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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

2018 Daytona IWSC Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship travels to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the first sports car race featuring prototypes at Mid-Ohio since 2013.  34 teams are entered amongst the three classes. In the Prototype class, 14 cars are entered.  Spirit of Daytona Racing, which missed Long Beach due to crash damage at Sebring, …

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RealTime Racing Claims Utah Sprint-X Race No. 1

2017 Long Beach PWC Peter Kox Michael Schein Cars Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, RealTime Racing’s Peter Kox and Mark Wilkins claimed overall victory in Sprint-X race No. 1 at Utah Motorsports Campus.  It is the first victory in Pirelli World Challenge for the Acura NSX GT3. Wilkins was happy to be able to hold on for the triumph. “I have a love-hate relationship with this …

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Àlvaro Parente Claims PWC Pole at Mid-Ohio

2017 St Petersburg PWC Alvaro Parente K PAX Racing

(Photo: K-PAX Racing)

On Friday afternoon, K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente claimed the overall pole for the first Pirelli World Challenge GT race of the weekend at Mid-Ohio.  Parente posted a time of 79.748 seconds (101.931 mph) on his final lap of the session to snatch pole away from Cadillac Racing’s Michael Cooper. Afterwards, Parente was pleased, but knew that …

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Pierre Kaffer, Johnny O’Connell Fastest in PWC Road America Practices

2017 Lime Rock PWC Johnny OConnell Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday and Friday, Pirelli World Challenge teams took to the 4.0479-mile course at Road America for two practice sessions.  Due to weather, the sessions were wildly different. Thursday Thursday’s practice session was held in damp conditions.  The Pirelli rain tires had to come into play.  As a result, times were much slower than normal. …

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Wright Motorsports Claims Lime Rock Sprint-X Victory

2017 Lime Rock PWC Patrick Long Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Wright Motorsports’ No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 R shared by Patrick Long and Marc Lieb led flag-to-flag to win Race No. 1 of the Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park for the Sprint-X class.  In addition, the No. 16 Porsche of Michael Schein and Jan Heylen won the Pro-Am division, allowing for …

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45 Entered for Pirelli World Challenge Season Opener at St. Petersburg

2016 Lime Rock PWC Johnny OConnell Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On the undercard of the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla. will be the GT, GTA, GT Cup and GTS Classes of Pirelli World Challenge.  Between those four classes, 45 cars are entered.  The GT, GTA and GT Cup Classes will run together in two 50-minute races, while the GTS class will …

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Friday Pirelli World Challenge Lime Rock Recap

2016 Lime Rock PWC Alvaro Parente Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At Lime Rock Park, the action has been fast and furious all day.  Pirelli World Challenge’s GT-class saw parity with 12 drivers (including GTA-class pole sitter Martin Fuentes) all qualifying within a half-second of the pole position. It seemed like Round No. 10 for the GT and GTA-classes (Round No. 9 for GT Cup only) was going …

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