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Pace Laps: Who Needs to Race into 2020 Daytona 500

2019 Daytona I CUP Brendan Gaughan Kyle Busch NKP

NASCAR Cup Series: Justin Haley, Brendan Gaughan Lock Into Daytona 500; Daniel Suarez Must Race In Two drivers can breathe a huge sigh of relief while five others will have sleepless nights leading into Thursday. Justin Haley and Brendan Gaughan will compete in the Daytona 500 next Sunday. The two drivers turned the fastest laps, …

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Nicolai Elghanayan Outduels Spencer Pumpelly for CTMP Sprint Race No. 1 Victory

2019 Long Beach GT4S Nicolai Elghanayan Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday morning (May 18) saw a great duel in the first Pirelli GT4 America Sprint race of the weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Nicolai Elghanayan was able to make a pass on Spencer Pumpelly stick with seven minutes to go and held on to take his first career GT4 America Sprint victory. For Elghanayan, …

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Spencer Pumpelly Leads Flag-to-Flag, Claims Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Long Beach Victory

Spencer Pumpelly 2019 Long Beach

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly proved that he had the right stuff on Sunday (April 14), leading flag-to-flag in his Porsche to win the third round of the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint season in Long Beach.  He spent the full race with Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James hot on his tail, but he was able …

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Ian James Wins St. Petersburg GT4 Race No. 1 With Last Lap Pass

2017 Lime Rock PWC Ian James Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Pirelli GT4 America Sprint Race No. 1 in St. Petersburg Saturday (March 9) had been dominated by PF Racing’s Jade Buford and The Racers Group’s Spencer Pumpelly.  However, it was Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James that was able to make the move to get around Pumpelly on the final lap of the 50-minute race to …

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Drew Staveley Wins GTS SprintX Race No. 2 after Elghanayan Falters

2018 Lime Rock PWC Drew Staveley Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley was content with a second-place finish in Monday’s GTS SprintX Race No. 2 at Lime Rock Park.  Then, leader Nicolai Elghanayan slowed dramatically with less than five minutes to go.  Staveley was able to snatch the lead at the point and hold on for the overall victory. Elghanayan, who won …

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Nicolai Elghanayan Wins Lime Rock GTS SprintX Race No. 1

2018 Lime Rock PWC Nicolai Elghanayan Phil Allaway

(Photo; Phil Allaway)

MarcoPolo Motorsports’ Nicolai Elghanayan was surprised when he won the pole for GTS SprintX Race No. 1 Saturday.  On Monday, he was a bit more confident when he took the checkered flag to win the race Monday morning. “After lap 3 or 4, I really started to dig in,” Elghanayan told Frontstretch in the Media …

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Nicolai Elghanayan Scores Surprise GTS SprintX Pole at Lime Rock

2018 Lime Rock PWC Nicolai Elghanayan Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday’s qualifying session for Monday’s GTS SprintX Race No. 1 at Lime Rock Park was full of surprises.  However, literally no one expected Laguna Beach, Calif.’s Nicolai Elghanayan to claim the overall pole in his Am-class KTM X-Bow GT4.  That includes Elghanayan when he was asked if he expected to be as fast as he …

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Colin Braun Fastest in Lime Rock GTS SprintX Happy Hour

2018 Lime Rock PWC George Kurtz Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

GMG Racing’s Colin Braun was fastest overall in Saturday’s sole GTS SprintX practice session at Lime Rock Park.  His time of 55.032 seconds (96.424 mph) is the fastest GTS lap of the weekend to this point. Braun’s lap was one-eighth of a second faster than PFAFF Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli, who was fastest in practice on …

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