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Murillo Racing Wins Wet GT4 SprintX Race No. 1 at Road America

2018 Lime Rock PWC Christian Szymczak Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After a relatively dry Saturday (Sept. 21) at Road America, the rains came in time for the first Pirelli GT4 America SprintX and GT4 East race of the weekend.  Murillo Racing’s Matthew Fassnacht and Christian Szymczak were able to keep themselves out of trouble and pull away late to claim their third overall victory of …

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Michael Cooper Makes 1st Lap Pass For Lead, Wins GT4 Sprint Race No. 1 at Road America

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper qualified third for the first Pirelli GT4 America Sprint race of the weekend Saturday (Sept. 21) at Road America. By the end of the first lap, he was in the lead. Once there, no one could touch him as Cooper pulled away to take his third win of 2019. Robinson …

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R. Ferri Motorsports Leads Flag-to-Flag, Takes 3rd Straight Blancpain GT Win

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander and Daniel Serra led flag-to-flag Saturday afternoon (Sept. 21) at Road America to take their third straight Blancpain GT World Challenge America victory and sixth win of the year. The victory puts Vilander within shouting distance of the series points championship. But it was the exceptional speed of his co-driver, …

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Scott Hargrove Sees Ups & Downs in 2019 IMSA Season

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In the past few years, there have been a number of young guns making a name for themselves in sports car racing.  One of these youngsters is Scott Hargrove, a 24-year old racer out of British Columbia. Hargrove started out in karting before switching to open-wheel racing.  In 2013, he won what is now the …

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R. Ferri Motorsport Claims Watkins Glen Weekend Sweep

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander and Daniel Serra claimed a weekend sweep Sunday (Sep. 1) by winning Race No. 2 for Blancpain GT World Challenge America at Watkins Glen International.  For Vilander, it is his fifth win of the season and the second for Serra. Despite the victory, things were far from perfect.  Vilander started …

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R. Ferri Motorsport Wins Watkins Glen Race No. 1 in the Pits

2018 Lime Rock PWC Miguel Molina Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander and Daniel Serra took advantage of bad luck for K-PAX Racing’s Alvaro Parente to take the lead during a mandatory pit stop. From there, Vilander held on to win Race No. 1 for Blancpain GT World Challenge America at Watkins Glen International Saturday (Aug. 31). “It was awesome, [but] it …

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Pace Laps: Denny Hamlin, Ross Chastain Pick Up Pocono Wins

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Wins Strategy Filled Race Pocono Raceway is known for a variety of different strategies. That’s exactly what we saw in Sunday’s Gander RV 400, with Denny Hamlin stretching the fuel tank to earn his third victory of 2019. Hamlin didn’t have the best car but was a definite …

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Pace Laps: A Sonoma Snoozer, While Ross Chastain Takes NASCAR by Storm

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: New Track, Same Sonoma Story Sonoma Raceway added its famed Carousel for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. But the new 2.52-mile course led to an unexpected challenge, not for the drivers but the fans. A caution-free race, except for stage breaks, became dominated by Kyle Busch and Martin Truex …

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Scott Hargrove, Patrick Long Win Sonoma Blancpain GT Race No. 2

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After a somewhat disappointing race on Saturday, Wright Motorsports’ Scott Hargrove and Patrick Long were able to claim victory Sunday (June 9) in Race No. 2 for Blancpain GT World Challenge America at Sonoma Raceway.  It’s the perfect medicine for a team that’s been down in the dumps lately. “I feel like it’s been a …

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Murillo Racing Wins Pirelli GT4 SprintX Race No. 2 at Sonoma

2018 Lime Rock PWC Christian Szymczak Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Murillo Racing’s Christian Szymczak and Kenny Murillo were the beneficiaries when Stephen Cameron Racing’s Sean Quinlan had a drive-through penalty late.  Once Quinlan pitted, Szymczak took over the advantage and held on for an easy win. “The car was really good,” Szymczak said after the race.  “[Sonoma Raceway] is really hard on tires, so we …

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