Race Weekend Central

Taylor Brothers Overcome Qualifying Wreck to Claim 5th Straight Win

2017 Long Beach Iwsc Jordan Taylor Victory Lap Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

It seems like Wayne Taylor Racing cannot be stopped at this point.  On Saturday, the team started at the back of the Prototype class due to a qualifying crash.  Despite that fact, Ricky and Jordan Taylor were able to claw through the field and take advantage of a pit strategy blunder to take their fifth …

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Ricky Taylor Crashes, “Other Means” Gives Action Express Front Row

2017 Daytona Iwsc Joao Barbosa Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the field is broken down by class for qualifying.  Each class gets 15 minutes for the competitors to turn in their best lap.  However, for the session to count, there is a “Guaranteed Minimum Green Flag Time” of 10 minutes.  When that isn’t reached, rules can come into play …

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Dane Cameron Leads Action Express 1-2 in Final Belle Isle Practice

2017 Daytona Iwsc Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the afternoon session, the speed shown by Action Express Racing continued to be shown to the masses.  This time, it was Dane Cameron, fresh off of two victories last weekend at Lime Rock Park, who was fastest overall. Cameron turned in a lap of 83.058 seconds (101.567 mph) to top the charts.  Cameron’s lap …

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Christian Fittipaldi Fastest in IMSA Belle Isle Practice

2017 Daytona Iwsc Joao Barbosa Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA has attempted to slow the Cadillac DPi-V.R.s on no less than four occasions this season. Regardless of what’s been done, they’re still quick.  Action Express Racing’s Christian Fittipaldi proved that Friday morning when he turned in the quickest lap of opening practice for this weekend’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park. Fittipaldi’s …

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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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TCR Officially Added to the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge for 2018

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Paul Holton Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, IMSA announced that they have reached a deal with World Sporting Consulting (WSC) that will allow for a TCR (Touring Car Racing) class to compete in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) starting in 2018.  The CTSC will expand to three classes next year with TCR fitting in right in between the …

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Tony Kanaan to Replace Injured Sebastien Bourdais at Le Mans

2017 Daytona Iwsc Billy Johnson Car Credit Phil Allaway

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Ford Performance announced on Wednesday morning that Verizon IndyCar Series regular Tony Kanaan will replace Sebastien Bourdais in the No. 68 Ford GT at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Bourdais, as you remember, suffered leg and pelvis injuries in a crash during the first day of qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 and is currently …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Indy 500 vs Coca-Cola 600 TV Coverage

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In the world of motorsports, Memorial Day Weekend is a biggie.  You have Indianapolis, Charlotte, Monaco, Lime Rock and the Nürburgring.  With the exception of Monaco, all of those places saw great finishes over the weekend.  Just thinking about all the action gives me a headache.  There’s a reason why we posted Lime Rock race …

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Hambone Denied, Elivan Goulart Sweeps TCA at Lime Rock

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Elivan Goulart Cara Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Earlier today, we noted that Elivan Goulart was going for weekend sweeps in both Pirelli World Challenge’s TC and TCA classes at Lime Rock.  A crash in TC Race No. 2 earlier in the day prevented a weekend hambone (four victories) for Goulart, but he still came back and swept both TCA/TCB races overall. Both races …

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Rodrigo Baptista Gives Flying Lizard a Lime Rock GTS Sweep

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Rodrigo Baptista Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

From the second the red light went out during Race No. 2 at Lime Rock Park for Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class, Flying Lizard Motorsport’s Rodrigo Baptista had the best car.  Starting in third, he blasted away the field on the start. BAM! @RBaptistaRacing goes right to the front! pic.twitter.com/XLebjUleEm — Flying Lizard Motorsports (@FlyingLizard_MS) …

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Magnus Racing Claims Maiden PWC Victory at Lime Rock

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Spencer Pumpelly Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, Magnus Racing’s Spencer Pumpelly and Dane Cameron took advantage of superior pace and an early crash for one of their main rivals to take their first-ever victory in Pirelli World Challenge at Lime Rock Park. For Pumpelly, the race ultimately came down to lapped traffic.  That actually resulted in a brief scare. …

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Dane Cameron Wins Lime Rock TC Race No. 2 in Duel

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Originally, Memorial Day weekend was going to be an off-weekend for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racer Dane Cameron.  Then, the call came from Turner Motorsport to drive their new BMW M235iR in Pirelli World Challenge’s TC class. On Saturday, Cameron took the lead from KRUGSPEED’s Elivan Goulart at about the one-third mark of the race. …

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