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Oswaldo Negri, Jr. Fastest in Opening WeatherTech Practice

2016 Watkins Glen IWSC Ozz Negri Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

For the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, the brand-new pavement on the 3.4-mile road course was not that much of a mystery.  Many of the teams participated in an open test just a couple of weeks ago, but that was under somewhat more controlled conditions.  However, even with the new pavement, not a whole lot …

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Multimatic Takes Overall CTSC Pole, MINI Earns 1-2 in ST

2015 Lime Rock CTSC Billy Johnson car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway, Frontstretch)

Changeable conditions descended upon Watkins Glen International on Friday afternoon.  After the first practice session for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, a quick moving rain shower blew over the 3.4-mile road course.  It only rained on the property for about 30 minutes, but that was more than enough time for the track to get wet. …

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CJ Wilson Racing Posts a 1-2 in Watkins Glen Final Practice

2016 Watkins Glen CTSC Tyler McQuarrie Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, speeds picked up as the 36 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams took to Watkins Glen International for their second and final 45-minute session.  At the end of the session, it was the same type of car on top of the charts, but from a different operation. Tyler McQuarrie, driving CJ Wilson …

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Trent Hindman Fastest in Opening Watkins Glen CTSC Practice

2016 CTSC Watkins Glen Trent Hindman Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday afternoon, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Grand Sport and Street Tuner classes took to the 3.4-mile long course at Watkins Glen International for their first of two 45 minute practice sessions.  The series has not raced in two full months, so a little rust might be expected.  In reality, New Jersey-based BodyMotion Racing …

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Andrew Palmer Still Hospitalized, Showing Improvement

2016 Lime Rock PWC Andrew Palmer Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday afternoon, the Palmer family released their first official statement on the condition of Andrew Palmer via Palmer’s manager, Mike Perry.  Palmer was injured in a practice crash during the Pirelli World Challenge race weekend at Lime Rock Park with Jorge de la Torre in Connecticut on May 28.  De la Torre suffered a number of broken bones …

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Porsche Steals Le Mans Overall Victory in Final Lap

2016 WEC Le Mans Romain Dumas Pit Stop Credit Adrenal Media

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On Sunday morning, Porsche Team claimed a shocking overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans when the leading No. 5 Toyota Gazoo Racing TS050 fell victim to issues under the rear bodywork in the final couple of laps of the race.  With less than ten minutes, the No. 5 driven by Kazuki Nakajima had a one …

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Porsche Claims Le Mans Overall Pole, Ford Sweeps GTE-Pro Front Row

At the 24 Hours of Le Mans, there are three two-hour qualifying sessions over two days that helps to set the field for the 24-hour classic.  The timer for the sessions go on regardless of conditions.  Normally, the final session is when you see the fastest times.  That was not the case this year. Wednesday …

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CRG, LLC Returns Nissan to IMSA’s CTSC

2015 Lime Rock CTSC Sarah Cattaneo Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Friday, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge team CRG, LLC announced that they will be switching their No. 44 entry for drivers Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler from a Honda Civic Si to a Nissan Altima Coupe in time for the next round at Watkins Glen.  The move ends a multi-year relationship with Honda for the …

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Jorge de la Torre Released from Hartford Hospital

2016 Lime Rock PWC Jorge de la Torre Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday morning, Aston Martin Racing announced that Jorge de la Torre, injured on May 28th in a practice crash at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, has been released from Hartford Hospital.  He has traveled back to his native Texas and will rehabilitate from his injuries there. After his release, de la Torre released a …

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Alvaro Parente Earns Lime Rock GT Sweep

2016 Lime Rock PWC Alvaro Parente Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Andrew Palmer–Jorge de la Torre crash Saturday morning took the sails out of what was going to be a great day of racing.  However, officials determined that the race would go on. The drivers in Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup Classes obliged with 50 minutes of hard-fought action. K-PAX Racing’s Alvaro …

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Jade Buford Claims GTS Victory After Late Crash

2016 Lime Rock PWC Lawson Aschenbach Brett Sandberg Battle Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

All weekend at Lime Rock Park, Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class has been a heads-up battle for supremacy between the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R of Blackdog Speed Shop’s Lawson Aschenbach and the ANSA Motorsports KTM X-Bow GT4 of Brett Sandberg.  The two spent all of race No. 1 Friday fighting each other.  Race No. 2 was …

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2 Drivers Flown to Trauma Center Following Lime Rock Warmup Crash

2016 Lime Rock PWC Andrew Palmer Jorge de la Torre Practice Crash Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

The second day of Pirelli World Challenge’s sixth race weekend of 2016 was effectively ground to a halt at Lime Rock Park Saturday morning due to a serious crash at the end of the frontstretch involving Bentley Team Absolute‘s Andrew Palmer and Jorge de la Torre‘s Aston Martin.  Both drivers have been injured and taken to …

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