Race Weekend Central

Ryan Dalziel Fastest in Road America WeatherTech Practice No. 3

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday morning, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams got a fully dry session in which to turn laps in.  Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel was fastest overall with a lap of 113.851 seconds (127.998 mph).  The lap is the fastest of the weekend and nearly two-thirds of a second faster than last year’s pole. Dalziel’s …

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Ryan Dalziel Fastest in WeatherTech Practice No. 2 at CTMP

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel turned the fastest lap of the day at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Dalziel’s lap of 68.993 seconds (128.306 mph) was more than four-tenths of a second faster than Jordan Taylor‘s fastest lap in the morning. In session No. 2, Dalziel’s lap was six-hundredths of a second faster …

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TR3 Racing, CRP Racing Take PWC Sprint-X Wins at VIR

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This past weekend, VIRginia International Raceway was witness to two very interesting Sprint-X races.  The first one was fraught with issues brought on by the rules, while the second was much calmer. Race No. 1 Despite a number of other teams showing exceptional pace in the race, penalties to a number of top teams resulted …

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Jeroen Bleekemolen Paces Sprint-X Practice at VIR

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday, Black Swan Racing’s Jeroen Bleekemolen was fastest overall in the two practices for Sprint-X teams at VIRginia International Raceway.  Bleekemolen lapped the 3.27-mile road course in 103.585 seconds (113.646 mph) to lead the pack.  Since Pirelli World Challenge hasn’t raced at VIR since 2010, the new track record will be set this weekend. …

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Ryan Dalziel Fastest in PWC Long Beach Practice

(Photo: WC Vision)

Long Beach is the only place on the Pirelli World Challenge schedule where the teams can actually put themselves directly up against the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class and see where they stand.  Both classes race GT3 cars.  The main difference here is the tires.  GT Daytona cars run on Continentals while Pirelli …

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Tequila Patron ESM Unveils 2017 Driver Lineup

On Monday morning, Tequila Patron ESM announced the seven drivers who will drive the team’s two Nissan DPi entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Like many teams, their lineup is mainly composed of returning drivers. The No. 2 entry, which is the defending champion of both the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Mobil …

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