Race Weekend Central

RealTime Racing Claims Utah Sprint-X Race No. 1

2017 Long Beach Pwc Peter Kox Michael Schein Cars Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, RealTime Racing’s Peter Kox and Mark Wilkins claimed overall victory in Sprint-X race No. 1 at Utah Motorsports Campus.  It is the first victory in Pirelli World Challenge for the Acura NSX GT3. Wilkins was happy to be able to hold on for the triumph. “I have a love-hate relationship with this …

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Peter Kox Claims Pole for Utah Sprint-X Race No. 1

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Peter Kox Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, RealTime Racing’s Peter Kox claimed his first career Pirelli World Challenge pole at Utah Motorsports Campus.  Kox’s lap of 107.993 seconds (101.603 mph) was four-hundredths of a second faster than TR3 Racing’s Ferrari for Daniel Mancinelli. Patrick Long qualified the No. 58 Porsche 911 GT3 R in third, followed by Ryan Eversley …

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Rodrigo Baptista Claims Utah GTS Race No. 1 Pole

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Rodrigo Baptista Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Rodrigo Baptista claimed the pole for Saturday’s first Pirelli World Challenge GTS race at Utah Motorsports Campus.  The lap of 118.492 seconds (92.601 mph) is the fastest GTS lap of the weekend to this point.  Baptista’s lap was a mere 0.018 seconds faster than Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley, the fastest driver …

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TR3 Racing Remains on Top in Utah PWC Sprint-X Happy Hour

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Niccolo Schiro Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After Daniel Mancinelli was quickest in the morning, TR3 Racing’s Niccolò Schiro usurped him by turning in the fastest lap of the day in the afternoon.  Schirò’s lap of 108.696 seconds (100.946 mph) was eight-hundredths of a second faster than what Mancinelli could do. Afterwards, Schirò talked about how much he likes Utah Motorsport Campus. …

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Drew Staveley Fastest in PWC GTS Practice at Utah Motorsports Campus

2017 Umc Pwc Drew Staveley Car Wc Vision

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On Friday, Ian Lacy Racing’s Drew Staveley was fastest in practice for Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS-class at Utah Motorsports Campus.  The Salt Lake City native turned in a lap during the morning session of 119.403 seconds (91.894 mph), which held up all day. On paper, Staveley (who runs in the GTSA sub-class) being quickest is …

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Daniel Mancinelli Fastest in Opening Utah Sprint-X Practice

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In the first practice session for Pirelli World Challenge’s Sprint-X class, TR3 Racing’s Daniel Mancinelli came out on top.  Mancinelli’s lap of 108.770 seconds (100.877 mph) around the 3.0479-mile course was three-tenths of  a second faster than RealTime Racing’s No. 43 Acura for Tom Dyer and Ryan Eversley. Cadillac Racing’s No. 3 for Johnny O’Connell …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at Utah Motorsports Campus

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Yufeng Luo Car Phil Allaway

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This weekend, all of Pirelli World Challenge’s classes will be in action at Utah Motorsports Campus near Tooele.  Given the track’s location in a desert environment, you’d expect it to be hot and dry in August.  Forecasts say 90 degrees for highs all weekend, but the monsoon is in effect.  As a result, it is …

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Pace Laps: Daniel Suarez Impresses & Cup Drivers Dominate XFINITY Series at The Glen

2017 Xfinity Watkins Glen Zach Catanzareti Kyle Busch Sparks

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup: Career Day for Daniel Suarez – In the opening 21 races of 2017, Daniel Suarez has been the “other” at Joe Gibbs Racing. The dominate Kyle Busch, the two veterans of Denny Hamlin and Matt Kenseth and then, the rookie, is how JGR’s line-up looks on paper this year. Sunday, however, Suarez made …

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Dean Martin, Jack Roush Jr. Win Lightning-Shortened Road America 120

2017 Lime Rock Ctsc Jack Roush Jr. Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For KohR Motorsports’ Dean Martin and Jack Roush Jr., they must be quite pleased when the electricity flows through the air.  At Watkins Glen, they claimed their first win of the year in a race hampered by a red flag for lightning and heavy rains.  Sunday was more of the same. The KohR Motorsports No. …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Continental Tire Road Race Showcase Pole

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Ricky Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor won the overall pole for Sunday afternoon’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.  It is the fourth pole for the season for the older of the Taylor brothers. Afterwards, Taylor didn’t really talk about his lap all that much.  Instead, he talked a little about his …

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Paul Holton Claims Road America 120 Pole

2017 Daytona Ctsc Matt Plumb Car Credit Sideline Sports Photography

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On Saturday morning, C360R’s Paul Holton did not waste any time in trying to lay claim to the pole for today’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Road America 120.  On his first flying lap, Holton turned in a lap of 140.185 seconds (103.955 mph).  That lap turned out to be more than enough to give …

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Ryan Dalziel Fastest in Road America WeatherTech Practice No. 3

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday morning, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams got a fully dry session in which to turn laps in.  Tequila Patron ESM’s Ryan Dalziel was fastest overall with a lap of 113.851 seconds (127.998 mph).  The lap is the fastest of the weekend and nearly two-thirds of a second faster than last year’s pole. Dalziel’s …

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