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Toyota Avoids Collision, Earns 1-2 Finish in Bahrain

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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

(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

(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

(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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Colin Braun Sweeps CTMP WeatherTech Friday Practices

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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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Riley Motorsports Wins Wild, Weather-Plagued Tioga Downs 240

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Riley Motorsports’ Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Jeroen Bleekemolen, James Cox and Dylan Murry took the lead on their final pit stop Saturday (June 29) with 40 minutes to go.  Then, it started raining.  Murry dropped back down the order on slicks in the wet, but was able to re-take the lead with five minutes to go …

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Punctures Allow Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 8 To Claim Le Mans Honors

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Toyota GAZOO Racing’s No. 7 completely dominated the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans, leading for 23 of 24 hours. But with a little more than an hour to go, the No. 7 Toyota with Jose Maria Lopez at the wheel got punctures on two consecutive laps, handing the victory to their Toyota teammates. Puncture …

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Oliver Jarvis Tops WeatherTech Roar Before the 24 Day No. 1

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At the beginning of 2018’s Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend, Mazda Team Joest was fastest with their RT24-P in practice.  The Roar Before the 24 on Friday (Jan. 4) started out the same way.  Oliver Jarvis was fastest overall Friday with a lap at 133.515 mph. Practice No. 1 Jarvis set the quick time of …

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CORE autosport Claims 1st Overall Prototype Victory at CTMP

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CORE autosport’s Colin Braun passed Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor for the lead with 12 minutes to go just as Mazda Team Joest’s Harry Tincknell spun into the gravel at Moss Corner.  At first, Braun gave the spot back thinking that he had passed under yellow.  A review indicated that Braun made the pass prior …

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Official 24 Hours of Le Mans Entry List Released

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The ACO released the official entry list for the Le Mans Test Day (and by extension, the 24 Hours of Le Mans) on Thursday.  There are currently 62 teams on the list.  60 of those teams have confirmed entries in the race.  However, if anyone cannot compete, one (or both) of the two reserve entries …

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