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Entry List: 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona

2017 Daytona IWSC Jeff Segal Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, IMSA released the official entry list for the 56th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  As per IMSA rules, all teams that planned on entering the Rolex 24 at Daytona had to participate in the Roar Before the 24.  As a result, there are no surprises in regards to the teams entered.  …

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Entry List: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the 24

2017 Daytona IWSC Jeroen Bleekemolen Car Credit MBUSA Brian Cleary

(Photo: MBUSA/Brian Cleary, bcpix.com)

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about which teams will attempt the Rolex 24 in 2018.  The mandatory Roar Before the 24 test sessions in early January give viewers a look at who will be there.  As of Wednesday, there are 50 teams entered for the three-day test. On …

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Pipo Derani Leads Tequila Patron ESM 1-2 in 2nd Glen Practice

2017 Long Beach IWSC Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the second practice session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Watkins Glen, the black and neon green of Tequila Patron ESM reigned supreme.  Pipo Derani turned in a lap of 94.696 seconds (129.256 mph) to top the charts.  It is the fastest lap of the entire weekend to this point. Afterwards, Derani stated that …

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Mazda Motorsports Confirms Lineup, James Hinchcliffe Returns for Rolex 24

2016 LA Auto Show IWSC Jonathan Bomarito Car Credit Mazda Motorsports

(Photo: Mazda Motorsports)

On Wednesday, Mazda Motorsports announced the group of six men who will race the new Mazda RT24-P in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  It is a group of familiar faces. In the No. 55, Jonathan Bomarito and Tristan Nunez will drive for the full season.  They will be joined by Mazda Road to Indy …

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Michael Shank Racing Dominates to Win Petit Le Mans

2016 Road Atlanta IWSC Olivier Pla Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

All week, Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian‘s No. 60 had been the class of the field.  Olivier Pla topped three of the four practice sessions.  Teammate Oswaldo Negri, Jr. topped the other one.  Pla put the car on pole a half-second clear of the field. Once the green fell, Pla ran away from the field, …

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Joel Miller Shows Strength, Tops Practice No. 3 at COTA

2016 Watkins Glen IWSC Joel Miller Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

For Mazda Motorsports, Friday was a day that they’d rather forget.  The No. 55 lost the entire first practice session when the brakes locked up on the pit straight.  Meanwhile, the No. 70 was not all that great during the first session, lapping over two seconds off the pace of the leading Daytona Prototypes. The …

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