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Spencer Pumpelly to Race for RealTime While Cunningham Tests

2016 Lime Rock PWC Ryan Eversley Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Earlier this week, Pirelli World Challenge competitiors RealTime Racing announced a testing program for the new Acura NSX GT3, which was unveiled to the public at the New York International Auto Show in April.  Veteran Dutch sports car racer Peter Kox has been retained to serve as a test driver for the program. How lucky …

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Colin Braun Claims Northeast Grand Prix Overall Pole

2016 Lime Rock IWSC Colin Braun Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Late Friday afternoon, after a day of hot and humid weather (although, no thunderstorms that were forecasted), the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 1.474-mile circuit at Lime Rock Park for qualifying. Three 15-minute sessions would determine the starting order for Saturday’s race. In the Prototype Challenge class, CORE autosport‘s Colin Braun has …

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Multimatic Dominates CTSC at CTMP, CRG-I Do Borrow Wins ST

2016 Watkins Glen CTSC Owen Trinkler Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

You might be wondering why we’re not leading with a picture of the Grand Sport winners?  Quite simple, the Grand Sport class was not where the action was in Saturday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. A mere four cars were entered in the Grand Sport class, and from the …

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CJ Wilson Racing Posts a 1-2 in Watkins Glen Final Practice

2016 Watkins Glen CTSC Tyler McQuarrie Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, speeds picked up as the 36 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams took to Watkins Glen International for their second and final 45-minute session.  At the end of the session, it was the same type of car on top of the charts, but from a different operation. Tyler McQuarrie, driving CJ Wilson …

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Trent Hindman Fastest in Opening Watkins Glen CTSC Practice

2016 CTSC Watkins Glen Trent Hindman Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday afternoon, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Grand Sport and Street Tuner classes took to the 3.4-mile long course at Watkins Glen International for their first of two 45 minute practice sessions.  The series has not raced in two full months, so a little rust might be expected.  In reality, New Jersey-based BodyMotion Racing …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Spencer Pumpelly a Strong 2016 Ahead

2016 Daytona IWSC Spencer Pumpelly Car Credit Austin Gager

(Photo: Austin Gager)

Spencer Pumpelly, has had a pretty steady career in sports cars over the past decade and a half.  He’s been very competitive in nearly everything that he’s driven and claimed multiple class victories in major events.  That includes two class victories in the Rolex 24 at Daytona, most recently in 2011 for TRG. Pumpelly usually does …

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Tequila Patron ESM Wins Rolex 24 at Daytona

2016 Daytona IWSC Pipo Derani Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

A 24-hour race is a test of fortitude.  Anything and everything can happen.  From wrecks to blown engines, flawless runs to drives through the infield that could be best described a trainwreck, the Rolex 24 at Daytona is truly a race in which anything can happen.  Add in a grand total of one hour of …

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Ozz Negri Tops Opening Daytona WeatherTech Practice

2016 Daytona IWSC Ozz Negri Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship were greeted with dreary skies and some fog on Thursday morning as the first timed session of the season kicked into action.  Despite the wet track, there was no precipitation that fell during the session.  The result was rather mixed. Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian‘s Oswaldo “Ozz” Negri, …

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Plumbs Assert Themselves in GS at Lime Rock; Caymans Pace ST

2015 IMSA CTSC Multimatic Motorsports Car Credit Ford Performance

(Photo: Ford Performance)

During the Northeast Grand Prix weekend at Lime Rock Park, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is the primary support series. The series was originally scheduled to race in separate two-hour events, but IMSA announced last week that the field would be combined for one two-hour block, scheduled for Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Friday …

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