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Pierre Kaffer, Johnny O’Connell Fastest in PWC Road America Practices

2017 Lime Rock PWC Johnny OConnell Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday and Friday, Pirelli World Challenge teams took to the 4.0479-mile course at Road America for two practice sessions.  Due to weather, the sessions were wildly different. Thursday Thursday’s practice session was held in damp conditions.  The Pirelli rain tires had to come into play.  As a result, times were much slower than normal. …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at Road America

2017 VIR PWC Mike Skeen Car WC Vision

(Photo: WC Vision)

This weekend, some of Pirelli World Challenge’s classes will be in action at Road America on the undercard to the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Kohler Grand Prix.  Unlike the last three Pirelli World Challenge weekends, Road America is a Sprint weekend, meaning no driver changes.  Just all-out running. The combined races for the GT, GTA and …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Àlvaro Parente on PWC, Factory Racing and Travel

2017 St Petersburg PWC Alvaro Parente K PAX Racing

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Àlvaro Parente is a 32-year old racer out of Porto, Portugal.  He is a factory racer for McLaren, racing 650S GT3s on a regular basis both here in the United States and in Europe. Prior to his transition to sports car racing, Parente was a standout in open-wheel feeder series.  He won the British Formula …

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Lawson Aschenbach in New Era with GTS Class Camaro GT4.R

2017 Lime Rock PWC Lawson Aschenbach Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Last year, Lawson Aschenbach finished third in points in Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS Class with an older-spec Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R.  While he did take home four victories, the races were quite difficult for the heavy Camaro. “Last year, we had no straight line speed,” Aschenbach told Frontstretch in Lime Rock Park’s paddock.  “We were not …

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Hambone Denied, Elivan Goulart Sweeps TCA at Lime Rock

2017 Lime Rock PWC Elivan Goulart CarA Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Earlier today, we noted that Elivan Goulart was going for weekend sweeps in both Pirelli World Challenge’s TC and TCA classes at Lime Rock.  A crash in TC Race No. 2 earlier in the day prevented a weekend hambone (four victories) for Goulart, but he still came back and swept both TCA/TCB races overall. Both races …

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Rodrigo Baptista Gives Flying Lizard a Lime Rock GTS Sweep

2017 Lime Rock PWC Rodrigo Baptista Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

From the second the red light went out during Race No. 2 at Lime Rock Park for Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class, Flying Lizard Motorsport’s Rodrigo Baptista had the best car.  Starting in third, he blasted away the field on the start. BAM! @RBaptistaRacing goes right to the front! pic.twitter.com/XLebjUleEm — Flying Lizard Motorsports (@FlyingLizard_MS) …

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Magnus Racing Claims Maiden PWC Victory at Lime Rock

2017 Lime Rock PWC Spencer Pumpelly Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, Magnus Racing’s Spencer Pumpelly and Dane Cameron took advantage of superior pace and an early crash for one of their main rivals to take their first-ever victory in Pirelli World Challenge at Lime Rock Park. For Pumpelly, the race ultimately came down to lapped traffic.  That actually resulted in a brief scare. …

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Dane Cameron Wins Lime Rock TC Race No. 2 in Duel

2017 Lime Rock PWC Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Originally, Memorial Day weekend was going to be an off-weekend for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racer Dane Cameron.  Then, the call came from Turner Motorsport to drive their new BMW M235iR in Pirelli World Challenge’s TC class. On Saturday, Cameron took the lead from KRUGSPEED’s Elivan Goulart at about the one-third mark of the race. …

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Rodrigo Baptista Claims First PWC GTS Victory at Lime Rock

2017 Lime Rock PWC Rodrigo Baptista Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Rodrigo Baptista took advantage of lapped traffic to get past Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James.  From there, Baptista held off a series of charges from James to claim his first career GTS victory by a mere .176 of a second. Afterwards, Baptista was quite pleased in the post-race press …

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Wright Motorsports Claims Lime Rock Sprint-X Victory

2017 Lime Rock PWC Patrick Long Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Wright Motorsports’ No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 R shared by Patrick Long and Marc Lieb led flag-to-flag to win Race No. 1 of the Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park for the Sprint-X class.  In addition, the No. 16 Porsche of Michael Schein and Jan Heylen won the Pro-Am division, allowing for …

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