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Michael Cooper Wins COTA GT4 America Sprint Race No. 2

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper was able to get past pole sitter Drew Staveley and held on to take his first victory of 2020 Sunday at Circuit of the Americas.  It is Cooper’s fifth GT4 America Sprint overall victory since the beginning of 2019. Staveley won the pole for Race No. 2 by virtue of …

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Trent Hindman, Shelby Blackstock Win GT World Challenge America Opener

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For the first GT World Challenge America race of 2020 at Circuit of the Americas Saturday (March 7), there was only one car entered in the Silver class.  That car, the No. 93 Acura driven by Trent Hindman (pictured above) and Shelby Blackstock, took the overall lead early and drove away from the field to …

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Nolasport Dominates Pirelli GT4 America SprintX Opener

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The year may be 2020, but it doesn’t seem like much has changed in Pirelli GT4 America SprintX.  NolaSport’s Matt Travis and Jason Hart dominated the season opener Saturday (March 7) for Pirelli GT4 America SprintX at Circuit of the Americas to win for the second straight year. Marco Polo Motorsports’ Nicolai Elghanayan won the …

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Drew Staveley Wins Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Season Opener

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Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley started from the pole Saturday (March 7) and fought off Michael Cooper to take his first career Pirelli GT4 America Sprint victory as a Pro driver. “To win one of these races is a real tough thing to do and we’ve been working on it for a long time,” Staveley …

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Pace Laps: Who Needs to Race into 2020 Daytona 500

NASCAR Cup Series: Justin Haley, Brendan Gaughan Lock Into Daytona 500; Daniel Suarez Must Race In Two drivers can breathe a huge sigh of relief while five others will have sleepless nights leading into Thursday. Justin Haley and Brendan Gaughan will compete in the Daytona 500 next Sunday. The two drivers turned the fastest laps, …

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Weekend Racing Roundup: Denny Hamlin, Justin Allgaier & Stewart Friesen Conquer ISM Raceway

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Denny Hamlin Conquers His Demons Denny Hamlin has built a career living off emotion. The highs have been incredible: two Daytona 500s, two Southern 500s and an eight-win season in 2010. His 37 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victories are the most of any active driver without a championship. But …

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K-PAX Racing Wins Blancpain GT Race No. 1 at Las Vegas

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K-PAX Racing’s Alvaro Parente and Andy Soucek dominated the proceedings Saturday afternoon (Oct. 19) to claim victory in Blancpain GT World Challenge Race No. 1 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It is Parente and Soucek’s third win of 2019. “It’s a little bit different from usual, but everything felt great,” Parente said after the race. …

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Pace Laps: Chase Elliott’s Signature NASCAR Moment

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Chase Elliott’s Signature NASCAR Moment Chase Elliott is already NASCAR’s reigning Most Popular Driver. He’s won multiple races and was qualified for the Round of 12 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series no matter what went down in Sunday’s (Sept. 29) Bank of America ROVAL 400. But what Elliott …

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Alan Brynjolfsson, Trent Hindman Win Road America SprintX Race No. 2 From Pit Lane

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Park Place Motorsports’ Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman handled treacherous conditions and having to start in the pit lane to win Race No. 2 for Pirelli GT4 America SprintX and GT4 East teams at Road America on Sunday (Sep. 22).  It is the Park Place duo’s second overall victory of the year and fourth GT4 …

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Michael Cooper Earns Weekend Sweep In Rain-Shortened Road America Race No. 2

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Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper earned a weekend sweep in Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Sunday morning (Sep. 22).  The race was cut short after 27 of the scheduled 50 minutes due to heavy rains.  Since the race was declared complete at less than 75 percent distance, half-points were awarded. “Definitely a strange race,” Cooper said …

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