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Jonathan Bomarito Fastest in Thursday Rolex 24 at Daytona Practice

2019 Daytona IWSC Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mazda Team Joest continued to show Thursday (Jan. 24) that they have very good single-lap speed at Daytona International Speedway.  During the second practice session, Jonathan Bomarito turned in a lap at an average of 135.373 mph to top the sessions for the day. Practice No. 1 Early morning rains swept through Daytona Beach, leaving …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans On Fuel Strategy

2018 Road Atlanta IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

For much of the last 40 minutes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Motul Petit Le Mans Saturday (Oct. 13), it seemed like Action Express Racing’s Filipe Albuquerque was going to bring home the win.  With just a couple of corners to go, Albuquerque’s Cadillac DPi-V.R. ran out of fuel.  That allowed Wayne Taylor Racing’s …

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Kazuki Nakajima Improves Time, Clinches Le Mans Pole

2018 Le Mans WEC Fernando Alonso Car Joao Filipe Alves Beato AdrenalMedia

(Photo: Joao Filipe Alves Beato @AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Kazuki Nakajima technically didn’t need to improve his time from Wednesday night to claim the overall pole for this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans as no one beat it all day Thursday.  However, he did it anyway.  Nakajima turned in a lap at 156.012 mph early in Qualifying Practice No. 3 …

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Tequila Patrón ESM Claims Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Victory

2018 Daytona IWSC Johannes van Overbeek Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday (March 17), Tequila Patrón ESM’s Pipo Derani, Nicolas Lapierre and Johannes van Overbeek claimed overall victory in the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts.  For all three drivers, it is their second overall wins at Sebring.  Derani and van Overbeek won in 2016 with Tequila Patrón ESM, while …

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Porsche Details 2018 Factory GTE Plans for WEC and IMSA

2017 Lime Rock IWSC Patrick Pilet Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

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

2017 Fuji WEC Richard Lietz Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

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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 Tops Free Practice Charts at Nürburgring, Brings Challenge to Toyota

2017 Nürburgring WEC Earl Bamber Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

For the FIA World Endurance Championship, this weekend’s action at the Nürburgring in Germany is the first time that all teams are on the high-downforce aero package.  With Porsche debuting their high-downforce package Friday, they are now on par with Toyota. Porsche LMP Team’s Brendon Hartley was fastest overall on Friday with a lap of 98.663 …

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Stephen Simpson Fastest Overall in Thursday Sebring Practice

2017 Daytona IWSC Stephen Simpson Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Thursday, the 46 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams took to the 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway for three practice sessions.  The main story heading into the weekend was how the Cadillacs would fare after being hit with multiple rule changes designed to slow them down.  The overall result is that they aren’t necessarily going to run …

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Taylor Brothers Win Lone Star Le Mans

2016 Daytona IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Saturday afternoon saw the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship take on the 3.4-mile Circuit of the Americas for a 160-minute sprint race.  Attrition wasn’t too much of an issue, but contact was early. Ricky Taylor started the No. 10 Konica Minolta Chevrolet Corvette DP from pole and escaped the scrum that is turn 1 with the …

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Starworks Motorsport wins Northeast Grand Prix

2016 Lime Rock IWSC Renger van der Zande Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Saturday afternoon saw the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship take on Lime Rock Park in Connecticut.  With the Prototype class not on-site, it was the Prototype Challenge class that were the headliners, despite GT Le Mans getting the majority of the attention (see: The fact that the GT Le Mans class got the anchor spot in …

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Taylor Brothers Defend IMSA Long Beach Victory

2016 Daytona IWSC Jordan Taylor Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday evening, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Prototype, Prototype Challenge and GT-Le Mans classes took to Long Beach’s 1.968 mile street course for a 100-minute duel on the streets.  While Ricky Taylor was extremely disappointed on missing out on pole Friday, he more than made up for it on the start. As soon as …

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