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Dillon Machavern, Spencer Pumpelly Win BMW Endurance Challenge

2018 Daytona CTSC Dillon Machavern Spencer Pumpelly Victory Lane Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Rennsport One’s No. 28 Porsche for defending Grand Sport champion Dillon Machavern and Spencer Pumpelly was the class of the field all week in Daytona.  The four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge was no different as Machavern took the lead for the final time when DXDT Racing’s Aaron Povoledo had to …

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Spencer Pumpelly Wins BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Pole

2016 Daytona IWSC Spencer Pumpelly Driver Credit Austin Gager

(Photo: Austin Gager)

On Thursday afternoon, Rennsport One’s Spencer Pumpelly won the overall pole for Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, the season opener for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  Pumpelly’s lap of 115.136 seconds (111.312 mph) is the fastest CTSC lap of the weekend to this point. Afterwards, Pumpelly attributed the team’s pace both this weekend …

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Spencer Pumpelly Fastest in Opening CTSC Roar Session

2016 Daytona IWSC Spencer Pumpelly Driver Credit Austin Gager

(Photo: Austin Gager)

IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams braved 40 degree temperatures for their opening session of the Roar Before the 24 on Friday.  For the vast majority of the session, Multimatic Motorsports was on top with their Ford Mustang GT4s.  However, with four minutes remaining, Rennsport One’s Spencer Pumpelly turned in a lap of 116.066 seconds …

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Entry List: Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Roar Before the 24

2017 Daytona CTSC Jade Buford Car Credit Ford Performance

(Photo: Ford Performance)

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, next week’s Roar Before the 24 is the beginning of a transition season for the series.  So far, it looks like it may result in a more top-heavy series. There are 40 teams entered in the season opening Roar Before the 24.  However, 28 of those teams are …

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Trent Hindman Fastest in First Biscuitville Grand Prix Practice

2017 Lime Rock CTSC Trent Hindman Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, Bodymotion Racing’s Trent Hindman was fastest overall in the first practice session for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway.  Hindman’s lap of 115.107 seconds (102.270 mph) was just over half a tenth of a second quicker than Stevenson Motorsports’ Robin Liddell. Rennsport One’s Dylan Murcott was third quickest, …

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Gabriele Piana Quickest in Wet Road America CTSC Practice No. 1

2017 Lime Rock CTSC Chuck Quinton Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The skies opened up at Road America just in time for the first IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice session of the weekend at Road America.  Some teams were apprehensive about venturing onto the 4.048-mile course in the wet.  The slippery surface did not bother Mühlner Motorsports America.  They put their new drivers for the …

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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge at Mid-Ohio

2017 Lime Rock PWC Spencer Pumpelly Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA, GT Cup, GTS and GTSA classes will take on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on the undercard of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.  42 entries have been filed. In GT, there are a couple of changes of note.  Pierre Kaffer is not in Magnus …

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Robin Liddell Fastest in Opening Lime Rock CTSC Practice

2017 Lime Rock CTSC Robin Liddell Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, Stevenson Motorsports’ Robin Liddell was fastest overall in opening practice for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Lime Rock Park.  Liddell’s lap of 55.872 seconds (98.582 mph) around the classic 1.53-mile configuration was a tenth of a second faster than C360R’s Matt Plumb. Mühlner Motorsports America’s Cameron Lawrence was third quickest …

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Guy Cosmo Fastest in Watkins Glen CTSC Practice No. 2

2017 Daytona CTSC Ted Giovanis Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams ventured onto the 3.4-mile circuit for 45 minutes of practice.  Once the session ended, it was TeamTGM’s Guy Cosmo that was on top. Afterwards, Cosmo talked about the overall performance of his Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport. “Everything’s going really good so far,” Cosmo told Frontstretch in …

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Magnus Racing Claims Maiden PWC Victory at Lime Rock

2017 Lime Rock PWC Spencer Pumpelly Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, Magnus Racing’s Spencer Pumpelly and Dane Cameron took advantage of superior pace and an early crash for one of their main rivals to take their first-ever victory in Pirelli World Challenge at Lime Rock Park. For Pumpelly, the race ultimately came down to lapped traffic.  That actually resulted in a brief scare. …

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