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Action Express Racing Sweeps Thursday Sebring Practices

Felipe Nasr practicing at Sebring, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing came to Sebring, Fla. with full intent to flex their muscles.  They did just that Thursday (March 18).  Felipe Nasr was fastest overall for the day with a lap at 126.765 mph during the opening session of the day. Practice No. 1 The opening practice went green at 9:05 a.m. Thursday morning.  …

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Loic Duval Quickest in Final Rolex 24 Practice

2021 Daytona IWSC Sebastien Bourdais Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Cadillac continued to show their pace Friday (Jan. 29) in Daytona.  JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Loic Duval was fastest overall in the final Rolex 24 practice session with a lap at 134.785 mph. Duval’s lap was 12-thousandths of a second faster than Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen.  Mazda Motorsports’ Oliver Jarvis was third with Wayne Taylor Racing’s …

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Renger van der Zande Quickest in WeatherTech Thursday Rolex 24 Practice

2020 Sebring IWSC Renger van der Zande Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Thursday (Jan. 28) saw IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams practice for more than four hours in preparation for Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  After all of that time, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Renger van der Zande was quickest in two of the three sessions.  His quickest lap of the day at 136.129 mph was set during …

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Trent Hindman, Shelby Blackstock Win GT World Challenge America Opener

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Trent Hindman Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For the first GT World Challenge America race of 2020 at Circuit of the Americas Saturday (March 7), there was only one car entered in the Silver class.  That car, the No. 93 Acura driven by Trent Hindman (pictured above) and Shelby Blackstock, took the overall lead early and drove away from the field to …

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Riley Motorsports Wins BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

2020 Daytona IMPC Jeroen Bleekemolen Dylan Murry James Cox Victory Lane Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona was dominated by teams running the Mercedes-AMG GT4.  Following the first pit stop of the day, the dominant Mercedes was that of Riley Motorsports’ Wynn’s-sponsored No. 35 driven by Jeroen Bleekemolen, James Cox and Dylan Murry.  Bleekemolen was able to get up to the front immediately after the first …

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Jeroen Bleekemolen Quickest in Wet and Windy Pilot Challenge Practice

2020 Daytona IMPC Jeroen Bleekemolen Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Riley Motorsports’ Jeroen Bleekemolen was fastest overall in opening practice Wednesday (Jan. 22) for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams at Daytona International Speedway with a lap at 104.726 mph.  Conditions were far from ideal as rain and winds as high as 30 mph lashed the 3.56-mile road course.  Given the weather forecast for Thursday and …

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Toyota Avoids Collision, Earns 1-2 Finish in Bahrain

2019 Bahrain WEC Jose Maria Lopez Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato Adrenal Media

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato @AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez claimed a dominant victory in the Bapco 8 Hours at Bahrain Saturday (Dec. 14), the team’s second win of the 2019-20 season.  It was an unexpectedly dominant race for the No. 7 team, leading all 257 laps. Conway lined up fourth on the grid …

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Porsche Scores Dominant 1-2 Finish At VIR

2019 Lime Rock IWSC Nick Tandy Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Porsche GT Team dominated the proceedings Sunday (Aug. 25) at VIRginia International Raceway.  The two Porsche 911 RSRs combined to lead 85 of the 88 laps in Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.  There were no passes for the lead on track, but on the first stop of the race, the No. 911 team was …

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Dane Cameron Fastest Overall in Friday Road America Practice

2019 Watkins Glen IWSC Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s No. 6 team was the team to beat Friday at Road America.  Dane Cameron was fastest overall with a lap at 132.472 mph during opening practice for Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase. Practice No. 1 Cameron’s fast lap of the day came relatively early in the session.  That allowed the rest of …

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Late Pass Gives Ford Overall Victory At Lime Rock

2019 Lime Rock IWSC Earl Bamber Richard Westbrook Racing Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday (July 20) came down to the final minutes.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Richard Westbrook was able to pass Porsche GT Team’s Earl Bamber for the lead with seven minutes to go (just seconds after the above picture was taken).  From there, Westbrook pulled away to take Ford’s first …

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