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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma

2017 UMC PWC Memo Gidley Car WC Vision

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This weekend, championships will be decided in Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA, GT Cup and GTSA classes at Sonoma Raceway.  In the case of GT, the Sprint title and the overall GT title is up for grabs. For the GT/GTA/GT Cup races, 21 cars are currently entered.  Outside of the championship, the big story of …

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Scott Dollahite DQ Gives Ian James 5th GTS Win of 2017

2017 Lime Rock PWC Ian James Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday’s GTS Round 15 at Circuit of the Americas for Pirelli World Challenge originally had a feel-good story in Victory Lane.  Scott Dollahite, who has spent 2017 driving the pace car at Pirelli World Challenge events, charged up from sixth on the grid to take a sweet victory in his hometown race. However, Dollahite’s Lotus …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at COTA

2016 Lime Rock PWC Scott Dollahite Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, all of Pirelli World Challenge’s classes travel to Circuit of the Americas for a full weekend of racing.  It is the season finale for Sprint-X and teams will be scrambling to get everything they can.  Also of note, the second race that was scrapped due to heavy rains at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park …

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Memo Gidley to Return to Racing at Sonoma

2017 Daytona IWSC Memo Gidley Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, TKO Motorsports announced that Memo Gidley will make his Pirelli World Challenge GT debut with a new team, TKO Motorsports, at Sonoma Raceway in September.  It will be his first major race since suffering multiple injuries in this terrible crash in the 2014 Rolex 24 Daytona. In the crash, Gidley suffered a broken …

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Rodrigo Baptista, Ian James Claim Utah GTS Victories

2017 Lime Rock PWC Ian James Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Rodrigo Baptista earned his third win of 2017 in the first GTS race of the weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus.  The Brazilian rookie led the race flag-to-flag in his No. 3 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR. Baptista was quite pleased with his driving. “It was a really good race and …

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TR3 Racing Holds on to Win Utah Sprint-X Race No. 2

2017 UMC PWC Daniel Mancinelli Car WC Vision

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On Sunday afternoon, TR3 Racing’s Daniel Mancinelli and Niccolo Schiró showed that their pace in practice was no fluke.  Schirò took advantage of the pole and drove away from the pack.  A series of cautions kept everyone close, but Mancinelli was able to hold on to give TR3 Racing the overall win in Sprint-X Race …

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RealTime Racing Claims Utah Sprint-X Race No. 1

2017 Long Beach PWC Peter Kox Michael Schein Cars Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, RealTime Racing’s Peter Kox and Mark Wilkins claimed overall victory in Sprint-X race No. 1 at Utah Motorsports Campus.  It is the first victory in Pirelli World Challenge for the Acura NSX GT3. Wilkins was happy to be able to hold on for the triumph. “I have a love-hate relationship with this …

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Peter Kox Claims Pole for Utah Sprint-X Race No. 1

2017 Lime Rock PWC Peter Kox Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, RealTime Racing’s Peter Kox claimed his first career Pirelli World Challenge pole at Utah Motorsports Campus.  Kox’s lap of 107.993 seconds (101.603 mph) was four-hundredths of a second faster than TR3 Racing’s Ferrari for Daniel Mancinelli. Patrick Long qualified the No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 R in third, followed by Ryan Eversley …

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Rodrigo Baptista Claims Utah GTS Race No. 1 Pole

2017 Lime Rock PWC Rodrigo Baptista Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Rodrigo Baptista claimed the pole for Saturday’s first Pirelli World Challenge GTS race at Utah Motorsports Campus.  The lap of 118.492 seconds (92.601 mph) is the fastest GTS lap of the weekend to this point.  Baptista’s lap was a mere 0.018 seconds faster than Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley, the fastest driver …

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TR3 Racing Remains on Top in Utah PWC Sprint-X Happy Hour

2017 Lime Rock PWC Niccolo Schiro Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After Daniel Mancinelli was quickest in the morning, TR3 Racing’s Niccolò Schiro usurped him by turning in the fastest lap of the day in the afternoon.  Schirò’s lap of 108.696 seconds (100.946 mph) was eight-hundredths of a second faster than what Mancinelli could do. Afterwards, Schirò talked about how much he likes Utah Motorsport Campus. …

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