Race Weekend Central

Ford’s Young Guns to Team Up for CTSC BMW Endurance Challenge

2017 Dover Cwts Chase Briscoe Austin Cindric Matthew T. Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew T. Thacker/NKP)

On Thursday morning, Ford Performance announced a full court press on the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s season opening BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.  On Jan. 26, four of Ford Performance’s development drivers will be sharing two Ford Mustang GT4s in the Grand Sport class. Those four drivers are former Brad Keselowski Racing teammates Chase …

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C360R Announces 2 Car CTSC TCR Effort for 2018

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Paul Holton Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday, the Canadian C360R team announced plans to field two Audi RS 3 LMS Club Sports full-time in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s new TCR class in 2018.  Roy Block and Pierre Kleinubing, who shared the team’s No. 75 Audi S3 in Street Tuner this past season, will move up into the new …

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TeamTGM Switches to Mercedes AMG-GT4 for 2018 CTSC Season

2017 Road Atlanta Ctsc Hugh Plumb Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Monday afternoon, TeamTGM announced that they are setting aside their Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports (one of which was ineligible to race in 2018), effective immediately.  In their place, TeamTGM will race two new Mercedes-AMG GT4s for the 2018 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season. Team owner Ted Giovanis sees a lot of upside with …

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Johnny Stevenson Dead at 69

2017 Lime Rock Ctsc Robin Liddell Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Monday, Johnny Stevenson, owner of Stevenson Motorsports and patriarch of North Carolina’s Stevenson Automotive Group, died suddenly at his Toyota dealership in Jacksonville, N.C.  Stevenson was 69 years old. In addition to running a group of car dealerships, Stevenson owned Stevenson Motorsports, a successful race team that fielded entries in multiple series.  Most recently, …

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Winward Racing, HTP Motorsport to Field Mercedes-AMG GT4s in 2018

2017 Lime Rock Ctsc Damien Faulkner Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, Winward Racing announced that they have joined forces with Blancpain GT Series regulars HTP Motorsport to field two Mercedes-AMG GT4s in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in 2018.  Russell Ward and Damien Faulkner, who shared the No. 35 Porsche pictured above for CJ Wilson Racing this year, will drive one of the …

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Motorsport in Action Wins FOX Factory 120, Champs Crowned

2017 Road Atlanta Ctsc Chris Green Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon (Oct. 6), the all-Canadian Motorsport in Action’s Chris Green and Jesse Lazare claimed overall victory in the FOX Factory 120.  The Quebecois duo’s victory was spurred by consistent pace on track and fast pit stops. Afterward, Lazare was thrilled with the performance of the Motorsport in Action team. “Chris [Green] did an …

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Paul Holton Wins Overall Pole for CTSC FOX Factory 120

2017 Daytona Ctsc Matt Plumb Car Credit Sideline Sports Photography

(Photo: Sideline Sports Photography)

On Friday morning (Oct. 6), C360R’s Paul Holton claimed the overall pole for the FOX Factory 120, the final race of the 2017 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season. Holton’s lap of 87.956 seconds (103.961 mph) was the fastest lap of the weekend by a decent margin. Holton, in between being complimented by the Continental …

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Matt Plumb, Scott Maxwell Top Road Atlanta CTSC Practices

2017 Road Atlanta Ctsc Matt Plumb Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge held two practice sessions at Road Atlanta in preparation for Friday’s FOX Factory 120.  C360R’s Matt Plumb was fastest overall with a lap of 88.879 seconds (102.881 mph). Practice No. 1 Plumb’s quick lap of the day came during the morning session, which started at 9:50 a.m.  …

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Entry List: IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge FOX Factory 120

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For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, the season comes to an end on Friday afternoon at Road Atlanta.  31 cars will battle for glory on the 2.54-mile road course. In Grand Sport, there are 13 cars entered.  The race will be a swansong for cars that aren’t fully GT4-spec.  These grandfathered cars will be …

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Entry List: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 240

2017 Daytona Ctsc Max Bladon Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, their second to last race of 2017 is the second and final endurance event of the year.  32 cars will race on Saturday afternoon for four hours on the 2.238-mile undulating road course. In Grand Sport, there are a couple of extra teams entered.  Firstly, as previously noted …

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Michelin to Serve as Official Tire of IMSA in 2019

2017 Lime Rock Iwsc Patrick Pilet Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday morning, IMSA announced that France-based Michelin will become the sanctioning body’s official tire at the beginning of 2019, replacing Continental Tire.  As a result of the deal, teams running in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Prototype and GT Daytona classes will be required to run Michelin rubber.  Teams in the GT Le Mans class …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson Steals Victory in Bizarre Richmond Ending & RPM’s Uncertain Future

2017 Richmond Ii Cup Matt Kenseth Pack Racing Matthew T Thacker Nkp

(Photo: Matthew Thacker / NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Screwed by the Pooch? Spending some time in the land of if’s for a moment here, Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 could’ve ended a whole lot differently. Some misfortune for others changed the game in a race that was ultimately won by Kyle Larson. Let’s start with one of the …

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