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Colin Braun Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Pole

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Colin Braun Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CORE autosport’s Colin Braun won the pole Saturday afternoon (June 30) for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen in a nail-biting qualifying session. Braun’s lap was the quickest of the entire weekend at an average speed of 132.539 mph. “I’m excited to be on the pole,” Braun said after the session. “It’s a testament …

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CORE autosport’s Romain Dumas Fastest in Glen Friday Practice

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Romain Dumas Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CORE autosport’s Romain Dumas, fresh off of setting the all-time record in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last weekend, was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday (June 29) at Watkins Glen.  Dumas’ best lap, turned in during the final minutes of Practice No. 2, was at an average speed of 130.936 …

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Colin Braun Fastest in Lime Rock GTS SprintX Happy Hour

2018 Lime Rock PWC George Kurtz Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

GMG Racing’s Colin Braun was fastest overall in Saturday’s sole GTS SprintX practice session at Lime Rock Park.  His time of 55.032 seconds (96.424 mph) is the fastest GTS lap of the weekend to this point. Braun’s lap was one-eighth of a second faster than PFAFF Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli, who was fastest in practice on …

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Felipe Nasr, Juan Pablo Montoya Top Long Beach WeatherTech Practices

2018 Daytona IWSC Eric Curran Car Phil Allaway

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On Friday, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had two practice sessions on the 1.968-mile street course in Long Beach, Calif.  Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya was fastest overall with a lap of 73.160 seconds (96.840 mph).  The lap is nearly four-tenths of a second faster than last year’s pole time. Practice No. 1 Over the …

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CORE autosport Moves Up to Prototypes in 2018

2017 Lime Rock IWSC Colin Braun Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday morning, CORE autosport announced that the No. 54 team that currently competes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class will move up to Prototypes in 2018.  The team has acquired an ORECA 07-Gibson and will race it full-time next season.  Full-time drivers Jon Bennett and Colin Braun will continue as drivers. …

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Stephen Simpson Quickest in WeatherTech Road America Practice No. 2

2017 Daytona IWSC Stephen Simpson Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, track conditions continued to improve, allowing teams to run on slicks.  In the second practice session, JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson was fastest overall with a lap of 115.057 seconds (126.657 mph).  The lap is approximately a half-second off of last year’s pole time. Simpson’s lap was one tenth of a second faster …

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WTR, Corvette Racing, CORE autosport Top Sebring Charts

2017 Daytona IWSC Colin Braun Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Thursday and Friday, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship took to 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway for 15 hours of testing ahead of next month’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. For most of the teams, it was their first chance to test out new Balance of Performance guidelines that were designed to bring the …

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Starworks Motorsport wins Northeast Grand Prix

2016 Lime Rock IWSC Renger van der Zande Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Saturday afternoon saw the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship take on Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.  With the Prototype class not on-site, it was the Prototype Challenge class that were the headliners, despite GT Le Mans getting the majority of the attention (see: The fact that the GT Le Mans class got the anchor spot in …

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Colin Braun Claims Northeast Grand Prix Overall Pole

2016 Lime Rock IWSC Colin Braun Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Late Friday afternoon, after a day of hot and humid weather (although, no thunderstorms that were forecasted), the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 1.474-mile circuit at Lime Rock Park for qualifying. Three 15-minute sessions would determine the starting order for Saturday’s race. In the Prototype Challenge class, CORE autosport‘s Colin Braun has …

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Starworks Motorsport, CORE autosport Pace WeatherTech Practices

2016 Lime Rock IWSC Renger van der Zande Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

At Lime Rock Park, traffic appears to be the name of the game all weekend in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  With 31 cars entered for a race on a 1.474-mile road course, space is at a premium.  It is hard to get a clean lap.  On Friday, teams tried to do that to learn …

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