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Filipe Albuquerque Wins Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Pole

Ricky Taylor traversing the Corkscrew at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during practice for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, 9/10/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque won the pole Saturday afternoon (Sept. 11) for Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with a lap at 108.231 mph.  The lap is a new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record. “[Getting the pole] means a lot actually,” Albuquerque said after the session.  “How the …

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Harry Tincknell, Filipe Albuquerque Fastest in Laguna Seca WeatherTech Practices

Oliver Jarvis, John Farano and Olivier Pla negotiate a foggy WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during practice for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, 9/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Mazda Motorsports’ Harry Tincknell was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice for Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  Tincknell turned in a lap Saturday morning (Sept. 11) at 108.070 mph. Practice No. 1 In the opening practice session Friday afternoon (Sept. 10), Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins 1st WeatherTech Sprint Race of 2021

Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque in victory lane after winning the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, 5/16/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor held off a late charge from Action Express Racing Sunday (May 16) to win the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Presented by the Acura TLX Type S.  It is the team’s second win of the 2021 season. “First of all, I’m extremely happy for Acura and …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Dominates 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Sebastien Buemi practicing at Spa, 4/30/2021 (Photo: Gabi Tomescu@AdrenalMedia.com)

(Photo: Gabi Tomescu@AdrenalMedia.com)

In the debut race for the FIA World Endurance Championship’s new Hypercars, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s GR010 Hybrid dominated the day.  However, it was the slower No. 8 shared by Sebastien Buemi, Brendon Hartley and Kazuki Nakajima that won the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps Saturday (May 1). On the initial start, United Autosports’ Phil Hanson was …

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2-Tire Stop Takes Wayne Taylor Racing to 3rd Straight Rolex 24 at Daytona Victory

2021 Daytona IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Checkered Flag Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Acura ARX-05 of Wayne Taylor Racing was quick throughout the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  However, it was pit strategy that put WTR at the front when it counted Sunday.  The team, which had a seven-lap fuel advantage on their competitors, was able to do a short fill of his fuel tank on his final …

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Oliver Jarvis Claims Motul Pole Award 100 Pole After Disqualification

2021 Daytona IWSC Oliver Jarvis Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The grid for the Rolex 24 at Daytona will be set by a qualifying race this year for the first time.  The qualifying session to set that field mirrored much of the rest of the ROAR Before the 24 weekend to this point.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr turned in the fastest lap Saturday (Jan. …

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Ricky Taylor Returns to Wayne Taylor Racing As Part of New Lineup

2020 Road America IWSC Wayne Taylor Ricky Taylor Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing announced their driver lineup for the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Monday (Nov. 23).  The group of four drivers are all known quantities to the series, and to an extent the team itself. Ricky Taylor, son of team owner Wayne Taylor, will return to the organization to drive the No. 10 Konica …

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Filipe Albuquerque Quickest in Petit Le Mans Practice

2020 Road Atlanta IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

So far, the Motul Petit Le Mans race weekend is looking a little like last year’s edition.  Action Express Racing dominated that weekend and they dominated the speed charts on Thursday (Oct. 15).  Filipe Albuquerque was fastest overall in practice with a lap at 132.081 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session Thursday, …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Earns 3rd Straight Le Mans Victory

2020 Le Mans WEC Kazuki Nakajima Car Harry Parvin Adrenal Media

(Photo: Harry Parvin@AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing once again dominated the proceedings at the Circuit de la Sarthe.  The pole-sitting No. 7 Toyota TS050 was in charge for nearly the entire first half of the race.  However, a turbo issue just past the halfway point resulted in a 30-minute stint in the garage.  That allowed the No. 8 Toyota …

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Entry List: TireRack.com Grand Prix

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend’s TireRack.com Grand Prix at Michelin Raceway Laguna Seca was not originally on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule at the start of the 2020 season.  It was created to replace the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen at Watkins Glen International, which was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. For this …

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