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Pipo Derani Fastest in Sebring WeatherTech Practices

Pipo Derani in Sunset Bend during practice for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, 3/17/2022 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Action Express Racing’s Pipo Derani was fastest in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday at Sebring at 127.319 mph.

Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Qualifying Race, Claims Rolex 24 at Daytona Pole

Wayne Taylor Racing celebrates in victory lane after winning the Rolex 24 Qualifying Race, 1/23/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor was able to avoid a last-ditch effort from JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Richard Westbrook on the final lap to win the Rolex 24 Qualifying Race Sunday (Jan. 23) at Daytona International Speedway.  The victory grants the Konica Minolta-sponsored Acura ARX-05 of Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque, Alexander Rossi and Will Stevens the overall pole …

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Entry List: 2021 Motul Petit Le Mans

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will complete their 2021 season with 10 hours of racing at Braselton, Ga.’s Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.  43 teams in five classes will do battle on the 2.54-mile road course with regular championships and the Michelin Endurance Cup championships on the line. In the DPi class, there are …

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HTP Winward Motorsport Snaps K-PAX’s Streak, Wins At VIR

Russell Ward driving at VIR during the SRO America weekend, 6/6/2021 (Photo: MBUSA/Brian Cleary)

(Photo: MBUSA/Brian Cleary)

HTP Winward Motorsport’s Mikael Grenier and Russell Ward claimed victory Sunday (June 6) in Race No. 2 for Fanatec GT World Challenge America Powered by AWS at Virginia International Raceway.  It is the first time this year that K-PAX Racing has failed to win. “Just a flawless race from all of us.  I’m super proud …

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2-Tire Stop Takes Wayne Taylor Racing to 3rd Straight Rolex 24 at Daytona Victory

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Acura ARX-05 of Wayne Taylor Racing was quick throughout the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  However, it was pit strategy that put WTR at the front when it counted Sunday.  The team, which had a seven-lap fuel advantage on their competitors, was able to do a short fill of his fuel tank on his final …

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HTP Winward Motorsport Moves Up to GT Daytona; Turner Motorsport, The Heart of Racing Confirm 2021 Plans

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

HTP Winward Motorsport announced Friday (Jan. 8) that they will move up to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class in 2021.  The team will campaign the No. 57 Mercedes-AMG GT3 with primary sponsorship from Techemet. Drivers for the team are generally known quantities to the team either here in the United States, or …

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KohR Motorsports Scores Pilot Challenge Weekend Sweep at Mid-Ohio

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

KohR Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli and Nate Stacy took the overall lead when Winward Racing’s Alec Udell was forced to serve a penalty late in the race. From there, Stacy was able to hold on to score the weekend sweep in Michelin Pilot Challenge action at Mid-Ohio. Stacy started from the pole and got a good …

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Russell Ward Wins Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix Pole

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Early Sunday morning (Aug. 23), Winward Racing’s Russell Ward claimed the overall pole for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix with a lap at 103.838 mph.  It is Ward’s first career pole position in his Mercedes-AMG GT4. Ward’s lap was less than two-hundredths of a second faster than the Aston Martin of KohR …

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Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport Dominates Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 1

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Michelin Pilot Challenge testing Friday (Jan. 3) at Daytona International Speedway saw just one team atop the charts for the vast majority of the day.  That team was Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport, which was fastest in both sessions. Session No. 1 In the morning session, Indy Dontje topped the charts with a lap early on at …

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