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Helio Castroneves Quickest in Mid-Ohio WeatherTech Practice

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Even though Acura Team Penske is officially now a lame duck team, that doesn’t mean that they still aren’t giving it their absolute best on the track.  In IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Mid-Ohio, Helio Castroneves was fastest overall with at 113.857 mph.  Afterwards, he was quite satisfied with the performance. “[Practice] went really …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Oliver Jarvis Dane Cameron Racing Courtesy of IMSA

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For this weekend’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, there were originally 27 teams entered.  However, recent moves have dropped this number to 24. Monday night, Porsche announced that all of their crewmembers and drivers that competed in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans would not be making the trip to Germany for this …

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Laurens Vanthoor, Jack Hawksworth Top VIR Practice in Changeable Conditions

2020 VIR IWSC Laurens Vanthoor Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Porsche GT Team showed their muscle early Friday morning (Aug. 21) at VIRginia International Raceway.  Laurens Vanthoor turned in the fastest practice lap of the day with a lap at 115.923 mph in his Porsche 911 RSR-19. Practice No. 1 Due to the Indianapolis 500 being moved to this weekend, the schedule was effectively swapped …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Road Race Showcase Pole

2020 Road America IWSC Ricky Taylor Pole Award Courtesy of IMSA

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Acura Team Penske swept the front row Saturday (Aug. 1) for the Road Race Showcase at Road America.  Ricky Taylor will lead the field to green Sunday after winning the pole with a lap at 133.621 mph. “It was a great team effort, first of all,” Taylor said afterwards.  “The car is wildly different than …

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Dane Cameron Fastest Overall in Road Race Showcase Practice

2020 Road America IWSC Juan Pablo Montoya Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Road America.  The young factory racer set a lap at 133.353 mph Saturday morning (Aug. 1) to lead the charge. Practice No. 1 Friday afternoon saw the Cadillacs show good pace early on in the session.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe …

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Action Express Racing Dominates To Claim Sebring Victory

2020 Sebring IWSC Felipe Nasr Pipo Derani Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

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Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr dominated the proceedings Saturday (July 18) at Sebring International Raceway, leading 79 of 83 laps to win the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring.  For Derani, Saturday was his fourth career win on the bumpy circuit. “I think this place likes me,” Derani said after the race.  “We …

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Mazda Motorsports Scores 1-2 Finish in WeatherTech 240 at Daytona

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The former Mazda Team Joest entered Daytona with an all-new organization as Multimatic has replaced Joest Racing as the operator of Mazda’s RT24-Ps.  The changes didn’t change any of the pace shown in January as Jonathan Bomarito and Harry Tincknell claimed overall victory in the WeatherTech 240 at Daytona Saturday (July 5). “To be honest, …

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Oliver Jarvis, Juan Pablo Montoya Top Daytona WeatherTech Practices

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The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back in action after being away for more than five months.  Despite significant change since Daytona, the Mazda RT24-P is still a very fast car on Daytona International Speedway’s ROVAL.  Mazda’s Oliver Jarvis, driving the car that won the pole for the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, was …

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Entry List: WeatherTech 240 at Daytona

2020 Daytona IWSC John Potter Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The return to action for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Daytona International Speedway Saturday night (July 4) will have 26 cars take the green flag.  This is unsurprisingly down significantly on the 39 cars that competed in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. The Prototype class is more or less unchanged from January.  There will …

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Aaron Telitz To Drive Remainder of 2020 for AVS Vasser Sullivan

2020 Daytona IWSC Michael de Quesada Car Phil Allaway

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AVS Vasser Sullivan announced Wednesday (June 25) that Aaron Telitz has been tapped to drive the No. 14 Lexus alongside Jack Hawksworth for the remainder of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  Telitz replaces Parker Chase, who opted out of the rest of the season earlier this week after determining that it would conflict …

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