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Mazda Team Joest Picks Up From 2019, Tops ROAR Day No. 1

2019 Daytona IWSC Oliver Jarvis Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Last year in Daytona, Mazda Team Joest’s Mazda RT24-Ps were the fastest cars in town during the Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend.  On Friday (Jan. 3), they brought the speed once again as Olivier Pla was fastest overall with a lap at 133.787 mph to top the day. Session No. 1 In the morning test …

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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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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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Kamui Kobayashi Earns Le Mans Provisional Pole

2019 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kamui Kobayashi didn’t waste any time Wednesday (June 12) putting the No. 7 Toyota on top of the scoring pylon.  On only the third lap out of the pits, Kobayashi turned a lap at 154.601 mph.  That lap was good enough to claim the provisional pole for Saturday’s 24 Hours of Le …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Snags Spa Pole, SMP Racing Hot on Heels

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After a rare defeat at the hands of SMP Racing in Free Practice No. 1 on Thursday, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi got down to business Friday (May 3) and claimed the overall pole for Saturday’s 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. Conway and Kobayashi averaged a speed of 137.737 mph over their best …

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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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Mazda Team Joest, CORE autosport Top Roar Day No. 3 Sessions

2018 Daytona IWSC Loic Duval Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest definitely showed the vast majority of what they had during the Roar Before the 24 and Sunday was no exception.  Harry Tincknell topped the regular sessions Sunday (Jan. 6) with a lap at 136.016 mph. Session No. 6 Tincknell’s quick time was set very early in the session, which started just after …

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Jonathan Bomarito Treads Where Few Have Gone to Top Day No. 2 at Daytona

2018 Daytona IWSC Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest continued Saturday (Jan. 5) to show that they have a lot of speed in their Mazda RT24-P.  Jonathan Bomarito turned in the fastest lap of the day during the night session with a lap at 135.571 mph.  The lap is less than seven-tenths of a second off of the all-time track record, …

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Kazuki Nakajima Improves Time, Clinches Le Mans Pole

2018 Le Mans WEC Fernando Alonso Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato AdrenalMedia

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kazuki Nakajima technically didn’t need to improve his time from Wednesday night to claim the overall pole for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as no one beat it all day Thursday.  However, he did it anyway.  Nakajima turned in a lap at 156.012 mph early in Qualifying Practice No. 3 …

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Pace Laps: Miles the Not-So Monstrous?

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Monster Mile Takes A Bite Out Of… No One? – It was business as usual for Kevin Harvick Sunday (May 6) at the Monster Mile. Harvick cruised to the checkered flag by seven seconds over his closest competition. It was a series-leading fourth MENCS win of the year and the ninth …

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