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Patrick Long Wins Pole for CTMP Sprint-X Race No. 1

2016 Lime Rock PWC Patrick Long Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday afternoon, Patrick Long was not the fastest man on track at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. However, he was the fastest man to keep his car straight. Long turned in a lap of 75.221 seconds (117.685 mph) around the 2.459-mile road course to qualify second fastest for the CTMP Sprint-X Race.  Only R. Ferri Motorsports’ …

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GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Adds Wolf Henzler for Sprint-X Program

2017 Long Beach PWC Jon Fogarty Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing announced that Porsche factory racer Wolf Henzler will join regular driver Jon Fogarty in the No. 99 GAINSCO “Red Dragon” Porsche 911 GT3 R for two Sprint-X races later this season.  The team is primarily focusing on the GT sprint races.  However, the team will compete in the Sprint-X races …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

2016 Lime Rock PWC Patrick Long Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, all of Pirelli World Challenge’s various classes will descend upon Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) near Clarington, Ont. for a full weekend of racing.  There will be six races (three each on Saturday and Sunday) to whet the appetites of race fans.  As of right now, 102 teams are entered in the various …

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Pace Laps: Parity at Richmond, Justin Allgaier Comes Up Short & 4-Wide Nationals Take Over Charlotte

2017 xfinity richmond zach catanzareti justin allgaier

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Multiple Contenders Take over Richmond -Don’t you love the races where you don’t know who’ll win? Sunday’s Toyota Owners 400 had more than one driver who seemed to be unstoppable, and then they would ultimately be stopped. Leading the opening 164 laps, Matt Kenseth’s pole-winning car looked to be on rails …

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TR3 Racing, CRP Racing Take PWC Sprint-X Wins at VIR

2017 Long Beach PWC Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This past weekend, VIRginia International Raceway was witness to two very interesting Sprint-X races.  The first one was fraught with issues brought on by the rules, while the second was much calmer. Race No. 1 Despite a number of other teams showing exceptional pace in the race, penalties to a number of top teams resulted …

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Jeroen Bleekemolen Paces Sprint-X Practice at VIR

2017 Long Beach PWC Tim Pappas Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday, Black Swan Racing’s Jeroen Bleekemolen was fastest overall in the two practices for Sprint-X teams at VIRginia International Raceway.  Bleekemolen lapped the 3.27-mile road course in 103.585 seconds (113.646 mph) to lead the pack.  Since Pirelli World Challenge hasn’t raced at VIR since 2010, the new track record will be set this weekend. …

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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at VIR

2017 Long Beach PWC Bryan Sellers Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, Pirelli World Challenge starts the Sprint-X portion of the season at VIRginia International Raceway.  It will be the first weekend of 2017 where all seven classes will be in action.  As a result, the entry list is…rather staggering. There are 109 entries in total among the various classes.  As such a setup is …

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Daniel Morad to Join CRP Racing for PWC Sprint-X Races

2017 Long Beach PWC Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Monday morning, CRP Racing announced that 27-year old Canadian racer Daniel Morad will join the team for Pirelli World Challenge’s Sprint-X events starting this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway.  He will race in the Pro-Pro division of GT as a teammate to full-time driver Ryan Dalziel in the No. 2 DeVilBiss-sponsored Mercedes-AMG GT3. Morad is …

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Alvaro Parente Wins Fire Hydrant-Plagued PWC Feature

2017 Long Beach PWC Alvaro Parente Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

K-PAX Racing’s Alvaro Parente led flag-to-flag Sunday to claim victory in the Pirelli World Challenge GT/GTA race in Long Beach.  It is the second win of the season for the Portuguese McLaren factory racer and the second in a row for him at Long Beach.  Last year, Cadillac’s Johnny O’Connell actually won the race on-track, but …

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Ryan Dalziel Fastest in PWC Long Beach Practice

2017 Long Beach PWC Ryan Dalziel Car WC Vision

(Photo: WC Vision)

Long Beach is the only place on the Pirelli World Challenge schedule where the teams can actually put themselves directly up against the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class and see where they stand.  Both classes race GT3 cars.  The main difference here is the tires.  GT Daytona cars run on Continentals while Pirelli …

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Patrick Long Wins PWC GT Race No. 2 at St. Petersburg

2016 Lime Rock PWC Patrick Long Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Sunday afternoon, Patrick Long was able to take advantage of a bad start by pole sitter Alex Riberas to take over the lead in the first corner from third on the grid.  From there, Long was able to hold off Cadillac’s Johnny O’Connell to take his first win of 2017. The start itself was a …

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Andrew Aquilante Sweeps PWC GTS at St. Petersburg

2014 Lime Rock CTSC Andrew Aquilante Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, Andrew Aquilante proved that his pace on Friday was no fluke.  He may not have any definitive plans to race the No. 32 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R for the rest of the season, but for this weekend, he’s on top. Aquilante started from the pole and held off Lawson Aschenbach for the …

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