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Felipe Nasr Wins IMSA Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Pole

Felipe Nasr after winning the pole for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, 9/24/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr continued his strong form from practice Friday (Sept. 24) by snagging the pole for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach with a lap at 98.922 mph.  It is Nasr’s second pole of the year. “It feels amazing whenever you get pole position,” Nasr said after …

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Filipe Albuquerque Wins Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Pole

Ricky Taylor traversing the Corkscrew at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during practice for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, 9/10/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque won the pole Saturday afternoon (Sept. 11) for Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with a lap at 108.231 mph.  The lap is a new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record. “[Getting the pole] means a lot actually,” Albuquerque said after the session.  “How the …

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Felipe Nasr Wins Road America Pole In Wet Conditions

Felipe Nasr during qualifying for the Road Race Showcase at Road America, 8/7/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

After a dry practice session Saturday morning (Aug. 7), the skies opened up at Road America in time for qualifying.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr won the pole for Sunday’s Road Race Showcase with a lap at 113.922 mph.  Given the conditions, it was actually not the fastest lap of qualifying. For Nasr, the session …

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Jordan Taylor, Antonio Garcia Win Lightning-Shortened Northeast Grand Prix

Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia celebrate victory in the Northeast Grand Prix in Lime Rock Park's media center, 7/17/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia led every lap Saturday afternoon (July 17) to win the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  The race, originally scheduled for 160 minutes, was shortened to just 88 minutes due to lightning strikes in the vicinity. “It was odd.  We kind of knew what …

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Jordan Taylor Wins Northeast Grand Prix Pole

Jordan Taylor in the pits at Sebring International Raceway, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Corvette Racing’s Jordan Taylor won the pole Friday afternoon (July 16) for Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park with a lap at 106.217 mph.  Taylor’s pole lap is the only lap of the weekend run in under 50 seconds, but it is still seven-eighths of a second off of the …

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Pit Strategy Takes Action Express to Lightning-Delayed WeatherTech 240 Victory

Felipe Nasr late in the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/2/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – An opportune pit stop for Action Express Racing saw Felipe Nasr get into the Whelen-sponsored Cadillac in place of Pipo Derani just before a full-course caution flew. Shortly afterwards, lightning caused a red flag.  Immediately afterwards, Nasr got the lead in a round of pit stops and held on to win …

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Ricky Taylor Earns 2nd Straight Watkins Glen Pole

Ricky Taylor during practice for the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor earned his second straight IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole Thursday (July 1).  Ricky’s lap at 135.912 mph is only three-hundredths of a second slower than pole last weekend, despite the changeable conditions during the session. The DPi/LMP2 session was the driest on-track session in qualifying.  Slicks …

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Single Tire Strategy Gives Mazda Sahlen’s Six Hours At The Glen Victory

Jonathan Bomarito during the Sahlen's Six Hours at the Glen, 6/27/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Mazda Motorsports chose to give Harry Tincknell only one fresh tire on his final pit stop with 51 minutes to go Sunday (June 27).  That allowed Tincknell to beat Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Olivier Pla out of the pits.  On the final run of the race, Tincknell pulled away from …

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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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2-Tire Stop Takes Wayne Taylor Racing to 3rd Straight Rolex 24 at Daytona Victory

2021 Daytona IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Checkered Flag Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Acura ARX-05 of Wayne Taylor Racing was quick throughout the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  However, it was pit strategy that put WTR at the front when it counted Sunday.  The team, which had a seven-lap fuel advantage on their competitors, was able to do a short fill of his fuel tank on his final …

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