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Corvette Racing Reveals Multi-Pronged 2022 Plans, 2024 Debut for Corvette GT3.R

Tommy Milner during Practice No. 1 for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Corvette Racing made a series of announcements Thursday (Nov. 11) that will result in a very different looking Corvette Racing going forward. In 2022, Corvette Racing’s effort will be split between the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the FIA World Endurance Championship. In IMSA, Corvette Racing will run one Chevrolet Corvette C8.R in the IMSA …

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Action Express Racing Overcomes Qualifying Issue, Wins Motul Pole Award 100

2021 Daytona IWSC Chase Elliott Pipo Derani Mike Conway Felipe Nasr Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani overcame getting their qualifying time Saturday disallowed and came from the rear of the DPi class to win the Motul Pole Award 100 Sunday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway.  As a result, the No. 31 Whelen-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. will start Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona from …

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Nick Tandy, Alexander Sims Join Corvette Racing for 2021

2020 Charlotte IWSC Tommy Milner Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Corvette Racing announced Thursday that Nick Tandy will join the factory team in 2021 to drive the No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R full-time in the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship alongside Tommy Milner.  Tandy replaces Oliver Gavin, who announced his retirement from full-time racing earlier this year. For Tandy, the move is a big one …

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Tequila Patron ESM Snatches Laguna Seca Win After Harry Tincknell’s Spin

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Sunday’s America’s Tire 250 at WeatherTech Raceway was a rather rough affair with lots of contact.  Mazda Team Joest’s Harry Tincknell made too aggressive of a move in lapped traffic and spun himself out.  That allowed Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani to slip past.  From there, Derani pulled away to give himself and teammate Johannes …

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Tequila Patron ESM Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Thanks to Penalties

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Brendon Hartley Ryan Dalziel Scott Sharp Podium Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In endurance racing, victories can come in many ways.  One is by sheer dominance.  For Tequila Patron ESM’s No. 2 Nissan DPi shared by Ryan Dalziel, Brendon Hartley and Scott Sharp, it was simply being in the right place at the right time.  Hartley was third when the top two drivers were penalized for on-track …

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Brendon Hartley Fastest in Petit Le Mans Nighttime Practice

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Brendon Hartley Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Every year at Road Atlanta, there is a 90-minute that goes into the night so that teams can adjust for late race conditions.  On Thursday night, Tequila Patron ESM’s Brendon Harltey turned in the fastest lap of the weekend to top the nighttime practice session. Hartley’s lap of 72.017 seconds (126.970 mph) was three-tenths of a …

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Dane Cameron, Eric Curran Claim Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix Victory

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday afternoon, there were two dominant teams at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Tire strategy and a crash prevented them from winning.  Instead, it was Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac DPi-V.R. of Dane Cameron and Eric Curran who took the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix overall victory. To Curran, the overall victory came as …

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Action Express Snaps WTR Streak, Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Joao Barbosa Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday afternoon, the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen broke Wayne Taylor Racing’s stranglehold on Victory Lane.  Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa took the lead away from JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson in lapped traffic with 10 minutes remaining.  The South African racer continued to haunt Barbosa in the closing laps, but simply could not get …

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Taylor Dominance Continues at COTA Practice; BMW Scores GTLM 1-2

2017 Long Beach IWSC Bill Auberlen Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the second practice session Thursday at Circuit of the Americas, Wayne Taylor Racing continued to assert their dominance over the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Jordan Taylor, driving the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. was fastest with a lap of 116.595 seconds (104.979 mph).  This lap was more than 1.1 seconds quicker than Action Express Racing’s …

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WTR, Corvette Racing, CORE autosport Top Sebring Charts

2017 Daytona IWSC Colin Braun Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Thursday and Friday, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship took to 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway for 15 hours of testing ahead of next month’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. For most of the teams, it was their first chance to test out new Balance of Performance guidelines that were designed to bring the …

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