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Beyond the Cockpit: Ryan Dalziel on LMP2, A Disaster of a 2019 Season and Starworks

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Ryan Dalziel is a veteran presence in the IMSA paddock, having competed off and on in major sports car races here in the United States since 2005. In that time, Dalziel has raced everything from GT cars to Prototypes, in addition to a short stint in Champ Car back in 2007. That said, 2019 was …

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Starworks Motorsport Shifts To LMP2 in 2020

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Starworks Motorsport announced Monday (Dec. 9) that they will move away from the GT Daytona class (seen above) and return to the prototype ranks in 2020.  The team has acquired an ORECA 07-Gibson and will race it in at minimum the four Michelin Endurance Cup races in 2020.  The team hopes to add the three …

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Starworks Motorsport Officially Returns to IMSA, Signs Ryan Dalziel, Parker Chase for 2019

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Starworks Motorsport announced Wednesday (Nov. 28) that they will return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in an official capacity for the first time since Sebring in 2017.  They will field an Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo full-time in the GT Daytona class.  2018 Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Pro-Am champions Ryan Dalziel and Parker Chase …

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Parker Chase, Ryan Dalziel Claim GT SprintX Race No. 2 after Post-Race Penalty

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TruSpeed AutoSport’s Pro-Am pairing of 17-year old Parker Chase and veteran Ryan Dalziel claimed overall victory in Sunday’s GT SprintX Race No. 2 at Portland International Raceway as part of the 58th Rose City Races.  PFAFF Motorsports’ Wolf Henzler and Scott Hargrove won on the road, but were penalized two positions a couple of hours …

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Toni Vilander, Miguel Molina Win Portland GT SprintX Race No. 1

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R. Ferri Motorsport’s Miguel Molina and Toni Vilander were able to put down the perfect pit stop midway through GT SprintX Race No. 1 at Portland International Raceway Saturday (July 14).  That turned out to be all the duo needed in order to snatch the lead away from Alegra Motorsports.  From there, Molina pulled way …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

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After the fireworks of Watkins Glen, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is right back at it this weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  There are currently 34 teams listed as being entered for this weekend.  That number is really 33. Tequila Patron ESM had one of the worst possible weekends you could have at Watkins …

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Alegra Motorsports Wins Lime Rock GT SprintX Race No. 1

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Alegra Motorsports’ Michael Christensen and Spencer Pumpelly claimed overall victory Monday afternoon (May 28) in Pirelli World Challenge’s GT SprintX Race No. 1 at Lime Rock Park.  It is the first PWC victory for Alegra Motorsports. “To be honest, it was all about the first stint today,” Christensen said after the race.  “The car definitely …

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Spencer Pumpelly Fastest in Opening Lime Rock GT SprintX Practice

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Alegra Motorsports’ Spencer Pumpelly was fastest overall in the sole Pirelli World Challenge GT SprintX practice Friday afternoon (May 25).  Pumpelly’s quick time was a lap of 52.071 seconds (101.907 mph). Pumpelly’s lap was nine-hundredths of a second faster than R. Ferri Motorsport’s Ferrari for point leaders Miguel Molina and Toni Vilander.  CRP Racing’s Daniel …

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Rolex 24 Halfway Recap: Acura Team Penske Leads on Debut

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The Prototype class saw a number of teams fall victim to cut tires.  Wayne Taylor Racing’s No. 10, Action Express Racing’s No. 31 and Tequila Patron ESM’s No. 22 are just three examples of teams that cut right rear tires.  That led teams to believe that the tires were just not up to the challenges …

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Tequila Patron ESM Wins Motul Petit Le Mans Thanks to Penalties

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In endurance racing, victories can come in many ways.  One is by sheer dominance.  For Tequila Patron ESM’s No. 2 Nissan DPi shared by Ryan Dalziel, Brendon Hartley and Scott Sharp, it was simply being in the right place at the right time.  Hartley was third when the top two drivers were penalized for on-track …

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