTS Pole at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

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At a wet Canadian Tire Motorsports Park Saturday (May 19), Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James claimed the pole for Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS/GTSA Race No. 1 with a lap of 102.211 seconds (86.609 mph).   James’ best lap is nearly 18 seconds slowed than Jade Buford‘s fastest lap on Friday. James’ lap Saturday was 1.176 seconds …

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Daniel Morad Claims PWC GT Race No. 1 Pole at CTMP

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CRP Racing’s Daniel Morad claimed overall pole for Round No. 4 of Pirelli World Challenge’s GT and GTA classes at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Saturday morning (May 19).  Wet conditions on the 2.459-mile road course kept the speeds down, but Morad set a time of 89.331 seconds (99.097 mph) to top the charts.  Due …

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Pace Laps: Harvick’s Historic Run, XFINITY Series Downhill Slide

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Harvick Having Historic Run Every once in awhile, an athlete reestablishes the level of greatness in their sport. NASCAR is no exception to the rule. There were Dale Earnhardt’s next-level championships in 1987 and 1994, Bill Elliott’s 1985 Winston Million and Jeff Gordon winning 13 races in 1998. More recently, …

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Pace Laps: Busy But Sad Week for Racing

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Joey Logano Finds Way Back to Victory Lane – It’s hard to believe that it took Joey Logano over one calendar year to earn another win … yet here we are. Caught in the middle between the young guns and veterans categories used to label drivers, especially this season, Logano …

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GMG Racing’s Alex Welch, James Sofronas Claim VIR GTS SprintX Race No. 2 Win

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GMG Racing’s Alex Welch benefited from penalties to two of the top teams for pit time violations.  He snatched the lead away from Samantha Tan on lap 17 and held on to take his and James Sofronas‘ second SprintX win of the season. “James [Sofronas] obviously started on pole [and] did a fantastic job,” Welch …

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Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen, Scott Heckert Snatch VIR SprintX Victory

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Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen was able to take the overall lead away from K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista with less than two laps to go on Sunday (April 29).  From there, Skeen was able to pull away to give himself and teammate Scott Heckert a well-deserved victory. “For me, it was just trying to hunt …

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Alan Brynjolfsson, Trent Hindman Claim Maiden PWC GTS Victory

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VOLT Racing’s Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman took advantage of superior pit strategy to take their first career victories in GTS SprintX competition Saturday (April 28) at VIR.  For Brynjolfsson, it is his first career victory in any type of motorsport. “All of this is new to me,” Brynjolfsson said after the race.  “I didn’t …

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Rodrigo Baptista, Maxime Soulet Claim VIR SprintX Race No. 1 Victory

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In a rare instance, the Pro-Am pairing of Rodrigo Baptista and Maxime Soulet claimed overall victory in GT SprintX Race No. 1 at VIRginia International Raceway on Saturday.  Baptista was able to get past pole sitter Daniel Morad on lap 9 and pulled away from the pack.  From there, Baptista and Soulet spanked the field, …

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74 Ranch Racing’s Shane Lewis Wins VIR GTS SprintX Race No. 1 Pole

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74 Ranch Racing’s Shane Lewis claimed pole Saturday morning (April 28) for Race No. 1 of Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS SprintX weekend at VIR in his Mercedes-AMG GT4.  Lewis’ lap of 113.396 seconds (103.813 mph) is 1.75 seconds faster than the pole time last year. Lewis’ lap was nearly four-tenths of a second faster than …

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