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Felipe Nasr Wins Road America Pole In Wet Conditions

Felipe Nasr during qualifying for the Road Race Showcase at Road America, 8/7/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

After a dry practice session Saturday morning (Aug. 7), the skies opened up at Road America in time for qualifying.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr won the pole for Sunday’s Road Race Showcase with a lap at 113.922 mph.  Given the conditions, it was actually not the fastest lap of qualifying. For Nasr, the session …

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Pit Strategy Takes Action Express to Lightning-Delayed WeatherTech 240 Victory

Felipe Nasr late in the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/2/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – An opportune pit stop for Action Express Racing saw Felipe Nasr get into the Whelen-sponsored Cadillac in place of Pipo Derani just before a full-course caution flew. Shortly afterwards, lightning caused a red flag.  Immediately afterwards, Nasr got the lead in a round of pit stops and held on to win …

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Kevin Magnussen Wins Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Pole

Kevin Magnussen after winning the pole for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park, 6/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen won the pole Friday (June 11) for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park with a lap at 105.709 mph.  This backs up Magnussen’s quick time from the second practice session. The Cadillacs dominated the session.  Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani was up front early on, then JDC-Miller …

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Harry Tincknell Wins Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Pole

2021 Mid Ohio IWSC Oliver Jarvis Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell set an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record at Mid-Ohio Saturday (May 15) en route to winning the pole for Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Presented by the Acura TLX Type S.  Tincknell’s lap at 116.081 mph was nearly seven-tenths of a second faster than the previous track record, …

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Dane Cameron, Pipo Derani Top Mid-Ohio WeatherTech Practices

2021 Mid Ohio IWSC Dane Cameron Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the two pre-qualifying practice sessions were split into separate days.  Session No. 1 was held Friday afternoon (May 14), while Session No. 2 was early Saturday morning (May 15).  Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Dane Cameron ultimately was fastest with a lap at 114.869 mph. Practice No. 1 In …

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Pato O’Ward’s Texas Triumph Was a Long Time Coming

Pato O'Ward Celebrating at Texas

(Photo by Chris Jones/INDYCAR)

Pato O’Ward’s first NTT IndyCar Series triumph was a long time coming. After five podiums over the last two seasons, O’Ward finally triumphed at the XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon. But Sunday’s (May 2) victory wasn’t just about the journey since becoming a full-time NTT IndyCar Series driver in 2020 for …

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Vasser Sullivan Racing Confirms 2021 Schedule, Return of Jack Hawksworth, Aaron Telitz

2020 Daytona IWSC Michael de Quesada Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Vasser Sullivan Racing announced Wednesday (Dec. 2) that they will return full-time to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with two Lexus RC F GT3s for the 2021 season.  This comes despite the end of the partnership between Vasser Sullivan Racing and AIM Autosport. The team also announced that Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz will return …

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Jordan Taylor Wins Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix Pole

2020 Charlotte IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

In a rather rough qualifying session Saturday (Oct. 10) at Charlotte Motor Speedway’s ROVAL, Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor won the pole for the Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix with a lap at 112.442 mph.  It is Taylor’s third pole of 2020. Since the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is running the exact same configuration that the …

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Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Claim 3rd Straight WeatherTech Victory at Mid-Ohio

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Helio Castroneves Ricky Taylor Celebration Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor claimed victory in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sunday (Sept. 27).  It is the third straight win for the duo and their fourth victory of the season. Dane Cameron started from the pole and led early over Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani.  The Acuras had …

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Acura Team Penske Sweeps Front Row at Mid-Ohio

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Juan Pablo Montoya Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams gathered bright and early at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Sunday morning (Sept. 27) in order to qualify for the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio.  The Penske boys did their manufacturer/race title sponsor proud as Dane Cameron won the pole with a lap at 114.750 mph. Given the early …

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