Race Weekend Central

Joest Racing to Take Over Mazda Factory Program Effective Immediately

2016 La Auto Show Iwsc Jonathan Bomarito Car Mazda Motorsports

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On Wednesday morning, Mazda Motorsports announced the formation of Mazda Team Joest.  The new organization, which will be run by Joest Racing, will be the new Mazda factory program in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Prototype class. Mazda Motorsports are very bullish about the future with Team Joest. “This is an important moment in Mazda Motorsports …

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Pace Laps: A Massive Weekend at New Hampshire for JGR and Josef Newgarden’s Big IndyCar Win

2017 Nascar Monster Energy Cup Series, New Hampshire

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Roller coaster of a Day for JGR – You may not find a more adventurous day for Joe Gibbs Racing all season than Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. That’s because one JGR driver scored the win, another lost the trophy late, the third brought it home in a solid position and …

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Pace Laps: Fan Favorites Shine in NASCAR, NHRA, IndyCar

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Cup Series: Truex Out-Performs Himself in Kentucky – Even on Martin Truex Jr.’s terms, Saturday night’s Quaker State 400 was a dream night. Leading 152 of 267 laps, Truex jumped to an almost-unheard of 16-second lead on second-place Kyle Larson as the field approached the final lap. And even after a last-second caution and a …

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Dane Cameron, Eric Curran Claim Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix Victory

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

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On Sunday afternoon, there were two dominant teams at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Tire strategy and a crash prevented them from winning.  Instead, it was Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac DPi-V.R. of Dane Cameron and Eric Curran who took the Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix overall victory. To Curran, the overall victory came as …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Pole for Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

2017 Daytona Iwsc Ricky Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, Ricky Taylor reaffirmed the pace of the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.  Taylor lapped the 2.459-mile Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in 68.459 seconds (129.310 mph), good enough to claim the pole for Sunday’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix.  The lap is an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship track record for Canadian Tire Motorsports …

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Stephen Simpson Fastest in WeatherTech Practice No. 3; Jack Hawksworth Crashes

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Jack Hawksworth Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, JDC/Miller MotorSports’ Stephen Simpson was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech practice No. 3 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  However, the session was overshadowed by a huge crash for 3GT Racing’s Jack Hawksworth. 18 minutes into the session, Hawksworth went wide at turn 3 and went off-course.  The No. 15 Lexus RCF GT3 …

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Ryan Dalziel Fastest in WeatherTech Practice No. 2 at CTMP

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel turned the fastest lap of the day at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Dalziel’s lap of 68.993 seconds (128.306 mph) was more than four-tenths of a second faster than Jordan Taylor‘s fastest lap in the morning. In session No. 2, Dalziel’s lap was six-hundredths of a second faster …

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Jesse Lazare Puts McLaren on Top in CTSC Practice No. 2

2017 Daytona Ctsc Jesse Lazare Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday afternoon, Motorsports in Action’s Jesse Lazare was fastest overall in IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge practice No. 2 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  Lazare’s lap of 85.498 seconds (103.539 mph) was just a couple of hundredths of a second slower than Trent Hindman was in the morning session.  However, it was more than …

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Jordan Taylor Fastest in Opening CTMP WeatherTech Practice

2017 Daytona Iwsc Ricky Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Sunday’s defeat at Watkins Glen has not cost Wayne Taylor Racing any of their speed.  Jordan Taylor was fastest in opening practice at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park with a lap of 69.443 seconds (127.577 mph). Taylor’s lap was a mere seven-thousandths of a second faster than Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel in the No. 2 …

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Entry List: Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Olivier Pla Car Phil Allaway

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Recently, IMSA has released the entry list for Sunday’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  There are 36 teams entered between the four classes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. In the headlining Prototype class, there are a couple of changes.  Tequila Patron ESM’s Ed Brown has officially retired from prototype racing. …

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Beyond the Cockpit: Scott Pruett Reflects on His Career & Winemaking

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Sage Karam Car Phil Allaway

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For race fans, Scott Pruett needs no introduction. He has competed at the upper reaches of motorsports for over 30 years. He’s one of only two drivers to win the Rolex 24 at Daytona overall five times. He’s a three-time Trans-Am champion, two-time IMSA GTO champion, and a five-time Rolex Sports Car Series champion. He …

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