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Harry Gottsacker Claims 1st Career GTS SprintX Victory at Portland

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Racers Edge Motorsports’ Harry Gottsacker put himself on a different pit strategy than the other leaders Sunday (July 15) at Portland International Raceway.  Pitting early and turning in quick laps during the pit window allowed him to overtake Blackdog Speed Shop’s No. 11 Camaro in the pits.  Once out front, Gottsacker was able to hold …

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Racers Edge Motorsports Sweeps Portland GTS SprintX Race No. 1 Front Row

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Recent qualifying sessions for Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS SprintX class have been very tight and Saturday’s (July 14) qualifying session was no exception.  Racers Edge Motorsports’ Harry Gottsacker won the pole for GTS SprintX Race No. 1 at Portland International Raceway with a lap of 91.944 mph around the 1.97-mile circuit. Gottsacker’s lap was two-tenths …

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Kyle Marcelli Fastest in Lime Rock GTS SprintX Friday Practice

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PFAFF Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli was fastest overall in the sole GTS SprintX practice session Friday afternoon (May 25) at Lime Rock Park.  Marcelli turned in a lap of 55.043 seconds (96.405 mph), a mere two-hundredths of a second faster than GMG Racing’s Colin Braun in the Crowdstrike Audi R8 LMS GT4s. GMG Racing owner/driver James …

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Toni Vilander Wins PWC Grand Prix of Long Beach Pole

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander set a PWC track record with a lap of 78.436 seconds (90.326 mph) Saturday (April 14) en route to earning for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Long Beach.  It is Vilander’s second Sprint pole of 2018, having previously won the pole for Round No. 1 at St. Petersburg. Vilander’s lap was …

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Jade Buford, Scott Maxwell Claim Maiden PWC Win for Mustang GT4

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On Saturday afternoon, PF Racing’s Jade Buford and Scott Maxwell jumped pole sitter Harry Gottsacker during the race’s round of pit stops.  From there, they were able to hold off the rest of the field to claim the first victory in Pirelli World Challenge for the Ford Mustang GT4. “[The win] feels pretty good.  We …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at COTA

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This weekend, all of Pirelli World Challenge’s classes travel to Circuit of the Americas for a full weekend of racing.  It is the season finale for Sprint-X and teams will be scrambling to get everything they can.  Also of note, the second race that was scrapped due to heavy rains at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at Road America

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This weekend, some of Pirelli World Challenge’s classes will be in action at Road America on the undercard to the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Kohler Grand Prix.  Unlike the last three Pirelli World Challenge weekends, Road America is a Sprint weekend, meaning no driver changes.  Just all-out running. The combined races for the GT, GTA and …

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Entry List: Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown

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The entry list is out for this weekend’s Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Circuit of the Americas.  40 teams in the four classes are currently entered in the event. The Prototype class has the same ten entries from Long Beach with only a couple of driver changes of note. …

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Parker Chase, Harry Gottsacker to Make IMSA Debut With TRG at COTA

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On Friday, The Racers Group (TRG) announced that two IMSA debutante racers, Parker Chase and Harry Gottsacker, will make their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at Circuit of the Americas.  The two young racers, who comprise one of the youngest driving pairs in recent memory (average age: 16.5) will drive the No. 991 Porsche GT3 …

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