Daily Archive: July 9, 2017

Jul 09

Whelen Engineering returns to Victory Lane in Canada

Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix

2017-07-09_106After nearly three hours of hard racing, some dramatic weather changes, screwed calls from the pit box, and a lot of teamwork, Whelen Engineering returned to victory lane at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday.

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Jul 09

Commanding race 2 win for Rea at Laguna

World Champion takes Sunday win at #USWorldSBK round, with Sykes and Davies also on the podium

As the GEICO US Round drew to a close on Sunday afternoon at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca it was World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team) who took the victory, with Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) and Chaz Davies (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) also on the podium.

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Jul 09

VISIT FLORIDA Racing faces frustration at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

And after leading the time charts during the morning warm up, the team had its sights set on another solid result

2017-07-09_143Following a fifth place finish at Watkins Glen last weekend, VISIT FLORIDA Racing was hoping to see an uptick in performance as the Florida-based team entered Round 7 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday.

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Jul 09

Camaro GT4.R gets First Continental Tire Challenge win at CTMP

Well, that didn’t take very long.

2017-07-08_223In just its third IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race, the brand-new No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R found its way to Victory Lane in an exciting two-hour battle at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Saturday afternoon.

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Jul 09

Nice overtakes to conclude the weekend with a top-10 finish

Kami Laliberté in German F4

Nice overtakes to conclude the weekend with a top-10 finishTonight, Kami Laliberté is a clearly relief young driver who has already begun to think of his next month German Formula 4 series meeting, now that he has completed with a more encouraging result his weekend on the Oschersleben racecourse where yesterday, after a beautiful pole position he encountered difficulties in the two races on the program of the day.

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Jul 09

Formula One teams Austrian Grand Prix race report

Austrian Grand Prix Formula One qualifying report

150x80-flagworldf1Today’s report from Formula One teams & drivers in Spielberg. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 09

Bottas beats Vettel to Austria F1 victory, Hamilton P4

Bottas was able to manage his tyres and his pace well to keep Vettel back

Bottas beats Vettel to Austria F1 victory, Hamilton P4Valtteri Bottas clinched his second Formula 1 victory in style on Sunday at the Austrian Grand Prix by leading all but one lap on his way to beating championship leader Sebastian Vettel.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 09

SPC Series: Exciting Firsts for Kurt Wittmer and Vincent Duchesne-Millette!

Results for this Saturday’s races at the ICAR Circuit …

Michel FlageoleContested this weekend at Mirabel’s ICAR circuit, as support for the NASCAR Canada series, the four races of the Super Production Challenge (SPC) presented by BFGoodrich® Tires Canada, were very spectacular and crowned two new overall winners Kurt Wittmer, who won 3 of the 4 races, and Vincent Duchesne-Millette.

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Jul 09

Stroll expects better race pace despite Williams update struggles

“We just need more grip around here to compete with the other teams” – Stroll

2017-06-11_3302Lance Stroll is hopeful that Williams can fight back from its worst qualifying display of the 2017 Formula 1 season in Austria on Sunday despite struggling to understand its new update package.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 09

Pagenaud sends speedy reminder in final Iowa practice

“I think it’s a little tricky out there right now” – Pagenaud

Simon PagenaudConsidering he’s the reigning Verizon IndyCar Series champion and sits second in the current point standings, Simon Pagenaud’s name hasn’t drawn much attention through the first 10 races of the 2017 season Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 09

GP3: Hyman soars to maiden victory

South African dominates from lights to flag  

GP3 - Raoul Hyman, Campos Racing; Giuliano Alesi, Trident; Nirei Fukuzumi, ART Grand Prix Red Bull RingRaoul Hyman has opened his win account in the most emphatic way possible by crushing his rivals in this morning’s Race 2 at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, leading from lights to flag and controlling the race all the way through before easing off in the closing stages to win by a second from Giuliano Alesi and Nirei Fukuzumi. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 09

Kevin Lacroix surges late for ICAR victory

Makes move on last restart to claim NASCAR Pinty’s Series Second win of 2017

2017-07-08_0580A late caution set up an overtime opportunity for Kevin Lacroix, and he pounced. The 28-year-old driver out of Saint-Eustache, Quebec, used the extra laps Saturday evening to go take the lead and hold off a charging Andrew Ranger to the checkered flag of the Ecko Unlimited 75 at Circuit ICAR.

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Jul 09

Martin Truex Jr. holds on late to win at Kentucky

I thought we were dead,” Truex said. “I thought we were done.”

After all was said and done, the dominant car won the race – but not without extreme complications. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 09

Ricky Taylor delivers TOTAL Pole Award for Cadillac at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

“After Watkins Glen we were a bit down with the result” – Taylor

2017-07-08_9696One weekend ago at Watkins Glen International, Ricky Taylor saw his undefeated season disappear when he was collected in a first-lap incident.

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Jul 09

New Porsche, Lexus claim First WeatherTech Championship Poles in Canada

Lexus got its first-ever WeatherTech Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class pole

2017-07-08_086Two manufacturers with storied histories in North American sports car competition added another chapter at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Saturday in qualifying for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix.

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Jul 09

Monlau Competicion Seat takes second outright win in the Hankook 24H Misano

After 738 laps on the 4.226 kilometre Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli

The Monlau Competicion Seat LCR TCR V3 DSG (#107, Jurgen Smet/Jose Manuel Perez Aicart/Alba Cano Ramirez/Jaime Font Casas) has won the Hankook 24H Misano.

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