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Wright Motorsports Wins FOX Factory 120; Jan Heylen Wins Championship

Jan Heylen and Ryan Hardwick celebrate their victory in the Michelin Pilot Challenge FOX Factory 120 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, 11/12/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BRASELTON, Ga. – Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen took the lead Friday afternoon (Nov. 12) with 21 minutes to go when Murillo Racing’s Eric Foss and Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen collided in the chicane while racing for the lead.  From there, Heylen held off a charging Scott Andrews to win the FOX Factory 120 at Michelin …

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Bill Auberlen, Dillon Machavern Win Road America 120 On Fuel Mileage

Dillon Machavern and Bill Auberlen celebrate their victory in the Road America 120, 8/7/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen and Dillon Machavern were able to stretch their fuel the final 78 minutes all the way to the finish to win the Road America 120 Saturday (Aug. 7) in near darkness.  It is Machavern and Auberlen’s second win of 2021. “I can’t believe that we did it.  The fuel numbers were …

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Jan Heylen, Kenny Murillo Fastest in Road America Pilot Challenge Practices

Ryan Hardwick practicing for the Road America 120, 8/6/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Friday (Aug. 6) at Road America ahead of Saturday’s Road America 120.  Heylen’s quickest lap was at an average of 106.470 mph. Practice No. 1 In the first practice of the day, held at 8:45 a.m. local time, the track was very …

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Robin Liddell Fastest in Both Sebring Michelin Pilot Challenge Practices

2020 Sebring IMPC Frank DePew Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Friday saw Rebel Rock Racing dominate the time sheets with the sole Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R on the premises.  Robin Liddell turned in the fastest lap of the day early in the morning at 102.176 mph.  That held up through the afternoon to be the quickest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 In the morning …

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Kuno Wittmer Wins BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Pole

2020 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The track surface finally dried enough Thursday afternoon (Jan. 23) for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams to put on slicks and go out for qualifying.  The times tumbled quickly.  When all was done, Andrew Wojteczko Autosport’s Kuno Wittmer claimed the pole for Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona in his McLaren 570S GT4 with a …

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Spencer Pumpelly Fastest During Michelin Pilot Challenge ROAR Day No. 2 Action

2019 Road Atlanta IMPC Spencer Pumpelly Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For much of the weekend, Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport has dominated the charts.  Saturday afternoon, things changed when Spencer Pumpelly took his Audi R8 LMS GT4 for Team Hardpoint to the top of the sheet with a lap at 111.366 mph. Session No. 3 In the morning session Saturday, Indy Dontje picked right up where he …

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Entry List: Michelin Pilot Challenge Roar Before the 24

2018 Daytona CTSC Damien Faulkner Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend’s Roar Before the 24 will be the first official weekend for the newly-renamed Michelin Pilot Challenge (formerly known as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge).  There are a lot of changes for the 2019 season, the most obvious being the series name and the fact that everyone will race on Michelin tires.  40 teams …

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