Race Weekend Central

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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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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Andrew Aquilante Wins PWC GTS Season Opener

2014 Lime Rock Ctsc Andrew Aquilante Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Friday afternoon saw the race debut of Chevrolet’s new Camaro GT4.R, a new car built for worldwide competition, but with an American flair.  Lawson Aschenbach qualified the Camaro on pole, but it was older American iron that took the spoils. The big story prior to the race was the reconfiguration of turn 3.  Thursday night, …

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Adderly Fong Quickest in PWC GT Practice; Aschenbach on GTS Pole

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Adderly Fong Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On Thursday, Pirelli World Challenge’s four classes all took to the 1.8-mile street course in St. Petersburg for their opening on-track sessions.  It was a rather expensive day. In the 55 minute practice session, Absolute Racing’s Adderly Fong was quickest with a lap of 72.571 seconds (89.292 mph) in his Bentley Continental GT3.  Practice times …

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45 Entered for Pirelli World Challenge Season Opener at St. Petersburg

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Johnny O'connell Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

On the undercard of the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla. will be the GT, GTA, GT Cup and GTS Classes of Pirelli World Challenge.  Between those four classes, 45 cars are entered.  The GT, GTA and GT Cup Classes will run together in two 50-minute races, while the GTS class will …

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WTR, Corvette Racing, CORE autosport Top Sebring Charts

2017 Daytona Iwsc Colin Braun Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Thursday and Friday, teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship took to 3.74-mile Sebring International Raceway for 15 hours of testing ahead of next month’s Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. For most of the teams, it was their first chance to test out new Balance of Performance guidelines that were designed to bring the …

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Stevenson Motorsports Cuts Down to One Audi for 2017

On Wednesday morning, Stevenson Motorsports announced that the team will cut down from two Audi R8 LMS GT3’s in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class to one entry for the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  That entry, which will carry the No. 57 that the team used in Grand-AM, will have the same lineup …

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Pirelli World Challenge Championship Scenarios

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Alvaro Parente Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

This weekend, Pirelli World Challenge holds their final races of the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  More than half a dozen championships are on the line in California.  This piece will show you what to look for.  All races this weekend can be watched live on Pirelli World Challenge’s live stream at world-challenge.com. Grand …

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Derani Fastest in WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Happy Hour

Saturday morning dawned relatively cool and sunny.  However, the winds were kicking as well.  Prime conditions to put down your best possible laps prior to qualifying. Mazda Motorsports came to play in the morningtime.  Spencer Pigot set an excellent time of 96.314 seconds early on to put his No. 55 on top of the charts with …

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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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Jade Buford Claims GTS Victory After Late Crash

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Lawson Aschenbach Brett Sandberg Battle Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

All weekend at Lime Rock Park, Pirelli World Challenge’s GTS class has been a heads-up battle for supremacy between the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R of Blackdog Speed Shop’s Lawson Aschenbach and the ANSA Motorsports KTM X-Bow GT4 of Brett Sandberg.  The two spent all of race No. 1 Friday fighting each other.  Race No. 2 was …

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Aschenbach Wins Lime Rock GTS Race No. 1, Wittmer wins TC

2016 Lime Rock Pwc Lawson Aschenbach Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Credit: Phil Allaway)

Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA and GT Cup classes weren’t the only ones having at it on Saturday.  Four other classes were on track first. In the GTS class event, Brett Sandberg started his ANSA Motorsports KTM X-Bow GT4 on pole with Lawson Aschenbach alongside in the No. 10 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R.  This was a …

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