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WeatherTech Racing Switches to Porsche for Road America

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On Friday afternoon, WeatherTech Racing announced that they will switch from the Mercedes-AMG GT3 to their trusty Porsche 911 GT3 R for next week’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.  The reason for such a move in the middle of the season? Balance of Performance. “The Mercedes-AMG GT3 is a great car,” driver …

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JDC/Miller MotorSports to Expand to Two Cars in 2018

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On Friday, Minneapolis-based JDC/Miller MotorSports announced that they will field two full-time entries in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Prototype class in 2018.  Recently, the team purchased a new ORECA 07 chassis and will take delivery of the new car in the fall.  Like the current No. 85, the new car will be a global …

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Porsche Announces WEC Pullout at End of 2017

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On Friday, Porsche officially announced that they will pull out of the FIA World Endurance Championship’s LMP1 class at the end of the 2017 season.  The announcement was buried in an announcement of Porsche’s entry in Formula E in 2019.  The current Porsche LMP Team will operate the new Formula E team. Despite the LMP1 …

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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge at Mid-Ohio

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This weekend, Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA, GT Cup, GTS and GTSA classes will take on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on the undercard of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio.  42 entries have been filed. In GT, there are a couple of changes of note.  Pierre Kaffer is not in Magnus …

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Visit Florida Racing Acquires Ligier JS P217 Chassis, Will Debut at Road America

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Renger Van Der Zande Car Phil Allaway

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See this car?  You will not be seeing it on-track any longer.  On Tuesday, Onroak Automotive announced that Visit Florida Racing has acquired a new Ligier JS P217 chassis from the French manufacturer.  The plan is for Visit Florida Racing to debut their new Ligier at Road America. Visit Florida Racing owner Troy Flis is …

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Pace Laps: A Major Weekend at Indianapolis for Hendrick Motorsports & Eldora Madness

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kasey Kahne Happy Again – “This shows that I want to do it.” Sunday’s Brickyard 400 for Kasey Kahne was more than a victory. For a driver who hasn’t won a race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in nearly three years, it was a statement. Not only is …

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Patrick Pilet, Dirk Werner Claim First Win for New Porsche 911 RSR

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On Saturday afternoon, pit strategy was the name of the game in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  Porsche GT Team’s two 911 RSRs stopped with 62 minutes to go for their final stops of the race.  That is approximately 12 minutes more than what a usual stint is …

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Matt Bell, Robin Liddell Claim Second Consecutive CTSC Victory

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At Lime Rock Park on Saturday morning, Stevenson Motorsports’ Matt Bell and Robin Liddell used excellent pace and superior pit strategy to open up a lead of 31 seconds over the rest of the pack.  Cautions cut that lead down, but Bell and Liddell were able to keep the No. 57 Camaro up front to …

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DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre Quickest in ELMS Austria Practice No. 1

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On Friday morning, DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre was fastest overall in the first practice session at the Red Bull Ring for the European Le Mans Series.  Lapierre’s lap of 80.588 seconds (119.854 mph) was two-sevenths of a second faster than Nicolas Minassian in the DragonSpeed-run G-Drive Racing No. 22.  Minassian is driving in relief of Ryo …

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Gianmaria Bruni Wins Northeast Grand Prix Pole for Porsche

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On Friday afternoon, Porsche GT Team’s Gianmaria Bruni claimed the overall pole for Saturday’s Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.  Bruni’s lap of 50.404 seconds (105.277 mph) is the fastest lap of the weekend for any IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver. Afterwards, Bruni noted the general lack of experience that both he and teammate Laurens …

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Trent Hindman Wins Lime Rock Park 120 Pole

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Normally, qualifying for IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge races is a relatively quiet time for Trent Hindman.  His teammate Cameron Cassels usually qualifies the car while Hindman cheers on his Canadian teammate.  That was not the case on Friday. Hindman was given the nod to qualify his Trim-Tex No. 12 Porsche and he did not …

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Gianmaria Bruni Fastest Overall in WeatherTech Lime Rock Happy Hour

2017 Lime Rock Iwsc Gianmaria Bruni Car Phil Allaway

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In final practice for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams at Lime Rock Park Friday afternoon, Porsche GT Team’s Gianmaria Bruni was fastest overall.  Bruni’s lap of 50.601 seconds (104.867 mph) was two-tenths of a second faster than the GT Le Mans pole last year.  It was also more than four-tenths of a second faster than …

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