Race Weekend Central

GRAFF Racing’s Enzo Guibbert Wins Pole for ELMS 4 Hours of Monza

2017 Monza Elms

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On Saturday, GRAFF Racing’s Enzo Guibbert won the pole for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Monza in his ORECA 07-Gibson.  Guibbert’s lap of 96.526 seconds (134.264 mph) around the 3.6-mile Autodromo Nazionale Monza was a little more than a tenth of a second faster than DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre in a similar ORECA 07. Another …

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Pace Laps: Stenhouse Jr. Cashes In, Aric Almirola Surprises And Thomas Curley Passes On

2017 Talladega I Cup Ricky Stenhouse Jr Pole Nigel Kinrade Nkp

(Photo: Nigel Kinrade / NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Career Weekend for Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  It’s been a long time coming. There was a time it didn’t even look possible. But Ricky Stenhouse Jr. finally crossed the finish line first Sunday, capturing his first Cup victory in 158 career starts at Talladega Superspeedway. Stenhouse started the day out front, pacing …

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Ricky Taylor Spanks the Field to Take COTA Pole

2017 Daytona Iwsc Ricky Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Normally, qualifying sessions are relatively close in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Ricky Taylor made sure that wasn’t the case on Friday as he won the pole for Saturday’s Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown with a lap of 114.809 seconds (106.812 mph). Taylor was the first driver to set a time in the session and …

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C360R’s Matt Plumb Fastest Overall in Austin CTSC Practice

2017 Daytona Ctsc Matt Plumb Car Credit Sideline Sports Photography

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Thursday saw the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams take to the track in an official session for the first time in six weeks.  C360R’s Matt Plumb was fastest overall in his McLaren 570s GT4 with a lap of 139.832 seconds (87.533 mph). Practice No. 1 Plumb’s quick time came roughly halfway through the one …

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Taylor Dominance Continues at COTA Practice; BMW Scores GTLM 1-2

2017 Long Beach Iwsc Bill Auberlen Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the second practice session Thursday at Circuit of the Americas, Wayne Taylor Racing continued to assert their dominance over the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Jordan Taylor, driving the No. 10 Cadillac DPi-V.R. was fastest with a lap of 116.595 seconds (104.979 mph).  This lap was more than 1.1 seconds quicker than Action Express Racing’s …

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Ricky Taylor Fastest in Opening COTA Practice

2017 Daytona Iwsc Ricky Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Wayne Taylor Racing’s Ricky Taylor was the fastest of all in opening practice for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown.  The older of the Taylor brothers circulated around the 3.4-mile Circuit of the Americas course in 117.116 seconds (104.512 mph).  The lap was seven-hundredths of a second faster than …

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Entry List: Circuit of the Americas 120

2017 Daytona Ctsc Dean Martin Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s two-hour sprint race this weekend at Circuit of the Americas, 33 cars are currently entered.  16 of those are Grand Sport entries, while 17 are Street Tuners. Likely who isn’t entered at the moment is a bigger story than who is.  KohR Motorsports has only one car on …

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Entry List: Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown

2017 Daytona Iwsc Tom Kimber Smith Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The entry list is out for this weekend’s Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Circuit of the Americas.  40 teams in the four classes are currently entered in the event. The Prototype class has the same ten entries from Long Beach with only a couple of driver changes of note. …

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Pace Laps: Parity at Richmond, Justin Allgaier Comes Up Short & 4-Wide Nationals Take Over Charlotte

2017 Xfinity Richmond Zach Catanzareti Justin Allgaier

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Multiple Contenders Take over Richmond -Don’t you love the races where you don’t know who’ll win? Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 had more than one driver who seemed to be unstoppable, and then they would ultimately be stopped. Leading the opening 164 laps, Matt Kenseth’s pole-winning car looked to be on rails …

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TR3 Racing, CRP Racing Take PWC Sprint-X Wins at VIR

2017 Long Beach Pwc Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This past weekend, VIRginia International Raceway was witness to two very interesting Sprint-X races.  The first one was fraught with issues brought on by the rules, while the second was much calmer. Race No. 1 Despite a number of other teams showing exceptional pace in the race, penalties to a number of top teams resulted …

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Jeroen Bleekemolen Paces Sprint-X Practice at VIR

2017 Long Beach Pwc Tim Pappas Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday, Black Swan Racing’s Jeroen Bleekemolen was fastest overall in the two practices for Sprint-X teams at VIRginia International Raceway.  Bleekemolen lapped the 3.27-mile road course in 103.585 seconds (113.646 mph) to lead the pack.  Since Pirelli World Challenge hasn’t raced at VIR since 2010, the new track record will be set this weekend. …

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Parker Chase, Harry Gottsacker to Make IMSA Debut With TRG at COTA

2017 Long Beach Iwsc Wolf Henzler Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday, The Racers Group (TRG) announced that two IMSA debutante racers, Parker Chase and Harry Gottsacker, will make their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at Circuit of the Americas.  The two young racers, who comprise one of the youngest driving pairs in recent memory (average age: 16.5) will drive the No. 991 Porsche GT3 …

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