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Entry List: Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240 at the Glen

2018 Watkins Glen CTSC Kyle Marcelli Car Phil Allaway

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Michelin Pilot Challenge teams will return to action this weekend at Watkins Glen after being off since Mid-Ohio at the beginning of May.  37 teams have lodged entries for Saturday’s four-hour race. The Grand Sport class has 24 entries, which is up one from Mid-Ohio.  Given the additional length, some teams are running three-driver lineups, …

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VOLT Racing Uses Pit Strategy to Win Mid-Ohio 120

2019 Daytona IMPC Trent Hindman Car Phil Allaway

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Saturday saw IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams deal with mixed conditions at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Despite Audi and McLaren dominating early, it was the Porsche of VOLT Racing’s Trent Hindman and Alan Brynjolfsson who outlasted the field to pick up their first win of the season. After an equally topsy-turvy qualifying session, eEuroparts.com ROWE …

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Kenton Koch Claims Mid-Ohio 120 Pole; Chad Gilsinger Fastest Overall

2019 Daytona IMPC Kenton Koch Car Phil Allaway

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Saturday morning (May 4) brought a very unusual qualifying session for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Officials declared mixed conditions, meaning that teams could qualify on either wet or dry tires.  However, the conditions differed between the two sessions. It forced IMSA to use Section 40.2.11 of the IMSA Sporting …

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Kenny Wilden Fastest Overall in Mid-Ohio 120 Practice

2019 Daytona IMPC Rod Randall Car Phil Allaway

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IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams had to deal with a wet track Friday (May 3) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge.  With a later second session, the circuit had dried out quite a bit more, allowing for quicker times in the afternoon.  KohR Motorsports’ Kenny Wilden was fastest on the day with a lap at 87.002 …

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Entry List: Mid-Ohio 120

2019 Daytona IMPC Marc Miller Car Phil Allaway

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For Saturday’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Mid-Ohio 120, there are 37 cars entered, down from 43 at Sebring.  Most of the changes are in the headlining Grand Sport class. In Grand Sport, there are a number of teams that raced at Sebring that are not entered this weekend.  Likely the most notable is Multimatic Motorsports.  …

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CarBahn Motorsports Earns Maiden Michelin Pilot Challenge Victory at Sebring

2019 Daytona IMPC Tyler McQuarrie Car Phil Allaway

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CarBahn Motorsports’ Tyler McQuarrie and Jeff Westphal dominated the proceedings Friday (March 15) at Sebring International Raceway to claim victory in the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120.  While both drivers have previous victories in the Michelin Pilot Challenge, it is the first-ever victory in the series for both CarBahn Motorsports and the Audi R8 LMS …

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Owen Trinkler Wins Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 Pole

2019 Daytona IMPC Hugh Plumb Car Phil Allaway

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TeamTGM’s Owen Trinkler clocked in a lap at 103.156 mph Thursday (March 14) to claim the overall pole for Friday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, the second race of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season.  The lap is a Grand Sport qualifying lap record for Sebring, but not the fastest lap of the weekend. Trinkler’s …

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Entry List: Alan Jay Automotive Network 120

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For Friday’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, Round No. 2 of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, 43 cars are entered.  It is a decrease of six teams from Daytona, but still a large group of teams. In the Grand Sport class, there are 28 cars entered.  Likely the most interesting entries are the two Multimatic …

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Compass Racing’s Paul Holton, Kuno Wittmer Win BMW Endurance Challenge

2019 Daytona IMPC Paul Holton Kuno Wittmer Victory Lane Phil Allaway

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The McLaren 570S GT4 has been the car to have all week in Daytona for IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams.  The BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona on Friday (Jan. 25) was no different.  Paul Holton and Kuno Wittmer started from pole, led early and often, then recovered from a penalty to take the overall victory. …

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Paul Holton Blitzes Field to Claim BMW Endurance Challenge Pole

2018 Road Atlanta CTSC Paul Holton Pole Award Phil Allaway

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For much of Thursday (Jan. 24), Compass Racing has had an edge on the field in Daytona.  In qualifying, Paul Holton did the absolute bare minimum and eviscerated the field to win the pole for Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona, the season opener for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.  For Holton, he credited his …

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Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer Fastest in Michelin Pilot Challenge Daytona Practice

2019 Daytona IMPC Kuno Wittmer Car Phil Allaway

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Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Thursday (Jan. 24) at Daytona International Speedway.  Wittmer, driving a McLaren 570S GT4 for Compass Racing, turned in a lap at 112.310 mph in the second session. Practice No. 1 A line of thunderstorms descended upon all of Central Florida early Thursday morning, …

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Entry List: BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona

2018 Daytona CTSC Al Carter Car Phil Allaway

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Unlike IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, attendance for Michelin Pilot Challenge teams was not mandatory at the Roar Before the 24.  As a result, the entry list has increased from 40 teams to 49 for the race. The Grand Sport class has 35 entries, one of the largest for the class in recent memory.  A …

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