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By IMSA Wire Service IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Daytona Prototype international (DPi) points leader Juan Pablo Montoya posted the fastest time in Friday’s practice sessions, but if the time charts are any indication, the competition this weekend is going to be close. Montoya lapped the 2.238-mile WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca circuit at one minute, 16.003 (106.006 mph) to lead the way in the No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 that he shares with co-driver Dane Cameron. His lap was just 0.078 seconds quicker than the best time posted by FelipeRead More
By IMSA Wire Service Ten down, two to go. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship springs back into action this weekend for the penultimate round of the season, Sunday’s two-hour, 40-minute Monterey SportsCar Championship Powered by McLaren. The race will be televised live on the NBC Network beginning at 3 p.m. ET. “Picturesque” is a commonly used adjective used to describe the 2.238-mile road course here on the Monterey Peninsula, and it’s accurate. The racetrack features some of the biggest elevation changes anywhere, and the scenery around the racetrack is breathtaking.Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DANVILLE, Va. — It was finally Mercedes-AMG’s turn atop the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship podium in 2019 and on Sunday at VIRginia International Raceway. The No. 33 Riley Motorsports – Team AMG Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Jeroen Bleekemolen and Ben Keating scored their first victory – and podium – of the season in the GT Daytona (GTD) at the 3.27-mile circuit in Alton, Virginia. In fact, it was the first podium of the season for the manufacturer in GTD and the first win for Bleekemolen and KeatingRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — PFAFF Motorsports won Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase at Road America with a driver that was competing in his fourth ever race in America. Matt Campbell raced at the Rolex 24 this year, the Sebring 1000 miles WEC race, Lime Rock Park and now Road America with a win at America’s National Park of Speed for PFAFF Motorsports in the team’s No. 9 Porsche 911 GT3 R with co-driver Zacharie Robichon. The Canadian team saved fuel during the race while running secondRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Tommy Milner’s return to racing after injuring his left hand at Watkins Glen was, by all accounts, a success despite finishing sixth with co-driver Oliver Gavin. Milner’s car started on pole position and ran second in the closing stages of Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase but the No. 4 Corvette C7.R had to stop for fuel in the final five minutes of the race. “We had a good car today for sure, the Corvette was fast,” said Milner. “We had to pitRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — All it took was one small mistake at Turn 5 and Dane Cameron was right on Harry Tincknell’s rear wing on the last lap at Road America. An aggressive defense on Tincknell’s part kept Cameron behind as the Brit an co-driver Jonathan Bomarito gave Mazda Team Joest their third consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory in Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase. The No. 55 Mazda RT24-P DPi led 44 laps of the eventual 83 turned in Sunday’s two hour, 40 minute sprintRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Dane Cameron being fastest in qualifying was no surprise to anyone at Road America. The No. 6 ARX-05 DPi was quickest in all three practice sessions and set a new track record in qualifying for Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase. The points leader in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship standings went around the 4.048 mile road course with a fastest lap of 1 minute, 48.715 seconds, a full 3.2 seconds faster than last year’s Prototype qualifying pole time. Cameron averaged 134.045Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Acura Team Penske has set the early benchmark in Friday practice for the IMSA Road Race Showcase at Road America. The championship-leading No. 6 ARX-05 of Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya set the fastest lap time in both morning and afternoon sessions. The fastest lap of the day went to Cameron at 1 minute, 50.007 seconds to average 132.471 mph. Second fastest overall was the No. 54 CORE Autosport Nissan DPi which has the benefit of being the only DPi manufacturerRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Turner Motorsport’s 2019 IMSA season has transformed so much that their average finish from the first four races to the last three races went from 11.75 to two. Co-drivers Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley went from finishing ninth, 13th, 15th and 10th to second, first and third and climbed in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD standings from 13th to second. That kind of transformation isn’t really the result of the flip of a magical switch. Misfortune plagued the team earlier in theRead More