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Drew Staveley Wins Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Season Opener

2019 Long Beach GT4S Drew Staveley Car Phil Allaway

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Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley started from the pole Saturday (March 7) and fought off Michael Cooper to take his first career Pirelli GT4 America Sprint victory as a Pro driver. “To win one of these races is a real tough thing to do and we’ve been working on it for a long time,” Staveley …

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Michael Cooper Earns Weekend Sweep In Rain-Shortened Road America Race No. 2

2019 Long Beach GT4S Michael Cooper Car Phil Allaway

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Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper earned a weekend sweep in Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Sunday morning (Sep. 22).  The race was cut short after 27 of the scheduled 50 minutes due to heavy rains.  Since the race was declared complete at less than 75 percent distance, half-points were awarded. “Definitely a strange race,” Cooper said …

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Michael Cooper Makes 1st Lap Pass For Lead, Wins GT4 Sprint Race No. 1 at Road America

2019 Long Beach GT4S Michael Cooper Phil Allaway

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Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper qualified third for the first Pirelli GT4 America Sprint race of the weekend Saturday (Sept. 21) at Road America. By the end of the first lap, he was in the lead. Once there, no one could touch him as Cooper pulled away to take his third win of 2019. Robinson …

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Ian James Claims GT4 America Sprint Race No. 2 Victory at Sonoma

2019 Long Beach GT4S Ian James Car Phil Allaway

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Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James on Sunday morning (June 9) was able to do exactly what he could not do Saturday.  He was able to get past Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper for the lead.  Once there, James was able to pull away to take the victory in Race No. 2 for Pirelli GT4 America …

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Michael Cooper Holds Off Ian James For Sonoma Sprint Race No. 1 Victory

2019 Long Beach GT4S Michael Cooper Phil Allaway

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Blackdog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper took advantage of his pole position and held off Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James to lead flag-to-flag to take victory in Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Race No. 1 at Sonoma Raceway Saturday (June 8).  It is Cooper’s first win of the 2019 season. “The race with Ian [James]…he just waits …

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Drew Staveley Wins GTS SprintX Race No. 2 after Elghanayan Falters

2018 Lime Rock PWC Drew Staveley Car Phil Allaway

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Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley was content with a second-place finish in Monday’s GTS SprintX Race No. 2 at Lime Rock Park.  Then, leader Nicolai Elghanayan slowed dramatically with less than five minutes to go.  Staveley was able to snatch the lead at the point and hold on for the overall victory. Elghanayan, who won …

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Lawson Aschenbach Stays Perfect, Sweeps CTMP GTS Weekend

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Blackdog Speed Shop’s Lawson Aschenbach remained perfect for the season in GTS Sprint races on Sunday morning (May 20), holding on to take his fourth consecutive victory at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Unlike race No. 1 on Friday, Aschenbach had to work hard to claim his trophy in his Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R. “First off, we’ve …

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Jade Buford, Scott Maxwell Claim Maiden PWC Win for Mustang GT4

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On Saturday afternoon, PF Racing’s Jade Buford and Scott Maxwell jumped pole sitter Harry Gottsacker during the race’s round of pit stops.  From there, they were able to hold off the rest of the field to claim the first victory in Pirelli World Challenge for the Ford Mustang GT4. “[The win] feels pretty good.  We …

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Lawson Aschenbach Wraps Up PWC GTS Sweep in St. Petersburg

2018 St. Petersburg PWC Lawson Aschenbach WC Vision

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Blackdog Speed Shop’s Lawson Aschenbach spent a second consecutive race dueling with Mühlner Motorsports America’s Gabriele Piana on Sunday.  This time, Aschenbach led flag-to-flag to take his second win of the weekend. “The [Chevrolet] Camaro GT4.R was on rails today,” Aschenbach said after the race.  “Fortunately, they were battling behind me, so I had a …

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Lawson Aschenbach Wins PWC GTS Season Opener at St. Petersburg

2018 St. Petersburg PWC Lawson Aschenbach Car WC Vision

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On Saturday (March 10), Blackdog Speed Shop’s Lawson Aschenbach passed pole sitter Gabriele Piana on lap 3 for the lead.  From there, Aschenbach was able to hold off Piana’s Porsche to win the first Pirelli World Challenge GTS race of 2018. Even though Aschenbach led nearly the entire race, the race was not easy by …

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