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Watkins Glen Sports Car Wrap-Up

The new Porsche 963 that will race in WEC and IMSA. (Photo: Porsche AG)

(Photo: Porsche AG)

Watkins Glen International saw a wild Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen end with a bunch of confusion, and the new Porsche 963 has been unveiled.

Ricky Taylor Tops WeatherTech ROAR Day No. 2 at Daytona

Ricky Taylor sits on his pit box during practice for the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, 9/24/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Saturday (Jan. 22) at Daytona International Speedway saw teams deal with cool weather and a little rain.  Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor turned in the quickest practice lap of the day with a lap at 135.487 mph. Session No. 3 The 60-minute session was stopped four separate times due to incidents.  First, Kyffin Simpson and …

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Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Claim 3rd Straight WeatherTech Victory at Mid-Ohio

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor claimed victory in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sunday (Sept. 27).  It is the third straight win for the duo and their fourth victory of the season. Dane Cameron started from the pole and led early over Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani.  The Acuras had …

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Pipo Derani Fastest in Sebring WeatherTech Practice

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice ahead of Saturday evening’s Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring.  Derani’s lap in the final session at 125.902 mph is roughly a full mph slower than the best laps turned in last year. Practice No. 1 The start of the first practice …

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Entry List: Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend marks the first regular length sprint race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  36 teams will do battle on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course’s 2.25-mile configuration on Sunday (May 5).  There are a number of changes in play this weekend, partially due to the fact that the FIA World Endurance Championship racing Saturday …

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Compass Racing’s Paul Holton, Kuno Wittmer Win BMW Endurance Challenge

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The McLaren 570S GT4 has been the car to have all week in Daytona for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams.  The BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona on Friday (Jan. 25) was no different.  Paul Holton and Kuno Wittmer started from pole, led early and often, then recovered from a penalty to take the overall victory. …

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Paul Holton Blitzes Field to Claim BMW Endurance Challenge Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For much of Thursday (Jan. 24), Compass Racing has had an edge on the field in Daytona.  In qualifying, Paul Holton did the absolute bare minimum and eviscerated the field to win the pole for Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, the season opener for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.  For Holton, he credited his …

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Compass Racing to Race McLaren 720S GT3 in WeatherTech Sprint Cup

(Photo: McLaren Automotive)

Compass Racing announced Monday (Dec. 3) that they will field a brand-new McLaren 720S GT3 in the IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup races in 2019.  Paul Holton and Matt Plumb, who have raced as teammates in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge for the past two seasons, will drive the new car.  The North American race debut …

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Paul Holton Claims Road Atlanta CTSC Track Record, FOX Factory 120 Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Compass Racing’s Paul Holton was able to more than back up his pace from earlier in the day on Thursday (Oct. 11).  Holton set a new IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge track record with a lap at 103.526 mph to win the pole for Friday’s FOX Factory 120. “It’s been really good today,” Holton told …

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Paul Holton Fastest in Thursday Road Atlanta CTSC Practice Sessions

(Photo: PHil Allaway)

C0mpass Racing’s Paul Holton was fastest overall in the first two practice sessions of the day on Thursday (Oct. 11) at Road Atlanta.  Holton topped the charts early on in Practice No. 2 with a lap at 102.834 mph. Practice No. 1 In the early morning practice session, Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport’s Damien Faulkner was fastest …

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