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AFS Racing, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Merge for 2018 IMSA Season

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Olivier Pla Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced that they will join forces with AFS Racing for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The operation will be known as AFS/PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports going forward.  Primary sponsorship will be provided by Advanced Fire Sprinklers, Inc., which is owned by new team co-owner Gary Peterson. Peterson is happy to join …

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REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Overall Pole

2017 Daytona IWSC Neel Jani Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday afternoon, REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani claimed the overall pole for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.  Jani’s lap of 108.178 seconds (124.462 mph) was about one-tenth of a second quicker than Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi.  The lap is over three seconds faster than last year’s overall pole-winning time. While …

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Stephen Simpson Fastest Overall in Thursday Sebring Practice

2017 Daytona IWSC Stephen Simpson Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Thursday, the 46 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway for three practice sessions.  The main story heading into the weekend was how the Cadillacs would fare after being hit with multiple rule changes designed to slow them down.  The overall result is that they aren’t necessarily going to run …

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BAR1 Motorsports Announces Daytona Driver Lineups

2016 Daytona IWSC Ryan Eversley Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, BAR1 Motorsports officially announced the nine drivers that will be driving for the team in the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the end of the month.  The team is currently the only operation that has confirmed entries in the Prototype Challenge class for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The No. 20 entry, …

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