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Entry List: Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

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The entry list for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen has been by IMSA.  39 cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s four classes will battle on Watkins Glen International’s 3.37-mile long course. In Prototypes, Olivier Pla will be in the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Ligier JS P217-Gibson this weekend alongside José Gutierrez.  That …

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Pace Laps: Happy Days at Sonoma, Underdog Takeover at Iowa & Scott Dixon Wins Big

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Happy Days for Stewart-Haas Racing in Sonoma – Car owner Tony Stewart called it a “perfect race” for driver Kevin Harvick, who broke a 20-race winless drought Sunday at Sonoma Raceway. Expanding to his three other teams under the Stewart-Haas Racing umbrella, he called it “awesome.” Starting from the top, …

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Adderly Fong, Patrick Long Split Road America PWC GT Races

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Patrick Long Car Phil Allaway

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This past weekend, Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup classes raced on the undercard to the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Kohler Grand Prix.  Both races were quite interesting in their own right. Race No. 1 On Saturday, Adderly Fong led flag-to-flag to pick up his first career Pirelli World Challenge victory and the first …

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Adderly Fong, Ian James Claim Poles for PWC’s Saturday Road America Races

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Adderly Fong Car Phil Allaway

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On Saturday morning, Absolute Racing’s Adderly Fong claimed the overall pole for today’s first race at Road America for Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup Classes.  Fong’s lap of 124.223 seconds (117.309 mph) was just .029 of a second faster than Cadillac Racing’s Johnny O’Connell. GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing’s Jon Fogarty will start third …

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Pierre Kaffer, Johnny O’Connell Fastest in PWC Road America Practices

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Johnny O'connell Car Phil Allaway

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On Thursday and Friday, Pirelli World Challenge teams took to the 4.0479-mile course at Road America for two practice sessions.  Due to weather, the sessions were wildly different. Thursday Thursday’s practice session was held in damp conditions.  The Pirelli rain tires had to come into play.  As a result, times were much slower than normal. …

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PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Signs Olivier Pla for Watkins Glen

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On Wednesday, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports announced that Olivier Pla will drive the team’s No. 52 Ligier JS P217-Gibson in the Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen.  Pla will join José Gutierrez in the sole Ligier.  The 35-year old Frenchman normally races a Ford GT in the FIA World Endurance Championship.  However, he comes to PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports with …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at Road America

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This weekend, some of Pirelli World Challenge’s classes will be in action at Road America on the undercard to the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Kohler Grand Prix.  Unlike the last three Pirelli World Challenge weekends, Road America is a Sprint weekend, meaning no driver changes.  Just all-out running. The combined races for the GT, GTA and …

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Vaillante Rebellion’s No. 13 DQ’d Due to Bodywork Modification

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On Monday afternoon, the FIA announced that the No. 13 ORECA 07-Gibson for Vaillante Rebellion has been disqualified from last weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as a result of infractions found post-race.  As a result, the team of Mathias Beche, Julien Canal and David Heinemeier Hansson will lose their second-place finish in LMP2 (third …

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Pace Laps: Kyle Larson Pulls Off Michigan Win and Lack of Funding Hurting Truck Series

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Kyle Larson Does it Again at Michigan- Kyle Larson proved on Friday he had the fastest car at Michigan International Raceway, putting his No. 42 team on the pole for the 400-mile event. This time, the California kid had to hold off a pack of hounds in the waning laps. Larson …

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Porsche LMP Team Takes Very Unexpected Le Mans Victory

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On Sunday morning, Porsche LMP Team’s No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid of Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley claimed overall victory in the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  The victory was somewhat improbable due to the amount of time that the team lost in the first quarter of the race. …

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Toyota’s Le Mans Charge Falls to Pieces at Night

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Leading into the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Toyota GAZOO Racing had a near flawless weekend. Toyota TS050s were at the top of the charts for Free Practice and all three Qualifying Practice sessions, usually with quite a gap over the Porsches.  Kamui Kobayashi set an all-time lap record to win the overall pole on …

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Risi Competizione Out of Le Mans Due to Pierre Kaffer’s Crash

2017 Daytona Iwsc Toni Vilander Car Phil Allaway

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Last year, Risi Competizione finished second in GTE-Pro at Le Mans but was every bit as fast as the class winners.  In 2017, we’ll never know if that is true or not since the day ended for the team prior to the one-quarter mark. Pierre Kaffer, driving the No. 82 Ferrari 488 GTE (the car …

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