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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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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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Acura Team Penske Squeaks Out Victory at Wet Road America

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

After a bone dry weekend at Road America, the last hour of the Road Race Showcase Sunday (Aug. 2) brought torrential rains to the 4.048-mile road course.  Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves was able to take the lead from Wayne Taylor Racing’s Renger van der Zande with four laps to go and held on to …

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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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Pipo Derani Claims Track Record, Wins Petit Le Mans Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Speeds have steadily been climbing all weekend at Road Atlanta, but they peaked Friday afternoon (Oct. 12) during Motul Petit Le Mans pole qualifying.  Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani won the pole for Saturday’s 10-hour race with a new track record lap of 129.818 mph. “What a way to start this weekend,” Derani said after …

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Richard Westbrook Wins Michelin GT Challenge Pole in Wet Conditions

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Qualifying for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR was held in changeable conditions.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Richard Westbrook was fastest during the GT Le Mans session in the wet with a lap at 101.852 mph.  Despite being 11 seconds slower than the GT Daytona pole time, he will start on the pole for …

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Helio Castroneves Wins Acura Sports Car Challenge Pole at Mid-Ohio

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s domination of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race weekend at Mid-Ohio continued Saturday (May 5).  Helio Castroneves won the overall pole for Sunday’s sprint race with a lap of 71.837 seconds (113.156 mph). “Oh my God, first of all it was actually incredible,” Castroneves said after the session.  “All thanks for Acura …

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Ricky Taylor Spanks the Field to Take COTA Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Normally, qualifying sessions are relatively close in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Ricky Taylor made sure that wasn’t the case on Friday as he won the pole for Saturday’s Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown with a lap of 114.809 seconds (106.812 mph). Taylor was the first driver to set a time in the session and …

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BMW Team RLL Announces 2017 Driver Lineup

On Friday afternoon, BMW Team RLL announced their full-time and endurance driver lineups for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  Both cars will see a mix of returning drivers and some new blood. Last year, the team ran Nos. 25 and 100.  100 was used in honor of BMW’s 100th anniversary.  That number has …

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Starworks Motorsport wins Northeast Grand Prix

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Saturday afternoon saw the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship take on Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.  With the Prototype class not on-site, it was the Prototype Challenge class that were the headliners, despite GT Le Mans getting the majority of the attention (see: The fact that the GT Le Mans class got the anchor spot in …

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