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JDC-Miller MotorSports Wins Rough and Tumble 12 Hours of Sebring Despite Loose Rear Wing

JDC-Miller MotorSports' Sebastien Bourdais, Loic Duval and Tristan Vautier celebrate after winning the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, 3/20/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Sebastien Bourdais, Loic Duval and Tristan Vautier charged back after getting involved in two separate on-track incidents to win the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (March 20).  It is the team’s first overall victory since the 2018 Sahlen Six Hours at the Glen when they were …

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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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Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Win TireRack.com Grand Prix

SRX driver Helio Castroneves races at Road Atlanta. (September 2020) (Photo: IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor recovered from multiple early penalties to win the TireRack.com Grand Prix Saturday (Sept. 5) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  It is the second win of the season for the duo as they continued their strong 2020 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car championship season. “Great team effort today, I …

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Action Express Racing Dominates Road Atlanta Practice

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Pipo Derani Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is back at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta a month early this year for the TireRack.com Grand Prix.  Through two practice sessions, things don’t look all that different from last year’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall with a lap at 132.478 mph. Practice No. …

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Oliver Jarvis Continues Mazda’s Daytona Speed Stranglehold

2019 Daytona IWSC Oliver Jarvis Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday brought changeable conditions to Daytona International Speedway.  Rains made the second session dicey at times, but Oliver Jarvis kept Mazda Team Joest’s No. 77 Mazda RT24-P on top of the pylon with a lap at 135.257 mph. Session No. 3 In the morning session, Mazda picked up where they left off on Friday.  Harry …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Rain-Shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona

2019 Daytona IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

During the 15th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the rain began to fall at Daytona International Speedway.  Instantaneously, the race changed.  What was a relatively attrition-free affair turned into a punishing wreckfest. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Fernando Alonso slipped past Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr with just over two hours to go when Nasr …

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Tequila Patron ESM Snatches Laguna Seca Win After Harry Tincknell’s Spin

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Sunday’s America’s Tire 250 at WeatherTech Raceway was a rather rough affair with lots of contact.  Mazda Team Joest’s Harry Tincknell made too aggressive of a move in lapped traffic and spun himself out.  That allowed Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani to slip past.  From there, Derani pulled away to give himself and teammate Johannes …

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Richard Westbrook Wins Michelin GT Challenge Pole in Wet Conditions

2018 Lime Rock IWSC Ryan Briscoe Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Qualifying for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR was held in changeable conditions.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Richard Westbrook was fastest during the GT Le Mans session in the wet with a lap at 101.852 mph.  Despite being 11 seconds slower than the GT Daytona pole time, he will start on the pole for …

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Spirit of Daytona’s Tristan Vautier Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Pole

2018 Daytona IWSC Tristan Vautier Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After much of the weekend had been dominated by Acura Team Penske, it will be the smallest of the Cadillac squads, Spirit of Daytona Racing, that will start Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts up front.  On Friday afternoon (March 16), Tristan Vautier won the pole for the 12-hour …

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Ricky Taylor Tops Sebring WeatherTech Happy Hour

2018 Daytona IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Bright and early on Friday morning, Acura Team Penske picked right up where they left off on Thursday.  Ricky Taylor turned in a lap of 107.076 seconds (125.742 mph), the fastest lap of the whole weekend, in order to top the charts in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Practice No. 4.  It is the third out …

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