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Hugh Plumb, Owen Trinkler Top Lime Rock CTSC Practices

2018 Lime Rock CTSC Hugh Plumb Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

TeamTGM’s No. 46 Mercedes-AMG GT4 shared by Hugh Plumb and Owen Trinkler topped the two primary IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice sessions Friday (July 20) at Lime Rock Park.  Trinkler’s lap of 96.547 mph) in Practice No. 2 was the fastest time of the morning. Practice No. 1 Hugh Plumb’s quick lap of 95.910 …

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JDC-Miller MotorSports Claims First Ever WeatherTech Prototype Victory

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Stephen Simpson Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

With under 36 minutes to go, JDC-Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson took advantage of a battle for the lead between Acura Team Penske’s Juan Pablo Montoya and Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor to sweep into the lead from third with this move. From there, Simpson had to deal with lapped traffic getting in the way.  Montoya …

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Stephen Simpson Quickest in WeatherTech Road America Practice No. 2

2017 Daytona IWSC Stephen Simpson Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, track conditions continued to improve, allowing teams to run on slicks.  In the second practice session, JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson was fastest overall with a lap of 115.057 seconds (126.657 mph).  The lap is approximately a half-second off of last year’s pole time. Simpson’s lap was one tenth of a second faster …

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

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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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Stephen Simpson Fastest in WeatherTech Practice No. 3; Jack Hawksworth Crashes

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Jack Hawksworth Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech practice No. 3 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  However, the session was overshadowed by a huge crash for 3GT Racing’s Jack Hawksworth. 18 minutes into the session, Hawksworth went wide at turn 3 and went off-course.  The No. 15 Lexus RCF GT3 …

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Stephen Simpson Fastest in Opening Watkins Glen WeatherTech Practice

2017 Watkins Glen IWSC Chris Miller Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday morning, JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson was fastest overall in opening IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice at Watkins Glen International.  Simpson’s ORECA 07-Gibson toured the 3.4-mile long course in 95.491 seconds (128.180 mph).  The lap was just four-hundredths of a second quicker than Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel. Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa was third …

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Stephen Simpson Fastest Overall in Thursday Sebring Practice

2017 Daytona IWSC Stephen Simpson Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Thursday, the 46 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway for three practice sessions.  The main story heading into the weekend was how the Cadillacs would fare after being hit with multiple rule changes designed to slow them down.  The overall result is that they aren’t necessarily going to run …

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JDC/Miller MotorSports to Field ORECA 07 Full-Time in 2017

2016 Lime Rock IWSC Misha Goikhberg Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, JDC/Miller MotorSports, which currently fields the No. 85 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Challenge’s Prototype Challenge class, announced that they are moving up to the new Daytona Prototype International (DPi) class full-time in 2017.  The mount of choice for the team is the ORECA 07 chassis, paired up with the Gibson engine.  The …

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Action Express Racing Scores Second Consecutive 1-2

2016 Watkins Glen IWSC Dane Cameron Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, it seemed like Mazda Motorsports had the right stuff early on to take a victory.  However, an air jack issue and a mechanical failure dropped the race directly into the lap of Action Express Racing for the second week in a row. After Wayne Taylor Racing‘s Ricky Taylor …

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Taylor Brothers Defend IMSA Long Beach Victory

2016 Daytona IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday evening, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Prototype, Prototype Challenge and GT-Le Mans classes took to Long Beach’s 1.968 mile street course for a 100-minute duel on the streets.  While Ricky Taylor was extremely disappointed on missing out on pole Friday, he more than made up for it on the start. As soon as …

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