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Rodrigo Baptista, Maxime Soulet Win COTA Blancpain Season Opener

2018 COTA PWC Rodrigo Baptista Maxime Soulet K PAX Racing

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K-PAX Racing was dominant in the Blancpain GT World Challenge America season opener Saturday (March 2) at Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The No. 9 Bentley of Andy Soucek led from the pole, but a slower pit stop allowed the No. 3 Bentley of Rodrigo Baptista and Maxime Soulet to jump the No. 9 …

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Toni Vilander, Miguel Molina Sweep Utah, Win GT SprintX Title

2018 UMC PWC Miguel Molina Checkered Flag WC Vision

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander and Miguel Molina only needed to finish 50 percent of the race to claim the GT SprintX title.  They wanted more than that.  A swell pit stop at the halfway point of the race allowed Vilander to jump Lone Star Racing’s Scott Heckert.  From there, Vilander was able to hold …

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R. Ferri Motorsports Wins Utah GT SprintX Race No. 1

2018 COTA PWC Toni Vilander Miguel Molina Podium WC Vision

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Toni Vilander was able to pass K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista just before the 25-minute mark of Saturday’s GT SprintX Race No. 1 from Utah Motorsports Campus.  From there, Vilander and teammate Miguel Molina were not challenged on their way to their fifth SprintX win of the season.  The win all but clinches …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After the fireworks of Watkins Glen, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is right back at it this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  There are currently 34 teams listed as being entered for this weekend.  That number is really 33. Tequila Patron ESM had one of the worst possible weekends you could have at Watkins …

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Entry List: Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear

2018 Daytona IWSC Tristan Vautier Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. 26 cars are currently entered in the Prototype and GT Daytona classes.  GT Le Mans teams have the weekend off, partially because the weekend is a partial clash with the Le Mans Test Day. In the Prototype class, there are 14 cars …

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Miguel Molina, Toni Vilander Sweep GT SprintX Weekend at COTA

2018 COTA PWC Toni Vilander Miguel Molina Podium WC Vision

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Last weekend, R. Ferri Motorsport’s duo of Miguel Molina and Toni Vilander swept the GT SprintX races at Circuit of the Americas, taking home the trophies.  The No. 61 Ferrari led approximately 75 percent of the laps and was never seriously challenged. Race No. 1 On Saturday, Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen started from the …

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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Texas

2017 COTA PWC Daniel Mancinelli Car WC Vision

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For Pirelli World Challenge’s first SprintX weekend of the year, 103 entries have posted in the various classes.  While the number is down from last year, it is a true 103 cars.  Last year saw multiple teams listed more than once due to the weekend schedule. In the main SprintX races, there will be 20 …

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Pace Laps: Lights at Martinsville, Lewis Hamilton Crowned Champion & IMSA Changes for 2018

Cup Action Kyle Busch Leading Way

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: The Power of Lights: Something about that Sun seemed to keep the drivers at bay Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. When she decided to make her daily disappearing act for the night, things changed in a big hurry on track. Around lap 300, the speedway flicked on the new once-used LED …

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Scuderia Corsa, WeatherTech Racing Join Forces for 2018

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Alessandro Balzan Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday afternoon, WeatherTech Racing announced that they will be moving their backing from Riley Motorsports to Scuderia Corsa for 2018.  WeatherTech sponsorship will adorn the No. 63 Ferrari 488 GT3 for the Van Nuys, Calif.-based team.  Cooper MacNeil will move to the No. 63 along with the sponsorship MacNeil will be joined full-time by the returning …

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Porsche Steals Le Mans Overall Victory in Final Lap

2016 WEC Le Mans Romain Dumas Pit Stop Credit Adrenal Media

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On Sunday morning, Porsche Team claimed a shocking overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans when the leading No. 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 fell victim to issues under the rear bodywork in the final couple of laps of the race.  With less than ten minutes, the No. 5 driven by Kazuki Nakajima had a one …

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