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Pace Laps: Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch, Christopher Bell Make Early NASCAR 2019 Statements

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Atlanta Offers Keselowski Awesome Turnaround The last four months or so haven’t gone according to plan for Brad Keselowski. He won three straight MENCS races in September 2018 which had him peaking right into the playoffs. That momentum made him a dark horse to join …

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Kaz Grala, Aurora Straus to Drive 2nd BimmerWorld Racing M4 GT4 at Daytona

BimmerWorld Racing and FURY Race Cars jointly announced Monday (Jan. 14) that Xfinity Series campaigner Kaz Grala will compete in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season opener on Jan. 25 at Daytona International Speedway.  He’ll be driving a second BMW M4 GT4 (No. 80) in the Grand Sport class for …

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Nicolai Elghanayan Wins Lime Rock GTS SprintX Race No. 1

MarcoPolo Motorsports’ Nicolai Elghanayan was surprised when he won the pole for GTS SprintX Race No. 1 Saturday.  On Monday, he was a bit more confident when he took the checkered flag to win the race Monday morning. “After lap 3 or 4, I really started to dig in,” Elghanayan …

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GMG Racing’s Alex Welch, James Sofronas Claim VIR GTS SprintX Race No. 2 Win

GMG Racing’s Alex Welch benefited from penalties to two of the top teams for pit time violations.  He snatched the lead away from Samantha Tan on lap 17 and held on to take his and James Sofronas‘ second SprintX win of the season. “James [Sofronas] obviously started on pole [and] …

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74 Ranch Racing’s Shane Lewis Wins VIR GTS SprintX Race No. 1 Pole

74 Ranch Racing’s Shane Lewis claimed pole Saturday morning (April 28) for Race No. 1 of Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS SprintX weekend at VIR in his Mercedes-AMG GT4.  Lewis’ lap of 113.396 seconds (103.813 mph) is 1.75 seconds faster than the pole time last year. Lewis’ lap was nearly four-tenths …

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James Sofronas, Alex Welch Claim COTA GTS Race No. 2 Win

GMG Racing’s Alex Welch ran down and passed ST Racing’s Samantha Tan with nine minutes remaining on Sunday.  From there, Welch held on until a full course caution flew due to the spun Porsche of Orey Fidani.  The race ended under yellow, allowing Welch and teammate/team owner James Sofronas to …

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ST Racing Moves Up to GTS Sprint-X, Adds Aurora Straus, Connor Bloum

On Thursday, ST Racing announced that they will move up from Pirelli World Challenge’s TC class to the new GTS Sprint-X class for 2018 with two new BMW M4 GT4s.  Samantha Tan and Nick Wittmer will drive one of the cars while Connor Bloum and Aurora Straus, teammates from last season …

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Entry List: 2018 BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

On Wednesday, IMSA released the official entry list for the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, the season opener for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  Unlike the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, there is no mandate to participate in the Roar in order to enter this race.  As a result, the …

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Jesse Lazare Fastest in VIR CTSC Practice No. 2

Motorsports in Action’s Jesse Lazare was fastest overall in the afternoon practice session for Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams at VIRginia International Raceway.  Lazare’s lap of 115.243 seconds (102.149 mph) was about one-seventh of a second slower than Trent Hindman in the first session. In the second session, Lazare’s lap …

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