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Entry List: Chevrolet Sports Car Classic

2017 Long Beach IWSC Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The entry list for this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Sports Car Classic is out.  28 cars are entered.  There are a couple of changes of note, but not that many.  Also, make note that the GT Le Mans class is not competing this weekend due to the fact that half of the class …

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Tom Kimber-Smith to Miss COTA to Be with Mother, Marco Bonanomi to Sub

2017 Daytona IWSC Tom Kimber Smith Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced that full-time driver Tom Kimber-Smith will miss the Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown on May 6 at Circuit of the Americas (COTA).  The reason?  Kimber-Smith’s mother is currently battling cancer and Kimber-Smith has chosen to sit out the race in order to stay with her in the United Kingdom. PR1/Mathiasen …

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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Quietly Announces 2017 Lineup

2016 Road Atlanta IWSC Tom Kimber Smith Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Earlier in the week, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports wrapped up a test session at Sebring International Raceway in Florida for their new Gibson-powered Ligier JS P217 prototype.  As the team participated in IMSA’s November open test at Daytona shortly after taking delivery of their new car, they chose to skip the open test held on Tuesday and …

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Michael Shank Racing Dominates to Win Petit Le Mans

2016 Road Atlanta IWSC Olivier Pla Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

All week, Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian‘s No. 60 had been the class of the field.  Olivier Pla topped three of the four practice sessions.  Teammate Oswaldo Negri, Jr. topped the other one.  Pla put the car on pole a half-second clear of the field. Once the green fell, Pla ran away from the field, …

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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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Joel Miller Shows Strength, Tops Practice No. 3 at COTA

2016 Watkins Glen IWSC Joel Miller Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

For Mazda Motorsports, Friday was a day that they’d rather forget.  The No. 55 lost the entire first practice session when the brakes locked up on the pit straight.  Meanwhile, the No. 70 was not all that great during the first session, lapping over two seconds off the pace of the leading Daytona Prototypes. The …

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Action Express Racing Sweeps Thursday COTA Practices

2016 Watkins Glen IWSC Dane Cameron Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 3.4-mile course at Circuit of the Americas for what was originally scheduled as two one-hour sessions.  The first session ultimately ended up being extended, though. Session No. 1 No one was able to set a lap in the first session before trouble stuck the No. …

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Katherine Legge Tops Rolex 24 Happy Hour Charts

2016 Daytona IWSC Katherine Legge Car Credit Rick Dole via Panoz DeltaWing Racing

(Credit: Rick Dole via Panoz DeltaWing Racing)

After two days of rain, fog and gloomy weather, Friday morning dawned sunny and the track surface was dry.  Normally, the final practice session for the Rolex 24 is the culmination of the better part of five hours of practice.  However, given the recent weather, it represents the only real chance that the teams would …

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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Announces 2016 Lineup

2015 Lime Rock TUSC Tom Kimber Smith car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

On Wednesday, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced their driver lineup for the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. It is a mix of returning talent and newcomers to the Prototype Challenge team. Tom Kimber-Smith is the sole returning driver from the 2015 team that won three of the four races run as part of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup. Kimber-Smith will …

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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Claims 2015 Northeast Grand Prix Victory

2015 Lime Rock TUSC Colin Braun car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

Saturday afternoon brought the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s Prototype Challenge (PC) and GT-Daytona (GTD) classes to the 1.474-mile layout at Lime Rock Park for two hours and 40 minutes of racing. The first part of the race saw one team dominate each class. Neither of those teams would be anywhere near the hunt for the …

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