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Ford first at Road America
Aug06

Ford first at Road America

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing needed a win to reignite its 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship bid and they got it today at Road America with a strong performance by pole sitter Dirk Mueller and co-driver Joey Hand who took their No. 66 Ford GT to the GT Le Mans class victory. Starting from the pole position, Mueller built a 10 second lead in the first hour while still saving fuel. “Mike O’Gara (CGR team manager) gave me a big...

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Video: Pre-race from the grid
Aug06

Video: Pre-race from the grid

We’re ready for the green. Prior to the green flag we spoke to Porsche’s Patrick Pilet, BMW’s John Edwards, Ford’s Dirk Mueller and Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner. To follow the race – go to: 📺 http://imsa.tv ⏱️ http://scoring.imsa.com 📻 http://www.imsaradio.com PATRICK PILET – PORSCHE It’s not just rain that makes the race more difficult for drivers, @PatrickPilet thinks the temperature...

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Corvette’s Dan Binks Helps Raise Money for Camp Anokijig
Aug06

Corvette’s Dan Binks Helps Raise Money for Camp Anokijig

Corvette Racing Crew Chief, and a former Camp Anokijig camper himself, Dan Binks helped raise more than $43,500 for the nearby Plymouth, Wisconsin camp this weekend at Road America. Fast approaching its tenth year, Binks’ auction sported nearly 60 racing-related items for attendees of the Road America Corvette Corral. In addition to parts and artwork, this year’s crop even included one of the front wheels from the No. 63...

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Mueller leads Ford 1-2 at Road America
Aug05

Mueller leads Ford 1-2 at Road America

After three practice sessions where three different manufacturers topped the timesheets, it was Ford that emerged on top in qualifying, scoring a 1-2 at Road America. Dirk Mueller in the No. 66 Ford GT will lead the charge for the American marque tomorrow, setting a time of 2:01.422. The time was not only good enough for pole position for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America, but also a new qualifying lap...

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Video: Pre-qualifying at Road America
Aug05

Video: Pre-qualifying at Road America

As the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship readies for qualifying at Road America, the field is tighter than ever, with three manufacturers taking top honors in each of the three practice sessions. Dirk Mueller With a dry third practice session, @muellerdirk was happy to soak up the sun before what's sure to be a tight qualifying session. pic.twitter.com/ZJZEfMhnYN — Michelin Alley (@MichelinAlley) August 5, 2017 Martin...

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Porsche, Ford top damp practice at Road America
Aug04

Porsche, Ford top damp practice at Road America

Porsche and Ford flexed their muscle on the first day of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition, taking the top spots in Friday practice at Road America. Patrick Pilet topped the opening session of the weekend, turning a 2:06.573 in the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR. The session started out damp, but a drying track allowed teams to change to slick tires to see out the checkered flag. Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin scored...

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