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Felipe Nasr, Pipo Derani Sweep IMSA Weekend at Long Beach

Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani pose on top of their Cadillac DPi-V.R. after winning the IMSA Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, 9/25/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr capped off a weekend sweep Saturday (Sept. 25) in Long Beach.  The duo were fastest in both practices, won the pole, then led 73 of 78 laps to win the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. “It was a clean sweep,” Nasr said …

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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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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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Wayne Taylor Racing Defends Rolex 24 Victory, Sets Distance Record

2020 Daytona IWSC Kamui Kobayashi Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest may have had the fastest car for much of the race, but they were not perfect.  Neither was Wayne Taylor Racing.  They were able to come to the front during the overnight hours.  When the Mazdas began to fall off, the Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac pulled away.  When the clock struck 1:40 p.m., …

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Madison Snow Leaves Paul Miller Racing Effective Immediately

2018 Lime Rock IWSC Madison Snow Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Paul Miller Racing announced Friday (Nov. 30) that defending GT Daytona co-champion Madison Snow has chosen to leave the team, effective immediately.  He does not intend to drive for another team at the moment.  Instead, he plans to work in his family’s business full-time in 2019. “I had a great three years racing with Paul …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans On Fuel Strategy

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For much of the last 40 minutes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday (Oct. 13), it seemed like Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was going to bring home the win.  With just a couple of corners to go, Albuquerque’s Cadillac DPi-V.R. ran out of fuel.  That allowed Wayne Taylor Racing’s …

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Dirk Müller, Joey Hand Win Northeast Grand Prix after Corvette Miscue

2018 Lime Rock IWSC Joey Hand Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Corvette Racing’s No. 3 team dominated Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  However, Jan Magnussen mistimed a pass on Scuderia Corsa’s Gunnar Jeannette in the Diving Turn with 13 minutes to go and slid off-course.  That allowed Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Joey Hand to slip past and pull away to take the …

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Tequila Patrón ESM Claims Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Victory

2018 Daytona IWSC Johannes van Overbeek Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday (March 17), Tequila Patrón ESM’s Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek claimed overall victory in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts.  For all three drivers, it is their second overall wins at Sebring.  Derani and van Overbeek won in 2016 with Tequila Patrón ESM, while …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Overall Pole for America’s Tire 250

2017 Daytona IWSC Ricky Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor won the pole for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s America’s Tire 250 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  Taylor’s lap of 76.853 seconds (104.834 mph) is a track record at the undulating 2.238-mile road course.  It is Taylor’s fifth pole of 2017. Afterwards, Taylor was at a bit …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Continental Tire Road Race Showcase Pole

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Ricky Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor won the overall pole for Sunday afternoon’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.  It is the fourth pole for the season for the older of the Taylor brothers. Afterwards, Taylor didn’t really talk about his lap all that much.  Instead, he talked a little about his …

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