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Eric Foss, Alexandre Premat Top Early Watkins Glen CTSC Sessions

2018 Daytona CTSC Alex Premat Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Through two IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice sessions at Watkins Glen International, Ramsey Racing’s Alexandre Premat is fastest with a lap of 105.106 mph.  Neither session was truly indicative of race conditions, though. Practice No. 1 Thursday’s first practice session was held in changeable conditions.  The session started out wet before drying out.  Even …

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Kyle Marcelli, Nate Stacy Go Back-to-Back with CTSC Mid-Ohio Win

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KohR Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli ran down Multimatic Motorsports’ Patrick Gallagher from 12 seconds back to take the lead.  From there, Marcelli held on despite a mechanical issue to win the Mid-Ohio 120 on Saturday (May 5).  It is Marcelli and teammate Nate Stacy’s second consecutive IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge overall victory. “It was one …

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

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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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Trent Hindman, Spencer Pumpelly Pace CTSC Sebring Practices

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, VOLT Racing’s Trent Hindman paced IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice at Sebring International Raceway.  Hindman turned in a lap of 131.577 seconds (102.528 mph) in the morning session, a track record for the Grand Sport class.  The lap was also four-hundredths of a second faster than last year’s pole. Practice No. 1 …

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Andrew Davis Quickest in Daytona CTSC Practice No. 1

2018 Daytona CTSC Andrew Davis Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday afternoon, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge team took on Daytona International Speedway’s 3.56-mile road course for the first of two scheduled practice sessions.  While others struggled at times, GMG Racing’s Andrew Davis got his new Audi R8 LMS GT4 up to speed quickly.  19 minutes into the one hour session, Davis turned …

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Jeff Westphal, Trent Hindman Top Sunday CTSC Roar Sessions

2017 Lime Rock CTSC Alan Brynjolfsson Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams, they had two on-track sessions Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.  In those sessions, the fastest lap of the day was set by Jeff Westphal of the new Carbahn Motorsports team. Session No. 5 Westphal, driving one of the new Audi R8 LMS GT4s for the Steve Dinan-run team, …

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Dillon Machavern Quickest in CTSC Roar Session No. 2

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For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Session No. 2 was ultimately very similar.  Ford Mustang GT4s dominated the chart for the vast majority of the session.  However, in the final five minutes, defending Grand Sport champion Dillon Machavern put his No. 28 Porsche for Rennsport One on top of the sheet with a lap of …

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Rennsport One Wins Biscuitville Grand Prix After Controversial Contact

2017 Lime Rock CTSC Dylan Murcott Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, KohR Motorsports’ No. 59 Ford and Stevenson Motorsports’ No. 57 Chevrolet were the dominant teams for much of the Biscuitville Grand Prix.  However, due to unusual circumstances, Rennsport One’s No. 28 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR shared by Dillon Machavern and Dylan Murcott were able to sweep past to take their first …

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Trent Hindman Fastest in First CTSC Practice at CTMP

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On Friday morning, Bodymotion Racing’s Trent Hindman was fastest overall in opening practice at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  Hindman’s lap of 85.462 seconds (103.582 mph) was two-tenths of a second faster than Jack Roush Jr. in KohR Motorsports’ No. 59 Ford Mustang GT4. C360R’s Paul Holton was third …

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KohR Motorsports Wins Watkins Glen CTSC With Last-Lap Pass

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(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Saturday’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Continental Tire 120 at the Glen was very unusual by anyone’s standards.  Due to three full course yellows and a red flag due to lightning, only 43 laps (146.2 miles) were complete. KohR Motorsports’ Dean Martin had contact in the Esses on the final lap with Automatic Racing’s Al Carter.  Carter …

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