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Entry List: 2018 BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

2017 Daytona CTSC Jade Buford Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, IMSA released the official entry list for the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, the season opener for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  Unlike the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, there is no mandate to participate in the Roar in order to enter this race.  As a result, the entry list is actually a …

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Antonio Garcia Tops Wild VIR WeatherTech Practice No. 2

2017 Lime Rock IWSC Jan Magnussen Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia was fastest overall in the second WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session at VIRginia International Raceway.  Garcia’s lap of 101.323 seconds (116.183 mph) was a full second faster than what Tommy Milner turned during the first session. Garcia’s lap was eight-hundredths of a second faster than BMW Team RLL’s …

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Christian Fittipaldi Fastest in IMSA Belle Isle Practice

2017 Daytona IWSC Joao Barbosa Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA has attempted to slow the Cadillac DPi-V.R.s on no less than four occasions this season. Regardless of what’s been done, they’re still quick.  Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi proved that Friday morning when he turned in the quickest lap of opening practice for this weekend’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park. Fittipaldi’s …

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TR3 Racing, CRP Racing Take PWC Sprint-X Wins at VIR

2017 Long Beach PWC Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This past weekend, VIRginia International Raceway was witness to two very interesting Sprint-X races.  The first one was fraught with issues brought on by the rules, while the second was much calmer. Race No. 1 Despite a number of other teams showing exceptional pace in the race, penalties to a number of top teams resulted …

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Jeroen Bleekemolen Paces Sprint-X Practice at VIR

2017 Long Beach PWC Tim Pappas Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday, Black Swan Racing’s Jeroen Bleekemolen was fastest overall in the two practices for Sprint-X teams at VIRginia International Raceway.  Bleekemolen lapped the 3.27-mile road course in 103.585 seconds (113.646 mph) to lead the pack.  Since Pirelli World Challenge hasn’t raced at VIR since 2010, the new track record will be set this weekend. …

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Daniel Morad to Join CRP Racing for PWC Sprint-X Races

2017 Long Beach PWC Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Monday morning, CRP Racing announced that 27-year old Canadian racer Daniel Morad will join the team for Pirelli World Challenge’s Sprint-X events starting this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway.  He will race in the Pro-Pro division of GT as a teammate to full-time driver Ryan Dalziel in the No. 2 DeVilBiss-sponsored Mercedes-AMG GT3. Morad is …

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Entry List: BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

2017 Daytona IWSC Justin Marks Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, IMSA released the provisional entry list for the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach, round No. 3 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The race will see 35 cars from the Prototype, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes battle for 100 minutes on the streets of Long Beach, Calif. …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Earns Rolex 24 Victory Despite Late Contact

2017 Daytona IWSC Ricky Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In recent years, 24 hour endurance races have turned into sprint races.  Much of the 55th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was not a sprint, but a test of endurance and traction.  Over half of the race was run in the rain.  However, once the track finally dried out, the action came to …

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