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Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer Fastest in Michelin Pilot Challenge Daytona Practice

2019 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Car Phil Allaway

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Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Thursday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway.  Wittmer, driving a McLaren 570S GT4 for Compass Racing, turned in a lap at 112.310 mph in the second session. Practice No. 1 A line of thunderstorms descended upon all of Central Florida early Thursday morning, …

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Entry List: BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

2018 Daytona CTSC Al Carter Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Unlike IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, attendance for Michelin Pilot Challenge teams was not mandatory at the Roar Before the 24.  As a result, the entry list has increased from 40 teams to 49 for the race. The Grand Sport class has 35 entries, one of the largest for the class in recent memory.  A …

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Winward Racing’s Damien Faulkner Quickest in CTSC Mid-Ohio Practice

2018 Daytona CTSC Damien Faulkner Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Much like the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams also had to deal with quirky weather conditions on Friday at Mid-Ohio.  Before the rains came, Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport’s Damien Faulkner topped the charts. Practice No. 1 Faulkner’s best time in the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT4 was 88.762 seconds (91.580 mph).  That …

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KohR Motorsports Defends Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Title

2018 Daytona CTSC Nate Stacy Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday (March 16), KohR Motorsports’ No. 60 Ford Mustang GT4 shared by Kyle Marcelli and Nate Stacy took the overall victory in the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 at Sebring.  It is the second consecutive year that the No. 60 team took the spoils.  Last year, it was Jade Buford and Scott Maxwell sharing …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts

2018 Daytona IWSC Bruno Senna Car Phil Allaway

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For Saturday’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts, there are 43 cars entered in the three classes.  There are a number of driver changes of note going into the race weekend. In the Prototype class, there are 16 entries.  Both of the Jackie Chan DC Racing JOTA ORECA 07-Gibsons, along …

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CJ Wilson Racing Adds Kuno Wittmer for IWSC Debut

2018 Sebring IWSC Marc Miller Car CJ Wilson Racing

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CJ Wilson Racing announced Wednesday (March 7) that they have signed Kuno Wittmer to drive the team’s No. 36 Acura in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.  Wittmer will join CJ Wilson Racing veterans Till Bechtolsheimer and Marc Miller. For Wittmer, it will be his first appearance in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT …

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Spencer Pumpelly Wins BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Pole

2016 Daytona IWSC Spencer Pumpelly Driver Credit Austin Gager

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On Thursday afternoon, Rennsport One’s Spencer Pumpelly won the overall pole for Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, the season opener for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  Pumpelly’s lap of 115.136 seconds (111.312 mph) is the fastest CTSC lap of the weekend to this point. Afterwards, Pumpelly attributed the team’s pace both this weekend …

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C360R Announces 2 Car CTSC TCR Effort for 2018

2017 Lime Rock PWC Paul Holton Car Phil Allaway

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On Friday, the Canadian C360R team announced plans to field two Audi RS 3 LMS Club Sports full-time in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s new TCR class in 2018.  Roy Block and Pierre Kleinubing, who shared the team’s No. 75 Audi S3 in Street Tuner this past season, will move up into the new …

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Tequila Patron ESM Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Thanks to Penalties

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Brendon Hartley Ryan Dalziel Scott Sharp Podium Phil Allaway

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In endurance racing, victories can come in many ways.  One is by sheer dominance.  For Tequila Patron ESM’s No. 2 Nissan DPi shared by Ryan Dalziel, Brendon Hartley and Scott Sharp, it was simply being in the right place at the right time.  Hartley was third when the top two drivers were penalized for on-track …

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BMW Team RLL Announces 2017 Driver Lineup

2016 Watkins Glen IWSC Bill Auberlen Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

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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