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Kaz Grala, Aurora Straus to Drive 2nd BimmerWorld Racing M4 GT4 at Daytona

2018 auto club Kaz Grala, JGL Racing, Ford Mustang NETTTS

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BimmerWorld Racing and FURY Race Cars jointly announced Monday (Jan. 14) that Xfinity Series campaigner Kaz Grala will compete in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season opener on Jan. 25 at Daytona International Speedway.  He’ll be driving a second BMW M4 GT4 (No. 80) in the Grand Sport class for BimmerWorld Racing alongside fellow 20-year …

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Trent Hindman, Jon Morley Top Sunday Michelin Pilot Challenge Sessions

2018 Lime Rock CTSC Jon Morley Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For Park Place Motorsports, they will have a big decision to make once they get back to their shop.  Which car should they race in the BMW Endurance Challenge?  The No. 7 was fastest overall on Saturday (Jan. 5) in the hands of Trent Hindman.  In the No. 77 on Sunday, Hindman went even faster. …

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Trent Hindman Tops Michelin Pilot Challenge Day No. 2 at Daytona

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Trent Hindman Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Trent Hindman got to sit in his Porsche Cayman GT4 MR for the first time on Thursday morning.  It did not take him long to get up to speed.  Saturday afternoon (Jan. 5), Hindman turned in the fastest lap of the day with a lap at 112.664 mph. Session No. 3 In the morning session, …

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Charlie Luck Returns to Daytona, Tops Michelin Pilot Challenge Roar Day No. 1

2018 Daytona CTSC Dillon Machavern Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

To NASCAR fans, Charlie Luck is best known as a driver in the early days of what is now the Xfinity Series, competing as an owner-driver in a No. 45 sponsored by Luck Stone, a family business.  Then, he stopped competing after 1986.  After decades away, he returned to racing in 2017.  This weekend, he’s …

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Entry List: Michelin Pilot Challenge Roar Before the 24

2018 Daytona CTSC Damien Faulkner Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend’s Roar Before the 24 will be the first official weekend for the newly-renamed Michelin Pilot Challenge (formerly known as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge).  There are a lot of changes for the 2019 season, the most obvious being the series name and the fact that everyone will race on Michelin tires.  40 teams …

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Turner Motorsport Announces Double-Duty for Rolex 24 Weekend

2018 Daytona IWSC Mark Kvamme Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Turner Motorsport announced Thursday (Dec. 13) that they will be entering cars in both the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  It will be the team’s first race in the now-Michelin Pilot Challenge since 2014. In the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Turner Motorsport will be back full-time in the GT …

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Park Place Motorsports Expands, Joins Forces with VOLT Racing for 2019

2017 Lime Rock CTSC Alan Brynjolfsson Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Park Place Motorsports announced Thursday (Nov. 8) that the Texas-based organization will expand to the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in 2019.  The team has also joined forces with VOLT Racing.  VOLT Racing’s regular drivers, Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman will drive the new Park Place-run entry.  Unlike the Ford Mustang seen above, Hindman and Brynjolfsson …

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Tyler Cooke, James Clay Win FOX Factory 120

2018 Road Atlanta CTSC Tyler Cooke Victory Lane Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

BimmerWorld Racing’s Tyler Cooke and James Clay took advantage of pit strategy and good pace to take their first overall victory in Friday’s FOX Factory 120 at Road Atlanta.  The win comes in the final race in which the series will be known as the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  For 2019, the series will become …

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Paul Holton Claims Road Atlanta CTSC Track Record, FOX Factory 120 Pole

2018 Road Atlanta CTSC Paul Holton Pole Award Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Compass Racing’s Paul Holton was able to more than back up his pace from earlier in the day on Thursday (Oct. 11).  Holton set a new IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge track record with a lap at 103.526 mph to win the pole for Friday’s FOX Factory 120. “It’s been really good today,” Holton told …

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Paul Holton Fastest in Thursday Road Atlanta CTSC Practice Sessions

2018 Lime Rock CTSC Matt Plumb Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: PHil Allaway)

C0mpass Racing’s Paul Holton was fastest overall in the first two practice sessions of the day on Thursday (Oct. 11) at Road Atlanta.  Holton topped the charts early on in Practice No. 2 with a lap at 102.834 mph. Practice No. 1 In the early morning practice session, Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport’s Damien Faulkner was fastest …

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Entry List: FOX Factory 120

2017 Road Atlanta CTSC Chris Green Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday (Oct. 12), an era comes to a close as the final race for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge will be held at Road Atlanta.  The series will continue on next season as the Michelin Pilot Challenge.  39 teams are entered to give Continental Tire a proper send-off after eight years as title …

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Fuel Mileage Gives TeamTGM Laguna Seca Victory at Last Second

2018 Lime Rock CTSC Owen Trinkler Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Most of the leaders in Saturday’s WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 120 were on a fuel-saving pit strategy that forced to them to run the second half of the race without a stop.  Until the final lap, all was good.  With just two corners to go, Rennsport One’s Dillon Machavern ran out of fuel.  That allowed …

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