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Stevan McAleer, Toby Grahovec Avenge DQ, Win Watkins Glen SprintX Race No. 2

Stevan McAleer and Toby Grahovec celebrate their victory in Pirelli GT4 America SprintX Race No. 2 at Watkins Glen International, 9/19/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Classic BMW’s Stevan McAleer and Toby Grahovec woke up Sunday morning (Sept. 19) and discovered that they’d lost their class victory and second-place finish from Saturday in technical inspection. The goal quickly became to get it back. McAleer was able to get past BSport Racing’s Bryan Putt for the lead with …

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John Capestro-Dubets, Tom Capizzi Win Watkins Glen GT4 America Race No. 1 With Last-Lap Pass

2021 Watkins Glen GT4A John Capestro Dubets Tom Capizzi Post Race Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – AutoTechnic Racing’s John Capestro-Dubets ran down Classic BMW’s Toby Grahovec Saturday (Sept. 18) and passed him for the lead with half a lap to go.  From there, Capestro-Dubets pulled away to give himself and teammate Tom Capizzi their first Pirelli GT4 America SprintX victory of 2021 at Watkins Glen International. “That’s …

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NOLAsport Scores Pirelli GT4 America SprintX Weekend Sweep In Sonoma

Jason Hart testing at Daytona in January, 2019. (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Ever since the current generation of the Porsche Cayman GT4 MR was released at the beginning of 2019, NOLAsport has effectively been the team to beat in Pirelli GT4 America SprintX competition.  Sonoma was more of the same as Matt Travis and Jason Hart won both races over the weekend at Sonoma Raceway. In addition, …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2011 Budweiser Shootout at Daytona

Yeah, I know, I’m supposed to give this to a driver. But since this is an exhibition race, I’m going to give an exhibition award… to NASCAR for making the first solidly correct yellow-line call I’ve seen since the rule was instituted. Denny Hamlin had room to hold his line when his wheels crossed over; it was only afterwards that Ryan Newman dropped lower on the track. Whether this was a one time thing is certainly debatable, but for the first time in a long time, I’m looking forward to a restrictor-plate race. The Daytona 500 is looking like one exciting event.

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of the 2010 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series

Good morning, race fans, and happy Tuesday to all of you! It’s hard to believe that the 2010 NASCAR season has finally concluded. I don’t know about you, but this time of year always brings mixed feelings for me. I now have three months to actually be productive on Sunday afternoons; but at the same …

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Bubble Breakdown: Who’s In & Who’s Out of Top 35 Entering Uncertain 2010 Offseason

Last week at Phoenix, disaster struck TRG Motorsports when a blown right-front tire sent Brendan Gaughan’s fully-funded No. 71 hard into the turn one SAFER barrier, resulting in the team’s first last-place finish of 2010. 101 points out of the Top 35 heading into the 312-lap race, the No. 38 team and driver Travis Kvapil …

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5 Points to Ponder: No Chase Drama? No Problem, 4 Too Many for Hendrick & Kevin Conway’s S&P

thanks to the exploits of the driver and sponsor FRM bid farewell to at Michigan last month, their No. 38 team may well lock themselves back into the field. Why? Because Kevin Conway, despite bringing his Extenze sponsorship with him to Robby Gordon Motorsports, has been start-and-parking the No. 7 car. I was present in the pits during the Atlanta race two weekends ago when this trend first surfaced, and both the team’s pit stall and radio communications bore this out.

Bubble Breakdown: Kevin Conway, Robby Gordon’s Team Still Headed the Wrong Way

Dave Blaney gunned FRM’s No. 38 a full 39 points closer to the bubble, where Robby Gordon’s new wheelman Kevin Conway suffered a second straight DNF. But for Bob Jenkins’s only team outside the Top 35, in order to exact FRM’s revenge on the Conway-ExtenZe duo, the team would still have to drive through Latitude 43 Motorsports, now a tantalizing seven points right in front of them.

Bubble Breakdown: Front Row Version 2.0 Making a Move at Atlanta

Less than a week after Kevin Conway and sponsor ExtenZe left Front Row Motorsports’ No. 34 team, drivers Travis Kvapil, David Gilliland and Tony Raines quietly salvaged finishes inside the top 30 at Bristol to move all three of their teams more than 20 points away from the bubble. Sliding closer to trouble was none …

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