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Oliver Jarvis Fastest in Wet Mid-Ohio WeatherTech Practice

2019 Daytona Iwsc Oliver Jarvis Car Phil Allaway

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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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Helio Castroneves Wins BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix Pole

Helio Castroneves

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After flirting with the top of the charts in the two-hour morning practice session, Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves won the pole Friday afternoon (April 13) for Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.  Castroneves won the pole with a lap at 99.321 mph, a new track record for the IMSA WeatherTech …

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Felipe Nasr Fastest in Long Beach WeatherTech Practice

2019 Long Beach Iwsc Pipo Derani Car Phil Allaway

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams had to be ready to go nice and early Friday morning (April 13) for practice at 7:50 a.m. local time.  Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr set the fastest lap with a few minutes to go at an average speed of 97.864 mph. Nasr’s lap was one-seventh of a second faster …

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Action Express Racing Claims 12 Hours of Sebring Victory

2019 Daytona Iwsc Felipe Nasr Car Phil Allaway

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Action Express Racing’s No. 31 Cadillac shared by Eric Curran, Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr proved to be the dominant team at Sebring on Saturday (March 16).  The trio combined to lead 249 of the 348 laps to win the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Advance Auto Parts. “It’s unbelievable.  I’m out …

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Olivier Pla Fastest in WeatherTech Sebring Thursday Practice

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Mazda Team Joest’s Olivier Pla was fastest overall in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice Thursday (March 14) at Sebring International Raceway.  Pla’s lap of 126.027 mph is an unofficial IMSA track record for the current configuration. Practice No. 1 In the morning practice session, Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr was fastest overall in his Cadillac …

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Jonathan Bomarito Fastest in Thursday Rolex 24 at Daytona Practice

2019 Daytona Iwsc Jonathan Bomarito Car Phil Allaway

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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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Oliver Jarvis Sets All-Time Track Record to Win Rolex 24 Pole

2019 Daytona Iwsc Oliver Jarvis Car Phil Allaway

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Mazda Team Joest did not go quite as fast Thursday (Jan. 24) as they did during the Roar Before the 24. Despite that, Oliver Jarvis turned in a lap at 136.799 mph in qualifying.  Not only was that lap fast enough to win the pole for Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, but it will go …

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Wayne Taylor Racing Wins Motul Petit Le Mans On Fuel Strategy

2018 Road Atlanta Iwsc Jordan Taylor Car Phil Allaway

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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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Colin Braun Wins Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix Pole

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The speed chart dominance of CORE autosport’s Colin Braun continued on Saturday afternoon.  Braun turned in a lap at 133.490 mph to win the overall pole for Sunday’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  It is the second pole in a row for the racer from Ovalo, Tex. “This car is …

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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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Tequila Patrón ESM Claims Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Victory

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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

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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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