All posts by Christopher DeHarde

A 2012 graduate of LSU, Christopher DeHarde primarily focuses on the NTT IndyCar Series and the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. DeHarde has actively covered motorsports since 2014.

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla– CORE Autosport had a mountain to climb at the 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. Starting last in the Daytona Prototype International (DPi) class, the team are the only representative for Nissan in the class but were able to fight to finish fifth on Saturday’s once around the clock classic with Colin Braun, Romain Dumas and John Bennett behind the wheel of the No. 54 entry. Teetering on the edge of the lead lap for most of the race, the South CarolinaRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla.– Desperate situations result in desperate moves that will either pay off big or make people angry and the latter came true after the 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. A late caution for the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 bunched up the field with under 20 minutes to go. The restart came with under eight minutes remaining and two different GT class battles resulted in tears for both GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GTRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla.– Cars are rolling off of pit lane so let’s start the live updates for the second round of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The race will start on time and more than likely will go under a yellow start behind the safety car. The rain came down heavy this morning but has tapered off. The No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi is on pole position, the No. 911 Porsche leads GT Le Mans (GTLM) while the No. 86 Meyer-Shank Racing Acura NSXRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla.– The 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring starts within the hour so let’s make some last minute predictions. Overall winner: No. 55 Mazda. Jonathan Bomarito, Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla are wheeling the car that will start seventh and they were very quick during practice on Thursday. Mazda Team Joest are looking to turn around their luck after how Daytona ended and let’s see if they can do it here. DPi Dark Horse: No. 54 CORE Autosport Nissan DPi. CORE Autosport areRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla. — Records were sure to fall in qualifying for the 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring and fall they did. Breaking the old IMSA pole record by over one and a half seconds, Dane Cameron wheeled his Acura ARX-05 DPi around the 17-turn, 3.74 mile circuit with a pole lap of 1 minute, 45.865 seconds to average 125.837 mph to put Cameron and co-drivers Juan Pablo Montoya and Simon Pagenaud up front. The old pole record for the race was a 1Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla. — The opening day of practice for the 2019 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring was great for some and not so great for others but three sessions have given us a better idea of who the favorites are ahead of Saturday’s endurance classic. At least, in most classes, it has. In Daytona Prototype International (DPi), six cars managed to place themselves in the top five multiple times across all three sessions with the No. 31 Cadillac DPi entry from Action Express Racing appearingRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla. — The No. 47 Precision Performance Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan GT3 entry for the 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring crashed during Thursday’s second practice session at the 3.74 mile circuit. Coming out of the first turn, Don Yount was getting up to speed after having just completed his second flying lap but then he hit a bump that unsettled the car. That unsettling caused Yount to go off track and hit the wall heavily coming through Turn 2. “I got on theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring has a special position on the world motorsport stage this coming weekend with the added race for the FIA World Endurance Championship on Friday afternoon. While the Australian Grand Prix may have top billing around the world motorsport stage, Sebring will have more action than any other track in the world with not only the 1000 Miles of Sebring on Friday but the Michelin Pilot Challenge also has a two hour race on Friday. But enough aboutRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Fla — Santino Ferrucci threw his car off the road during Saturday’s qualifying for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg but a solid run saw the Connecticut native climb to ninth place during the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season opener. The No. 19 David Yurman Honda for Dale Coyne Racing hovered around 13th-14th place during the first couple of stints in the race after the last full course yellow ended but Ferrucci managed to get into tenth place following the final round ofRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — He qualified third, finished fourth and had about as perfect of a debut as one could hope for in the NTT IndyCar Series in Sunday’s Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Felix Rosenqvist made a pass for the lead against Will Power on Lap 24 in a move that most veterans might consider not making. Locking up the front tires and nearly touching the 2018 Indianapolis 500 winner, the Swede made the pass stick in a move that made many wonder who exactlyRead More