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IMSA: Belle Isle – Taylors start P12 finish P1, fifth straight win

Wayne Taylor Racing entered the race with wins in all four 2017 events. Ricky Taylor put the #10 Cadillac DPi into the wall in qualifying, however, putting the team at P12 on starting grid. GT Le Mans competitors were off this weekend. Action Express Racing teammates Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Cadillac DPi) and Eric Curran (#31 Cadillac DPi) locked out Row 1, followed by Misha Goikhberg (#85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Oreca-Gibson) and Scott Sharp (#2 Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan DPi). James Fren...

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IMSA: 24 Hours of Daytona – Wayne Taylor Racing, Ford, Porsche win

An extended rain-induced caution period was in place with 8 hr 30 min remaining, the second of the race. Jordan Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) led, followed by Marc Goossens (#90 VisitFlorida Racing Multimatic Riley-Gibson) and Felipe Albuquerque (#5 Action Express Racing Cadillac). Dirk Mueller’s #66 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT circulated at the front of GTLM, with Mike Rockenfeller (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R) and Andy Priaulx (#69 Ford GT) following.  The overall leade...

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IMSA: Road America – Action Express posts third straight 1-2, Corvette wins GTLM

Jonathan Bomarito (#55 Mazda Prototype) started on the pole and by the 2 hr 27 min mark of the 2:40 race had built a 3-sec lead on Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP) and Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP). Dirk Mueller (#66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GT) won the GT Le Mans pole but suffered damage early and fell back into the field. Patrick Pilet (#911 Porsche North America 911) led the class in the early running, followed by Giancarlo Fisichella (#62 Risi...

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IMSA: Mosport – Action Express 1-2, Ford GT tops in class

Chrisitan Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa (#5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP) came into the race with a 7 point lead in the championship over both teammate Dane Cameron and Eric Curran (#31 Action Express) and Ricky and Jordan Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP). The #55 Mazda Prototype, however, started on pole driven by Tristan Nunez, with the #10 lined up second, the #70 Mazda (Tom Long) third, and the #5 fourth Antonio Garcia (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R) took the GT Le Mans pole, less ...

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IMSA: 6 Hours of the Glen – Action Express, Ford GTs both finish 1-2

  Johannes van Overbeek put the #2 Extreme Speed Motorsports Ligier JS P2-Honda on the pole, with Tristan Nunez in the #55 Mazda Racing Prototype next door. Oz Negri Jr. (#60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2-Honda) started third and Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing) was the first Corvette DP on the grid, starting P4. Richard Westbrook (#67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GT) led the GT Le Mans field to the starting line, followed by Dirk Werner (#25 Team RLL BMW M6), Jon Edwards (#100 BMW)...

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IMSA: Belle Isle – Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette wins, Viper tops GT Daytona

Photo: Brian Cleary / www.bcpix.com Eric Curran and Dane Cameron (#31 Action Express Corvette DP) came into the race with the lead in Prototype driver points (121), ahead of teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa (#5, -3), and Marc Goosens (#90 VisitFlorida Racing Corvette DP, -4). The #5 started on pole, followed by the #90. GT Le Mans had the weekend off, but GT Daytona came in with Alessandro Balzan and Christina Nielsen  (#63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488, 95) in the points lea...

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USCC: Petit Le Mans – Tandy wins overall in GTLM; Barbosa, Fittipaldi take second straight title

  Watching steady rain fall throughout the day Friday at Road Atlanta, Tudor United SportsCar Championship Prototype (P) points leader Richard Westbrook knew his #90 VisitFlorida.com Corvette DP would start on the pole for Saturday’s season-ending Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda if qualifying was cancelled due to weather.   When the decision was made to hold the session, Westbrook won the pole the hard way, running a lap of 1:27.860 (104.075 mph) to capture his first P1 of the ...

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USCC: Road America – Action Express and Porsche both take 1-2s

Michael Valiante and Richard Westbrook (#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP) led defending series champs Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi (#5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP) by 7 points coming into Road America, the first of four remaining races. Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R) led Dirk Werner and Bill Auberlen (#25 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE) by just 2 points in GT Le Mans. Joey Hand (#01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford-Riley) won overall pole with Earl Bamber (#912 Po...

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USCC: Mosport – Taylors beat Cameron/Curran, Porsche takes GTLM

Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante (#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP) came to Mosport leading the championship standings following their win in the previous round at the 6 Hours of the Glen. GTLM was tied between the #3 Corvette Racing C7.R (Jan Magnussen, Antonio Garcia) and the #25 BMW Team RLL Z4 (Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner). John Bennett and Colin Braun (#54 CORE autosport) led Prototype Challenge by just 1 point over Mike Guasch and Tom Kimber-Smith (#52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports...

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USCC: Laguna Seca – Valiante, Westbrook win, take series lead

Long Beach winners Jordan and Rickey Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) qualified on pole, with the rest of the event’s podium following suit; Scott Pruett (#01 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford-Riley) starting second and Michael Valiante (#90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP) third. John Pew (#60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2-Honda) was fourth on the grid. Chris Cumming (#11 RSR Racing Oreca FLM09-Chevy) started on Prototype Challenge pole, with Mike Guasch (#52 PR1/Mathiason Mot...

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