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CORE autosport’s Colin Braun Tops Friday WeatherTech Practice at CTMP

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Romain Dumas Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CORE autosport brings lots of momentum to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park this weekend.  After finishing second at Watkins Glen, Colin Braun was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday with a lap of 132.318 mph. Practice No. 1 In the first session, Braun was once again fastest, this time with a lap at …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After the fireworks of Watkins Glen, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is right back at it this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  There are currently 34 teams listed as being entered for this weekend.  That number is really 33. Tequila Patron ESM had one of the worst possible weekends you could have at Watkins …

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Acura Team Penske Sweeps Mid-Ohio Practices on Tricky Friday

2018 Daytona IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to deal with wild weather on Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Before the rains descended on the 2.258-mile road course, Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor turned in the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Taylor’s quick time was a lap of 73.601 seconds (110.444 mph) in …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

2018 Daytona IWSC Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship travels to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the first sports car race featuring prototypes at Mid-Ohio since 2013.  34 teams are entered amongst the three classes. In the Prototype class, 14 cars are entered.  Spirit of Daytona Racing, which missed Long Beach due to crash damage at Sebring, …

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Connor De Phillippi to Drive for BMW, Bill Auberlen in New Role

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Connor de Philippi Podium Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, BMW Team RLL announced that Connor De Phillippi will drive full-time for the organization in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018.  He will replace veteran Bill Auberlen, who will step back from full-time racing to become a Brand Ambassador for BMW of North America.  The 49-year old Auberlen will still race in …

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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

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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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BMW Team RLL Announces 2017 Driver Lineup

2016 Watkins Glen IWSC Bill Auberlen Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, BMW Team RLL announced their full-time and endurance driver lineups for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  Both cars will see a mix of returning drivers and some new blood. Last year, the team ran Nos. 25 and 100.  100 was used in honor of BMW’s 100th anniversary.  That number has …

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Christian Fittipaldi Puts Action Express on IMSA Long Beach Pole

2016 Daytona IWSC Christian Fittipaldi Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Late Friday afternoon, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 1.968-mile Long Beach Street Course to qualify for Saturday evening’s BUBBA Burger Sportscar Grand Prix at Long Beach.  As usual, the session for the prototypes came down to a Daytona Prototype vs. P2 battle.  For the first time in 2016, the DPs won. …

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Michael Shank Racing on Sebring Overall Pole

2016 Daytona IWSC Ozz Negri Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Through the four practice sessions prior to qualifying, there was only one team on top of the time sheets.  That team was Action Express Racing.  The No. 31 Whelen-sponsored Chevrolet Corvette DP Evo with Dane Cameron at the wheel was fastest in three of the four sessions, while Christian Fittipaldi turned in the fastest time during Practice …

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