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Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen, Scott Heckert Snatch VIR SprintX Victory

2018 VIR PWC Mike Skeen Car Rick Dole Photos

(Photo: Rick Dole Photos)

Lone Star Racing’s Mike Skeen was able to take the overall lead away from K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista with less than two laps to go on Sunday (April 29).  From there, Skeen was able to pull away to give himself and teammate Scott Heckert a well-deserved victory. “For me, it was just trying to hunt …

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Rodrigo Baptista, Maxime Soulet Claim VIR SprintX Race No. 1 Victory

2018 VIR PWC Rodrigo Baptista Car WC Vision

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In a rare instance, the Pro-Am pairing of Rodrigo Baptista and Maxime Soulet claimed overall victory in GT SprintX Race No. 1 at VIRginia International Raceway on Saturday.  Baptista was able to get past pole sitter Daniel Morad on lap 9 and pulled away from the pack.  From there, Baptista and Soulet spanked the field, …

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Pace Laps: Rain Ratchets Up NASCAR Competition At Bristol

2018 xfinity bristol zach catanzareti john hunter nemechek

(Photo: Zach Catanzareti)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Rain, Rain, Please Stay? The fact NASCAR wrested 204 laps out of Sunday’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway was a minor miracle. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event was faced with a 90 percent chance of precipitation during the day; the race itself went green nearly half an hour …

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Scott Hargrove Sweeps PWC GT in Shortened Race No. 2

2018 St. Petersburg PWC Scott Hargrove WC Vision

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Scott Hargrove may not have had a perfect introduction to Pirelli World Challenge, but he gets to fly home to Canada with everything that matters.  Hargrove led flag-to-flag Sunday afternoon to win Race No. 2 of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg for the GT and GTA classes.  That gives the rookie driver a weekend …

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Scott Hargrove Wins St. Petersburg GT Race No. 1 in Series Debut

2018 St. Petersburg PWC Scott Hargrove Car WC Vision Car

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Pfaff Motorsports’ Scott Hargrove had to start Saturday’s Pirelli World Challenge GT/GTA race at St. Petersburg in the rear after hitting the wall in qualifying Friday.  However, he was able to dodge a crash at the very start of the race and put himself in position.  He was able to get past CRP Racing’s Daniel …

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Martin Fuentes Returns to PWC, Caesar Bacarella Joins for Sprint-X

2018 Fiorano Martin Fuentes Car Squadra Corse Garage Italia Americas

(Photo: Squadra Corse Garage Italia Americas)

On Friday afternoon, Squadra Corse Garage Italia Americas announced that they will compete full-time in Pirelli World Challenge in 2018.  Friday saw the unveiling of their new No. 07 Ferrari 488 GT3.  For the Sprint races, the car will be driven by Martin Fuentes, 2016 GTA class champion.  For the Sprint-X races, Fuentes will be …

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Risi Competizione Unveils 2-Car Rolex 24 Assault

2017 Daytona IWSC Toni Vilander Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Wednesday afternoon, Risi Competizione made it official that they will field two Ferraris in the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month.  The team’s GT Le Mans-class No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE will be joined by the No. 82 Ferrari 488 GT3 that will compete in the GT Daytona class. The GTE contender will …

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Entry List: WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the 24

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about which teams will attempt the Rolex 24 in 2018.  The mandatory Roar Before the 24 test sessions in early January give viewers a look at who will be there.  As of Wednesday, there are 50 teams entered for the three-day test. On …

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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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Friday Pirelli World Challenge Lime Rock Recap

2016 Lime Rock PWC Alvaro Parente Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At Lime Rock Park, the action has been fast and furious all day.  Pirelli World Challenge’s GT-class saw parity with 12 drivers (including GTA-class pole sitter Martin Fuentes) all qualifying within a half-second of the pole position. It seemed like Round No. 10 for the GT and GTA-classes (Round No. 9 for GT Cup only) was going …

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Alvaro Parente and Andrew Palmer Tie for PWC Pole at Lime Rock

2016 Lime Rock PWC Alvaro Parente Car Credit Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

At Lime Rock Park, the times have been very close on the 1.474-mile circuit all day.  The top 15 drivers in GT practice were within one second of each other and qualifying took that to the next level. During the 12-minute session, K-PAX Racing‘s Alvaro Parente and Bentley Team Absolute’s Andrew Palmer set identical 51.950-second …

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