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Olivier Pla Fastest in Wild and Woolly Glen WeatherTech Practice

Olivier Pla drives through a wet turn 2 at Watkins Glen during practice for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – The sole practice session Thursday (July 1) for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen was indicative of what the rest of the weekend could look like.  Sketchy.  Heavy rains limited on-track action, but Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Olivier Pla was fastest overall with a lap at 112.487 mph right at …

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Single Tire Strategy Gives Mazda Sahlen’s Six Hours At The Glen Victory

Jonathan Bomarito during the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/27/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Mazda Motorsports chose to give Harry Tincknell only one fresh tire on his final pit stop with 51 minutes to go Sunday (June 27).  That allowed Tincknell to beat Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Olivier Pla out of the pits.  On the final run of the race, Tincknell pulled away from …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Oliver Jarvis Dane Cameron Racing Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

For this weekend’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, there were originally 27 teams entered.  However, recent moves have dropped this number to 24. Monday night, Porsche announced that all of their crewmembers and drivers that competed in last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans would not be making the trip to Germany for this …

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Filipe Albuquerque, Kamui Kobayashi Top Final 2 Daytona WeatherTech Practices

2020 Daytona IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The final two practice sessions for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Daytona had their fair share of minor incidents, but nothing serious.  Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was fastest in these sessions with a lap at 135.027 miles per hour. Practice No. 3 The night practice session Thursday night (Jan. 23) turned out to …

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Action Express Racing Caps Dominant Weekend With Petit Le Mans Victory

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Eric Curran Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac of Eric Curran, Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr had been the dominant car for much of the weekend. However, victory was not guaranteed until teammate Filipe Albuquerque had an issue with the left front corner of the car while leading. That put Albuquerque through the gravel and Derani in …

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Felipe Nasr Fastest in WeatherTech Final Practice at Michelin Raceway

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was once again quickest overall in the final WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice of the 2019 season Friday (Oct. 11).  Nasr’s lap at 133.647 mph is the quickest lap of the weekend to this point. Nasr’s lap was six-tenths of a second faster than Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor.  Filipe Albuquerque …

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Felipe Nasr Fastest Overall In Petit Le Mans Thursday Practice

2019 Road Atlanta IWSC Eric Curran Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (Oct. 10) at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta with a lap at 132.343 mph.  The lap was turned in during the opening practice session of the day and was more than a second faster than the overall pole time from last …

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Mazda Team Joest Scores Debut Victory at Watkins Glen

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Harry Tincknell Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda has struggled on and off for the past five years in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Their car is fast, but they’ve had bad luck.  Sunday (June 30) saw Mazda Team Joest put it all together as Harry Tincknell, Jonathan Bomarito and Olivier Pla claimed overall honors in the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the …

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Oliver Jarvis Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Pole

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Oliver Jarvis Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest’s Mazda RT24-P showed Saturday (June 29) that it is still the fastest car on high speed circuits. Oliver Jarvis won the pole for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen with a track record lap at 136.548 mph. “I love this place,” Jarvis said after qualifying. “This place is just amazing. You …

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