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BMW M Team RLL Reveals Rolex 24 at Daytona Lineup

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BMW Motorsport Tuesday (Jan. 12) revealed the two-car driver lineup for BMW M Team RLL’s assault on the Rolex 24 at Daytona Tuesday (Jan. 12).  The lineup will be mostly BMW factory drivers with a mix of new and returning drivers to the fold in the GTD Pro class. The No. 24 BMW M4 GT3 …

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Felipe Nasr Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Pole

Felipe Nasr during WeatherTech Practice No. 2 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/11/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr won the pole Friday (Nov. 12) for the 24th Annual Motul Petit Le Mans with a lap at 133.143 mph. It is the No. 31 team’s fifth pole of 2021. “It took me a while [for the pole] to sink in just because there is so much …

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Katherine Legge, Christina Nielsen Join Team Hardpoint/EBM; ROAR/Rolex 24 Entry Lists Updated

(Photo: Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian)

Tuesday (Jan. 19) and Wednesday (Jan. 20) saw a series of updates to the entry lists for this weekend’s ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway.  By extension, these updates in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will carry over to the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Team Hardpoint/EBM announced that Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen …

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Tommy Milner Fastest in Charlotte WeatherTech Practice

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Saturday (Oct. 10) ahead of the Motul 100% Synthetic Grand Prix. Milner turned in a lap at 111.457 mph around Charlotte Motor Speedway’s 2.32-mile ROVAL.  Note that IMSA is using a different track length as opposed to what NASCAR and Charlotte Motor …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Defends Rolex 24 Victory, Sets Distance Record

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest may have had the fastest car for much of the race, but they were not perfect.  Neither was Wayne Taylor Racing.  They were able to come to the front during the overnight hours.  When the Mazdas began to fall off, the Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac pulled away.  When the clock struck 1:40 p.m., …

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Ricky Taylor Leads Acura Front Row Sweep at Laguna Seca

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor won the overall pole Saturday (Sep. 14) for Sunday’s Monterey SportsCar Championship Powered by McLaren with a lap at 107.374 mph.  The Laguna Seca pole is Taylor’s first since joining Acura Team Penske at the beginning of 2018. It’s also the No. 7 Acura’s second pole of the season. Taylor’s …

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Greedy Lap Earns Colin Braun Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

CORE autosport’s Colin Braun entered lap time territory Saturday (July 6) at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park that has not been seen in over a decade.  He claimed the overall pole for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura with a lap at 135.250 mph.  It is a WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record and …

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Pipo Derani, Johannes van Overbeek Win Maiden Race for Nissan DPi

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday afternoon, Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani assumed the lead during the final yellow when JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson was forced to pit for emergency service.  From there, Derani was able to pull away to take the first-ever victory for the Ligier-based Nissan DPi. Afterwards, Derani was proud of the team’s accomplishment. “It’s been …

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Entry List: Northeast Grand Prix

(Photo: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship holds the first of two GT-only rounds at the 1.474-mile Lime Rock Park circuit in Connecticut.  25 cars from the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes will battle Saturday afternoon in the Northeast Grand Prix. In the GT Le Mans class, there are eight entries.  They are …

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Turner Motorsports Announces Lineup, Justin Marks in for Enduros

On Wednesday, Turner Motorsport announced that they are downsizing their IMSA effort from two BMW M6 GT3’s to simply one entry, the No. 96.  Jens Klingmann, who drove the No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 full-time last year, will return to the team for a second year.  He was the only driver for the team to test …

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