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Joey Hand returns to his home track
Sep23

Joey Hand returns to his home track

Drivers love Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but Ford Chip Ganassi Racing star Joey Hand loves it for more than just it’s thrilling turns and fantastic fans. For the Sacramento native, the Northern California track lets him be at home. Just three hours from Sacramento, Laguna Seca is the closest Hand gets to a home race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The short driving time means his friends and family have no excuse...

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Vilander puts Risi on Pole
Sep23

Vilander puts Risi on Pole

It’s Ferrari at the front at Mazda Raceway Laguna with Risi Competizione capturing its first pole in three years at the hands of Toni Vilander in the No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE. Vilander and teammate Giancarlo Fisichella will roll off P1 after Vilander set the fastest IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championships GTLM class time of the weekend, a 1:21.914. Vilander is the only GTLM driver to turn a lap in the 1:21 bracket thus far at...

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Ford on top in final practice
Sep23

Ford on top in final practice

Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand set the fastest time of the final practice session at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the No. 66 Ford GT. Mueller’s time of 1:22.678 was just 0.093 of a second ahead of the second place runner, the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE driven by Toni Vilander and Giancarlo Fisichella. Third place in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM class went to Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims in the...

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Ford, Ferrari fastest in Monterey
Sep22

Ford, Ferrari fastest in Monterey

The pair of Ford GT’s may have sprinted to a one-two in the opening practice session at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but it was Risi Competizione that took the top spot in the afternoon’s practice in Monterey. The No. 67 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook set a time of 1:23.344, just besting their teammates Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand’s time in the No. 66 of 1:23.556. Third place in the morning session went...

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Top teams put faith in Michelin at Monterey
Sep21

Top teams put faith in Michelin at Monterey

Located 180 feet above the paddock, the famed Corkscrew section at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca provides a grand view of the downhill run and perhaps to the final stages of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship battle. The Michelin GT Le Mans class technical partner factory teams from BMW, Corvette, Ford and Porsche and independent Risi Competizione Ferrari won’t have time to enjoy the view. Pointed at the sky “Drivers arrive...

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