The Alley
Bennett on the right side of the fence
Jul18

Bennett on the right side of the fence

One of the most successful racers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championshio began his racing career here at Lime Rock Park peering through the paddock fence hoping to someday find his way inside its confines. Jon Bennett went to high school in Newtown, Connecticut, about 90 miles away. “I spent many a day peaking through the fence at Lime Rock when I was 13-14 years old trying to figure out how one day I could be in there,”...

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Porsche extend American IMSA deal
Jun17

Porsche extend American IMSA deal

Porsche is set to continue its presence in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the German manufacturer announcing an extension of its partnership with the Rock Hill, SC-based CORE autosport this moring. Porsche announced it had renewed with both Manthey Racing and CORE Autosport. With Manthey Racing, Porsche recently won the 2015 GT championship titles for manufacturers, drivers and teams in the FIA World Endurance...

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CORE’s drive for five
Sep30

CORE’s drive for five

CORE autosport have had a virtual hammerlock on the Prototype Challenge Class championships since the early days of the single specification Pro-Am class. The team has already scored four consecutive team championships and team owner Jon Bennett and his talented sidekick Colin Braun enter the final round with a handy lead in this year’s title race. Launched in 2011 in the American Le Mans Series, Gunnar Jeannette and Ricardo...

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Rain Washes Out Watkins Glen Qualifying
Jun27

Rain Washes Out Watkins Glen Qualifying

Stormy weather and a wet track forced officials to abandon qualifying for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. In accordance with the IMSA rulebook, the starting grid for the six-hour enduro will be determined by driver championship points. The beneficiary of the bad weather was the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP driven by Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi. Although tied with No. 90 VisitFlorida.com Racing...

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CORE chasing title number four
Oct01

CORE chasing title number four

They are already making room on the trophy shelves at CORE autosport in Rock Hill, SC as team owner Jon Bennett and co-driver Colin Braun have locked up their first driver title on the strength of seven podium finishes, including four PC class wins. Racing identical single specification Oreca prototypes, the well matched competition in PC class puts a heavy premium on consistency, driver performance and race strategies. Teams match...

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