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Nick Tandy Fastest Overall In Lime Rock WeatherTech Practice

2019 Lime Rock IWSC Nick Tandy Car Phil Allaway

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Once the heat of the day finally began to peter out, Porsche GT Team came to play Friday at Lime Rock Park.  Nick Tandy set the best lap of the day in the final session with a lap at 106.593 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, Tandy was fastest with a lap at …

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Oliver Jarvis Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Pole

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Oliver Jarvis Phil Allaway

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Mazda Team Joest’s Mazda RT24-P showed Saturday (June 29) that it is still the fastest car on high speed circuits. Oliver Jarvis won the pole for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen with a track record lap at 136.548 mph. “I love this place,” Jarvis said after qualifying. “This place is just amazing. You …

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Jan Magnussen on Corvette Racing, Son Kevin and a 3.5-Hour Bar Fight

2019 Daytona IWSC Jan Magnussen Phil Allaway

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At age 45, Jan Magnussen has had a substantial career in motorsports.  He made his way up through the ranks of open wheel feeder series all the way up to Formula 1, where he made 25 starts for a combination of McLaren and Stewart, scoring one point for a sixth-place finish. After 1998, Magnussen transitioned …

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Olivier Pla Fastest in WeatherTech Sebring Thursday Practice

2019 Daytona IWSC Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

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Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (March 14) at Sebring International Raceway.  Pla’s lap of 126.027 mph is an unofficial IMSA track record for the current configuration. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session, Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall in his Cadillac …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans On Fuel Strategy

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

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For much of the last 40 minutes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday (Oct. 13), it seemed like Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was going to bring home the win.  With just a couple of corners to go, Albuquerque’s Cadillac DPi-V.R. ran out of fuel.  That allowed Wayne Taylor Racing’s …

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Antonio Garcia Shatters Class Record to Win Northeast Grand Prix Pole

2018 Lime Rock IWSC Antonio Garcia Phil Allaway

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Cool morning temperatures allowed records to fall Saturday (July 21) at Lime Rock Park.  Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia set a record lap of 106.653 mph to claim the overall pole for the Northeast Grand Prix. “It was really, really good,” Garcia told Frontstretch after the session.  “In [the warm-up], I did a low 50[-second lap], …

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Patrick Pilet Fastest Overall in Northeast Grand Prix Practice

2018 Lime Rock IWSC Nick Tandy Car Phil Allaway

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Porsche GT Team’s Patrick Pilet was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday (July 20) at Lime Rock Park.  Pilet’s lap of 105.256 mph is not a class record, but it was significantly quicker than the pack. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Dirk Müller was fastest …

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Corvette Racing Retains Full-Time Lineup for 7th Consecutive Year

2017 Lime Rock IWSC Jan Magnussen Car Phil Allaway

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Driver lineups at many IMSA teams change on a regular basis.  That is not necessarily the case at Corvette Racing.  On Wednesday, the factory team announced that they will continue with the Antonio Garcia–Jan Magnussen pairing in No. 3 and Oliver Gavin–Tommy Milner in No. 4.  2018 will be the seventh consecutive year that these …

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Corvette Racing Benefits from BMW Cut Tires to Win at VIR

2017 Lime Rock IWSC Jan Magnussen Car Phil Allaway

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For the vast majority of Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, BMW Team RLL’s No. 25 of Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims dominated the proceedings.  However, a cut tire with 13 minutes to go allowed Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia through to the lead.  Garcia held on to take his and co-driver Jan Magnussen‘s third victory …

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Antonio Garcia Tops Wild VIR WeatherTech Practice No. 2

2017 Lime Rock IWSC Jan Magnussen Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia was fastest overall in the second WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session at VIRginia International Raceway.  Garcia’s lap of 101.323 seconds (116.183 mph) was a full second faster than what Tommy Milner turned during the first session. Garcia’s lap was eight-hundredths of a second faster than BMW Team RLL’s …

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