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2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona 6 Hour Update

Through one-quarter of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, it has been all Cadillac, all the time.  The three Cadillac DPi-V.R.’s have been fast all weekend, but they appear to have kicked it up a notch for the race. All three of the Cadillacs have turned laps faster than Joao Barbosa‘s …

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Bodymotion Racing Wins BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

Friday afternoon saw the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge begin their season with the first of two four-hour races on the schedule.  Dean Martin was the surprise pole sitter for KohR Motorsports, but it was one of the strongest teams from 2016 that took home the spoils. Despite qualifying 15th …

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Dean Martin Scores Surprise Overall CTSC Pole Position

Coming into the Rolex 24 weekend, all eyes were on the new Ford Mustang GT4, unveiled late last year and making its race debut.  In the hands of Multimatic Motorsports’ Jade Buford and Scott Maxwell, the combination was likely to dominate in qualifying.  However, a second horse in the battle appeared …

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Max Angelelli Fastest in Night Practice, Jeff Gordon Goes Off-Course

After qualifying on Thursday in Daytona, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 3.56-mile road course for 90 minutes of practice in the dark.  It is the only time that drivers get on the course in the dark prior to the race.  Wayne Taylor Racing ended up with …

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Action Express Racing Goes 1-2 in Rolex 24 Qualifying

On Thursday afternoon, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship held qualifying for this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  With teams not necessarily showing their full hand during the Roar Before the 24, it was unclear what everyone truly had.  However, when it was time for brass tacks, Action Express Racing came …

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Beyond the Cockpit: James Vance on MINI, the Detroit Adventure & Formula E

Normally, we would have a nice, blushing introduction to pieces where we interview racers.  It would usually talk about current accomplishments, stats and so on.  But this is a rather unusual circumstance.   At Lime Rock Park in July, we had the pleasure of sitting down with James Vance, driver of …

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Reinvigorated Grand Sport Class Highlights 40-car CTSC Daytona Entry

On Wednesday, IMSA released the official entry list for next Friday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season opener, the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  Unlike the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, attendance at the Roar Before the 24 was not required. Rule changes in the offseason that moved the Grand Sport …

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55 Entered for Rolex 24 at Daytona

On Wednesday, IMSA released the preliminary entry list for next week’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  As per IMSA rules, all teams that planned on competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona had to enter the Roar Before the 24.  As a result, the same 55 teams that participated in the …

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Magnus Racing Switches to Pirelli World Challenge, Adds 2nd Car

On Friday morning, Magnus Racing announced that they will move over to Pirelli World Challenge for the full 2017 season.  The team will also expand from one to two Audi R8 LMS GT3’s.  Team owner John Potter will drive in the GTA class full-time in both the Sprint and Sprint-X …

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