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Entry List: BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

2018 Daytona CTSC Al Carter Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Unlike IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, attendance for Michelin Pilot Challenge teams was not mandatory at the Roar Before the 24.  As a result, the entry list has increased from 40 teams to 49 for the race. The Grand Sport class has 35 entries, one of the largest for the class in recent memory.  A …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans On Fuel Strategy

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For much of the last 40 minutes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday (Oct. 13), it seemed like Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was going to bring home the win.  With just a couple of corners to go, Albuquerque’s Cadillac DPi-V.R. ran out of fuel.  That allowed Wayne Taylor Racing’s …

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Entry List: 2018 Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

2018 Lime Rock IWSC Alvaro Parente Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has their second and final GT-only race of the season at Lime Rock Park.  Similar to Lime Rock in July, only 18 cars are entered. The GT Le Mans class has eight entries.  Essentially, the factories.  Two Fords, two Chevrolets, two Porsches and two BMWs.  There are no …

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Scuderia Corsa, WeatherTech Racing Join Forces for 2018

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Alessandro Balzan Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday afternoon, WeatherTech Racing announced that they will be moving their backing from Riley Motorsports to Scuderia Corsa for 2018.  WeatherTech sponsorship will adorn the No. 63 Ferrari 488 GT3 for the Van Nuys, Calif.-based team.  Cooper MacNeil will move to the No. 63 along with the sponsorship MacNeil will be joined full-time by the returning …

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WeatherTech Racing Switches to Porsche for Road America

2016 Lime Rock IWSC Leh Keen Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, WeatherTech Racing announced that they will switch from the Mercedes-AMG GT3 to their trusty Porsche 911 GT3 R for next week’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.  The reason for such a move in the middle of the season? Balance of Performance. “The Mercedes-AMG GT3 is a great car,” driver …

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Jordan Taylor Fastest in Opening CTMP WeatherTech Practice

2017 Daytona IWSC Ricky Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Sunday’s defeat at Watkins Glen has not cost Wayne Taylor Racing any of their speed.  Jordan Taylor was fastest in opening practice at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with a lap of 69.443 seconds (127.577 mph). Taylor’s lap was a mere seven-thousandths of a second faster than Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel in the No. 2 …

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Taylor Brothers Win Destructive BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

2017 Long Beach IWSC Jordan Taylor Victory Lap Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor passed Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel with ten minutes to go.  From there, the Altamonte Springs, Fla. native pulled away to take the overall victory in the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.  For the Taylor brothers (Jordan and Ricky), it is their third consecutive …

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WeatherTech Racing Switches to Mercedes for 2017

2016 Daytona IWSC Gunnar Jeannette Car Credit WeatherTech Racing photo

(Credit: WeatherTech Racing photo)

On Wednesday morning, WeatherTech Racing made two announcements for the upcoming 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  First off, the team itself has moved away from Alex Job Racing.  It will now compete as the second team affiliated with Riley Motorsports, using the No. 50.  Cooper MacNeil, son of WeatherTech CEO David MacNeil, will drive with …

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WeatherTech Porsche Leaves WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

2016 Lime Rock IWSC Leh Keen Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

It seems really bizarre that a team sponsored by the series’ title sponsor could be pulling out of the series, but it is the case.  Alex Job Racing announced on Wednesday evening that their No. 22 Porsche 911 GT3-R will not compete in the last three races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule. Why would …

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