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Jan Heylen, Maxwell Root Win WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120

Jan Heylen and Maxwell Root celebrate their victory in the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen and Maxwell Root benefitted from Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen cutting his right rear tire with 40 minutes to go. That gave Heylen the lead that he would not relinquish as Wright Motorsports won the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 Saturday (Sept. 11). “I always start each [race] thinking that [winning] could …

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Maxwell Root Wins WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 Pole

Maxwell Root after winning the pole for the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/11/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Maxwell Root is not a regular in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition.  If one of Wright Motorsports’ regulars can’t go, he is the first call.  Driving in place of Ryan Hardwick, who is out after testing positive for COVID-19, Root turned in a lap at 88.990 mph to claim his second pole of 2021. Root’s …

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Entry List: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120

Sebastian Priaulx racing during the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 10/31/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams will be back in action Saturday (Sept. 11) at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for two hours of action.  34 teams will do battle on the 2.238-mile road course. In Grand Sport, there are 21 teams entered, down from 24 at Road America.  The biggest change of the weekend is not …

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Maxwell Root Wins Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Pole

Maxwell Root after winning the pole for the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, 3/18/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Maxwell Root, who is making his IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge debut this weekend in place of the injured Ryan Hardwick, made an excellent impression on the field Thursday (March 18).  With a lap at 102.527 mph in his Porsche Cayman GT4 MR, Root easily claimed the overall pole for Friday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 …

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Entry List: Alan Jay Automotive Network 120

Tyler McQuarrie, Marco Signoretti and Cameron Lawrence at the start of the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, 11/13/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Friday (March 19) will see IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams compete in the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 at Sebring International Raceway.  The first sprint race of the season will have 35 teams entered, a drop of seven from Daytona. In the Grand Sport class, there are 20 teams entered, down from 25 in Daytona.  …

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TF Sport to Make IMSA Debut at Daytona

2019 Bahrain WEC Charlie Eastwood Car Marius Hecker Adrenal Media

(Photo: Marius Hecker@AdrenalMedia.com)

WEC competitor TF Sport announced their entry in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona Thursday (Dec. 10).  Unlike the GTE-Am class Aston Martin Vantage pictured above, the team will be fielding an Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the GT Daytona class TF Sport regular Charlie Eastwood will drive the Aston Martin alongside three drivers with significant …

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Trent Hindman, Shelby Blackstock Earn Weekend Sweep at COTA

2020 GTWCA Trent Hindman Car HPD

(Photo: HPD)

Racers Edge Motorsports’ Trent Hindman and Shelby Blackstock comprehensively controlled the second GT World Challenge America powered by AWS race of the weekend Sunday (March 8).  The duo started from the pole and were never seriously threatened en route to the weekend sweep. On the start, Hindman was able to take the advantage and pull …

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Trent Hindman, Shelby Blackstock Win GT World Challenge America Opener

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Trent Hindman Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For the first GT World Challenge America race of 2020 at Circuit of the Americas Saturday (March 7), there was only one car entered in the Silver class.  That car, the No. 93 Acura driven by Trent Hindman (pictured above) and Shelby Blackstock, took the overall lead early and drove away from the field to …

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