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Entry List: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the 24

2017 Daytona IWSC Jeroen Bleekemolen Car Credit MBUSA Brian Cleary

(Photo: MBUSA/Brian Cleary, bcpix.com)

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about which teams will attempt the Rolex 24 in 2018.  The mandatory Roar Before the 24 test sessions in early January give viewers a look at who will be there.  As of Wednesday, there are 50 teams entered for the three-day test. On …

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Action Express Racing Leads Road Atlanta At Halfway, Champs Not Represented Well

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At Road Atlanta, Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans has been an up-and-down affair. There has been tight racing, contact and a series of yellows. Through five hours, the No. 31 Whelen-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. driven by Dane Cameron led overall with teammate Filipe Albuquerque three seconds back in second. Tequila Patron ESM’s Johnannes van Overbeek was …

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Action Express Snaps WTR Streak, Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Joao Barbosa Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday afternoon, the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen broke Wayne Taylor Racing’s stranglehold on Victory Lane.  Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa took the lead away from JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson in lapped traffic with 10 minutes remaining.  The South African racer continued to haunt Barbosa in the closing laps, but simply could not get …

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Olivier Pla Quickest in Watkins Glen WeatherTech Rain Practice

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Olivier Pla Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the third practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Watkins Glen International, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports’ Olivier Pla was quickest with a lap of 108.566 seconds (112.742 mph). His lap was nearly 20 seconds slower than the fastest lap of the weekend that Pipo Derani set on Friday. There was a very good reason why the …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Sweeps 36 Hours of Florida

2017 Daytona IWSC Ricky Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Taylor family really loves Florida.  Wayne Taylor Racing owner Wayne Taylor and his sons Jordan and Ricky have lived in Seminole County north of Orlando for years.  On Saturday, the family returned to Victory Lane once again with the Taylor brothers sweeping Daytona and Sebring, along with newcomer Alex Lynn. With the win, Wayne …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Earns Rolex 24 Victory Despite Late Contact

2017 Daytona IWSC Ricky Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In recent years, 24 hour endurance races have turned into sprint races.  Much of the 55th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona was not a sprint, but a test of endurance and traction.  Over half of the race was run in the rain.  However, once the track finally dried out, the action came to …

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Rolex 24 Hour 18 Update: The Rain Reigns Supreme

2017 Daytona IWSC Jeff Segal Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, the rains arrived at Daytona International Speedway during the sixth hour of the race.  It has not stopped raining ever since.  At first, it was a light rain that gave teams the choice as to what to do.  Then, the precipitation kicked it up a notch. During the overnight hours, the rain came …

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55 Entered for Rolex 24 at Daytona

On Wednesday, IMSA released the preliminary entry list for next week’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  As per IMSA rules, all teams that planned on competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona had to enter the Roar Before the 24.  As a result, the same 55 teams that participated in the Roar Before the 24 two …

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