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Jan Heylen, Ryan Hardwick Win Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix

Ryan Hardwick and Jan Heylen celebrate their victory in the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway, 10/10/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AFTON, Va. – Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen passed Notlad Racing by RS1’s Stevan McAleer at the end of the backstretch with 12 minutes to go Sunday (Oct. 10).  From there, Heylen held off McAleer and made his fuel hold out to take his and Ryan Hardwick‘s second win in a row in the Virginia Is …

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Jan Heylen, Trent Hindman Quickest in VIR Pilot Challenge Practices

Ryan Hardwick practcing at VIR for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AFTON, Va. – IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams only got one shot at practicing in the dry at VIRginia International Raceway.  Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen took advantage of that and set the quickest time of the weekend on Friday (Oct. 8). Practice No. 1 Heylen clocked in a lap at 104.344 mph 24 minutes into …

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Eric Foss, Bill Auberlen Quickest in Laguna Seca Pilot Challenge Practices

Eric Foss practicing for the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120, 9/10/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

At WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca Friday (Sept. 10), Murillo Racing’s Eric Foss was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice.  Foss’ lap at 88.112 mph in the midday session held up as the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Foss’ quick lap of the day came just 11 minutes into the 60-minute …

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AWA Wins BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona From Pole

2021 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Orey Fidani Victory Lane Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Friday (Jan. 29) was a very competitive race.  Andrew Wojteczko Autosport (AWA) chose to make their final pit stop on the restart after the fifth full course caution.  Kuno Wittmer ran hard to get past everyone as they made their final pit stops under green.  Wittmer was able to …

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Greg Liefooghe, Spencer Pumpelly Fastest in Pilot Challenge Practices, Ryan Hardwick Crashes

2021 Daytona IMPC Ryan Hardwick Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Stephen Cameron Racing’s Greg Liefooghe and BGB Motorsports’ Spencer Pumpelly topped the two practice sessions for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Daytona International Speedway.  Pumpelly’s lap at 112.956 mph Thursday morning (Jan. 28) is the fastest lap of the weekend. Practice No. 1 Liefooghe’s lap at 111.634 mph was fastest overall in the opening IMSA …

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Entry List: BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

2020 Daytona IMPC AJ Muss Betiske Visser Brian Henderson Racing Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA released the entry list Monday (Jan. 25) for the season opening BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.  There will be 42 cars in the race between the two classes, down 10 from 2020. In Grand Sport, there will be 25 cars doing battle.  The only one of these teams that …

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Entry List: BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

2019 Daytona IMPC Billy Johnson Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The season opener for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Friday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway has 51 teams entered.  This is an increase of 18 teams from the ROAR Before the 24 (the ROAR was not a mandatory test for Michelin Pilot Challenge teams) and two more than last year’s race. The Grand Sport …

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Rebel Rock Racing Wins CTMP 120 With Alternate Pit Strategy

2019 Watkins Glen IMPC Robin Liddell Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Rebel Rock Racing’s Robin Liddell made his final stop Saturday (July 6) with an hour to go in the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120, seemingly outside of the pit window.  The team was insistent that Liddell could go the distance.  He took the lead with 40 minutes to go when Motorsports In Action’s Jesse Lazare …

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Owen Trinkler Wins CTMP 120 Pole; Ben Rhodes to Start 3rd

2019 Daytona IMPC Hugh Plumb Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

TeamTGM’s Owen Trinkler won the pole for Saturday’s Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120 with the fastest Michelin Pilot Challenge lap of the weekend Saturday morning.  The lap of 106.271 mph was two-tenths of a second faster than the best practice lap on Friday. Trinkler’s lap was seven-hundredths of a second faster than CarBahn Motorsports’ Tyler …

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Eric Foss Fastest In CTMP Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice, Ben Rhodes Shows Promise

2019 Watkins Glen IMPC Jeff Mosing Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Murillo Racing’s Eric Foss turned in a lap during the first practice of the day at 106.009 mph in his Mercedes-AMG GT4. That time held up to be the fastest Michelin Pilot Challenge lap of the day at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Practice No. 1 Foss’ lap was a quarter of a second faster than …

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