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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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Dane Cameron, Harry Tincknell Fastest in Watkins Glen WeatherTech Practices

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday (June 28) at Watkins Glen International.  Cameron’s lap at 135.978 mph in Practice No. 2 is more than two seconds faster than last year’s pole speed. Practice No. 1 Mazda Team Joest’s Harry Tincknell was fastest overall in the first …

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Toyota Wins Sebring Pole, Fernando Alonso Sets Track Record

2019 Sebring WEC Fernando Alonso Car Marius Hecker Adrenal Media

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 Toyota TS050-Hybrid easily won the overall pole Thursday night (March 14) for Friday’s 1000 Miles of Sebring.  In the process, Fernando Alonso set the all-time track record for the 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway with a lap at 134.473 mph. Alonso and Kazuki Nakajima combined for an average of 134.213 mph …

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Olivier Pla Fastest in WeatherTech Sebring Thursday Practice

2019 Daytona IWSC Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (March 14) at Sebring International Raceway.  Pla’s lap of 126.027 mph is an unofficial IMSA track record for the current configuration. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session, Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall in his Cadillac …

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Oliver Jarvis Unofficially Breaks Track Record in Roar Qualifying

2018 Daytona IWSC Tristan Nunez Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams have a qualifying session during the Roar Before the 24 in order to determine pit and garage selections for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  It’s also meant to curb sandbagging.  Mazda Team Joest was most definitely not sandbagging on Sunday.  Oliver Jarvis unofficially broke the 25-year old track record in …

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Oliver Jarvis Tops WeatherTech Roar Before the 24 Day No. 1

2018 Daytona IWSC Tristan Nunez Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At the beginning of 2018’s Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend, Mazda Team Joest was fastest with their RT24-P in practice.  The Roar Before the 24 on Friday (Jan. 4) started out the same way.  Oliver Jarvis was fastest overall Friday with a lap at 133.515 mph. Practice No. 1 Jarvis set the quick time of …

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Matt McMurry, Gabriel Aubry Join PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports for 2019

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Sebastian Saavedra Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports announced Wednesday (Dec. 19) that the team will field their ORECA 07-Gibson for Matt McMurry and Gabriel Aubry full-time in the LMP2 class in 2019.  The two youngsters will replace Sebastian Saavedra and Gustavo Yacaman as the team’s full-time drivers.   The announcement creates the youngest full-time Prototype lineup in the prototype classes …

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