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Looking the part in Texas
May07

Looking the part in Texas

To make sure Laurens Vanthoor, Martin Tomczyk, Toni Vilander & Giancarlo Fisichella looked the part in Texas at Circuit of The Americas, Michelin took them shopping at the famous Allen’s Boots store. Did you catch the action on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship broadcast on FS1 – no problem – we have full segment for you right here to watch. To make sure @VanthoorLaurens, @MartinTomczyk, @toni_vilander...

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Corvette take amazing COTA win
May06

Corvette take amazing COTA win

After losing out with a blocked track at the last corner at the last event, the No. 3 Corvette Racing C7.R of Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen escaped a first turn mess, saw all three of its main rivals pick up pit penalties and then beat the heat to take the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory at Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Turn one Less than 20 seconds into the two hour 40 minute IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race, five of...

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Edwards storms to pole at COTA
May05

Edwards storms to pole at COTA

The BMW boys were fast yesterday and John Edwards repeated that performance in qualifying today when he earned pole today at Circuit of The Americas in the GTLM class. The No.24 pilot earned the top spot by .032 of a second from Risi Competizione’s Giancarlo Fisichella. The gap represents only 4.7 feet of track distance between the two cars on the front row. Yesterday’s fast man Alexander Simms put his BMW in third ahead...

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BMW shine in Friday practice at COTA
May04

BMW shine in Friday practice at COTA

BMW fans had reason to rejoice on Friday at Circuit of the Americas with Alex Simms leading John Edwards in a 1-2 result in the second practice in round four of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Simms stopped the clocks at 2:03.703 to be .4 of a second ahead of his teammate. Porsche racer Laurens Vanthoor was third fastest ahead of Giancarolo Fisichella’s Ferrari and Dirk Werner’s Porsche. The BMW squad are not...

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Victory for Milner/Gavin at crazy Long Beach
Apr09

Victory for Milner/Gavin at crazy Long Beach

The shortest race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship packed a week’s worth of action into 100 minutes through the streets of downtown Long Beach. Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner emerged from a traffic jam in the final turn of the last lap to claim the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory for him and co-driver Oliver Gavin, the 2016 WeatherTech series GTLM champions. “The Long Beach fans certainly got a show from all of our...

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Close contact at Long Beach
Apr08

Close contact at Long Beach

Scraping the walls is the secret to success at Long Beach. But you have to have the precision of a surgeon. Ford Performance ace “Dr” Joey Hand qualified second fastest yesterday aboard the Ford GT. In doing so, he managed to knock a mirror of his car as the entire GTLM field covered by a remarkable .578 of a second. His teammate Richard Westbrook pushed the envelope just a touch too far – contact with the tire wall...

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