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Colin Braun Sweeps CTMP WeatherTech Friday Practices

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Colin Braun Car Phil Allaway

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CORE autosport’s Colin Braun was the fastest man at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park last season en route to victory in an ORECA 07-Gibson.  Switching to the Nissan DPi hasn’t slowed Braun down at all as he was fastest overall in WeatherTech practice with a lap at 134.382 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, …

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Jan Magnussen on Corvette Racing, Son Kevin and a 3.5-Hour Bar Fight

2019 Daytona IWSC Jan Magnussen Phil Allaway

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At age 45, Jan Magnussen has had a substantial career in motorsports.  He made his way up through the ranks of open wheel feeder series all the way up to Formula 1, where he made 25 starts for a combination of McLaren and Stewart, scoring one point for a sixth-place finish. After 1998, Magnussen transitioned …

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Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque Successfully Defend IMSA Long Beach Victory

2019 Long Beach IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Car Phil Allaway

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Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach was a rough and tumble affair.  Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque were able to avoid the issues and hold off a late Acura Team Penske to win at Long Beach for the second year in a row. “The car was really, really …

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Oliver Jarvis Unofficially Breaks Track Record in Roar Qualifying

2018 Daytona IWSC Tristan Nunez Car Phil Allaway

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams have a qualifying session during the Roar Before the 24 in order to determine pit and garage selections for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  It’s also meant to curb sandbagging.  Mazda Team Joest was most definitely not sandbagging on Sunday.  Oliver Jarvis unofficially broke the 25-year old track record in …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans On Fuel Strategy

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

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For much of the last 40 minutes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday (Oct. 13), it seemed like Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was going to bring home the win.  With just a couple of corners to go, Albuquerque’s Cadillac DPi-V.R. ran out of fuel.  That allowed Wayne Taylor Racing’s …

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Tequila Patron ESM’s Norman Nato Fastest in Thursday Road Atlanta Practice

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

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Norman Nato, making his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut, started his weekend off right at Road Atlanta Thursday (Oct. 11).  Nato turned in a lap at 127.804 mph during night practice to lead the field for the day. Practice No. 1 In the first practice of the day, Action Express Racing’s Cadillacs reigned supreme.  Filipe …

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Dirk Müller, Joey Hand Win Northeast Grand Prix after Corvette Miscue

2018 Lime Rock IWSC Joey Hand Car Phil Allaway

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Corvette Racing’s No. 3 team dominated Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  However, Jan Magnussen mistimed a pass on Scuderia Corsa’s Gunnar Jeannette in the Diving Turn with 13 minutes to go and slid off-course.  That allowed Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Joey Hand to slip past and pull away to take the …

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WeatherTech Rolex 24 Thursday: Renger van der Zande Snatches Pole

2018 Daytona IWSC Renger van der Zande Car Phil Allaway

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Thursday at Daytona International Speedway is a very busy day for teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  There are three practice sessions totaling 3.5 hours of track time, in addition to qualifying.  Here, we’ll recap all of the Thursday sessions. Qualifying Entering the weekend, qualifying seemed to be a near open and shut case …

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Corvette Racing Retains Full-Time Lineup for 7th Consecutive Year

2017 Lime Rock IWSC Jan Magnussen Car Phil Allaway

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Driver lineups at many IMSA teams change on a regular basis.  That is not necessarily the case at Corvette Racing.  On Wednesday, the factory team announced that they will continue with the Antonio Garcia–Jan Magnussen pairing in No. 3 and Oliver Gavin–Tommy Milner in No. 4.  2018 will be the seventh consecutive year that these …

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Corvette Racing Benefits from BMW Cut Tires to Win at VIR

2017 Lime Rock IWSC Jan Magnussen Car Phil Allaway

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For the vast majority of Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, BMW Team RLL’s No. 25 of Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims dominated the proceedings.  However, a cut tire with 13 minutes to go allowed Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia through to the lead.  Garcia held on to take his and co-driver Jan Magnussen‘s third victory …

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