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Gradient Racing Switches to Endurance Cup For 2022

Till Bechtolsheimer during qualifying for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Gradient Racing announced Tuesday (Jan. 4) that they will switch their emphasis in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship away from the WeatherTech Sprint Cup to the Michelin Endurance Cup for the 2022 season.  The team has upgraded their Acura to the new Evo22 specification and will compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona for the …

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Tommy Milner, Nick Tandy Win Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Tommy Milner and Nick Tandy celebrate their victory in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 10/9/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AFTON, Va. – Corvette Racing’s Nick Tandy was able to get past teammate Antonio Garcia with 53 minutes to go.  From there, he was able to pull away to give himself and teammate Tommy Milner the victory in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR Saturday (Oct. 9).  It is Milner and Tandy’s second consecutive victory. …

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Entry List: 2021 Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Mike Skeen practicing at VIR, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, 18 cars will do battle on VIRginia International Raceway’s 3.27-mile Full Course in the season finale for the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup.  It’s rather convenient for the track because they have exactly 18 covered garage stalls in the paddock. In the GT Le …

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Marc Miller Out For VIR Due To Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Marc Miller during the Fan Walk prior to the WeatherTech 240 at the Glen, 7/2/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Gradient Racing announced Tuesday (Sept. 28) that regular driver Marc Miller ruptured his Achilles tendon during a training exercise after last weekend’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.  As a result, he is out for next weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. “We have made continual improvements this season and I have worked hard to …

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Kevin Magnussen Wins Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Pole

Kevin Magnussen after winning the pole for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park, 6/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Chip Ganassi Racing’s Kevin Magnussen won the pole Friday (June 11) for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park with a lap at 105.709 mph.  This backs up Magnussen’s quick time from the second practice session. The Cadillacs dominated the session.  Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani was up front early on, then JDC-Miller …

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Cadillac Fastest in Friday IMSA Detroit Practice

Renger van der Zande during practice for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park, 6/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Cadillac flexed their muscles early in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s visit to the Motor City as the General Motors brand topped the time sheets in both Friday practice sessions for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. Tristan Vautier set the fastest lap in the opening session in the Mustang Sampling/JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi as the …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge Presented by the TLX Type S

Ricky Taylor and Felipe Nasr racing during the Acura Sports Car Challenge, 9/27/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship travels to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend for the first sprint race of the season.  27 cars are currently entered in three classes.  The LMP2 and GT Le Mans classes are not scheduled to race this weekend.  Both classes’ next points race will be the Sahlen’s Six Hours at …

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Compass Racing Announces 2021 WeatherTech Sprint Cup Plans

2021 IWSC Compass Racing Car Compass Racing

(Photo: Compass Racing)

Compass Racing announced Thursday (April 29) that they will be returning to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2021 for the WeatherTech Sprint Cup races only.  The team will switch from the McLaren 720S GT3 to the Acura NSX GT3.  With McLaren out, that means that McLaren factory driver Paul Holton is out as well.  …

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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

2020 Daytona IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

This week, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge will test for three days ahead of the opening weekend of the 2021 IMSA season.  Between the two series, 87 cars will be in Daytona this week.  As of this writing, the official entry lists do not have drivers listed.  What …

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Mazda Motorsports Claims Victory in Wild Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

2020 Sebring IWSC Ryan Hunter Reay Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts Saturday (Nov. 14) was a rough-and-tumble affair.  Being in the right position to take advantage of others’ misfortune was key.  Mazda Motorsports was in position to score a one-two finish, but Oliver Jarvis cut his left rear tire with 28 minutes to go.  …

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