Road America Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent Team Penske’s Austin Cindric was one position shy from being perfect on the road courses in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. A late-race caution brought out by Gray Gaulding left the Ford Performance driver with a dilemma, pit for tires with less than five laps to go or stay on track. Crew chief Brian Wilson elected to put tires on Cindric’s No. 22 Menards / Richmond Ford Mustang. The team dropped from third to 20th on the running order. With two laps to go in the CTECHRead More
By Chris Knight, NASCAR Wire Service ELKHART LAKE, Wisc. – In a two-lap shootout in Saturday afternoon’s CTECH Manufacturing 180 at Road America, Christopher Bell checked out from the competition to claim his sixth NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the season. Bell found himself battling the best of the best when it comes to road course racing in NASCAR inside the final laps of the race between AJ Allmendinger and Austin Cindric, but when Gray Gaulding went into the gravel in Turn 1, the full-course caution waved setting up anRead More
By NASCAR Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With four races to go in the regular season, time is running out for NASCAR Xfinity Series championship contenders. With Playoff implications on the line, expect the competition to be tight and the action to be drama-filled this weekend as the series heads to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the 10th annual CTECH Manufacturing 180 on Saturday, August 24 (3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio). Road America has seen nine different Xfinity Series winner’s pull intoRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent B.J. McLeod Motorsports has tabbed NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Elite 1 driver Loris Hezemans for Road America. Hezemans will drive the No. 99 Koolbox Chevrolet Camaro SS in the NASCAR Xfinity Series CTECH Manufacturing 180 at the 4.048-mile road course. The Eindhoven, Netherlands native is in just his second NASCAR Whelen Euro Series Elite 1 season. In 21 starts, Hezemans has earned three victories, including the last two events. The Hendriks Motorsport driver sits fourth in the championship standings, 36-points behind defending champion Alon Day.Read 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 — 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 — 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
By IMSA Wire Service As if Mazda Team Joest needed further incentive to keep its torrid streak in the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class going in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, there’s this tidbit from John Doonan. The director of motorsports for Mazda North American Operations has overseen the development of the brand’s sports car program that has culminated in victories in each of the past two races. First by the No. 55 entry at Watkins Glen International on June 30 and then by the No. 77 a week laterRead More
By IMSA Wire Service After a brief respite during another busy summer of racing, all four classes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship reunite next weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. While the GTLM and GTD teams are fresh off a GT-only showdown at Lime Rock Park last weekend, Road America marks the return of the Prototype classes – DPi and LMP2 – to the grid after last competing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on July 7. The entry list shows a total of 35 cars between theRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent After a few weeks off, Jeffrey Earnhardt and iK9 have announced their remaining schedule for the 2019 season. Earnhardt has six NASCAR Xfinity Series races beginning with the B&L Transport 170 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the No. 18 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing. He will also compete at Road America, ISM Raceway, and Homestead-Miami Speedway for JGR. Kyle Busch will have iK9 as the primary sponsor at Watkins Glen International in August. This will be iK9’s return to JGR after brieflyRead More