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Gianmaria Bruni Fastest Overall in WeatherTech Lime Rock Happy Hour

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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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Damien Faulkner, Trent Hindman Tie for Quick Lap in Lime Rock Happy Hour

2017 Lime Rock Ctsc Damien Faulkner Car Phil Allaway

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Depending on the series, ties can be broken in a variety of ways.  In the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, being first claims the spoils. CJ Wilson Racing’s Damien Faulkner and Bodymotion Racing’s Trent Hindman both turned in the same time (56.320 seconds, 97.798 mph) in CTSC Happy Hour.  However, since Faulkner turned in the …

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Ford’s Dirk Müller Fastest in Lime Rock Practice No. 1

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In opening practice for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Lime Rock, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s Dirk Müller was fastest with a lap of 51.077 seconds (103.890 mph).  As is the norm in GT Le Mans, much of the class was clustered together. Müller’s lap was nearly two-tenths of a second faster than teammate Ryan …

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Robin Liddell Fastest in Opening Lime Rock CTSC Practice

2017 Lime Rock Ctsc Robin Liddell Car Phil Allaway

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On Friday morning, Stevenson Motorsports’ Robin Liddell was fastest overall in opening practice for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Lime Rock Park.  Liddell’s lap of 55.872 seconds (98.582 mph) around the classic 1.53-mile configuration was a tenth of a second faster than C360R’s Matt Plumb. Mühlner Motorsports America’s Cameron Lawrence was third quickest …

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Entry List: Lime Rock Park 120

2016 Lime Rock Ctsc Chad Mccumbee Car Credit Phil Allaway

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For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, 31 cars are currently entered in Saturday’s two-hour race at Lime Rock Park.  There have been a few changes in both classes for this week. Originally, the entry list was at 33, but TeamTGM has elected to withdraw.  Team owner/driver Ted Giovanis was involved in a practice crash …

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Entry List: Northeast Grand Prix

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This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship holds the first of two GT-only rounds at the 1.474-mile Lime Rock Park circuit in Connecticut.  25 cars from the GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes will battle Saturday afternoon in the Northeast Grand Prix. In the GT Le Mans class, there are eight entries.  They are …

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Joest Racing to Take Over Mazda Factory Program Effective Immediately

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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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Porsche Claims 1-2 Finish in 6 Hours of the Nürburgring

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On Sunday afternoon, Porsche LMP Team’s No. 2 919 Hybrid shared by Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley claimed overall victory in the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring.  The No. 1 Porsche made it a dominant one-two for Porsche. The four factory LMP1 entries were reduced at the front to three right at the …

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Toyota Claims Nürburgring Pole With Consistent Laps

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In the FIA World Endurance Championship, two drivers per car qualify and the average of each driver’s best lap determines their time.  Porsche LMP Team’s André Lotterer turned in the fastest lap of the whole weekend during his time in the car, but it was not enough to give Porsche the pole. Toyota GAZOO Racing …

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Porsche Tops Free Practice Charts at Nürburgring, Brings Challenge to Toyota

2017 Nürburgring Wec Earl Bamber Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

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For the FIA World Endurance Championship, this weekend’s action at the Nürburgring in Germany is the first time that all teams are on the high-downforce aero package.  With Porsche debuting their high-downforce package Friday, they are now on par with Toyota. Porsche LMP Team’s Brendon Hartley was fastest overall on Friday with a lap of 98.663 …

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