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Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque Successfully Defend IMSA Long Beach Victory

2019 Long Beach IWSC Filipe Albuquerque Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach was a rough and tumble affair.  Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque were able to avoid the issues and hold off a late Acura Team Penske to win at Long Beach for the second year in a row. “The car was really, really …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Rain-Shortened Rolex 24 at Daytona

2019 Daytona IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

During the 15th hour of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the rain began to fall at Daytona International Speedway.  Instantaneously, the race changed.  What was a relatively attrition-free affair turned into a punishing wreckfest. Wayne Taylor Racing’s Fernando Alonso slipped past Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr with just over two hours to go when Nasr …

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Jonathan Bomarito Treads Where Few Have Gone to Top Day No. 2 at Daytona

2018 Daytona IWSC Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest continued Saturday (Jan. 5) to show that they have a lot of speed in their Mazda RT24-P.  Jonathan Bomarito turned in the fastest lap of the day during the night session with a lap at 135.571 mph.  The lap is less than seven-tenths of a second off of the all-time track record, …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Adds Fernando Alonso, Kamui Kobayashi for Rolex 24

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Wayne Taylor Racing announced Tuesday (Nov. 27) that Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande will be back in the No. 10 Konica Minolta-sponsored Cadillac DPi-V.R. full-time in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Come Daytona in January, they might be overshadowed by their new teammates.   Recently retired McLaren driver Fernando Alonso and his Toyota …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans On Fuel Strategy

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For much of the last 40 minutes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday (Oct. 13), it seemed like Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was going to bring home the win.  With just a couple of corners to go, Albuquerque’s Cadillac DPi-V.R. ran out of fuel.  That allowed Wayne Taylor Racing’s …

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Official 24 Hours of Le Mans Entry List Released

2017 Le Mans WEC Kamui Kobayashi Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato AdrenalMedia

(Photo: © Joao Filipe Alves Beato - AdrenalMedia.com)

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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FIA WEC Unveils 2018-19 Full Season/Le Mans Entries, Moves Fuji Race

2017 Monza WEC Nicolas Lapierre Car Marius Hecker AdrenalMedia.com

(Photo: © Marius Hecker - AdrenalMedia.com)

On Friday afternoon (European time), the FIA World Endurance Championship officially launched the 2018-19 season with an announcement in Paris.  The full-season entry list was revealed, containing 36 teams.  However, the biggest news was the shift of the 6 Hours of Fuji up by one week to Oct. 14. The Fuji move has been met …

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WeatherTech Rolex 24 Thursday: Renger van der Zande Snatches Pole

2018 Daytona IWSC Renger van der Zande Car Phil Allaway

(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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Beyond the Cockpit: Renger van der Zande on Moving Up, Callaway, Macau & More

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Renger van der Zande Helmet Visit Florida Racing Brian Cleary

(Photo: Visit Florida Racing/Brian Cleary)

For Holland’s Renger van der Zande, 2017 was a make-or-break year.  After claiming the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge championship with teammate Alex Popow, van der Zande stepped up to the top flight Prototype class with Visit Florida Racing.  The season was an up and down affair as the team dealt with wrecks …

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Renger van der Zande Joins Wayne Taylor Racing in 2018

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Ricky Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, Wayne Taylor Racing announced that Renger van der Zande will join the team full-time in 2018, replacing Ricky Taylor as Jordan Taylor‘s teammate in the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Van der Zande comes to Wayne Taylor Racing from Visit Florida Racing. Van der Zande is quite excited about his new team. “Needless …

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