Race Weekend Central

Pipo Derani Wins Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen Overall Pole

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For most of this season, the Cadillac DPi-V.R.’s have been the class of the field.  So far this weekend at Watkins Glen International, that has not been the case.  Tequila Patron ESM’s Pipo Derani claimed the overall pole for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at the Glen with a lap of 94.405 seconds (129.654 mph).  The …

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Pipo Derani Leads Tequila Patron ESM 1-2 in 2nd Glen Practice

2017 Long Beach Iwsc Ryan Dalziel Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

In the second practice session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Watkins Glen, the black and neon green of Tequila Patron ESM reigned supreme.  Pipo Derani turned in a lap of 94.696 seconds (129.256 mph) to top the charts.  It is the fastest lap of the entire weekend to this point. Afterwards, Derani stated that …

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Action Express Racing Goes 1-2 in Rolex 24 Qualifying

2017 Daytona Iwsc Joao Barbosa Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday afternoon, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship held qualifying for this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  With teams not necessarily showing their full hand during the Roar Before the 24, it was unclear what everyone truly had.  However, when it was time for brass tacks, Action Express Racing came to play. Joao Barbosa won …

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Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s US and European Arms Unite for Rolex 24

On Wednesday morning, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing announced that the team’s two divisions (the North American and UK divisions) will join together as one four-car team for January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  The unification has been done for one purpose: To go out and win. Team owner Chip Ganassi has been happy with the Ford …

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Colin Braun Claims Northeast Grand Prix Overall Pole

2016 Lime Rock Iwsc Colin Braun Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Late Friday afternoon, after a day of hot and humid weather (although, no thunderstorms that were forecasted), the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 1.474-mile circuit at Lime Rock Park for qualifying. Three 15-minute sessions would determine the starting order for Saturday’s race. In the Prototype Challenge class, CORE autosport‘s Colin Braun has …

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MSR Tops WeatherTech Practice 2, Larry DeGeorge Crashes Hard

2016 Watkins Glen Iwsc Larry Degeorge Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

After some early afternoon rain showers took some of the rubber off the track, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship ventured out onto the 3.4-mile long course at Watkins Glen for one more hour of practice. Unlike the first session, this one was not clean.  Just past the halfway point of the session, Dream Racing‘s Larry DeGeorge appeared …

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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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Ford, Chip Ganassi Racing Announce Full-Time IMSA Factory Drivers for 2016

2015 Imsa Bop Test

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On Saturday morning, Ford Performance and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates unveiled their new two-car factory Ford GT effort at Homestead-Miami Speedway that will compete full-time in IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT-Le Mans class in 2016. The organization had a rather difficult choice as over 40 professional sports car racers with very strong resumes …

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