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Entry List: BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

2019 Daytona IMPC Billy Johnson Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The season opener for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Friday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway has 51 teams entered.  This is an increase of 18 teams from the ROAR Before the 24 (the ROAR was not a mandatory test for Michelin Pilot Challenge teams) and two more than last year’s race. The Grand Sport …

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ST Racing Moves Up to GTS Sprint-X, Adds Aurora Straus, Connor Bloum

2017 Lime Rock PWC Samantha Tan Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, ST Racing announced that they will move up from Pirelli World Challenge’s TC class to the new GTS Sprint-X class for 2018 with two new BMW M4 GT4s.  Samantha Tan and Nick Wittmer will drive one of the cars while Connor Bloum and Aurora Straus, teammates from last season with Rennsport One in the …

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Dean Martin Scores Surprise Overall CTSC Pole Position

2017 Daytona CTSC Dean Martin Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Coming into the Rolex 24 weekend, all eyes were on the new Ford Mustang GT4, unveiled late last year and making its race debut.  In the hands of Multimatic Motorsports’ Jade Buford and Scott Maxwell, the combination was likely to dominate in qualifying.  However, a second horse in the battle appeared just a week before load …

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Charles Espenlaub Fastest in First CTSC Roar Practice

2016 Watkins Glen CTSC Al Carter Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams in attendance took to the 3.56-mile infield road course for their first session of 2017.  It was generally uneventful as teams got used to new equipment and new driver lineups. In the session, Automatic Racing’s Charles Espenlaub was fastest overall and in Grand Sport with …

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CJ Wilson Racing Doubles Up in Opening Daytona Practice

2016 Daytona CTSC Marc Miller Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

In Daytona, Wednesday dawned ugly.  Heavy recent rains turned much of the infield into a mud waller.  Getting even one wheel off the track could spell trouble.  In the first practice, team owner/driver Kris Wright found that out the hard way when he slid his Kris Wright Racing with Goldcrest Motorsports Porsche Cayman off course …

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