Race Weekend Central

George Kurtz Claims Inaugural GT America Weekend Sweep

George Kurtz practicing at Sonoma Raceway, 3/5/2021 (Photo: DXDT Racing/Jamey Price Photo)

(Photo: DXDT Racing/Jamey Price Photo)

Sonoma Raceway hosted the first-ever GT America powered by AWS race weekend this past weekend.  The series, which is a merger of the former Pirelli GT4 America Sprint and GT Sports Club America series, has GT2, GT3 and GT4 cars racing in 40-minute sprint races with amateur drivers only.  DXDT Racing’s George Kurtz walked away …

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Andrea Caldarelli, Jordan Pepper Dominate Fanatec GT World Challenge America Season Opener

Andrea Caladarelli and Jordan Pepper in Victory Lane at Sonoma Raceway after Round 1 of Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS at Sonoma Raceway (Photo: K-PAX Racing)

(Photo: K-PAX Racing)

K-PAX Racing’s Andrea Caldarelli and Jordan Pepper were never seriously challenged Saturday afternoon (March 6) at Sonoma Raceway.  The duo effectively led flag-to-flag, only giving up the lead briefly to make their mandatory pit stop en route to victory in the first round of Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS at Sonoma Raceway. …

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IMSA Postpones VIR, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Weekends to Avoid Le Mans Clash

2020 Road Atlanta Iwsc Pipo Derani Car Courtesy Of Imsa

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Earlier on Thursday (March 4), the Automobile Club d’Ouest (ACO) postponed the 24 Hours of Le Mans from June 12-13 to Aug. 21-22 in order to increase the possibility of having fans at the race.  Naturally, such a big move results in a series of changes outside of the World Endurance Championship. The ACO’s move …

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24 Hours of Le Mans Postponed To August

2020 Le Mans Wec Kazuki Nakajima Car Harry Parvin Adrenal Media

(Photo: Harry Parvin@AdrenalMedia.com)

The Automobile Club d’Ouest (ACO) announced Thursday (March 4) that the 24 Hours of Le Mans, originally scheduled for June 12-13, has been postponed to the weekend of Aug. 21-22.  The move has been made in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)’s press release indicates that they could have …

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SRO America Calls Off CTMP Round Due to COVID-19

2019 Ctmp Bgtwca Alvaro Parente Maxime Soulet Racing K Pax Racing

(Photo: K-PAX Racing)

SRO America announced Tuesday (March 2) that the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, scheduled for May 22-23, have been scrubbed for 2021.  This move is due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing restrictions on movement. “We are extremely disappointed that we aren’t able to share our …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Aric Almirola, Kurt Busch Work Well Together for FOX Sports at Homestead

NASCAR Cup Series action in the 2021 Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Homestead is a very interesting place. For many years, it served as NASCAR’s season finale weekend. It’s an intriguing venue with many different lines for drivers. However, NASCAR decided to go in a different direction and move the season finale to Phoenix. For 2021, Homestead was supposed to be the second week of the season, …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: I Missed So Much in Daytona

Denny Hamlin leads the pack during the 2021 O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

A second straight weekend in Daytona Beach was not originally on the schedule, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic necessitated it. With that, you ended up with a tripleheader weekend on Daytona International Speedway’s road course. Compared to last year, these races were ridiculous. The most looney of all was Friday night’s Truck race. I’ll be …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: The Daytona 500 Was Exhausting

NASCAR racing action in the 2021 Daytona 500 Photo: NKP

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

Oh man. Nothing quite like 13.5 hours of coverage for one race. I will fully admit that I was really tired by the time Sunday’s Daytona 500 finally ended. Regardless, there is a lot to discuss about what we saw Sunday. With this broadcast, it’s hard to figure out where to start. I suppose the …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: Welcome to My 13th Year of Critiquing

The NASCAR Cup Series in action at Daytona, 2020 Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography)

The offseason is now over. I have no doubt that you’ve done something to pass the time over the past three months. Some of you engaged in hobbies, spent time with your families, watched movies and TV shows. A bunch of people probably got addicted to new shows such as WandaVision. Others spent time watching …

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Antonio Garcia, Michael de Quesada Test Positive For COVID-19 In Daytona

2018 Lime Rock Iwsc Antonio Garcia Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For Corvette Racing, this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona was a dominating one-two performance in the GT Le Mans class.  Nicky Catsburg, Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor earned the class victory after 24 hours of racing. However, right after that victory took place, Corvette Racing made an announcement that sobered the celebration.  They announced that …

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2-Tire Stop Takes Wayne Taylor Racing to 3rd Straight Rolex 24 at Daytona Victory

Imsa Weathertech Sportscar Championship

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The Acura ARX-05 of Wayne Taylor Racing was quick throughout the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  However, it was pit strategy that put WTR at the front when it counted Sunday.  The team, which had a seven-lap fuel advantage on their competitors, was able to do a short fill of his fuel tank on his final …

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