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IMSA – Looking at GT Manufacturer Championship Odds

With two races grueling sports car races remaining, the leaders in the WeatherTech Championship manufacturer standings in both GTLM (FIA Le Mans eligible cars) and GTD (IMSA Daytona cars) have commanding leads. Continue reading

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VIR Upset – BMW M8 Finally Tallies First Win as Corvette Leads GTLM Driver’s Championship

The No. 25 BMW M8 GTE, driven by Connor De Phillippi (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR), completed 88 laps of the classic Virginia International Raceway two-hour-and-forty-minute race, winning with just a 1.323 second margin of victory over the relentlessly driven Corvette. Continue reading

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Back End of IMSA Season at VIR This Weekend

With three races left on the 2018 schedule starting with this Sunday’s two-hour, 40-minute Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway, it’s officially “go for the juglar time” in the championship. For Magnussen and Garcia, who co-drive the No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, their chief competition for the title has been the pair of entries from Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. Continue reading

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Belle Isle Race to Continue for Three More Years

Under the terms of the agreement, the Grand Prix will return to its home on Belle Isle for three more years beginning in 2019, with an option for extending the agreement two additional years through 2023. Continue reading

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Lamborghini in GTD, Ford in LMGT Earn Firsts at Lime Rock

Both Ford GTs are now in a tense points battle with Corvette Racing with four races remaining. Mueller and Hand unofficially now have 208 points in a Ford, with Garcia and Magnussen a point behind with 207 in the C7.R Corvette and Briscoe and Westbrook one point further back with 206. Continue reading

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First GT Only IMSA Race Saturday at Lime Rock

The fast and constricted track should have the IMSA GTD cars turning sub 60-second lap times around the 1.4-mile, 7-turn circuit comprised of one left hand turn and six right handers. Continue reading

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Le Mans 2018 – Wrecks, Pit Stops, Safety Car – Pick Winners. Toyota Finally Wins P1 After Years of Breakdowns with a Record 388 Laps.

Toyota Gazoo Racing claimed a 1-2 result, with Fernando Alonso winning at his debut at one of the world’s most famous endurance races. The Spaniard – who together with Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi – drove hard throughout the 24 hours in this second round of the FIA WEC Super Season. Continue reading

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Goodbye to American Sports Car Racer Bruce Leven

Levin will be missed as much as the 962 Porsches he once ran. Continue reading

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IMSA Screws Continental. Michelin Official Tire Starting in 2019

The multi-year agreement calls for Michelin tires to be on every Prototype (P) and GT Daytona (GTD) race car competing in the WeatherTech Championship in addition to its continued participation in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. The GTLM class will continue to be open to multiple tire manufacturers. Continue reading

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IMSA Showdown at Laguna Seca Today

“Drivers arrive at the entry to The Corkscrew in fifth gear at 130 miles per hour and pointing at the sky,” said Chris Baker, director of motorsports, Michelin North America. “Traffic is usually stacking up and the drivers must be very precise in car placement and spot-on in braking to set up for the downhill run.” Continue reading

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Corvette Beats Ford, Ferrari in Virginia GT3 Race

Two races totaling 12 hours and 40 minutes remain in the season, but some argue this is the turning point for the Corvette. Tactics, driving skills and luck – in arguable amounts – were involved. Continue reading

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Daytona: Katherine Legge Drives for Acura, Shea Adam Calls for IMSA

Katherine Legge will be one of the four full-time drivers for the Michael Shank Racing/Acura Motorsports campaign starting now at the 24 Hours of Daytona for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Continue reading

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Cadillac Throws Gauntlet in IMSA Prototype Endurance Racing

The unknown and untested – at least publicly – Cadillac DPi-V.R will first be driven competitively – Cadillac hopes – at the 2017 IMSA season opener, the Rolex 24 At Daytona, late next January by teams from Wayne Taylor Racing and Action Express Racing. Continue reading

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World Endurance Championship Texas Bound. Porsche Leads

Two weeks after a Porsche 919 Hybrid won the debut race in Mexico City, the FIA World Endurance Championship heads to Austin, Texas this Saturday on the Circuit of the Americas at a combined WEC and IMSA SportsCar joint event. Continue reading

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Corvette Wins IMSA Endurance Race in Virginia

A Chevrolet Corvette Racing C7.R, driven by Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia wins on Sunday 28 August 2016 – taking both the overall and the top GTLM class during the IMSA SportsCar Championship race at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Continue reading

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