Race Weekend Central

Park Place Motorsports Loses 2nd in GTD Due to Drive-Time Violation

2016 Lime Rock Iwsc Jörg Bergmeister Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Monday, IMSA held the WeatherTech Night of Champions at the Georgia Aquarium, where the champions were crowned.  However, before trophies could be award, champions feted and even before Vanessa Carlton could perform, IMSA released revised results for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.  Normally, this is just a formality, but …

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Pace Laps: Truex’s Triumph and Jones’ Rough Luck

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(Photo: Nigel Kinrade/NKP)

Sprint Cup: Truex’s Pace was the biggest Monster of all in Dover As Chris Buescher studied the finishing order of Sunday’s Citizen Soldier 400, a face of disbelief joined many others. “Man, that was a wild pace,” he said. For sure, Dover International Speedway saw one of the quickest paces in recent memory, as race …

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Michael Shank Racing Dominates to Win Petit Le Mans

2016 Road Atlanta Iwsc Olivier Pla Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

All week, Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian‘s No. 60 had been the class of the field.  Olivier Pla topped three of the four practice sessions.  Teammate Oswaldo Negri, Jr. topped the other one.  Pla put the car on pole a half-second clear of the field. Once the green fell, Pla ran away from the field, …

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Olivier Pla Puts Michael Shank Racing on Petit Le Mans Pole

2016 Road Atlanta Iwsc Oswaldo Negri Jr Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

All weekend long, Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian‘s Ligier JS P2-HPD has been the class of the field.  The No. 60 had been on the top of the timesheets for all four practice sessions.  Qualifying changed absolutely nothing. Prototype: Ricky Taylor set the early pace while trying to get the tires up to temperature, but …

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Multimatic Motorsports, Rennsport One Win Road Atlanta 150, Titles

2016 Road Atlanta Ctsc Billy Johnson Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Friday saw the IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge hold their season finale at Road Atlanta.  The Grand Sport championship was effectively a foregone conclusion as all Multimatic Motorsports teammates Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson had to do was complete the minimum drive time.  Once that was done, it was well and truly on. Grand Sport Maxwell …

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IMSA Points Breakdown

This week, ten IMSA championships will be decided at Road Atlanta.  We’re going to break down what the scenarios are.  Some are easier said than done.  Of note, IMSA drivers can earn a maximum of 36 points in a race for a victory.  Second is worth 33 points, then 31 for third.  Fourth gets 29, …

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Michael Shank Racing Completes Practice Sweep at Road Atlanta

2016 Road Atlanta Iwsc Oswaldo Negri Jr Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Once the sun set at Road Atlanta on Thursday evening, it was time for the lights to come on and for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams to press their luck on the 2.54-mile road course in the dark.  Ok, it wasn’t completely dark as some of the corners have floodlights, but it was still pretty …

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Scott Maxwell Wins Road Atlanta 150 Pole in Wild Session

2016 Lime Rock Ctsc Scott Maxwell Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday afternoon, the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams took to the track for two 15-minute qualifying sessions to set the field for Friday’s Road Atlanta 150.  However, the sessions ended up being a free-for-all. In Grand Sport, teams have to contend with tires that drop fairly quickly.  As a result, drivers nominated to …

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Michael Shank Racing Takes First 2 Road Atlanta IWSC Sessions

2016 Road Atlanta Iwsc Oswaldo Negri Jr Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

At Road Atlanta, there are three practice sessions for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship scheduled for Thursday.  The third of those sessions is a night practice scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.  The first two are during the day.  One team managed to top the charts in both daytime sessions. That team was Michael Shank …

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Hindman, Foss Continue Dominance in CTSC Road Atlanta Happy Hour

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Thursday morning brought cooler temperatures and lower humidity to Road Atlanta as the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge held their final practice session of the weekend.  However, the change in climatic conditions did not change the overall scope of things. Once again, everyone went out as soon as the green flag flew to try to …

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Trent Hindman Fastest in Opening Road Atlanta CTSC Practice

2016 Road Atlanta Ctsc Trent Hindman Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday afternoon, the 36 teams entered in Friday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Road Atlanta 150 took to the 2.54-mile road course known as Road Atlanta for their opening practice session.  Temperatures were in the mid-80’s and the humidity was a bit up there.  As a result, teams had to deal with a somewhat …

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Entry List: 2016 Road Atlanta 150

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(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Recently, IMSA released the entry for Friday’s Road Atlanta 150, the season finale for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.  36 cars are currently entered (ten in Grand Sport, 26 in Street Tuner). In Grand Sport, Automatic Racing has only entered their No. 09 entry.  This is a change since the team’s No. 99 Aston …

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