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Jade Buford Tops CTSC Session No. 2 with New Mustang GT4

2017 Daytona Ctsc Jade Buford Car Credit Ford Performance

(Photo: Ford Performance)

In the second session for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Daytona International Speedway, it was a familiar team on top of the charts.  However, that familiar team has a new look. Multimatic Motorsports’ Jade Buford topped the charts for the session with a lap of 116.499 seconds (110.010 mph) in the team’s new …

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REBELLION Racing Fastest in Shortened First Roar Session

Mid-morning on Friday, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams ventured out onto Daytona International Speedway’s road course for their first session of 2017.  Unlike the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge session earlier, this one had some problems. Before those problems reared their head, REBELLION Racing’s Neel Jani set the fastest lap of the session (Note: REBELLION’s …

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Charles Espenlaub Fastest in First CTSC Roar Practice

2016 Watkins Glen Ctsc Al Carter Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams in attendance took to the 3.56-mile infield road course for their first session of 2017.  It was generally uneventful as teams got used to new equipment and new driver lineups. In the session, Automatic Racing’s Charles Espenlaub was fastest overall and in Grand Sport with …

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Sam Bird Completes Scuderia Corsa Lineup for Rolex 24

2016 Road Atlanta Iwsc Christina Nielsen Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday, Scuderia Corsa filled out their driver lineup for this year’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona champions Alessandro Balzan and Christina Nielsen will be back for the full season.  Matteo Cressoni announced his participation in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races via a now-deleted Instagram post …

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Mazda Motorsports Confirms Lineup, James Hinchcliffe Returns for Rolex 24

2016 La Auto Show Iwsc Jonathan Bomarito Car Mazda Motorsports

(Photo: Mazda Motorsports)

On Wednesday, Mazda Motorsports announced the group of six men who will race the new Mazda RT24-P in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  It is a group of familiar faces. In the No. 55, Jonathan Bomarito and Tristan Nunez will drive for the full season.  They will be joined by Mazda Road to Indy …

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Change Racing Announces 2017 Lineup; Spencer Pumpelly Bounced

2016 Daytona Iwsc Spencer Pumpelly Car Credit Austin Gager

(Photo: Austin Gager)

On Thursday morning, the Robby Benton-owned Change Racing organization announced their 2017 plans for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  The team will once again compete full-time in the GT Daytona class with their Lamborghini Huracan GT3 (last year’s car is pictured above), but there will be some changes. In the driver’s seat for the full …

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CJ Wilson Racing Announces 2017 CTSC Plans

2016 Road Atlanta Ctsc Till Bechtolsheimer Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

When IMSA released the provisional entry list for this weekend’s Roar Before the 24, CJ Wilson Racing’s Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsports were missing from the chart.  Their plans for 2017 had not been publicly announced at that time. On Tuesday, the Texas-based announced that they will once again field two Porsches in the Grand Sport …

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Rene Rast Joins Visit Florida Racing for IMSA Endurance Races

2016 Road Atlanta Iwsc Marc Goossens Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, Visit Florida Racing announced that René Rast will join the team for the four Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races, starting with the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the end of the month.  Rast replaces Ryan Hunter-Reay as the team’s endurance-only driver.  Hunter-Reay is racing in the GT Daytona class for Michael Shank …

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BAR1 Motorsports Announces Daytona Driver Lineups

2016 Daytona Iwsc Ryan Eversley Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Tuesday, BAR1 Motorsports officially announced the nine drivers that will be driving for the team in the Rolex 24 at Daytona at the end of the month.  The team is currently the only operation that has confirmed entries in the Prototype Challenge class for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The No. 20 entry, …

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Bodymotion Racing Announces 2017 CTSC Driver Lineup

On Friday, New Jersey-based Bodymotion Racing announced their 2017 racing plans.  As in 2016, the team will field two entries in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  One will be a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport in the Grand Sport (GS) class, while the other will be a regular Porsche Cayman in the Street Tuner (ST) …

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TRG Returns to CTSC With Aston Martin

After spending some time away, The Racers Group is jumping headlong back into IMSA competition.  On Wednesday, TRG announced that in addition to their full-time Porsche 911 GT3 R in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the team will enter an Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s (CTSC) Grand Sport (GS) class …

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