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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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Teams prepare for a taste of Europe in Texas
May04

Teams prepare for a taste of Europe in Texas

The eyes of Texas and the international Sports Car world will be focused on Michelin and its technical partner teams as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to Austin and the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) for this Saturday’s two-hour and forty-minute race on FOX Sports 1. “Each circuit has its own personality and technical challenges, and racing at COTA is a great taste of a modern European circuit with some Texan...

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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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