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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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Scott Hargrove Sweeps PWC GT in Shortened Race No. 2

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Scott Hargrove may not have had a perfect introduction to Pirelli World Challenge, but he gets to fly home to Canada with everything that matters.  Hargrove led flag-to-flag Sunday afternoon to win Race No. 2 of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for the GT and GTA classes.  That gives the rookie driver a weekend …

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Scott Hargrove Wins St. Petersburg GT Race No. 1 in Series Debut

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Pfaff Motorsports’ Scott Hargrove had to start Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge GT/GTA race at St. Petersburg in the rear after hitting the wall in qualifying Friday.  However, he was able to dodge a crash at the very start of the race and put himself in position.  He was able to get past CRP Racing’s Daniel …

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Lawson Aschenbach Wins PWC GTS Season Opener at St. Petersburg

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On Saturday (March 10), Blackdog Speed Shop’s Lawson Aschenbach passed pole sitter Gabriele Piana on lap 3 for the lead.  From there, Aschenbach was able to hold off Piana’s Porsche to win the first Pirelli World Challenge GTS race of 2018. Even though Aschenbach led nearly the entire race, the race was not easy by …

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Toni Vilander Claims St. Petersburg GT Pole in Crash-Shortened Session

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander won the overall pole Saturday morning (March 10) for Race No. 1 of Pirelli World Challenge’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  Vilander set a track record with a lap of 70.923 seconds (91.367 mph). Vilander’s lap was more than three-sevenths faster than Alegra Motorsports’ Michael Christensen.  Callaway Competition USA’s Daniel …

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Gabriele Piana Sets PWC GTS Track Record to Win St. Petersburg Pole

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Mühlner Motorsports America’s Gabriele Piana continued his excellent form Saturday morning (March 10) in St. Petersburg, claiming the overall pole for Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge GTS Race No. 1.  Piana’s pole time was a track record 78.454 seconds (82.596 mph). Piana’s lap was nearly one-tenth of a second faster than GMG Racing’s James Sofronas.  PF …

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Gabriele Piana Tops PWC St. Petersburg GTS Practices

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Mühlner Motorsports America’s Gabriele Piana was fastest overall in the two GTS practice sessions Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla.  Piana’s lap of 79.099 seconds (81.923 mph) in the afternoon session was the fastest GTS lap of the day. Prior to the race weekend, a number of class shifts were made.  When the entry list was …

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Toni Vilander Tops Both PWC St. Petersburg Practices

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R. Ferri Motorsports’ Toni Vilander flexed his muscle Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla., topping both Pirelli World Challenge GT practice sessions.  His lap of 71.601 seconds (90.502 mph) in the afternoon session was the quickest time of the day. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, Vilander was fastest of all in his Ferrari 488 …

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CRP Racing Signs Daniel Morad for Full PWC Season

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On Wednesday afternoon (March 7), CRP Racing announced that they have signed Canadian racer Daniel Morad to drive the team’s DeVilBiss-sponsored Mercedes-AMG GT3 full-time in 2018.  The announcement comes after the team submitted their entry for this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge season opener in St. Petersburg, Fla. without a listed driver. Morad is happy to …

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