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Kevin Magnussen Fastest in ROAR Day No. 2 Practice

2021 Daytona IWSC Kevin Magnussen Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo; Courtesy of IMSA)

In Saturday’s ROAR Before the 24 sessions at Daytona International Speedway, Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen was fastest overall with a lap at 134.323 mph in his Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Cadillacs have topped every WeatherTech on-track session for the first two days of the ROAR Before the 24. Session No. 3 After the early morning rain …

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Kenton Koch Claims Mid-Ohio 120 Pole; Chad Gilsinger Fastest Overall

2019 Daytona IMPC Kenton Koch Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday morning (May 4) brought a very unusual qualifying session for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Officials declared mixed conditions, meaning that teams could qualify on either wet or dry tires.  However, the conditions differed between the two sessions. It forced IMSA to use Section 40.2.11 of the IMSA Sporting …

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Kenny Wilden Fastest Overall in Mid-Ohio 120 Practice

2019 Daytona IMPC Rod Randall Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams had to deal with a wet track Friday (May 3) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge.  With a later second session, the circuit had dried out quite a bit more, allowing for quicker times in the afternoon.  KohR Motorsports’ Kenny Wilden was fastest on the day with a lap at 87.002 …

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Entry List: Michelin Pilot Challenge Roar Before the 24

2018 Daytona CTSC Damien Faulkner Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend’s Roar Before the 24 will be the first official weekend for the newly-renamed Michelin Pilot Challenge (formerly known as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge).  There are a lot of changes for the 2019 season, the most obvious being the series name and the fact that everyone will race on Michelin tires.  40 teams …

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Tyler Cooke, James Clay Win FOX Factory 120

2018 Road Atlanta CTSC Tyler Cooke Victory Lane Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BimmerWorld Racing’s Tyler Cooke and James Clay took advantage of pit strategy and good pace to take their first overall victory in Friday’s FOX Factory 120 at Road Atlanta.  The win comes in the final race in which the series will be known as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  For 2019, the series will become …

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Entry List: Lime Rock Park 120

2018 Watkins Glen CTSC Kenton Koch Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the series has one of their larger entries of the season.  37 cars are entered in Saturday morning’s two-hour sprint race at Lime Rock Park.  Unlike many tracks on the calendar, a 37-car grid at Lime Rock will stretch pit capacity to the max and lapped traffic will …

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Eric Foss, Alexandre Premat Top Early Watkins Glen CTSC Sessions

2018 Daytona CTSC Alex Premat Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Through two IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice sessions at Watkins Glen International, Ramsey Racing’s Alexandre Premat is fastest with a lap of 105.106 mph.  Neither session was truly indicative of race conditions, though. Practice No. 1 Thursday’s first practice session was held in changeable conditions.  The session started out wet before drying out.  Even …

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Entry List: Continental Tire 240 at the Glen

2018 Daytona CTSC Al Carter Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

40 teams are entered in Saturday’s Continental Tire 240 at the Glen, the fourth race of the season for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  It is also the second and final four-hour race of the season. In Grand Sport, there are 26 entries, although it is currently unclear whether all 26 will take the …

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P1 Motorsports Unveils GT Daytona Effort for 2018 Endurance Races

2018 IWSC P1 Motorsports Car P1 Motorsports 660x192 1

(Photo: P1 Motorsports)

On Wednesday, P1 Motorsports announced their intentions to expand into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class for a limited schedule in 2018.  The team has acquired a Mercedes-AMG GT3 and will race in the four Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races.  Unlike the picture above, the team will use No. 71. Drivers …

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IMSA Points Breakdown

This week, ten IMSA championships will be decided at Road Atlanta.  We’re going to break down what the scenarios are.  Some are easier said than done.  Of note, IMSA drivers can earn a maximum of 36 points in a race for a victory.  Second is worth 33 points, then 31 for third.  Fourth gets 29, …

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