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Wayne Taylor Racing Defends Rolex 24 Victory, Sets Distance Record

2020 Daytona IWSC Kamui Kobayashi Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest may have had the fastest car for much of the race, but they were not perfect.  Neither was Wayne Taylor Racing.  They were able to come to the front during the overnight hours.  When the Mazdas began to fall off, the Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac pulled away.  When the clock struck 1:40 p.m., …

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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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Dane Cameron, Juan Pablo Montoya Dominate to Win At Laguna Seca

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Juan Pablo Montoya Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron was able to take the overall lead away from teammate Ricky Taylor 55 minutes into the Monterey SportsCar Championship Powered by McLaren Sunday (Sep. 14).  Once out front, Cameron was able to easily hold off the No. 7 Acura.  Once Helio Castroneves fell back, Cameron was able to pull away …

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Nick Tandy Fastest Overall In Lime Rock WeatherTech Practice

2019 Lime Rock IWSC Nick Tandy Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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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Ryan Hardwick Replaces Madison Snow at Paul Miller Racing for 2019

2018 Lime Rock IWSC Madison Snow Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Paul Miller Racing announced their intentions to return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time in 2019 on Monday (Dec. 10).  2018 GT Daytona champion Bryan Sellers will be back to defend his title with a new driver, Ryan Hardwick as his full-time teammate.  In addition, the team announced that Corey Lewis will return to …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans On Fuel Strategy

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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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Dirk Müller, Joey Hand Win Northeast Grand Prix after Corvette Miscue

2018 Lime Rock IWSC Joey Hand Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Corvette Racing’s No. 3 team dominated Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  However, Jan Magnussen mistimed a pass on Scuderia Corsa’s Gunnar Jeannette in the Diving Turn with 13 minutes to go and slid off-course.  That allowed Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Joey Hand to slip past and pull away to take the …

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Tequila Patrón ESM Claims Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Victory

2018 Daytona IWSC Johannes van Overbeek Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday (March 17), Tequila Patrón ESM’s Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek claimed overall victory in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts.  For all three drivers, it is their second overall wins at Sebring.  Derani and van Overbeek won in 2016 with Tequila Patrón ESM, while …

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Ricky Taylor Blasts Track Record, Claims Long Beach Overall Pole

2017 Long Beach IWSC Ricky Taylor Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Despite everything that IMSA officials have done over the past couple of months to slow the Cadillac DPi-V.R.’s, the Cadillacs just keep charging.  Friday in Long Beach was just one more example of that as Ricky Taylor blitzed the field to claim the overall pole for Sunday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long …

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Jordan Taylor Fastest in Crash-Filled IMSA Long Beach Practice

2017 Daytona IWSC Ricky Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship took to the 1.968-mile street course in Long Beach for two hours of practice.  Despite being slowed by Balance of Performance once again, it was one of the Cadillac DPi-V.R.’s on top of the timesheets.  In the closing seconds of practice, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor turned …

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