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Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen, Scott Heckert Snatch VIR SprintX Victory

2018 VIR PWC Mike Skeen Car Rick Dole Photos

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Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen was able to take the overall lead away from K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista with less than two laps to go on Sunday (April 29).  From there, Skeen was able to pull away to give himself and teammate Scott Heckert a well-deserved victory. “For me, it was just trying to hunt …

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Rodrigo Baptista, Maxime Soulet Claim VIR SprintX Race No. 1 Victory

2018 VIR PWC Rodrigo Baptista Car WC Vision

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In a rare instance, the Pro-Am pairing of Rodrigo Baptista and Maxime Soulet claimed overall victory in GT SprintX Race No. 1 at VIRginia International Raceway on Saturday.  Baptista was able to get past pole sitter Daniel Morad on lap 9 and pulled away from the pack.  From there, Baptista and Soulet spanked the field, …

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Daniel Morad Wins GT SprintX Race No. 1 Pole at VIR

2017 Lime Rock PWC Daniel Morad Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CRP Racing’s Daniel Morad claimed the overall pole Saturday morning (April 28) for today’s first GT SprintX race of the weekend at VIRginia International Raceway.  Morad’s lap of 101.953 seconds (115.465 mph) is an official track qualifying record for the GT class and a full second faster than anyone went in practice on Friday. Morad’s …

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Miguel Molina, Toni Vilander Sweep GT SprintX Weekend at COTA

2018 COTA PWC Toni Vilander Miguel Molina Podium WC Vision

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Last weekend, R. Ferri Motorsport’s duo of Miguel Molina and Toni Vilander swept the GT SprintX races at Circuit of the Americas, taking home the trophies.  The No. 61 Ferrari led approximately 75 percent of the laps and was never seriously challenged. Race No. 1 On Saturday, Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen started from the …

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Toni Vilander Tops Both PWC St. Petersburg Practices

2017 Long Beach PWC Alex Riberas Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

R. Ferri Motorsports’ Toni Vilander flexed his muscle Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla., topping both Pirelli World Challenge GT practice sessions.  His lap of 71.601 seconds (90.502 mph) in the afternoon session was the quickest time of the day. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, Vilander was fastest of all in his Ferrari 488 …

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Rodrigo Baptista Moves Up to PWC GT with K-PAX Racing in 2018

2017 Lime Rock PWC Rodrigo Baptista Victory Lane Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, K-PAX Racing announced that they have signed Brazilian racer Rodrigo Baptista to drive one of the team’s Bentley Continental GT3s full-time in 2018, joining Àlvaro Parente.  The press release did not indicate which car that Baptista will drive.  As a result, it is unclear whether he will replace Bryan Sellers, or if he …

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Rodrigo Baptista, Ian James Claim Utah GTS Victories

2017 Lime Rock PWC Ian James Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Rodrigo Baptista earned his third win of 2017 in the first GTS race of the weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus.  The Brazilian rookie led the race flag-to-flag in his No. 3 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR. Baptista was quite pleased with his driving. “It was a really good race and …

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Rodrigo Baptista Claims Utah GTS Race No. 1 Pole

2017 Lime Rock PWC Rodrigo Baptista Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Rodrigo Baptista claimed the pole for Saturday’s first Pirelli World Challenge GTS race at Utah Motorsports Campus.  The lap of 118.492 seconds (92.601 mph) is the fastest GTS lap of the weekend to this point.  Baptista’s lap was a mere 0.018 seconds faster than Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley, the fastest driver …

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Drew Staveley Fastest in PWC GTS Practice at Utah Motorsports Campus

2017 UMC PWC Drew Staveley Car WC Vision

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On Friday, Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley was fastest in practice for Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS-class at Utah Motorsports Campus.  The Salt Lake City native turned in a lap during the morning session of 119.403 seconds (91.894 mph), which held up all day. On paper, Staveley (who runs in the GTSA sub-class) being quickest is …

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Rodrigo Baptista Gives Flying Lizard a Lime Rock GTS Sweep

2017 Lime Rock PWC Rodrigo Baptista Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

From the second the red light went out during Race No. 2 at Lime Rock Park for Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class, Flying Lizard Motorsport’s Rodrigo Baptista had the best car.  Starting in third, he blasted away the field on the start. BAM! @RBaptistaRacing goes right to the front! pic.twitter.com/XLebjUleEm — Flying Lizard Motorsports (@FlyingLizard_MS) …

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