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Entry List: Motul Petit Le Mans

Normally, Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans would be the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  With everything going on in 2020, it’s the third-to-last of the season and the penultimate race in the Michelin Endurance Cup.  31 teams will take to the 2.54-mile road course Saturday for 10 …

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Helio Castroneves Wins TireRack.com Grand Prix Pole

Qualifying for the TireRack.com Grand Prix was incredibly competitive Friday evening (Sep. 4).  Once the dust cleared and sun set, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves claimed the pole for the six-hour race with a lap at 133.151 mph.  He was overjoyed with his effort given the competition “I tell you …

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Acura Team Penske Squeaks Out Victory at Wet Road America

After a bone dry weekend at Road America, the last hour of the Road Race Showcase Sunday (Aug. 2) brought torrential rains to the 4.048-mile road course.  Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves was able to take the lead from Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande with four laps to …

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Pipo Derani Claims Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring Pole

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani kept up his excellent form from practice Saturday afternoon (July 18).  With a lap at 126.147 mph, Derani claimed the overall pole for Saturday evening’s Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande did not take it easy.  The Dutchman’s first …

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Olivier Pla Sets All-Time Fastest ROAR Lap in Qualifying Session

The height of on-track activity Sunday (Jan. 5) at Daytona International Speedway came during the qualifying session for DPi and LMP2 teams.  Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla set a lap at 137.328 mph to lead the pack.  This is an unofficial track record for Daytona International Speedway’s road course. Pla’s …

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AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Signs Townsend Bell, Frankie Montecalvo for 2nd Lexus

AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) announced Thursday (Nov. 29) that they have signed Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo to drive the team’s second full-time Lexus RCF GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2019.  Previously, the new team announced the signing of Jack Hawksworth to drive the other car. “I’m thrilled …

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Scuderia Corsa Adds 2nd Ferrari for 2018 Endurance Races

On Friday, Scuderia Corsa announced that they will field a second Ferrari 488 GT3 in the four Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races in 2018.  That car, the No. 64, will be shared at Daytona by Townsend Bell, Sam Bird, Frankie Montecalvo and Bill Sweedler.  Bird, who is full-time in …

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Peter Kox Claims Pole for Utah Sprint-X Race No. 1

On Saturday afternoon, RealTime Racing’s Peter Kox claimed his first career Pirelli World Challenge pole at Utah Motorsports Campus.  Kox’s lap of 107.993 seconds (101.603 mph) was four-hundredths of a second faster than TR3 Racing’s Ferrari for Daniel Mancinelli. Patrick Long qualified the No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 R in …

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TR3 Racing Remains on Top in Utah PWC Sprint-X Happy Hour

After Daniel Mancinelli was quickest in the morning, TR3 Racing’s Niccolò Schiro usurped him by turning in the fastest lap of the day in the afternoon.  Schirò’s lap of 108.696 seconds (100.946 mph) was eight-hundredths of a second faster than what Mancinelli could do. Afterwards, Schirò talked about how much …

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