Race Weekend Central

Official 24 Hours of Le Mans Entry List Released

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The ACO released the official entry list for the Le Mans Test Day (and by extension, the 24 Hours of Le Mans) on Thursday.  There are currently 62 teams on the list.  60 of those teams have confirmed entries in the race.  However, if anyone cannot compete, one (or both) of the two reserve entries …

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Wright Motorsports Returns to IMSA with Patrick Long, Christina Nielsen

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, Wright Motorsports announced that they will be returning to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship full-time in 2018.  Patrick Long, who won the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge GT Sprint and GT Overall championships with the Ohio-based team, will retain his seat in the Porsche.  Long will be joined by two-time defending GTD champion Christina …

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Patrick Long Shifts to WeatherTech Racing for Petit Le Mans

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On Tuesday, WeatherTech Racing announced that Porsche factory racer Patrick Long will join regular drivers Gunnar Jeannette and Cooper MacNeil in the No. 50 Porsche at Road Atlanta.  For Long, the move is a team switch since he’s raced part-time this season for Alegra Motorsports alongside Daniel Morad. Long is happy to team up with Jeannette …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma

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This weekend, championships will be decided in Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA, GT Cup and GTSA classes at Sonoma Raceway.  In the case of GT, the Sprint title and the overall GT title is up for grabs. For the GT/GTA/GT Cup races, 21 cars are currently entered.  Outside of the championship, the big story of …

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Entry List: Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

While Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams are relaxing before the 12 week grind to Homestead, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to VIRginia International Raceway for the final GT-only round of the season.  25 cars between the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes. In GT Le Mans, the biggest change of note is …

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Entry List: Northeast Grand Prix

(Photo: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship holds the first of two GT-only rounds at the 1.474-mile Lime Rock Park circuit in Connecticut.  25 cars from the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes will battle Saturday afternoon in the Northeast Grand Prix. In the GT Le Mans class, there are eight entries.  They are …

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Adderly Fong, Patrick Long Split Road America PWC GT Races

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This past weekend, Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup classes raced on the undercard to the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Kohler Grand Prix.  Both races were quite interesting in their own right. Race No. 1 On Saturday, Adderly Fong led flag-to-flag to pick up his first career Pirelli World Challenge victory and the first …

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Entry List: 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans

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This weekend, the FIA World Endurance Championship has their marquee event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  The 8.469-mile Circuit de la Sarthe will be alive with activity all week.  The activity will be focused on the 60 teams that are entered. The headlining LMP1 class is a bit smaller in 2017.  Audi pulling out …

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Wright Motorsports Claims Lime Rock Sprint-X Victory

(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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Patrick Long Wins PWC Lime Rock Sprint-X Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The changeable weather conditions at Lime Rock Park shifted toward the wet side when the Sprint-X teams were scheduled to qualify on Friday.  A heavy mist forced teams to switch to rain tires in the time leading up to the session. The best times changed continuously through the short session, but Patrick Long ended up …

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