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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Utah

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This weekend is the final SprintX weekend of 2018 for Pirelli World Challenge.  The series has it’s smallest SprintX entry of the season at Utah Motorsports Campus, 80 teams. In SprintX GT, the biggest story of the weekend is that Daniel Morad will not be there.  CRP Racing has posted an entry for their No. …

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2019 Pirelli World Challenge GT, GTS, GT4 Schedules Released

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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 schedules for Pirelli World Challenge …

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

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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 positions a couple of hours …

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Harry Gottsacker Claims 1st Career GTS SprintX Victory at Portland

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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, Gottsacker was able to hold …

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SRO, Pirelli World Challenge Announce New Formats for 2019

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Late Saturday night (July 14), the SRO Motorsports Group and Pirelli World Challenge jointly announced new formats for PWC’s classes that will start in 2019.  The changes are quite significant and (at least for the top class) will greatly change what the on-track product will look like. For the GT class (now known as GT …

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Team Panoz Racing Wins Portland GTS SprintX Race No. 1 with Late Pass

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In Saturday’s GTS SprintX Race No. 1 at Portland International Raceway, Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James passed pole sitter Harry Gottsacker in the Festival Curves with two laps to go.  From there, James pulled away to take his and Matthew Keegan‘s first GTS SprintX win of the year. “In this Pro-Am format, you are only …

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Toni Vilander, Miguel Molina Win Portland GT SprintX Race No. 1

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Miguel Molina and Toni Vilander were able to put down the perfect pit stop midway through GT SprintX Race No. 1 at Portland International Raceway Saturday (July 14).  That turned out to be all the duo needed in order to snatch the lead away from Alegra Motorsports.  From there, Molina pulled way …

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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

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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

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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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