Race Weekend Central

Nicolas Lapierre Fastest in Friday ELMS Paul Ricard Practice

2017 Silverstone Elms

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On Friday, European Le Mans Series teams got only one chance to take their equipment onto the 3.598-mile Circuit Paul Ricard for practice.  The conditions were treacherous as teams dealt with a wet track.  However, as the track was drying late in the session, DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre blew the field away with a lap of …

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Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Long Beach

2017 Long Beach Pwc Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The lower grid sizes seen at St. Petersburg in March continue for the third Sprint round for Pirelli World Challenge’s GT classes.  With such a small field, an additional GTS contingent has been added to the field to create a 21-car grid for the annual Pirelli World Challenge feature at Long Beach. In the GT …

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Pace Laps: Texas Tires, Penske Dominance & Newgarden Prevails in Phoenix

Goodyear Tires ready for NASCAR action. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Texas Tears Up Tires Kyle Busch may have edged Kevin Harvick to finally get that winless monkey off his back, but Sunday’s (April 8) race at Texas Motor Speedway for the MENCS was more notable for who wasn’t around at the finish. Kyle Larson. Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Newman. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. …

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MSR Rebrands as Meyer Shank Racing

2018 Daytona Iwsc Lawson Aschenbach Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian announced Friday (April 6) that they are re-branding themselves as Meyer Shank Racing, effective immediately.  The re-brand comes as a result of Jim Meyer buying into the team and becoming a co-owner along with Michael Shank. Meyer is the CEO of SiriusXM, the satellite radio operator.  He has held the …

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WEC Announces 2019 Sebring Schedule Changes

2017 Shanghai Wec Mike Conway Car Marcel Langer Adrenalmedia.com

(Photo: Marcel Langer @AdrenalMedia.com)

On Thursday, IMSA and the FIA World Endurance Championship jointly announced a couple of key schedule changes for the WEC’s visit to Sebring in 2019 as part of their “super series.”  The race has been cut in length from 1500 miles to either 1000 miles or eight hours, whatever comes first.  That also results in …

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Juan Pablo Montoya to Make Le Mans Debut for United Autosports

2017 Road Atlanta Iwsc Juan Pablo Montoya Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

British-American race team United Autosports announced Wednesday (March 28) that current IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racer Juan Pablo Montoya will compete for the team in this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.  Montoya will share the LMP2 class No. 32 Ligier JS P217-Gibson with youngsters Hugo de Sadeleer and William Owen. “I’m very …

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Miguel Molina, Toni Vilander Sweep GT SprintX Weekend at COTA

2018 Cota Pwc Toni Vilander Miguel Molina Podium Wc Vision

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Last weekend, R. Ferri Motorsport’s duo of Miguel Molina and Toni Vilander swept the GT SprintX races at Circuit of the Americas, taking home the trophies.  The No. 61 Ferrari led approximately 75 percent of the laps and was never seriously challenged. Race No. 1 On Saturday, Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen started from the …

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James Sofronas, Alex Welch Claim COTA GTS Race No. 2 Win

2018 Cota Pwc Alex Welch Car Wc Vision

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GMG Racing’s Alex Welch ran down and passed ST Racing’s Samantha Tan with nine minutes remaining on Sunday.  From there, Welch held on until a full course caution flew due to the spun Porsche of Orey Fidani.  The race ended under yellow, allowing Welch and teammate/team owner James Sofronas to coast to victory in GTS …

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Pace Laps: Snowing on NASCAR’s Parade

2018 Cup Martinsville Zach Catanzareti Darrell Wallace Jr Bubba Wallace

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Snowing On Martinsville’s Parade Martinsville has always been a must see on the NASCAR schedule. A month of cookie-cutter ovals have left fans ready and waiting for the shortest track in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Drivers and teams were ready to put on a show to jumpstart the …

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Jade Buford, Scott Maxwell Claim Maiden PWC Win for Mustang GT4

2018 Cota Pwc Scott Maxwell Checkered Flag Wc Vision

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On Saturday afternoon, PF Racing’s Jade Buford and Scott Maxwell jumped pole sitter Harry Gottsacker during the race’s round of pit stops.  From there, they were able to hold off the rest of the field to claim the first victory in Pirelli World Challenge for the Ford Mustang GT4. “[The win] feels pretty good.  We …

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Mike Skeen Scores COTA GT SprintX Pole for Lone Star Racing

2017 Cresson Iwsc Mike Skeen Car Lone Star Racing

(Photo: Lone Star Racing)

On Saturday morning, Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen claimed the overall pole for Round No. 1 of Pirelli World Challenge’s GT SprintX Championship at Circuit of the Americas.  Skeen got his Mercedes-AMG GT3 around the 3.4-mile road course in a time of 125.664 seconds (97.403 mph) to put the Lone Star Mercedes on pole in …

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