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Àlvaro Parente Dominates PWC Race No. 1 at Road America

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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

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(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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Scott Dollahite DQ Gives Ian James 5th GTS Win of 2017

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Saturday’s GTS Round 15 at Circuit of the Americas for Pirelli World Challenge originally had a feel-good story in Victory Lane.  Scott Dollahite, who has spent 2017 driving the pace car at Pirelli World Challenge events, charged up from sixth on the grid to take a sweet victory in his hometown race. However, Dollahite’s Lotus …

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Rodrigo Baptista, Ian James Claim Utah GTS Victories

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On Saturday, Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Rodrigo Baptista earned his third win of 2017 in the first GTS race of the weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus.  The Brazilian rookie led the race flag-to-flag in his No. 3 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR. Baptista was quite pleased with his driving. “It was a really good race and …

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Àlvaro Parente, Ian James Claim Sunday PWC Victories at Mid-Ohio

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday, K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente earned himself a weekend sweep in the Pirelli World Challenge’s GT class.  As compared to Race No. 1, he did have to work a little harder, though. Parente was originally supposed to start from the pole, but earned a three-spot grid penalty for conduct in race No. 1.  Despite …

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