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CORE autosport’s Romain Dumas Fastest in Glen Friday Practice

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Romain Dumas Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CORE autosport’s Romain Dumas, fresh off of setting the all-time record in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb last weekend, was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday (June 29) at Watkins Glen.  Dumas’ best lap, turned in during the final minutes of Practice No. 2, was at an average speed of 130.936 …

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Helio Castroneves Wins Acura Sports Car Challenge Pole at Mid-Ohio

2018 Daytona IWSC Helio Castroneves Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s domination of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race weekend at Mid-Ohio continued Saturday (May 5).  Helio Castroneves won the overall pole for Sunday’s sprint race with a lap of 71.837 seconds (113.156 mph). “Oh my God, first of all it was actually incredible,” Castroneves said after the session.  “All thanks for Acura …

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Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Top WeatherTech Thursday Practices

2018 Daytona IWSC Graham Rahal Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Sebring International Raceway.  Taylor’s time in practice No. 2 of 107.841 seconds (124.850 mph).  The lap time was a full one-third of a second faster than the pole time set last year by REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani. Practice …

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Brendon Hartley Fastest in Petit Le Mans Nighttime Practice

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Brendon Hartley Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Every year at Road Atlanta, there is a 90-minute that goes into the night so that teams can adjust for late race conditions.  On Thursday night, Tequila Patron ESM’s Brendon Harltey turned in the fastest lap of the weekend to top the nighttime practice session. Hartley’s lap of 72.017 seconds (126.970 mph) was three-tenths of a …

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Stephen Simpson Fastest in WeatherTech Practice No. 3; Jack Hawksworth Crashes

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Jack Hawksworth Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech practice No. 3 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  However, the session was overshadowed by a huge crash for 3GT Racing’s Jack Hawksworth. 18 minutes into the session, Hawksworth went wide at turn 3 and went off-course.  The No. 15 Lexus RCF GT3 …

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Pipo Derani Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Overall Pole

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For most of this season, the Cadillac DPi-V.R.’s have been the class of the field.  So far this weekend at Watkins Glen International, that has not been the case.  Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani claimed the overall pole for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen with a lap of 94.405 seconds (129.654 mph).  The …

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IMSA Holds Annual Roar Before the 24 Open Test

2015 Lime Rock TUSC Mirco Schultis Car Credit Phil Allaway

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On Sunday, IMSA wrapped up the Roar Before the 24, a three-day open test at Daytona International Speedway for teams in both the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  While 54 cars were officially entered in the session, Risi Competizione chose not to compete due to their brand-new Ferrari 488 GTE not …

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IndyCar Preview: 2015 Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

2014 IndyCar Milwaukee Will Power drama

It seems like it has been quite some time since the IndyCar Series was ripping around the track. Oh, that’s right, it has. The end of the 2014 season came on Aug. 30, which means that nearly seven months have passed since it ran competitive laps. Sure, they’ve been testing, but that’s quite the layoff. …

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2014 IndyCar Driver Reviews

2014 IndyCar Toronto 2 Conway woohoo

Mike Conway and Ed Carpenter Racing have hit on something special this season.

Marco Andretti Team: Andretti Autosport Sponsor: Snapple Rank: 9th Wins: 0 Top 5s: 2 Top 10s: 2 One can’t help but feel like the 2014 season was something of a lost year for Marco Andretti and the #25 team. Much like in 2013, the team started off strong and was high in the series standings …

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IndyCar Preview: 2014 Iowa Corn Indy 300

2014 IndyCar Pocono Montoya broken front wing

Iowa Speedway is the site of this week’s round of IndyCar action. After a curious race in Pocono last week that shook up the championship landscape, series onlookers enter this weekend knowing that this is a critical event for all of the teams involved in the championship hunt. Certain teams, like that of Juan Pablo …

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