Race Weekend Central

Jan Heylen Fastest in Final Pilot Challenge ROAR Session

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams had a short day at Daytona International Speedway Sunday (Jan. 24) with just one 75-minute test session before teams packed up.  Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen was fastest with a lap at 111.835 mph. Heylen’s lap was four-hundredths of a second faster than Stephen Cameron Racing’s Greg Liefooghe.  Murillo Racing’s Eric …

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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

This week, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge will test for three days ahead of the opening weekend of the 2021 IMSA season.  Between the two series, 87 cars will be in Daytona this week.  As of this writing, the official entry lists do not have drivers listed.  What …

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Mazda Motorsports Claims Victory in Wild Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (Nov. 14) was a rough-and-tumble affair.  Being in the right position to take advantage of others’ misfortune was key.  Mazda Motorsports was in position to score a one-two finish, but Oliver Jarvis cut his left rear tire with 28 minutes to go.  …

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Ricky Taylor Wins 12 Hours of Sebring Pole

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor claimed the pole Friday morning (Nov. 13) for Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts.  Taylor’s lap at 125.980 mph is not a track record, but it gives Taylor his second pole of 2020 and the fourth for the No. 7 Acura. Taylor’s lap was …

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Jan Heylen, Jeff Westphal Quickest in Laguna Seca Pilot Challenge Practices

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Friday (Oct. 30) saw IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams take on the 2.238-mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for two 60-minute practice sessions. BGB Motorsports’ Jan Heylen was fastest in the opening session, while CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing’s Jeff Westphal was fastest in the second. Practice No. 1 In the midday session Friday, Heylen was …

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Robby Foley Fastest in VIR Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice, Devin Jones Hospitalized After Crash

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Saturday morning saw Turner Motorsport’s Robby Foley clock in with the fastest practice lap of the weekend with a lap at 104.225 mph.  However, that session was marred by a crash for BimmerWorld Racing’s Devin Jones that has sent the young racer to a local hospital. Practice No. 1 During the sole practice session Friday …

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Entry List: Michelin Pilot Challenge Roar Before the 24

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend’s Roar Before the 24 will be the first official weekend for the newly-renamed Michelin Pilot Challenge (formerly known as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge).  There are a lot of changes for the 2019 season, the most obvious being the series name and the fact that everyone will race on Michelin tires.  40 teams …

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RealTime Racing Claims Utah Sprint-X Race No. 1

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, RealTime Racing’s Peter Kox and Mark Wilkins claimed overall victory in Sprint-X race No. 1 at Utah Motorsports Campus.  It is the first victory in Pirelli World Challenge for the Acura NSX GT3. Wilkins was happy to be able to hold on for the triumph. “I have a love-hate relationship with this …

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Wright Motorsports Claims Lime Rock Sprint-X Victory

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Wright Motorsports’ No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 R shared by Patrick Long and Marc Lieb led flag-to-flag to win Race No. 1 of the Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park for the Sprint-X class.  In addition, the No. 16 Porsche of Michael Schein and Jan Heylen won the Pro-Am division, allowing for …

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