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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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Aschenbach Wins Lime Rock GTS Race No. 1, Wittmer wins TC

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Lawson Aschenbach Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup classes weren’t the only ones having at it on Saturday.  Four other classes were on track first. In the GTS class event, Brett Sandberg started his ANSA Motorsports KTM X-Bow GT4 on pole with Lawson Aschenbach alongside in the No. 10 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R.  This was a …

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Friday Pirelli World Challenge Lime Rock Recap

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Alvaro Parente Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At Lime Rock Park, the action has been fast and furious all day.  Pirelli World Challenge’s GT-class saw parity with 12 drivers (including GTA-class pole sitter Martin Fuentes) all qualifying within a half-second of the pole position. It seemed like Round No. 10 for the GT and GTA-classes (Round No. 9 for GT Cup only) was going …

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Alvaro Parente and Andrew Palmer Tie for PWC Pole at Lime Rock

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Alvaro Parente Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At Lime Rock Park, the times have been very close on the 1.474-mile circuit all day.  The top 15 drivers in GT practice were within one second of each other and qualifying took that to the next level. During the 12-minute session, K-PAX Racing‘s Alvaro Parente and Bentley Team Absolute’s Andrew Palmer set identical 51.950-second …

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