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Daniel Mancinelli Wins Rough and Tumble PWC Grand Prix of Long Beach

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This year’s Pirelli World Challenge Sprint in Long Beach came down to the final 10 minutes. TR3 Racing’s Daniel Mancinelli snatched the lead in a somewhat rough fashion from R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander with 7.5 minutes to go.  From there, Mancinelli pulled away to take his first PWC Sprint victory in Long Beach Sunday …

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Toni Vilander Wins PWC Grand Prix of Long Beach Pole

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander set a PWC track record with a lap of 78.436 seconds (90.326 mph) Saturday (April 14) en route to earning for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Long Beach.  It is Vilander’s second Sprint pole of 2018, having previously won the pole for Round No. 1 at St. Petersburg. Vilander’s lap was …

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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Long Beach

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The lower grid sizes seen at St. Petersburg in March continue for the third Sprint round for Pirelli World Challenge’s GT classes.  With such a small field, an additional GTS contingent has been added to the field to create a 21-car grid for the annual Pirelli World Challenge feature at Long Beach. In the GT …

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Miguel Molina, Toni Vilander Sweep GT SprintX Weekend at COTA

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Last weekend, R. Ferri Motorsport’s duo of Miguel Molina and Toni Vilander swept the GT SprintX races at Circuit of the Americas, taking home the trophies.  The No. 61 Ferrari led approximately 75 percent of the laps and was never seriously challenged. Race No. 1 On Saturday, Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen started from the …

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James Sofronas, Alex Welch Claim COTA GTS Race No. 2 Win

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GMG Racing’s Alex Welch ran down and passed ST Racing’s Samantha Tan with nine minutes remaining on Sunday.  From there, Welch held on until a full course caution flew due to the spun Porsche of Orey Fidani.  The race ended under yellow, allowing Welch and teammate/team owner James Sofronas to coast to victory in GTS …

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Jade Buford, Scott Maxwell Claim Maiden PWC Win for Mustang GT4

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On Saturday afternoon, PF Racing’s Jade Buford and Scott Maxwell jumped pole sitter Harry Gottsacker during the race’s round of pit stops.  From there, they were able to hold off the rest of the field to claim the first victory in Pirelli World Challenge for the Ford Mustang GT4. “[The win] feels pretty good.  We …

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Mike Skeen Scores COTA GT SprintX Pole for Lone Star Racing

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On Saturday morning, Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen claimed the overall pole for Round No. 1 of Pirelli World Challenge’s GT SprintX Championship at Circuit of the Americas.  Skeen got his Mercedes-AMG GT3 around the 3.4-mile road course in a time of 125.664 seconds (97.403 mph) to put the Lone Star Mercedes on pole in …

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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Texas

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For Pirelli World Challenge’s first SprintX weekend of the year, 103 entries have posted in the various classes.  While the number is down from last year, it is a true 103 cars.  Last year saw multiple teams listed more than once due to the weekend schedule. In the main SprintX races, there will be 20 …

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Pace Laps: Kevin Harvick’s Power Over the Youth Movement & IndyCar’s Opening Weekend

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Happy Harvick Makes 42 The New 21 – Kevin Harvick is making this young gun ad campaign for NASCAR look like a waste of time. Harvick laid waste to the field at Phoenix, besting Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing a second straight week. The competition was stiffer this time, but …

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Lawson Aschenbach Wraps Up PWC GTS Sweep in St. Petersburg

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Blackdog Speed Shop’s Lawson Aschenbach spent a second consecutive race dueling with Mühlner Motorsports America’s Gabriele Piana on Sunday.  This time, Aschenbach led flag-to-flag to take his second win of the weekend. “The [Chevrolet] Camaro GT4.R was on rails today,” Aschenbach said after the race.  “Fortunately, they were battling behind me, so I had a …

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