Race Weekend Central

Ricky Taylor Wins Continental Tire Road Race Showcase Pole

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Ricky Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor won the overall pole for Sunday afternoon’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.  It is the fourth pole for the season for the older of the Taylor brothers. Afterwards, Taylor didn’t really talk about his lap all that much.  Instead, he talked a little about his …

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Paul Holton Claims Road America 120 Pole

2017 Daytona Ctsc Matt Plumb Car Credit Sideline Sports Photography

(Photo: Sideline Sports Photography)

On Saturday morning, C360R’s Paul Holton did not waste any time in trying to lay claim to the pole for today’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Road America 120.  On his first flying lap, Holton turned in a lap of 140.185 seconds (103.955 mph).  That lap turned out to be more than enough to give …

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Ryan Dalziel Fastest in Road America WeatherTech Practice No. 3

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday morning, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams got a fully dry session in which to turn laps in.  Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel was fastest overall with a lap of 113.851 seconds (127.998 mph).  The lap is the fastest of the weekend and nearly two-thirds of a second faster than last year’s pole. Dalziel’s …

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Chris Green Fastest in Soaking Wet Road America CTSC Practice No. 2

2017 Lime Rock Ctsc Jesse Lazare Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Unlike those competitors in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams got a second helping of the wet stuff on Friday.  After another trying session, Motorsport in Action’s Chris Green‘s final lap of the session was fastest with a lap of 156.494 seconds (93.120 mph).  The lap was six-tenths of a second …

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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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2018 IMSA WeatherTech Championship, CTSC Schedules Released

2017 Long Beach Iwsc Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, IMSA released the 2018 schedules for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge as part of a State of the Series speech at Road America.  As compared to 2017, there are a couple of changes of note.  First off, 2017 is the last year for the PC class.  Nothing …

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Marc Goossens Quickest in Road America Practice No. 1

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Renger Van Der Zande Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to deal with changeable conditions Friday afternoon during the first practice session at Road America.  The session started off in full wet conditions, but times dropped by more than 20 seconds. In the closing minutes, Visit Florida Racing’s Marc Goossens turned in a lap of 119.977 seconds (121.463 mph) that …

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Gabriele Piana Quickest in Wet Road America CTSC Practice No. 1

2017 Lime Rock Ctsc Chuck Quinton Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The skies opened up at Road America just in time for the first IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice session of the weekend at Road America.  Some teams were apprehensive about venturing onto the 4.048-mile course in the wet.  The slippery surface did not bother Mühlner Motorsports America.  They put their new drivers for the …

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Entry List: Road America 120

2017 Lime Rock Ctsc Devin Jones Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge will be back in action for a two-hour sprint race at Road America.  32 teams are currently entered in the race. In Grand Sport, TeamTGM is back, but with only one of their two Porsches.  The No. 4 will run with Guy Cosmo and Hugh Plumb at …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: NBCSN is Static in Pocono, Justin Haley is the Fall Guy

2017 Kansas I Cwts Justin Haley Brett Moist Nkp

(Photo: Brett Moist/NKP)

Pocono Raceway is an interesting track.  Three turns, different banking in each turns and different radii.  Seems like fun.  TV-wise, it presents a challenge.  The place is so huge that drivers can get spread out quickly.  However, the challenge of airing races isn’t always tied into the people working on the broadcast. Overton’s 400 Sunday …

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Àlvaro Parente, Ian James Claim Sunday PWC Victories at Mid-Ohio

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Ian James Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday, K-PAX Racing’s Àlvaro Parente earned himself a weekend sweep in the Pirelli World Challenge’s GT class.  As compared to Race No. 1, he did have to work a little harder, though. Parente was originally supposed to start from the pole, but earned a three-spot grid penalty for conduct in race No. 1.  Despite …

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