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Bryan Herta Autosport Expands to 6 Cars In Pilot Challenge For 2022

Parker Chase qualifying for the Watkins Glen 120 at Watkins Glen International, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Bryan Herta Autosport announced Thursday (Jan. 6) that they will expand from four cars to six for the 2022 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season.  Unlike 2021, all six of these teams will be running the Hyundai Elantra N TCR.  Last season, the team fielded two Elantras and two Veloster N TCRs. There will be driver …

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Wright Motorsports Wins FOX Factory 120; Jan Heylen Wins Championship

Jan Heylen and Ryan Hardwick celebrate their victory in the Michelin Pilot Challenge FOX Factory 120 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/12/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen took the lead Friday afternoon (Nov. 12) with 21 minutes to go when Murillo Racing’s Eric Foss and Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen collided in the chicane while racing for the lead.  From there, Heylen held off a charging Scott Andrews to win the FOX Factory 120 at Michelin …

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Eric Foss, Jeff Mosing Win Lime Rock Park 120

Eric Foss just barely gets off the ground after cresting the hill during the Lime Rock Park 120, 7/17/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Murillo Racing’s Eric Foss took the overall lead away from FCP Euro’s Michael Hurczyn with 25 minutes remaining Saturday afternoon (July 17).  While Hurczyn held up the pack while trying to stretch his fuel to the finish, Foss pulled away from the field to give himself and teammate Jeff Mosing the victory …

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Jan Heylen Quickest in Mid-Ohio Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice

2021 Mid Ohio IMPC Jan Heylen Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports was originally scheduled to debut their Porsche Cayman GT4 MR in Daytona back in January.  However, Ryan Hardwick‘s practice crash prevented that from happening.  With a repaired chassis and the team’s planned driving duo in the car for the first time this year, Jan Heylen was quickest in both IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge …

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Bryan Herta Autosport, Hyundai, Introduce Elantra N TCR, Announce 2021 Plans

2020 Daytona IMPC Gabby Chaves Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Bryan Herta Autosport along with Hyundai Motor North America announced that BHA will be the launch team for the new Hyundai Elantra N TCR.  This new car will be immediately eligible to compete in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge’s TCR class, along with TC America’s TCR class and other various TCR classes around the world.  For …

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Turner Motorsport Wins Wreck-Strewn FOX Factory 120

2020 Road America IMPC Robby Foley Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Turner Motorsport’s Robby Foley and Vin Barletta were the beneficiaries of a very ill-timed caution in Friday’s (Oct. 16) FOX Factory 120 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. That caution took CarBahn Motorsports with Peregrine Racing right out of the hunt. Once out front, Foley was able to hold off the pack to take victory. “With …

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Turner Motorsport Earns Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix Victory

2020 VIR IMPC Bill Auberlen Robby Foley Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

On Saturday, Bill Auberlen became the winningest driver in the history of the top level of IMSA racing with his 61st career victory.  Races in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge don’t count towards that total, but it doesn’t meant that he cannot add to his overall win count.  Auberlen and Robby Foley had a strong …

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Austin Cindric, Sebastian Priaulx Win FOX Factory 120

2019 Road Atlanta IMPC Austin Cindric Sebastian Priaulx Victory Lane Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Multimatic Motorsports was able to get in the pits just before the 80 minute mark Friday (Oct. 11) to swap series debutante Sebastian Priaulx out of the seat and put in Austin Cindric. A couple of seconds later, a full-course caution flew for the stopped Honda Civic Type-R TCR of Mark Pombo. Cindric was able …

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Tyler McQuarrie Wins Pilot Challenge Laguna Seca Pole

2019 Lime Rock IMPC Tyler McQuarrie Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CarBahn Motorsports’ Tyler McQuarrie won the pole Saturday (Sep. 14) for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 with a lap at 88.657 mph.  It is McQuarrie’s second pole in as many qualifying sessions and will mark the third straight race that he will start from the overall pole.  Qualifying at VIR …

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TeamTGM Successfully Defends Lime Rock Park 120 Victory

2018 Lime Rock CTSC Hugh Plumb Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

TeamTGM’s Owen Trinkler and Hugh Plumb started from the pole in Saturday’s Lime Rock Park 120.  From there, they led the vast majority of the race, but had to sweat out their fuel in order to repeat as winners at Lime Rock Park. “[Today’s win] is all about the TGM guys,” Plumb said after the …

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