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TF Sport to Make IMSA Debut at Daytona

2019 Bahrain WEC Charlie Eastwood Car Marius Hecker Adrenal Media

(Photo: Marius Hecker@AdrenalMedia.com)

WEC competitor TF Sport announced their entry in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona Thursday (Dec. 10).  Unlike the GTE-Am class Aston Martin Vantage pictured above, the team will be fielding an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the GT Daytona class TF Sport regular Charlie Eastwood will drive the Aston Martin alongside three drivers with significant …

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Oliver Jarvis Repeats as Rolex 24 at Daytona Pole Sitter

2020 Daytona IWSC Oliver Jarvis Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis will once again lead the field to the green flag Saturday after he won the pole with a 136.760 mph lap Thursday afternoon (Jan. 23) for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. “What a car [the crew] just gave me.  I cannot say thank you enough,” Jarvis said during the post-qualifying …

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Olivier Pla Sets All-Time Fastest ROAR Lap in Qualifying Session

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Timo Bernhard Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The height of on-track activity Sunday (Jan. 5) at Daytona International Speedway came during the qualifying session for DPi and LMP2 teams.  Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla set a lap at 137.328 mph to lead the pack.  This is an unofficial track record for Daytona International Speedway’s road course. https://www.facebook.com/mazdamotorsport/videos/614550919301042/ Pla’s lap was two-tenths of …

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Toyota Avoids Collision, Earns 1-2 Finish in Bahrain

2019 Bahrain WEC Jose Maria Lopez Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato @AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez claimed a dominant victory in the Bapco 8 Hours at Bahrain Saturday (Dec. 14), the team’s second win of the 2019-20 season.  It was an unexpectedly dominant race for the No. 7 team, leading all 257 laps. Conway lined up fourth on the grid …

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Rebellion Racing Wins Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain Pole

2019 Shanghai WEC Gustavo Menezes Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato @AdrenalMedia.com)

Rebellion Racing’s Norman Nato and Bruno Senna‘s fastest laps averaged out to 117.566 mph.  That was good enough Friday (Dec. 13) to give Rebellion Racing the overall pole position for Saturday’s Bapco 8 Hours of Bahrain.  It is Rebellion Racing’s second straight overall pole. Nato and Senna’s average lap was one-seventh of a second faster …

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Porsche Scores Dominant 1-2 Finish At VIR

2019 Lime Rock IWSC Nick Tandy Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Porsche GT Team dominated the proceedings Sunday (Aug. 25) at VIRginia International Raceway.  The two Porsche 911 RSRs combined to lead 85 of the 88 laps in Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.  There were no passes for the lead on track, but on the first stop of the race, the No. 911 team was …

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Dane Cameron Wins Road Race Showcase Pole

2019 Long Beach IWSC Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron continued to assert his dominance Saturday (Aug. 3) at Road America by claiming the pole for Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase. Cameron’s lap of 134.046 mph is a new track record at the 4.048-mile road course. While Cameron did win the pole, he only just squeaked it out. Cameron’s lap …

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Late Pass Gives Ford Overall Victory At Lime Rock

2019 Lime Rock IWSC Earl Bamber Richard Westbrook Racing Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday (July 20) came down to the final minutes.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Richard Westbrook was able to pass Porsche GT Team’s Earl Bamber for the lead with seven minutes to go (just seconds after the above picture was taken).  From there, Westbrook pulled away to take Ford’s first …

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Punctures Allow Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 To Claim Le Mans Honors

2019 Le Mans WEC Kazuki Nakajima Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato @AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 7 completely dominated the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans, leading for 23 of 24 hours. But with a little more than an hour to go, the No. 7 Toyota with Jose Maria Lopez at the wheel got punctures on two consecutive laps, handing the victory to their Toyota teammates. Puncture …

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Rolex 24 at Daytona Hour 8 Update: Penske Leads, Mazda Foiled by Fuel Leaks

2019 Daytona IWSC Juan Pablo Montoya Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

As compared to last year, the 57th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona has been quite a bit more incident-strewn.  There have already been six full course cautions so far, as opposed to four in the entire race in 2018. The Mazda Team Joest entries were strong early with Oliver Jarvis leading from pole.  …

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