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Colin Braun Sweeps CTMP WeatherTech Friday Practices

2019 Watkins Glen Iwsc Colin Braun Car Phil Allaway

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CORE autosport’s Colin Braun was the fastest man at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park last season en route to victory in an ORECA 07-Gibson.  Switching to the Nissan DPi hasn’t slowed Braun down at all as he was fastest overall in WeatherTech practice with a lap at 134.382 mph. Practice No. 1 In the morning session, …

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Oliver Jarvis Fastest in Wet Mid-Ohio WeatherTech Practice

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams Friday (May 3) at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course were greeted with rain and mud.  Naturally, this cut down on actual lapping in practice.  Mazda Team Joest’s Oliver Jarvis was fastest overall with a lap at 92.207 mph. Practice No. 1 The first practice of the day was held in steady …

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Joao Barbosa, Filipe Albuquerque Successfully Defend IMSA Long Beach Victory

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Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach was a rough and tumble affair.  Action Express Racing’s Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque were able to avoid the issues and hold off a late Acura Team Penske to win at Long Beach for the second year in a row. “The car was really, really …

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Richard Westbrook Wins Michelin GT Challenge Pole in Wet Conditions

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Qualifying for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR was held in changeable conditions.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA’s Richard Westbrook was fastest during the GT Le Mans session in the wet with a lap at 101.852 mph.  Despite being 11 seconds slower than the GT Daytona pole time, he will start on the pole for …

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CORE autosport’s Colin Braun Tops Friday WeatherTech Practice at CTMP

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CORE autosport brings lots of momentum to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park this weekend.  After finishing second at Watkins Glen, Colin Braun was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Friday with a lap of 132.318 mph. Practice No. 1 In the first session, Braun was once again fastest, this time with a lap at …

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Acura Team Penske Sweeps Mid-Ohio Practices on Tricky Friday

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to deal with wild weather on Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.  Before the rains descended on the 2.258-mile road course, Team Penske’s Ricky Taylor turned in the fastest lap of the day. Practice No. 1 Taylor’s quick time was a lap of 73.601 seconds (110.444 mph) in …

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Filipe Albuquerque, Jõao Barbosa Win BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

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Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque and Jõao Barbosa used strategy and cunning to emerge victorious in the BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Saturday (April 14).  While the Portuguese duo didn’t have the speed of Acura Team Penske, or even their own teammates, pit strategy was the key. “Our strategy all day …

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Porsche Details 2018 Factory GTE Plans for WEC and IMSA

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On Saturday night, Porsche unveiled their 2018 GTE plans at their annual Night of Champions gala in Weissach, Germany.  With the 919 Hybrid no longer racing, the company has recommitted itself to their GT roots. The “forward-engined” Porsche 911 RSR that debuted in 2017 will continue to compete full-time in the FIA World Endurance Championship …

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Toyota GAZOO Racing Claims 6 Hours of Shanghai Pole

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So far this weekend, things have been rather strange at Shanghai Circuit.  The first free practice session was delayed due to radio issues, then free practice No. 3 was cut to 40 minutes due to curb repairs.  Through that, Toyota has been dominant and that continued in qualifying. Mike Conway and Kamui Kobayashi set an …

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Porsche Claims LMP1, GTE-Pro Poles at 6 Hours of Fuji

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On Saturday, Porsche LMP Team’s Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley turned in an average lap time of 95.160 seconds (107.451 mph) to put the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid on the overall pole for Sunday’s 6 Hours of Fuji.  Despite the wet conditions, the times were extremely close.  The No. 2 beat their sister car …

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Porsche No. 2 Claims 4th Straight WEC Victory at COTA

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Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas was a competitive affair.  The Toyotas, off the pace for much of the race weekend were able to take the fight to the Porsches.  However, the outcome of the race came down to team orders, as much as Porsche doesn’t want to admit it.  With less than …

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Neel Jani Paces Thursday Practice at Circuit of the Americas

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On Thursday, the 3.4-mile Circuit of the Americas opened up for two free practice sessions ahead of Saturday’s 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas.  Porsche put their stamp of approval on the opening sessions.  In the afternoon session, Neel Jani turned in a lap at 105.860 seconds (116.509 mph) around the 3.426-mile road course …

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