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Pace Laps: Cup Playoff Grid is Set, Justin Allgaier Readies For Xfinity Title Hunt

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Calamity Strikes, Playoff Grid is Set Regardless of the attendance size, the 2019 Big Machine Vodka 400 was full of action. 48 of the 160 laps were run under caution, but when the checkered flag flew at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the playoff grid was set. Nine drivers failed to finish …

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Scott Hargrove Sees Ups & Downs in 2019 IMSA Season

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In the past few years, there have been a number of young guns making a name for themselves in sports car racing.  One of these youngsters is Scott Hargrove, a 24-year old racer out of British Columbia. Hargrove started out in karting before switching to open-wheel racing.  In 2013, he won what is now the …

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Kuno Wittmer, Indy Dontje Fastest in Michelin Pilot Challenge VIR Practices

2019 Daytona Impc Kuno Wittmer Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday (Aug. 23) saw IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge teams take to the 3.27-mile VIRginia International Raceway for two practice sessions ahead of Saturday’s Virginia Is For Racing Lovers Grand Prix.  Compass Racing’s Kuno Wittmer was fastest overall with a lap at 103.873 mph. Practice No. 1 Wittmer’s quick lap of the day came on his …

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Rebel Rock Racing Wins Wild Road America 120 With Final Lap Charge

2019 Watkins Glen Impc Robin Liddell Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Rebel Rock Racing’s Frank DePew and Robin Liddell earned their second win of the season Saturday (Aug. 3) at Road America under relatively astonishing circumstances.  With four turns to go, Liddell was in fourth.  A daring outside move at Canada Corner moved the No. 71 Camaro past Eric Foss and Corey Fergus to get up …

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Tyler McQuarrie Wins Road America 120 Pole

2019 Daytona Impc Tyler Mcquarrie Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

CarBahn Motorsports’ Tyler McQuarrie won the pole Saturday morning (Aug. 3) for the Road America 120 with a lap at 106.751 mph.  The run breaks Owen Trinkler‘s run of two consecutive poles and puts Audi back on the front row. Trinkler was still close behind the Audi racer.  He qualified second overall in his Mercedes, …

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IMSA Talks State of the Series, Announces 2020 Schedules

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IMSA held its annual State of the Sport address at Road America Friday night (Aug. 2). In the short term, the sanctioning body released 2020 schedules for IMSA’s series. It also gave an update on the development of the next generation of DPi chassis. WeatherTech SportsCar Championship For 2020, there really will not be all …

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Jesse Lazare Fastest in Road America 120 Practice; Justin Piscitell Rolls

2019 Lime Rock Impc Jesse Lazare Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Motorsport In Action’s Jesse Lazare was fastest overall in Michelin Pilot Challenge practice (Aug. 2) at Road America with a lap at 106.135 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session, it was Park Place Motorsports’ Trent Hindman that was fastest overall in his Porsche Cayman GT4 MR with a lap at 105.931 mph.  …

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Dane Cameron Fastest Overall in Friday Road America Practice

2019 Watkins Glen Iwsc Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Acura Team Penske’s No. 6 team was the team to beat Friday at Road America.  Dane Cameron was fastest overall with a lap at 132.472 mph during opening practice for Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase. Practice No. 1 Cameron’s fast lap of the day came relatively early in the session.  That allowed the rest of …

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Entry List: Road America 120

2019 Lime Rock Impc Orey Fidani Car Phil Allaway

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For Saturday afternoon’s Road America 120 for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, there are currently 37 cars entered, an increase of three cars (pre-withdrawals) from Lime Rock Park.  There are a couple of interesting changes. First off, there has been a major change at Andrew Wojeczko Autosport (AWA) since the entry list was released.  Scott …

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Indy Dontje on Racing in America, Mercedes & Renger van der Zande’s Advice

2019 Watkins Glen Impc Indy Dontje Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Indy Dontje is a sports car racer from the Netherlands that currently competes in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge for Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport. Up until a couple of years ago, he had never raced in the United States. After helping out with the debut of the Mercedes-AMG GT4 in the US in 2017, Dontje is …

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TeamTGM Successfully Defends Lime Rock Park 120 Victory

2018 Lime Rock Ctsc Hugh Plumb Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

TeamTGM’s Owen Trinkler and Hugh Plumb started from the pole in Saturday’s Lime Rock Park 120.  From there, they led the vast majority of the race, but had to sweat out their fuel in order to repeat as winners at Lime Rock Park. “[Today’s win] is all about the TGM guys,” Plumb said after the …

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Owen Trinkler Wins Lime Rock Park 120 Pole

2019 Lime Rock Impc Owen Trinkler Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

TeamTGM’s Owen Trinkler overcame hot and humid conditions Friday (July 19) and less than four wheels on the ground to win the overall pole for Saturday’s Lime Rock Park 120.  Trinkler’s lap at 98.601 mph was more than a second quicker than last year’s pole, but three-tenths of a second slower than the best lap …

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