Race Weekend Central

Multimatic Claims 1-2 in GS, CJ Wilson Racing Wins ST at Lime Rock

2015 Lime Rock Ctsc Billy Johnson Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

Once the fog burned off at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge rolled off for their two-hour combined race. Multimatic Motorsports may have won the last time out at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with Austin Cindric and Jade Buford, but their second car, the No. 15 was destroyed in a crash. …

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Stephen Simpson, Dion von Moltke Claim PC and GTD Poles at Lime Rock

2015 Lime Rock Tusc Stephen Simpson Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

With only 18 cars entered for Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix, traffic won’t be that much of an issue for the Prototype Challenge (PC) and Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) classes. However, that doesn’t mean that grabbing the pole isn’t important. By the time the PC cars got on track, the skies were starting to cloud up. …

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Matt Bell, Chad McCumbee Claim CTSC Poles at Lime Rock

2015 Lime Rock Ctsc Chad Mccumbee Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

Saturday’s two-hour combined race for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is looking like it could be quite the dogfight. 41 cars are scheduled to start the race and close quarters will be the name of the game. Qualifying is very important since passing can be quite difficult. In GS, the apparent goal was to …

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Plumbs Assert Themselves in GS at Lime Rock; Caymans Pace ST

2015 Imsa Ctsc Multimatic Motorsports Car Credit Ford Performance

(Photo: Ford Performance)

During the Northeast Grand Prix weekend at Lime Rock Park, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is the primary support series. The series was originally scheduled to race in separate two-hour events, but IMSA announced last week that the field would be combined for one two-hour block, scheduled for Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Friday …

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Colin Braun, Bruno Junqueira Pace Lime Rock TUSC Practice Sessions

2015 Lime Rock Tusc Colin Braun Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

Friday morning dawned sunny, but relatively cool at Lime Rock Park. However, by the time that the Prototype Challenge and GT-Daytona teams hit the track for their first practice session, temperatures had warmed to 74 degrees with sunny skies and low humidity. Those are great conditions for fast laps, and both types of cars followed …

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Ford’s New Shelby GT350R-C to Debut at Watkins Glen

2015 Imsa Ctsc Multimatic Motorsports Car Credit Ford Performance

(Photo: Ford Performance)

On Wednesday, Ford Performance announced that the new Shelby GT350R-C, a racing version of the high performance Ford Shelby GT350, will make its on-track debut this weekend at Watkins Glen International in the IMSA Continential Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Continental Tire 150 on Saturday. In the CTSC, the Shelby GT350R-C will serve as the long term …

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MINI Returns to CTSC with Ruscitti, Clarke & More in 2015

2015 Sebring Ctsc Remo Ruscitti Car Credit Foster Peters Photography

Credit: Foster Peters Photography

Back in January, MINI USA announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that they planned to return to the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) in 2015. Unlike the last time that MINIs were run in the series, MINI itself is stepping up as a sponsor and substantial supporter of LAP Motorsports, …

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Pace Laps: Follow the Leader Daytona, NHRA Phoenix, Reddick Rises, and More

2015 Daytona I Cup Joey Logano Wins Credit Nascar Via Getty Images

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Cup: Where Was the Passing?  If there was one constant that emerged during speedweeks with regards to the Cup cars it was the preponderance for cars that took the lead to be able to hold steady in that position. Matt Kenseth’s win in the Sprint Unlimited offered the first glimpse at this notion, because once …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Penalized for Drive Time Violation, Sent to Rear of Prototype Class

2015 Daytona Tusc Wayne Taylor Racing Car Credit Imsa

(Credit: IMSA)

On Friday, IMSA announced that Wayne Taylor Racing has been dropped from third-place in the Prototype class and overall all the way back to 16th in class as a result of a drive time violation committed by the team in the closing moments of last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  In endurance races, IMSA maintains …

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Ganassi’s “Star Car” Claims Overall Win in Rolex 24 at Daytona

2015 Daytona Tusc Ganassi 02 Woohoo Credit Imsa

Credit: IMSA via TUDOR Championship Twitter page

Last weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona was billed as another battle for supremacy in the Prototype class between the Daytona Prototypes and the P2’s.  Despite Michael Shank Racing dominating the time sheets, the P2’s did not factor much into the outcome. From the drop of the green flag, the Ford EcoBoost V6-powered Riley DPG3’s from …

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The P2’s and the DeltaWing Could Steal the Rolex 24 from the DP’s

2015 Daytona Tusc Oswaldo Negri Jr. Aj Allmendinger Credit Imsa

Credit: IMSA

Finally, the cursed offseason is coming to a close. Despite the onslaught of big announcements recently in NASCAR’s sphere of influence (Jeff Gordon announcing the end of his full-time tenure in Sprint Cup at the end of the season, Brian Vickers announcing his return at Las Vegas, Rico Abreu moving to K&N Pro Series East, …

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Pace Laps: The Race That Wouldn’t End, Sadler’s Sickness and Bubba’s Championship Hopes Go Up in Smoke

2014 Texas Ii Cup Kasey Kahne Spin Cia

Sprint Cup Series:  The Stop and Go 500 – How do you like your races?  Well this one seemed to mimic bad traffic.  The race had a green flag feel until the caution came out for debris on lap 174.  Then the race became a contest between who was good for twenty laps at a time, …

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