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Goldcrest Motorsports Presses For 2017 Expansion

IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Street Tuner competitor Goldcrest Motorsports, based out of Kennesaw, GA, is finalizing a significant expansion for next season.

The team, which ran the No. 22 and No. 36 Porsche Caymans during the 2016 season, is completing construction on a second, larger race shop just down the road from the team’s current facility.

Turning Point Tuesday: RS1 Porsche’s Spencer Pumpelly and Nick Galante Overcome Late-Season Adversities to Win ST Championship

NOTE:  This is the first in a series of “Turning Point Tuesday” features in which takes a look at the turning point for championship-winning performances in the 2016 season.

To say the 2016 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season came with high expectations for Spencer Pumpelly and Nick Galante would be an understatement.

The previous year, Pumpelly and co-driver Luis Rodriguez Jr. collected four wins on their way to finishing third in the Street Tuner (ST) points after a strong first season for the No. 17 RS1 Porsche Cayman.

McAleer, McCumbee Come Up 18 Minutes Short Of Defending ST Crown

Stevan McAleer and Chad McCumbee were in a position to successfully defend their IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Street Tuner (ST) championship throughout the season-ending Road Atlanta 150.

However, with only 18 minutes remaining, the No. 25 Freedom Autosport ModSpace Mazda MX-5 suddenly slowed and retired, allowing Spencer Pumpelly and Nick Galante to claim the title in their race-winning No. 17 RS1 Legistics/ Porsche Cayman.

2016 Road Atlanta 150 Race Broadcast


Ford Captures Continental Tire Challenge Grand Sport Championship

Billy Johnson took the lead in the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350R-C with 13 minutes remaining and went on to win Friday’s IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season-ending Road Atlanta 150 – giving Ford a sweep of the driver, team and manufacturer championships in the process.

RS1 Porsche Takes Comeback ST Title With Galante, Pumpelly

Knowing that winning the Street Tuner (ST) championship was out of their hands due to having an eight-point deficit in the standings, Nick Galante and Spencer Pumpelly concentrated on putting the No. 17 RS1 Legistics/ Porsche Cayman at the front of the field – which Pumpelly accomplished with 30 minutes remaining.

Maxwell Wins Sixth TOTAL Pole of 2016, Rabe Captures First Career ST Pole

Scott Maxwell took another step towards the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Grand Sport (GS) title by capturing his sixth TOTAL Pole Award of the season in the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsport Ford Shelby GT350R-C co-driven by Billy Johnson. It extended his series-leading total to 16 career poles.

Maxwell turned in a record lap of 1:31.045 (100.4 mph) in the shortened session. To secure his third Continental Tire Challenge GS title, Maxwell must drive the 45-minute minimum driving time required to score points. It would be Johnson’s first title in the series.

Ford Nears GS Championship With Multimatic Motorsports In Friday’s Continental Tire Challenge Finale At Road Atlanta

Multimatic Motorsports is closing in on its third Grand Sport (GS) team championship in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, with Scott Maxwell and Billy Johnson seeking their sixth victory of the season in Friday’s Road Atlanta 150 co-driving the No. 15 Ford Shelby GT350R-C.

A Story of Intense Mazda Teamwork Could Mean Championship

IRVINE, Calif. (September 23, 2016) – Next Friday afternoon at Road Atlanta, co-drivers Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer will be striving to earn a second straight championship in the Street Tuner (ST) class of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Driving for the Freedom Autosport team, which is based at Road Atlanta, they lead the point standings by eight over the second-place drivers and by 10 points over third place.

Ford Shelby Captures Circuit Of The Americas 150 Win

Billy Johnson and Scott Maxwell scored an impressive victory in Friday’s Circuit of The Americas 150, winning their fifth race of the season in the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350R-C. They extended their lead in the quest for the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Championship Grand Sport (GS) title in a race run in over 90-degree heat.

It was the 22nd career victory for Johnson – tying him with Matt Plumb atop the all-time list – and 15th for Maxwell, who tied Eric Curran and Terry Borcheller for eighth.