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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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John Edwards is rising fast
Apr08

John Edwards is rising fast

John Edwards is flying high. The BMW Team RLL racing driver is gaining altitude both literally and figuratively. Hard to believe that he is already in his fifth season as a BMW of North America contracted driver. Now at age 26 years, the youngster who once held the FIA record for the youngest license holder and scored his first Skip Barber Racing victory at age 12, has been a winner everywhere he’s been. Edwards has won championships...

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Magnussen scores Long Beach pole
Apr08

Magnussen scores Long Beach pole

  Fresh from taking victory at Sebring last month, Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen charged to the pole position on the streets of Long Beach today in round three of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Magnussen stopped the clocks at a record setting 1:16.909 seconds to claim the pole with the eight running GTLM cars split by a remarkable .578 of a second. Missing from the qualifying action was the No.911 which...

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