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IndyCar iRacing Challenge: What We Learned From Watkins Glen

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WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK - MARCH 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (Editors note: This image was computer generated in-game) <> at virtual Watkins Glen International on March 28, 2020 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The IndyCar iRacing Challenge kicked off Saturday with the American Red Cross Grand Prix at the Glen, the first of a half-dozen virtual races meant to fill the void until the 2020 IndyCar season begins in May. The event was uncharted territory for fans, drivers and league personnel alike, and it succeeded in some ways …

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Sage Karam Wins IndyCar iRacing Challenge Series Opener at Watkins Glen

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Sage Karam took the lead from the start and never looked back in the IndyCar iRacing Challenge’s series opener at Watkins Glen International. The part-time Dreyer & Reinbold Racing driver started from the pole and only surrendered the lead to Team Penske driver Will Power during his two pit stops. “It was nerve-wracking for sure …

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Sage Karam Adds Smartstop Sponsorship, Will Drive Toronto for Carlin

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Sage Karam has a ride in the NTT IndyCar Series at Honda Indy Toronto, driving the No. 31 for Carlin  with sponsorship from Smartstop Self Storage. The company comes aboard Karam’s car at Toronto, Carlin announced Tuesday, July 2. “I want to thank everyone at Carlin for giving me the opportunity to compete in an …

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Corvette Racing Benefits from BMW Cut Tires to Win at VIR

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For the vast majority of Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, BMW Team RLL’s No. 25 of Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims dominated the proceedings.  However, a cut tire with 13 minutes to go allowed Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia through to the lead.  Garcia held on to take his and co-driver Jan Magnussen‘s third victory …

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Dane Cameron, Eric Curran Claim Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix Victory

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On Sunday afternoon, there were two dominant teams at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Tire strategy and a crash prevented them from winning.  Instead, it was Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac DPi-V.R. of Dane Cameron and Eric Curran who took the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix overall victory. To Curran, the overall victory came as …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Pole for Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

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On Saturday afternoon, Ricky Taylor reaffirmed the pace of the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Taylor lapped the 2.459-mile Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in 68.459 seconds (129.310 mph), good enough to claim the pole for Sunday’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix.  The lap is an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record for Canadian Tire Motorsports …

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Ryan Dalziel Fastest in WeatherTech Practice No. 2 at CTMP

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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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Pipo Derani Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Overall Pole

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For most of this season, the Cadillac DPi-V.R.’s have been the class of the field.  So far this weekend at Watkins Glen International, that has not been the case.  Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani claimed the overall pole for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen with a lap of 94.405 seconds (129.654 mph).  The …

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Sage Karam Returns to Dreyer & Reinbold/Kingdom Racing for Indianapolis 500

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On Wednesday, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing announced that they are rekindling their partnership with Kingdom Racing for the Indianapolis 500.  IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship regular Sage Karam will return to the team to pilot the Chevrolet-powered No. 24.  Replacing Gas Monkey Energy as primary sponsor will be Mecum Auctions, a well-known automobile auction that airs …

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