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Connor De Phillippi to Drive for BMW, Bill Auberlen in New Role

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Connor de Philippi Podium Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, BMW Team RLL announced that Connor De Phillippi will drive full-time for the organization in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2018.  He will replace veteran Bill Auberlen, who will step back from full-time racing to become a Brand Ambassador for BMW of North America.  The 49-year old Auberlen will still race in …

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Tequila Patron ESM Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Thanks to Penalties

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Brendon Hartley Ryan Dalziel Scott Sharp Podium Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In endurance racing, victories can come in many ways.  One is by sheer dominance.  For Tequila Patron ESM’s No. 2 Nissan DPi shared by Ryan Dalziel, Brendon Hartley and Scott Sharp, it was simply being in the right place at the right time.  Hartley was third when the top two drivers were penalized for on-track …

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Entry List: 20th Running of the Motul Petit Le Mans

2017 Daytona IWSC Neel Jani Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship comes to an end at Road Atlanta in Georgia.  39 cars in four classes will battle for glory. In the Prototype class, the biggest story of the race is the appearance of Team Penske. They’ll run an ORECA 07-Gibson with big names behind the wheel.  Juan Pablo Montoya, …

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REBELLION Racing Fastest in Shortened First Roar Session

2016 Spa WEC Alexandre Imperiatori Car Credit Adrenal Media

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Mid-morning on Friday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams ventured out onto Daytona International Speedway’s road course for their first session of 2017.  Unlike the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge session earlier, this one had some problems. Before those problems reared their head, REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani set the fastest lap of the session (Note: REBELLION’s …

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Cadillac Assert Themselves at Daytona Test, Ricky Taylor Goes 200

2017 IWSC Cadillac Car Credit Cadillac photo

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IMSA’s first open test with the new DPi entries wrapped up on Wednesday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway.  Since it is a December test, it is really difficult to truly tell who is on pace and who is taking it easy.  However, one thing is pretty obvious coming out of the four sessions.  Cadillac’s new …

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