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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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Stevenson Motorsports Claims First-Ever Win for Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R

2017 Watkins Glen Ctsc Robin Liddell Car Phil Allaway

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On Saturday afternoon, Stevenson Motorsports’ Robin Liddell and Matt Bell overcame Motorsports in Action’s dominant McLaren to take the overall victory in the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120.  It is the first victory for Stevenson Motorsports in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge since 2015.  More importantly, it is the first-ever victory for the new …

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Ricky Taylor Wins Pole for Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

2017 Daytona Iwsc Ricky Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

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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

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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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Chris Green Claims Motorsports in Action’s First CTSC Pole

2017 Daytona Ctsc Jesse Lazare Car Phil Allaway

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On Saturday morning, Motorsports in Action’s Chris Green won the pole for today’s Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120 for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  Green’s lap of 84.668 seconds (104.554 mph) was the fastest lap of the entire weekend for the series. Green’s lap was nearly a half-second faster than C360R’s Paul Holton in …

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Ryan Dalziel Fastest in WeatherTech Practice No. 2 at CTMP

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

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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

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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

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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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Trent Hindman Fastest in First CTSC Practice at CTMP

2017 Daytona Ctsc Trent Hindman Car Credit Phil Allaway

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On Friday morning, Bodymotion Racing’s Trent Hindman was fastest overall in opening practice at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  Hindman’s lap of 85.462 seconds (103.582 mph) was two-tenths of a second faster than Jack Roush Jr. in KohR Motorsports’ No. 59 Ford Mustang GT4. C360R’s Paul Holton was third …

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Entry List: Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120

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Recently, IMSA released the entry list for Saturday’s Canadian Tire Motorsports Park 120, round No. 5 of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  33 cars are entered between the Grand Sport and Street Tuner classes. In Grand Sport, there are 14 cars entered.  The most notable change is that the No. 99 Automatic Racing Aston Martin …

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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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