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IMSA: COTA – Taylors continue domination; Corvette, Mercedes also win

Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) started from the pole, Johannes van Overbeek (#22 Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan DPi) next door. John Edwards (#24 BMW Team RLL M6) and Giancarlo Fisichella (#62 Risi Competitzione Ferrari 488) topped the GTLM grid. The #62 Ferrari, #4 Corvette, #912 Porsche, and #67 Ford GT collided in Turn 1 at the start, damaging all three. A full-course yellow was issued less than 2 min into the race. The #66 Ford spun Fisichella in the #62 to start the ...

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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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IMSA: Long Beach – Wayne Taylor Racing, Porsche win

Christian Fittipaldi started on pole in the #5 Action Express Corvette DP, with Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) next door. Tom Long put the #70 SpeedSource Mazda on the grid in third. Porsche North America 911s started 2-3 in GT Le Mans (GTLM), #912 Earl Bamber in front of #911 Patrick Pilet, with Bill Auberlen leading the class in the #25 BMW Team RLL M6. Taylor passed Fittipaldi through the first series of turns, with Long moving into second a couple of corners later. Bambe...

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IMSA: 24 Hours of Daytona – Preview 2016

From the title sponsor, to the driver lineups and cars being run, change marks the beginning of the 2016 season for IMSA’s top series: theWeatherTech SportsCar Championship. One thing that’s remained the same, however, is opening the season with the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, this year running Jan. 30-31. The 2016 lineup has an even more international flavor than usual, with drivers from the WEC, DTM, IndyCar, Pirelli World Challenge, and V8 Supercar series joining the fray. Followi...

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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: Belle Isle – Curran, Cameron win; Farnbacher tops GTD

Christian Fittipaldi put the #5 Action Express Corvette DP on pole for the 1 hr 40 min timed race on Detroit’s Belle Isle, with Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP) starting next to him. PC challenge made its Belle Isle debut, with James French (#38 Performance Tech Motorsports) taking pole by 0.004 sec over Chris Cumming (#11 RSR Racing). Dion von Moltke (#48 Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS) won GTD pole after crashing yesterday in practice. GTLM did not compete this round. ...

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