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Toyota Wins Rain-Plagued 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

Mike Conway enters the Les Combes complex during the TotalEnergies 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, 5/7/2022 (Photo: Gabi Tomescu@Focus-Pack-Media.de)

(Photo: Gabi Tomescu@Focus-Pack-Media.de)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway, Kamui Kobayashi and Jose Maria Lopez braved nasty weather to win the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

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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Tom Blomqvist Fastest in WeatherTech ROAR Day No. 1 Sessions

Tom Blomqvist practices during session No. 2 of the ROAR Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway, 1/21/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Meyer Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian’s Tom Blomqvist may be new to the DPi class in 2022, but he does not lack any speed.  Blomqvist was fastest overall in Day No. 1 of the ROAR Before the 24 Friday with a lap at 135.833 mph in his Acura ARX-05. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, …

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Entry List: ROAR Before the 24/Rolex 24 at Daytona

Felipe Nasr leads the field at the start of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 1/31/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

IMSA released the official entry list for the ROAR Before the 24 Wednesday (Jan. 12).  61 teams will be testing at Daytona International Speedway the weekend of Jan. 21-23, an increase of 12 entries over 2021.  As per IMSA rules, any team that plans to compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona must participate in …

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Entry List: WeatherTech Championship Roar Before the 24

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The calendar has turned to 2019 and it’s already time for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams to travel to Daytona Beach for three days of testing ahead of the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  After rumors of an oversubscribed field earlier in the offseason, an entry list of 47 teams has been revealed.  This is a …

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Dane Cameron Tops WeatherTech Practice No. 3, René Rast Flips

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske continued to show their pace on Saturday morning with Dane Cameron turning in the fastest lap of the weekend to top Practice No. 3.  However, the session ended early due to a huge crash for Mazda Team Joest’s René Rast. With just a couple of minutes remaining in the session, Rast spun …

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Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor Top WeatherTech Thursday Practices

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Acura Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Sebring International Raceway.  Taylor’s time in practice No. 2 of 107.841 seconds (124.850 mph).  The lap time was a full one-third of a second faster than the pole time set last year by REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani. Practice …

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WeatherTech Rolex 24 Thursday: Renger van der Zande Snatches Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Thursday at Daytona International Speedway is a very busy day for teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  There are three practice sessions totaling 3.5 hours of track time, in addition to qualifying.  Here, we’ll recap all of the Thursday sessions. Qualifying Entering the weekend, qualifying seemed to be a near open and shut case …

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Mazda Team Joest Announces 2018 Drivers

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At the LA Auto Show on Tuesday, Mazda unveiled the six drivers that will wheel the new generation Mazda RT24-P in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Mazda Team Joest.  The squad will be a mix of new and returning drivers. Jonathan Bomarito and Tristan Nunez, who shared the No. 55 pictured above in …

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Rene Rast Joins Visit Florida Racing for IMSA Endurance Races

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, Visit Florida Racing announced that René Rast will join the team for the four Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races, starting with the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the end of the month.  Rast replaces Ryan Hunter-Reay as the team’s endurance-only driver.  Hunter-Reay is racing in the GT Daytona class for Michael Shank …

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