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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: 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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ICTSC: COTA – C360R McLarens 1-2 overall, Audi third in ST

Paul Holton (#76 McLaren) led from pole. The #69 McLaren, which qualified second, did not make the grid. At the end of the first lap Dylan Murcott (#28 Porsche Cayman) ran second and Matt Bell (#57 Chevrolet Camaro) third. Christopher Stone (#34 Mazda MX-5) led the ST class, having passed Derek Jones in the pole-sitting #73 JCW Mini. The #34 Mazda suffered an engine fire after 45 min of running in the lead under green and had to pull of course. Russell Ward in the #35 Porsche Cayman, meanwhile,...

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IMSA: COTA Qualifying – Cadillac, BMW, Porsche top the fields

Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) took pole position for tomorrow’s Advance Autoparts Sportscar Showdown by 1.592 sec over the next fastest qualifier, Johannes van Overbeek in the #22 Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan DPi. Only three cars make up the Prototype Challenge field for the event. James French took PC pole in the #38 Performance Tech Motorsports entry. BMW Team RLL put both its M6s in the Top 3 of the GT Le Mans grid. John Edwards (#24) took pole and Alexander ...

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IMSA: Long Beach – WTR takes third straight, Milner grabs GTLM victory

Ricky Taylor (#10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi) started on pole and kept the lead from the start. GTLM pole-sitter Jan Magnussen (#3 Corvette Racing C7.R), however, was part of a three-car pileup behind Ed Brown in the #22 Extreme Speed Motorsports Nissan DPi. Toni Vilander in the Risi Competitizione Ferrari and Joey Hand in one of the Ford GTs were also involved. As the field circulated under caution with 1 hr 30 min remaining (of 1:40), Taylor led Tristan Nunez (#55 Mazda Racing DPi) and ...

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IMSA: 12 Hours of Sebring – Wayne Taylor Racing, Corvette win

Joao Barbosa led Ricky Taylor and Misha Goikhberg under caution with 6 hr 12 min left in the race. Garret Grist ran first in Prototype Challenge. Joey Hand was at the point in GT Le Mans in front of Scott Dixon in the sister car. Mike Rockenfeller held P3 in class.  Jeroen Bleekemolen topped GT Daytona. Fittipaldi took over in the #5 with 5:48 to go, ceding the lead to Taylor. Taylor pitted 8 min later and came out in front of Fittipaldi. Fittipaldi retook the lead on track. With 4:33 le...

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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: 24 Hours of Daytona – Wayne Taylor Racing, Porsche, Acura lead at halfway point

Joao Barbosa started from the pole in the #5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi, with teammate Dane Cameron next door in the #31. The #31 Rebellion Racing XXX (Neel Jani) and #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac (Ricky Taylor) made up Row 2. James French started on Prototype Challenge (PC) pole in the #38 Performance Tech Motorsports entry. Ford Chip Ganassi Racing GT’s held the top the spots in GT Le Mans (GTLM): #66 Joey Hand, #67 Richard Westbrook, and #68 Olivier Pla. GT Daytona was led t...

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IMSA: 24 Hours of Daytona – Cadillac, Ford, Ferrari top qualifiers for 2017 kickoff

Daytona International Speedway hosts the start of the 2017 racing from Jan. 26-29, as competitors from all corners of the world and a variety of racing disciplines convene for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona – the season-opening race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 28 and 29 .   The Rolex 24 will see 55 competitors for the race’s 55th running. Twelve cars make up the Prototype class, with Daytona Prototype international (DPi) entrants f...

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IMSA: Circuit of the Americas – Wayne Taylor Racing wins, Porsche 1-2 in GTLM

The Porsches jumped from the second GT row to P2 and P3 at the start, the #62 Ferrari remaining in the lead and Ryan Briscoe falling to fourth in the #67 Ford GT. Ricky Taylor led overall after the first lap, followed by Tristan Nunez and Joel Miller in the Mazdas. The two Action Express Corvette DPs collided in Turn 14 with 2 hr 26 min left (out of 2:45), but both remained in competition. The #31 received a drive-through penalty for initiating the contact. Twenty minutes into the race Taylor ...

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