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PR1 Mathaisen Motorsports Expands To 2 Cars For 2022

Mikkel Jensen during the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

PR1 Mathaisen Motorsports announced Thursday (Dec. 23) that they will expand to two full-time ORECA 07-Gibsons in the LMP2 class for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The No. 52 will defend their LMP2 championship with an unusual split driver lineup. For the four Michelin Endurance Cup races, the team will return with a similar …

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Richard Westbrook Joins JDC-Miller MotorSports As 2022 Lineup Revealed

Loic Duval leading during the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

JDC-Miller MotorSports announced Tuesday (Dec. 14) that they will have a new driver lineup for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  Former Ford GT factory driver Richard Westbrook will join Tristan Vautier in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Loic Duval, who drove full-time alongside Vautier in 2021, will return to the team …

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Mazda Motorsports Recovers To Win Motul Petit Le Mans

Mazda Motorsports' Harry Tincknell, Jonathan Bomarito and Oliver Jarvis celebrate their victory in the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/13/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell recovered from a spark plug issue.  From there, the team used cautions to gain back three laps and ran down Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr late.  Tincknell passed Nasr entering turn 7 with 22 minutes to go to take the lead.  From there, Tincknell was able to deftly …

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Felipe Nasr Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Pole

Felipe Nasr during WeatherTech Practice No. 2 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr won the pole Friday (Nov. 12) for the 24th Annual Motul Petit Le Mans with a lap at 133.143 mph. It is the No. 31 team’s fifth pole of 2021. “It took me a while [for the pole] to sink in just because there is so much …

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Filipe Albuquerque Wins Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Pole

Ricky Taylor traversing the Corkscrew at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during practice for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, 9/10/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque won the pole Saturday afternoon (Sept. 11) for Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with a lap at 108.231 mph.  The lap is a new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record. “[Getting the pole] means a lot actually,” Albuquerque said after the session.  “How the …

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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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Ricky Taylor Earns 2nd Straight Watkins Glen Pole

Ricky Taylor during practice for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor earned his second straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole Thursday (July 1).  Ricky’s lap at 135.912 mph is only three-hundredths of a second slower than pole last weekend, despite the changeable conditions during the session. The DPi/LMP2 session was the driest on-track session in qualifying.  Slicks …

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JDC-Miller MotorSports Wins Rough and Tumble 12 Hours of Sebring Despite Loose Rear Wing

JDC-Miller MotorSports' Sebastien Bourdais, Loic Duval and Tristan Vautier celebrate after winning the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, 3/20/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Sebastien Bourdais, Loic Duval and Tristan Vautier charged back after getting involved in two separate on-track incidents to win the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (March 20).  It is the team’s first overall victory since the 2018 Sahlen Six Hours at the Glen when they were …

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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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