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Turner Motorsport Dominates Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen

Bill Auberlen and Dillon Machavern celebrate their victory in the Sahlen's 120 at the Glen, 7/2/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen and Dillon Machavern dominated the Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen Friday (July 2).  Auberlen was able to hold off Wright Motorsports’ Jan Heylen on a late restart with three laps to go to take the victory, leading every lap along the way. The race started under yellow …

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Dillon Machavern Wins Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen Pole

Dillon Machavern during qualifying for the Sahlen's 120 at the Glen, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Turner Motorsport’s Dillon Machavern claimed the pole for Friday’s Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen Thursday evening (July 1) with a lap at 106.530 mph.  It is Machavern’s first pole of 2021. Machavern’s lap was one-sixth of a second faster than Wright Motorsports’ Ryan Hardwick in the only Porsche in the field.  …

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Eric Foss Quickest in Rain-Shortened Sahlen’s 120 Practice

Jeff Mosing splashing through turn 2 at Watkins Glen during Sahlen's 120 practice, 7/1/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. –  IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams only got one 60-minute practice session for Friday’s Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen.  Rain shortened that session to only 47 minutes. The best conditions were at the very beginning of the session, so those who ventured out early had the best chance at putting up a …

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Entry List: Sahlen’s 120 at the Glen

Russell Ward and Chad McCumbee racing for position during the Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240, 6/26/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams will also be back at Watkins Glen Friday for two more hours of racing (in reality, most of them never left after Saturday).  There are 36 teams entered for the sprint. In the Grand Sport class, there are 21 teams entered, down from 24 for last weekend’s Tioga Downs …

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Stevan McAleer, Patrick Gallagher Win Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240

Stevan McAleer and Patrick Gallagher celebrate their victory in the Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240 at Watkins Glen, 6/26/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Notlad Racing by RS1’s Stevan McAleer made a sweeping move to get past Turner Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen exiting the Inner Loop with less than four minutes to go Saturday afternoon (June 26).  From there, McAleer was able to earn himself and teammate Patrick Gallagher the overall victory in the Tioga Downs …

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Kuno Wittmer Wins Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240 Pole

Kuno Wittmer after winning the pole for the Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240 at Watkins Glen, 6/25/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Andrew Wojteczko Autosport’s Kuno Wittmer continued his run of excellent form Friday (June 25).  Kuno turned in a lap at 107.143 mph to win the pole for Saturday’s Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240.  It is Kuno’s second pole of the season, having previously won the pole at Daytona in January. “Everything …

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Trent Hindman, Stevan McAleer Quickest in Watkins Glen Pilot Challenge Practice

Alan Brynjolfsson practices for the Tioga Downs Resort & Casino 240 at Watkins Glen International, 6/25/2021 (Photo: Phil Allaway)

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Archangel Motorsports’ Trent Hindman was fastest overall in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge practice Friday (June 25) at Watkins Glen International.  Hindman’s quick lap at 107.008 mph was set during the mid-afternoon second session. Practice No. 1 Pilot Challenge teams were on-track bright and early Friday morning.  The green came out at …

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Entry List: Tioga Downs Casino Resort 240

2019 Watkins Glen Impc Jeff Mosing Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams venture into Watkins Glen for the second extra-distance race of the year Saturday.  38 teams will take to the 3.4-mile road course Saturday afternoon. In the Grand Sport class, there are 24 teams entered.  The only squad that is not entered that raced at Mid-Ohio last month is the American …

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Trent Hindman Returns to Wright Motorsports for Remainder of 2021

Trent Hindman talks with his engineer at Sebring International Raceway, 11/14/2020 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports announced Wednesday (June 17) that Trent Hindman will return to the No. 16 Porsche full-time for the remainder of the 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.  He will replace Ryan Hardwick in the 1st Phorm-sponsored entry alongside Patrick Long. Hindman is very happy with the news, but more than willing to give thanks …

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AWA Claims 2nd Victory of 2021 in Mid-Ohio 120

Chris Green and Kuno Wittmer celebrate their victory in the Mid-Ohio 120, 5/15/2021 (Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Andrew Wojteczko Autosport’s Kuno Wittmer took the lead away from TeamTGM’s Matt Plumb with 15 minutes to go.  From there, he held off a charging Jan Heylen to earn his second win of the year in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Mid-Ohio 120 Saturday (May 15).  Wittmer was teamed with Chris Green for Saturday’s race …

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Ryan Hardwick Wins Mid-Ohio 120 Pole

2020 Sebring Iwsc Ryan Hardwick Bob Akin Award Courtesy Of Imsa

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

The quick form that Wright Motorsports showed in practice continued Friday afternoon (May 14) in qualifying.  Ryan Hardwick won the pole for Saturday’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Mid-Ohio 120 with a lap at 93.412 mph.  It is not a track record for the series as Nate Stacy‘s pole lap from last September was one-tenth of …

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Jan Heylen Quickest in Mid-Ohio Michelin Pilot Challenge Practice

2021 Mid Ohio Impc Jan Heylen Car Courtesy Of Imsa

(Photo: Courtesy of IMSA)

Wright Motorsports was originally scheduled to debut their Porsche Cayman GT4 MR in Daytona back in January.  However, Ryan Hardwick‘s practice crash prevented that from happening.  With a repaired chassis and the team’s planned driving duo in the car for the first time this year, Jan Heylen was quickest in both IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge …

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