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Pace Laps: Michigan Monsoon Makes For Monday NASCAR Racing

NASCAR officiating under a rain delay at Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Photo: NKP)

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Monday Race At Michigan Michigan International Speedway faced Mother Nature’s wrath a second straight year. Sunday’s (June 9) 2019 FireKeepers Casino 400 was postponed by rain and rescheduled for Monday at 5 p.m. ET. All the action will be covered live after Women’s World Cup Soccer action on FOX Sports …

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Ian James Claims GT4 America Sprint Race No. 2 Victory at Sonoma

2019 Long Beach GT4S Ian James Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James on Sunday morning (June 9) was able to do exactly what he could not do Saturday.  He was able to get past Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper for the lead.  Once there, James was able to pull away to take the victory in Race No. 2 for Pirelli GT4 America …

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Michael Cooper Holds Off Ian James For Sonoma Sprint Race No. 1 Victory

2019 Long Beach GT4S Michael Cooper Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper took advantage of his pole position and held off Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James to lead flag-to-flag to take victory in Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Race No. 1 at Sonoma Raceway Saturday (June 8).  It is Cooper’s first win of the 2019 season. “The race with Ian [James]…he just waits …

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R. Ferri Motorsport Dominates Sonoma Blancpain GT Race No. 1

2018 Lime Rock PWC Miguel Molina Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

R. Ferri Motorsport’s Miguel Molina and Toni Vilander dominated the Blancpain GT World Challenge America proceedings Saturday (June 8) at Sonoma Raceway.  Starting from the overall pole, Molina was aggressive at the start and pulled out a good lead.  Vilander was able to hold that advantage to bring home a flag-to-flag victory. Molina started from …

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Miguel Molina, Matt Campbell Win Sonoma Blancpain GT World Challenge America Poles

2019 CTMP BGTWCA Dennis Olsen Car SRO America

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Miguel Molina and Wright Motorsports’ Matt Campbell were fastest overall in the two Blancpain GT World Challenge America qualifying sessions Saturday morning (June 8) at Sonoma Raceway.  Campbell’s lap of 93.285 miles per hour was the fastest lap of the two sessions. Session No. 1 In the first session, it was Molina …

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Michael Cooper Fastest Of All GT4 Entries in Sonoma Qualifying

2019 Long Beach GT4S Michael Cooper Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday morning (June 8) saw Pirelli GT4 America Sprint, Pirelli GT4 America SprintX and GT4 West teams all venture onto Sonoma Raceway’s configuration to qualify for this weekend’s races. When the dust cleared, it was Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper that was fastest in his McLaren. Pirelli GT4 America Sprint The Pirelli GT4 America Sprint …

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Spencer Pumpelly Wins CTMP GT4 Sprint Race No. 2

Spencer Pumpelly 2019 Long Beach

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The second Pirelli GT4 America Sprint race of the weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park Sunday (May 19) was not quite as exciting as Saturday’s.  The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly regained the lead early after losing it on the first lap and held on to take his second win of 2019. “This was a tough …

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K-PAX Racing Wins Blancpain GT America Race No. 2 at CTMP

2019 CTMP BGTWCA Alvaro Parente Maxime Soulet Racing K PAX Racing

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K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente and Andy Soucek took advantage of a rarely-used pit rule in order to keep themselves in front of R. Ferri Motorsports’ Miguel Molina.  From there, the No. 9 Bentley held on for their second win of 2019. “No, I wasn’t looking in the mirror,” Soucek said after the race when asked …

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R. Ferri Motorsports Wins CTMP Blancpain GT America Race No. 1

2018 COTA PWC Toni Vilander Miguel Molina Podium WC Vision

(Photo: WC Vision)

R. Ferri Motorsports’ Miguel Molina and Toni Vilander claimed overall victory Saturday (May 18) in the first Blancpain GT World Challenge America race of the weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  It is the duo’s second victory of the season. “[It was] a great day.  Everything worked out perfectly,” Vilander said after the race.  “Since …

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Nicolai Elghanayan Outduels Spencer Pumpelly for CTMP Sprint Race No. 1 Victory

2019 Long Beach GT4S Nicolai Elghanayan Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday morning (May 18) saw a great duel in the first Pirelli GT4 America Sprint race of the weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Nicolai Elghanayan was able to make a pass on Spencer Pumpelly stick with seven minutes to go and held on to take his first career GT4 America Sprint victory. For Elghanayan, …

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