Race Weekend Central

Toyota’s Mike Conway, Fernando Alonso Top Thursday Free Practice at Spa

2017 Shanghai Wec Mike Conway Car Marcel Langer Adrenalmedia.com

(Photo: Marcel Langer @AdrenalMedia.com)

Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway was fastest overall in FIA World Endurance Championship practice Friday at the Circuit de Spa-Francochamps in Belgium.  Despite the rule changes made to slow the Toyotas, Conway’s quick time of 116.172 seconds (134.862 mph) was two-tenths of a second faster than the best Friday practice lap at Spa last year. …

Read more

IDEC Sport’s Paul-Loup Chatin Claims 4 Hours of Le Castellet Pole

2018 Paul Ricard Elms Paul Loup Chatin Car Jakob Ebrey Photography

(Photo: ©JEP - WWW.JAKOBEBREY.COM)

IDEC Sport’s Paul-Loup Chatin claimed a surprise pole Saturday (April 14) for Sunday’s 4 Hours of Le Castellet with a lap of 101.194 seconds (128.000 mph) around the 3.598-mile Circuit Paul Ricard.  It is the fastest lap of the entire race weekend and nearly three seconds faster than Chatin was able to accomplish during Free …

Read more

Nicolas Lapierre Fastest in Friday ELMS Paul Ricard Practice

2017 Silverstone Elms

(Photo: ©JEP - www.jakobebrey.com)

On Friday, European Le Mans Series teams got only one chance to take their equipment onto the 3.598-mile Circuit Paul Ricard for practice.  The conditions were treacherous as teams dealt with a wet track.  However, as the track was drying late in the session, DragonSpeed’s Nicolas Lapierre blew the field away with a lap of …

Read more

Pace Laps: Texas Tires, Penske Dominance & Newgarden Prevails in Phoenix

Goodyear Tires ready for NASCAR action. Photo: NKP

(Photo: Russell LaBounty/NKP)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series: Texas Tears Up Tires Kyle Busch may have edged Kevin Harvick to finally get that winless monkey off his back, but Sunday’s (April 8) race at Texas Motor Speedway for the MENCS was more notable for who wasn’t around at the finish. Kyle Larson. Martin Truex Jr. Ryan Newman. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. …

Read more

Mike Conway Quickest in Rolex 24 Final Practice

2018 Daytona Iwsc Eric Curran Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Friday morning, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams ventured out for one last hour of practice ahead of this weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  When the session came to a conclusion, it was Action Express Racing’s Mike Conway that was fastest of all. Conway turned in a lap of 96.865 seconds (132.308 mph) about 20 …

Read more

Jordan Taylor Tops WeatherTech Roar Session No. 3

2017 Watkins Glen Iwsc Ricky Taylor Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

On Saturday afternoon, the Cadillac DPi-V.R. continued it’s run as the fastest car in town at Daytona.  This time, it was Wayne Taylor Racing’s Jordan Taylor who managed to put his Cadillac on top of the charts. Taylor’s lap of 97.188 seconds (131.868 mph) is the fastest lap of the weekend to this point, just …

Read more

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 …

Read more

Mike Conway Fastest in Both WEC Shanghai Free Practice Sessions

2017 Monza Wec Mike Conway Car Credit Marcel Langer Adrenalmedia.com

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

On Friday, Toyota GAZOO Racing’s Mike Conway put the No. 7 Toyota on the top of the timesheets in both 90 minute practice sessions at Shanghai Circuit.  Conway’s lap of 104.741 seconds (116.413 mph) was almost three-tenths of a second off of last years’ pole time. Free Practice No. 1 The first practice session was …

Read more

Porsche Claims 1-2 Finish in 6 Hours of the Nürburgring

2017 Nürburgring Wec Earl Bamber Car Marcel Langer Adrenal Media

(Photo: © Marcel Langer - AdrenalMedia.com)

On Sunday afternoon, Porsche LMP Team’s No. 2 919 Hybrid shared by Earl Bamber, Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley claimed overall victory in the 6 Hours of the Nürburgring.  The No. 1 Porsche made it a dominant one-two for Porsche. The four factory LMP1 entries were reduced at the front to three right at the …

Read more

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 …

Read more