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Entry List: IMSA Road Race Showcase

For Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase at Road America for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, there are currently 35 teams entered.  This is a slightly fewer number of entries as compared to the last race with all four classes in action at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. In the Prototype class, …

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Entry List: Motul Petit Le Mans

For Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans, the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, there are currently 37 cars entered in the three classes.  There are a number of driver changes of note this weekend due to the FIA World Endurance Championship racing at Fuji Speedway in Japan.  The …

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Entry List: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the 24

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about which teams will attempt the Rolex 24 in 2018.  The mandatory Roar Before the 24 test sessions in early January give viewers a look at who will be there.  As of Wednesday, there are 50 teams entered …

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Helio Castroneves Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Overall Pole

Team Penske may not have much experience with the current LMP2 formula, but that ultimately didn’t matter on Friday.  Helio Castroneves took the team’s ORECA 07-Gibson on track and laid down the best lap of the weekend to earn the overall pole for Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans.  Castroneves’ lap …

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Renger van der Zande Fastest in Opening Road Atlanta Practice

On Thursday morning (Oct. 5), the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s 39 entries took to the 2.54-mile road course at Road Atlanta for opening practice.  After 60 minutes of lapping, it was Visit Florida Racing’s Renger van der Zande who was fastest overall in his Ligier JS P217-Gibson. Van der Zande’s …

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Pipo Derani, Johannes van Overbeek Win Maiden Race for Nissan DPi

On Sunday afternoon, Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani assumed the lead during the final yellow when JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson was forced to pit for emergency service.  From there, Derani was able to pull away to take the first-ever victory for the Ligier-based Nissan DPi. Afterwards, Derani was proud of …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Continental Tire Road Race Showcase Pole

On Saturday, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor won the overall pole for Sunday afternoon’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.  It is the fourth pole for the season for the older of the Taylor brothers. Afterwards, Taylor didn’t really talk about his lap all that much.  Instead, he …

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Marc Goossens Quickest in Road America Practice No. 1

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to deal with changeable conditions Friday afternoon during the first practice session at Road America.  The session started off in full wet conditions, but times dropped by more than 20 seconds. In the closing minutes, Visit Florida Racing’s Marc Goossens turned in a lap of …

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