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Jan Heylen, Trent Hindman Quickest in VIR Pilot Challenge Practices

Ryan Hardwick practcing at VIR for the Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix, 10/8/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

AFTON, Va. – IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams only got one shot at practicing in the dry at VIRginia International Raceway.  Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen took advantage of that and set the quickest time of the weekend on Friday (Oct. 8). Practice No. 1 Heylen clocked in a lap at 104.344 mph 24 minutes into …

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Filipe Albuquerque Wins Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship Pole

Ricky Taylor traversing the Corkscrew at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca during practice for the Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship, 9/10/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wayne Taylor Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque won the pole Saturday afternoon (Sept. 11) for Sunday’s Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with a lap at 108.231 mph.  The lap is a new IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record. “[Getting the pole] means a lot actually,” Albuquerque said after the session.  “How the …

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Trent Hindman, Stevan McAleer Quickest in Watkins Glen Pilot Challenge Practice

Alan Brynjolfsson practices for the Tioga Downs Resort & Casino 240 at Watkins Glen International, 6/25/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Archangel Motorsports’ Trent Hindman was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Friday (June 25) at Watkins Glen International.  Hindman’s quick lap at 107.008 mph was set during the mid-afternoon second session. Practice No. 1 Pilot Challenge teams were on-track bright and early Friday morning.  The green came out at …

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Trent Hindman Returns to Wright Motorsports for Remainder of 2021

Trent Hindman talks with his engineer at Sebring International Raceway, 11/14/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports announced Wednesday (June 17) that Trent Hindman will return to the No. 16 Porsche full-time for the remainder of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  He will replace Ryan Hardwick in the 1st Phorm-sponsored entry alongside Patrick Long. Hindman is very happy with the news, but more than willing to give thanks …

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AWA Claims 2nd Victory of 2021 in Mid-Ohio 120

Chris Green and Kuno Wittmer celebrate their victory in the Mid-Ohio 120, 5/15/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Andrew Wojteczko Autosport’s Kuno Wittmer took the lead away from TeamTGM’s Matt Plumb with 15 minutes to go.  From there, he held off a charging Jan Heylen to earn his second win of the year in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Mid-Ohio 120 Saturday (May 15).  Wittmer was teamed with Chris Green for Saturday’s race …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts

Mario Farnbacher and Robby Foley racing during the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, 11/14/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action Saturday (March 20) at Sebring International Raceway for the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts.  There will be 36 cars on the grid for the 12-hour classic, split between five classes. With Action Express Racing confirming a couple of weeks ago that …

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Ryan Hardwick Out Of Rolex 24 At Daytona Due To Concussion

2020 Sebring IWSC Ryan Hardwick Bob Akin Award Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports announced Thursday morning (Jan. 28) that Ryan Hardwick (pictured last November at the IMSA banquet in Sebring) suffered a concussion in a crash in Wednesday’s opening IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice session at Daytona International Speedway.  As a result, he will not be cleared to return to the driver’s seat for the remainder …

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Kyle Marcelli Quickest in Mid-Ohio Pilot Challenge Practice

2020 Mid Ohio IMPC Kyle Marcelli Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Friday saw KohR Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Marcelli’s turned in a lap during the afternoon practice session at 92.946 mph. Practice No. 1 Pilot Challenge teams were on-track bright and early Friday morning at Mid-Ohio.  Defending race winners Archangel Motorsport (racing last …

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Trent Hindman Fastest in Road America Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice

2020 Road America IMPC Trent Hindman Car Courtesy of IMSA

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Archangel Motorsports’ Trent Hindman was fastest overall Friday (July 31) in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice at Road America.  Hindman’s lap at 106.301 mph during the opening practice session held up throughout the day. Practice No. 1 Hindman’s quick lap of the day came only 20 minutes into the session.  It is still more than …

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Trent Hindman, Shelby Blackstock Earn Weekend Sweep at COTA

2020 GTWCA Trent Hindman Car HPD

(Photo: HPD)

Racers Edge Motorsports’ Trent Hindman and Shelby Blackstock comprehensively controlled the second GT World Challenge America powered by AWS race of the weekend Sunday (March 8).  The duo started from the pole and were never seriously threatened en route to the weekend sweep. On the start, Hindman was able to take the advantage and pull …

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