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Big Changes for the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2018

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On Friday afternoon, the FIA announced new plans for the FIA World Endurance Championship.  First off, the series is switching to what they’re calling a winter “Super Series.”  The next season will have eight races over 13.5 months, starting at the Circuit de Spa-Francochamps in May. Silverstone, the Nürburgring, Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez, Bahrain International Circuit …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at COTA

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This weekend, all of Pirelli World Challenge’s classes travel to Circuit of the Americas for a full weekend of racing.  It is the season finale for Sprint-X and teams will be scrambling to get everything they can.  Also of note, the second race that was scrapped due to heavy rains at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park …

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Ryan Hunter-Reay Returns to WTR for Petit Le Mans

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On Tuesday afternoon, Wayne Taylor Racing announced that INDYCAR veteran Ryan Hunter-Reay will serve as the team’s third driver in the upcoming Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.  Road Atlanta will mark Hunter-Reay’s first race in a DPi entry. Hunter-Reay is very happy to drive for Wayne Taylor Racing and sample Cadillac DPi-V.R. “I’m …

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Corvette Racing Benefits from BMW Cut Tires to Win at VIR

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For the vast majority of Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, BMW Team RLL’s No. 25 of Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims dominated the proceedings.  However, a cut tire with 13 minutes to go allowed Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia through to the lead.  Garcia held on to take his and co-driver Jan Magnussen‘s third victory …

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Pace Laps: Jeremy Clements Gets Long Awaited Victory, Josef Newgarden Extends Points Lead

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: What to Do With An Off-Week – Hopefully, you enjoyed your off-weekend, because they will be no more in 2017. After an 18-week stretch for the Cup guys, they all kept it easy this last weekend of August before a final 12-week haul leads us to the offseason. But let’s …

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Rennsport One Wins Biscuitville Grand Prix After Controversial Contact

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On Saturday afternoon, KohR Motorsports’ No. 59 Ford and Stevenson Motorsports’ No. 57 Chevrolet were the dominant teams for much of the Biscuitville Grand Prix.  However, due to unusual circumstances, Rennsport One’s No. 28 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR shared by Dillon Machavern and Dylan Murcott were able to sweep past to take their first …

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Joey Hand Wins Pole for Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

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On Saturday afternoon, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams brought out their Saturday best in qualifying for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.  When the dust cleared, it was Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Joey Hand who walked away with the overall pole. The session was a close one as the times whittled away.  Risi Competizione’s …

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Toni Vilander Fastest in VIR WeatherTech Practice No. 3

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In Saturday morning’s third practice session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at VIR, teams turned in the fastest laps of the weekend.  Risi Competizione’s Toni Vilander ended up fastest in the session with a lap of 100.855 seconds (116.722 mph). Vilander was one-sixth of a second faster than Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dirk Müller …

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Antonio Garcia Tops Wild VIR WeatherTech Practice No. 2

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On Friday afternoon, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia was fastest overall in the second WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice session at VIRginia International Raceway.  Garcia’s lap of 101.323 seconds (116.183 mph) was a full second faster than what Tommy Milner turned during the first session. Garcia’s lap was eight-hundredths of a second faster than BMW Team RLL’s …

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Jack Roush Jr. Wins Biscuitville Grand Prix Pole

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On Friday evening, KohR Motorsports’ Jack Roush Jr. won the overall pole for Saturday’s Biscuitville Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway.  Roush’s lap of 114.621 seconds (102.704 mph) is 2.3 seconds fastest than the pole time that Sebastian Landy set last year for Automatic Racing. For Roush, VIR means a lot to him.  That just …

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Jesse Lazare Fastest in VIR CTSC Practice No. 2

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Motorsports in Action’s Jesse Lazare was fastest overall in the afternoon practice session for Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams at VIRginia International Raceway.  Lazare’s lap of 115.243 seconds (102.149 mph) was about one-seventh of a second slower than Trent Hindman in the first session. In the second session, Lazare’s lap was nearly a quarter of …

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Tommy Milner Tops Opening VIR WeatherTech Practice

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Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner was fastest overall in opening practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at VIRginia International Raceway on Friday.  Milner’s lap of 102.341 seconds (115.027 mph) was a tenth of a second faster than Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Richard Westbrook. Milner was quite satisfied with his early pace. “It’s certainly a good …

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