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Team Hardpoint/EBM Expands To 2 Full-Time Entries

Katherine Legge racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/31/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Team Hardpoint/EBM announced Monday (March 8) that they will be expanding their operation to two Porsche 911 GT3 Rs, effective immediately.  Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen will now be full-time in the No. 88 Porsche in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class.  Sponsorship will be provided by Richard Mille, a Swiss manufacturer of …

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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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Kamui Kobayashi Fastest in Day No. 1 ROAR Testing

2021 Daytona IWSC Kamui Kobayashi Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The all-star squad that Action Express Racing has assembled for Daytona has already proven to be fast.  Kamui Kobayashi was fastest overall in the first day of the ROAR Before the 24 Friday (Jan. 22) at Daytona International Speedway with a lap at 134.464 mph set during the morning session in his Ally-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. …

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Katherine Legge, Christina Nielsen Join Team Hardpoint/EBM; ROAR/Rolex 24 Entry Lists Updated

2018 Detroit IWSC Katherine Legge MSR

(Photo: Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian)

Tuesday (Jan. 19) and Wednesday (Jan. 20) saw a series of updates to the entry lists for this weekend’s ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway.  By extension, these updates in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will carry over to the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Team Hardpoint/EBM announced that Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen …

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GRT Grasser Racing Team Joins IMSA With Katherine Legge, Christina Nielsen

2018 Daytona IWSC Max van Splunteren Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

A part-time operation will go full-time in IMSA in 2020.  GRT Grasser Racing Team has partnered with GEAR Racing to field a No. 19 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen will team up for the full season in the GT Daytona class. GEAR stands for …

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Entry List: Monterey SportsCar Championship Powered by McLaren

2019 Daytona IWSC Frankie Montecalvo Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for their second-to-last race of the season.  It is also the season finale for the inaugural WeatherTech Sprint Cup.  32 cars are entered and will take the green flag Sunday afternoon. In the Prototype class, there are 10 cars entered.  Still no …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts

2019 Daytona IWSC Ana Beatriz Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For this weekend’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, there are 38 cars entered in the difficult endurance race.  Effectively, this is slightly larger than the full-time entry for the season. In Prototypes, there are 11 teams entered and a number of driver changes.  Brendon Hartley is the third driver in Action Express Racing’s No. …

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Entry List: WeatherTech Championship Roar Before the 24

2018 Daytona IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The calendar has turned to 2019 and it’s already time for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams to travel to Daytona Beach for three days of testing ahead of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  After rumors of an oversubscribed field earlier in the offseason, an entry list of 47 teams has been revealed.  This is a …

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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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Wright Motorsports Returns to IMSA with Patrick Long, Christina Nielsen

2017 Lime Rock PWC Patrick Long Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, Wright Motorsports announced that they will be returning to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time in 2018.  Patrick Long, who won the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge GT Sprint and GT Overall championships with the Ohio-based team, will retain his seat in the Porsche.  Long will be joined by two-time defending GTD champion Christina …

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