Race Weekend Central

Ian James Splashes to GTS Pole at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

2017 Lime Rock Pwc Ian James Car Phil Allaway

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At a wet Canadian Tire Motorsports Park Saturday (May 19), Team Panoz Racing’s Ian James claimed the pole for Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS/GTSA Race No. 1 with a lap of 102.211 seconds (86.609 mph).   James’ best lap is nearly 18 seconds slowed than Jade Buford‘s fastest lap on Friday. James’ lap Saturday was 1.176 seconds …

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Daniel Morad Claims PWC GT Race No. 1 Pole at CTMP

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CRP Racing’s Daniel Morad claimed overall pole for Round No. 4 of Pirelli World Challenge’s GT and GTA classes at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on Saturday morning (May 19).  Wet conditions on the 2.459-mile road course kept the speeds down, but Morad set a time of 89.331 seconds (99.097 mph) to top the charts.  Due …

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Official 24 Hours of Le Mans Entry List Released

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The ACO released the official entry list for the Le Mans Test Day (and by extension, the 24 Hours of Le Mans) on Thursday.  There are currently 62 teams on the list.  60 of those teams have confirmed entries in the race.  However, if anyone cannot compete, one (or both) of the two reserve entries …

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Pace Laps: Harvick’s Historic Run, XFINITY Series Downhill Slide

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Harvick Having Historic Run Every once in awhile, an athlete reestablishes the level of greatness in their sport. NASCAR is no exception to the rule. There were Dale Earnhardt’s next-level championships in 1987 and 1994, Bill Elliott’s 1985 Winston Million and Jeff Gordon winning 13 races in 1998. More recently, …

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G-Drive Racing Snags 4 Hours of Monza Victory

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G-Drive Racing’s Roman Rusinov, Andrea Pizzitola and Jean-Eric Vergne claimed overall victory Sunday (May 13) in the European Le Mans Series’ 4 Hours of Monza.  It is the second victory in as many weeks as the trio won the LMP2 class in the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. DragonSpeed’s Ben Hanley started …

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Ben Hanley Wins 4 Hours of Monza Pole After TDS Exclusion

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TDS Racing’s Matthieu Vaxiviere was fastest in qualifying Saturday morning (May 12) for Sunday’s European Le Mans Series 4 Hours of Monza.  Vaxivière lapped the 3.599-mile road course in 95.456 seconds (135.732 mph) in his ORECA 07-Gibson, the fastest lap of the weekend.  However, the No. 33 ORECA 07-Gibson was found to have tape on …

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Pace Laps: Miles the Not-So Monstrous?

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Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Monster Mile Takes A Bite Out Of… No One? – It was business as usual for Kevin Harvick Sunday (May 6) at the Monster Mile. Harvick cruised to the checkered flag by seven seconds over his closest competition. It was a series-leading fourth MENCS win of the year and the ninth …

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Helio Castroneves Wins Acura Sports Car Challenge Pole at Mid-Ohio

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Acura Team Penske’s domination of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race weekend at Mid-Ohio continued Saturday (May 5).  Helio Castroneves won the overall pole for Sunday’s sprint race with a lap of 71.837 seconds (113.156 mph). “Oh my God, first of all it was actually incredible,” Castroneves said after the session.  “All thanks for Acura …

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Toyota Dominates to Win 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps

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Ultimately, there was no real drama in the the top class in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s season-opening 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday (May 5).  The overall victory was all but decided Friday when the No. 7 Toyota was penalized for a incorrect fuel flow meter declaration.  The penalty forced the No. 7 to …

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Kyle Marcelli, Nate Stacy Go Back-to-Back with CTSC Mid-Ohio Win

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KohR Motorsports’ Kyle Marcelli ran down Multimatic Motorsports’ Patrick Gallagher from 12 seconds back to take the lead.  From there, Marcelli held on despite a mechanical issue to win the Mid-Ohio 120 on Saturday (May 5).  It is Marcelli and teammate Nate Stacy’s second consecutive IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge overall victory. “It was one …

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Chad McCumbee Wins Mid-Ohio 120 Pole

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Multimatic Motorsports’ Chad McCumbee claimed the overall pole for Saturday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Mid-Ohio.  McCumbee’s lap of 87.908 seconds (92.469 mph) is the fastest lap of the whole weekend to this point. Ramsey Racing’s Alex Premat slowed down from his pace in Practice No. 3.  However, he turned in the second best time …

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Winward Racing’s Damien Faulkner Quickest in CTSC Mid-Ohio Practice

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Much like the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams also had to deal with quirky weather conditions on Friday at Mid-Ohio.  Before the rains came, Winward Racing/HTP Motorsport’s Damien Faulkner topped the charts. Practice No. 1 Faulkner’s best time in the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT4 was 88.762 seconds (91.580 mph).  That …

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