Race Weekend Central

Jan Heylen, Charlie Luck Claim Wild Watkins Glen GT World Challenge Race No. 1 Victory

Charlie Luck and Jan Heylen celebrate their overall win in Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS Race No. 1 at Watkins Glen, 7/23/2022 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Following tire issues, the Pro-Am team of Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen and Charlie Luck won GT World Challenge America Race No. 1 at Watkins Glen.

Brendan Iribe Sweeps GT America at Indianapolis; Charlie Luck Crowned Champion

Charlie Luck after winning GT America Race No. 1 at Watkins Glen International, 9/18/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After skipping the past four race weekends, Inception Racing’s Brendan Iribe swept the final two GT America Powered by AWS races of the year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Friday and Saturday in dominant fashion.  Wright Motorsports’ Charlie Luck (pictured above at Watkins Glen) wrapped up the inaugural GT America Powered by AWS overall championship …

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Jeff Burton Wins Watkins Glen GT America Race No. 2

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Rearden Racing’s Jeff Burton took the lead from Wright Motorsports’ Charlie Luck 11 minutes into the race Sunday morning (Sept. 19) at Watkins Glen International. From there, he pulled away to take his first GT America Powered by AWS overall victory. “The difference between [Saturday] and today was the car,” Burton …

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Charlie Luck Holds On To Win Watkins Glen GT America Race No. 1 After Sketchy Restart

Charlie Luck after winning GT America Race No. 1 at Watkins Glen International, 9/18/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wright Motorsports’ Charlie Luck has dominated GT America Powered by AWS on-track activity all weekend at Watkins Glen International.  Race No. 1 for the class on Saturday (Sept. 18) was no exception.  Luck led flag-to-flag, but had to hold on through a Green-White-Checker restart to win. Luck was more than a …

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George Kurtz Claims Inaugural GT America Weekend Sweep

George Kurtz practicing at Sonoma Raceway, 3/5/2021 (Photo: DXDT Racing/Jamey Price Photo)

(Photo: DXDT Racing/Jamey Price Photo)

Sonoma Raceway hosted the first-ever GT America powered by AWS race weekend this past weekend.  The series, which is a merger of the former Pirelli GT4 America Sprint and GT Sports Club America series, has GT2, GT3 and GT4 cars racing in 40-minute sprint races with amateur drivers only.  DXDT Racing’s George Kurtz walked away …

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Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer Fastest in Michelin Pilot Challenge Daytona Practice

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Thursday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway.  Wittmer, driving a McLaren 570S GT4 for Compass Racing, turned in a lap at 112.310 mph in the second session. Practice No. 1 A line of thunderstorms descended upon all of Central Florida early Thursday morning, …

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Charlie Luck Returns to Daytona, Tops Michelin Pilot Challenge Roar Day No. 1

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

To NASCAR fans, Charlie Luck is best known as a driver in the early days of what is now the Xfinity Series, competing as an owner-driver in a No. 45 sponsored by Luck Stone, a family business.  Then, he stopped competing after 1986.  After decades away, he returned to racing in 2017.  This weekend, he’s …

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