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

2020 Mid Ohio IWSC Helio Castroneves Ricky Taylor Celebration Courtesy of IMSA

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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

2020 Sebring IWSC Felipe Nasr Car Courtesy of IMSA

(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

2019 Daytona IWSC Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

(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

2019 Daytona IMPC Paul Holton Kuno Wittmer Victory Lane Phil Allaway

(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

2018 Road Atlanta CTSC Paul Holton Pole Award Phil Allaway

(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

2018 IWSC McLaren 720S GT3 Testing McLaren Automotive

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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

2018 Road Atlanta CTSC Paul Holton Pole Award Phil Allaway

(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

2018 Lime Rock CTSC Matt Plumb Car Phil Allaway

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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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Entry List: Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

2017 Road Atlanta CTSC Matt Plumb Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge has their second to last race of the season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.  Currently, 37 cars are entered. In the Grand Sport class, 25 teams are entered.  There are quite a few changes of note here. Bodymotion Racing’s No. 5 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR is …

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Paul Holton Claims Road America 120 Pole for McLaren

2017 Road Atlanta CTSC Matt Plumb Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Compass Racing’s Paul Holton won the overall pole for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Road America 120 on Saturday morning (Aug. 4).  Holton turned a lap at 105.153 mph in his McLaren 570S GT4, a track record for the CTSC. Holton’s lap was a full second faster than CarBahn Motorsports’ Tyler McQuarrie in the …

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