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C360R’s Matt Plumb Fastest Overall in Austin CTSC Practice

2017 Daytona CTSC Matt Plumb Car Credit Sideline Sports Photography

(Photo: Sideline Sports Photography)

Thursday saw the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams take to the track in an official session for the first time in six weeks.  C360R’s Matt Plumb was fastest overall in his McLaren 570s GT4 with a lap of 139.832 seconds (87.533 mph). Practice No. 1 Plumb’s quick time came roughly halfway through the one …

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Jeroen Bleekemolen Paces Sprint-X Practice at VIR

2017 Long Beach PWC Tim Pappas Car Phil Allaway

(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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Scott Maxwell, Jade Buford Claim Maiden Win for Mustang GT4 at Sebring

2017 Sebring CTSC Jade Buford Car Credit Ford Performance

(Photo: Ford Performance)

After Daytona’s sports car season opener, Multimatic Motorsports decided to dedicate themselves to helping customers with the new Ford Mustang GT4 instead of fielding one themselves.  The car Multimatic ran at Daytona is in Europe for GT4 homologation testing.  As a result, drivers Scott Maxwell and Jade Buford were moved to KohR Motorsports and raced …

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46 Entered for Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

On Wednesday, IMSA released the Provisional Entry List for the 65th Running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.  The 12-hour race on Mar. 18 is Round No. 2 of both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.  46 cars are entered in the four classes. In the …

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Magnus Racing Confirms Pierre Kaffer, Spencer Pumpelly as Additional Drivers

2016 Lime Rock IWSC John Potter Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Magnus Racing completed their driver lineup for the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge season.  Previously, team owner John Potter announced a full-time GTA program for himself in the No. 44 Audi pictured above.  In the No. 4 Audi R8 LMS GT3 will be Pierre Kaffer for the vast majority of the season.  The exceptions …

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WTR, Corvette Racing, CORE autosport Top Sebring Charts

2017 Daytona IWSC Colin Braun Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Thursday and Friday, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship took to 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway for 15 hours of testing ahead of next month’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. For most of the teams, it was their first chance to test out new Balance of Performance guidelines that were designed to bring the …

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DragonSpeed Fastest in Session No. 6, Marcel Fässler Goes Up in Flames

2016 Daytona IWSC Oliver Gavin Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Saturday morning dawned quite chilly in Daytona Beach.  Temperatures hovered around 35 degrees when teams arrived at the track for the third and final day of the Roar Before the 24.  Some teams chose to do the bare minimum, thinking that they couldn’t learn all that much in the cold weather.  Others put themselves out …

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Change Racing Announces 2017 Lineup; Spencer Pumpelly Bounced

2016 Daytona IWSC Spencer Pumpelly Car Credit Austin Gager

(Photo: Austin Gager)

On Thursday morning, the Robby Benton-owned Change Racing organization announced their 2017 plans for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The team will once again compete full-time in the GT Daytona class with their Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (last year’s car is pictured above), but there will be some changes. In the driver’s seat for the full …

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Multimatic Motorsports, Rennsport One Win Road Atlanta 150, Titles

2016 Road Atlanta CTSC Billy Johnson Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Friday saw the IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge hold their season finale at Road Atlanta.  The Grand Sport championship was effectively a foregone conclusion as all Multimatic Motorsports teammates Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson had to do was complete the minimum drive time.  Once that was done, it was well and truly on. Grand Sport Maxwell …

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IMSA Points Breakdown

This week, ten IMSA championships will be decided at Road Atlanta.  We’re going to break down what the scenarios are.  Some are easier said than done.  Of note, IMSA drivers can earn a maximum of 36 points in a race for a victory.  Second is worth 33 points, then 31 for third.  Fourth gets 29, …

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