Race Weekend Central

Christopher Haase Wins California 8 Hours Pole for Audi Sport Team Land

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Audi Sport Team Land’s Christopher Haase claimed the overall pole for Sunday’s California 8 Hours Saturday afternoon (Oct. 27) in his Audi R8 LMS GT3.  Haase, driving a similar car to the one above, but with a paint scheme resembling the stripes on the American flag, turned in a lap at 96.304 mph in the …

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Team Panoz Racing Wins Portland GTS SprintX Race No. 1 with Late Pass

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In Saturday’s GTS SprintX Race No. 1 at Portland International Raceway, Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James passed pole sitter Harry Gottsacker in the Festival Curves with two laps to go.  From there, James pulled away to take his and Matthew Keegan‘s first GTS SprintX win of the year. “In this Pro-Am format, you are only …

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Michael Christensen Snatches PWC Road America Race No. 2 Victory

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Alegra Motorsports’ Michael Christensen was able to get past Race No. 1 winner Àlvaro Parente in Turn 6 on the very first lap of the race Sunday.  From there, Christensen was able to open up a gap and maintain that advantage to win Race No. 2 of the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Road …

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Àlvaro Parente Dominates PWC Race No. 1 at Road America

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K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente used an excellent restart to take the lead away from TR3 Racing’s Daniel Mancinelli at the end of lap 2.  From there, the Bentley racer was not threatened on the way to his second GT Sprint victory of 2018.  It is the third overall win of the season for K-PAX Racing …

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Daniel Mancinelli Claims PWC Road America Race No. 1 Pole

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TR3 Racing’s Daniel Mancinelli claimed the pole Saturday morning (June 23) for Pirelli World Challenge race No. 1 at Road America with a lap of 115.946 mph, the fastest lap of the whole weekend to this point.  Mancinelli’s time was half of a tenth of a second faster than Alegra Motorsports’ Michael Christensen in his …

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Drew Staveley Wins GTS SprintX Race No. 2 after Elghanayan Falters

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Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley was content with a second-place finish in Monday’s GTS SprintX Race No. 2 at Lime Rock Park.  Then, leader Nicolai Elghanayan slowed dramatically with less than five minutes to go.  Staveley was able to snatch the lead at the point and hold on for the overall victory. Elghanayan, who won …

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Pace Laps: NASCAR’s All-Star Race Aerodynamic Experiment

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: All-Star Race Package Shows Promise Typically, the All-Star Race held a week ahead of the longest event on the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series schedule, turns into a glorified test session for teams preparing for the Coca-Cola 600. The result is often lackluster action that ultimately fails to live up …

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Lawson Aschenbach Stays Perfect, Sweeps CTMP GTS Weekend

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Blackdog Speed Shop’s Lawson Aschenbach remained perfect for the season in GTS Sprint races on Sunday morning (May 20), holding on to take his fourth consecutive victory at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Unlike race No. 1 on Friday, Aschenbach had to work hard to claim his trophy in his Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R. “First off, we’ve …

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Ian James Splashes to GTS Pole at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At a wet Canadian Tire Motorsports Park Saturday (May 19), Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James claimed the pole for Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS/GTSA Race No. 1 with a lap of 102.211 seconds (86.609 mph).   James’ best lap is nearly 18 seconds slowed than Jade Buford‘s fastest lap on Friday. James’ lap Saturday was 1.176 seconds …

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Gabriele Piana Sets PWC GTS Track Record to Win St. Petersburg Pole

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Mühlner Motorsports America’s Gabriele Piana continued his excellent form Saturday morning (March 10) in St. Petersburg, claiming the overall pole for Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge GTS Race No. 1.  Piana’s pole time was a track record 78.454 seconds (82.596 mph). Piana’s lap was nearly one-tenth of a second faster than GMG Racing’s James Sofronas.  PF …

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