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Carter, Phillips Steal Continental Tire Challenge GS Victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

There’s a lot to celebrate this weekend for the No. 99 Automatic Racing camp at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Al Carter, making his fourth IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge start of the season in the Aston Martin Vantage, celebrated his birthday on Friday. Saturday, he picked up the Grand Sport (GS) class victory with co-driver Steven Phillips in the four-hour Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 240, the Saturday headliner at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix.

Overdue ST Win Comes for Kleinubing, Block in C360R Audi

It’s been a rollercoaster of a season for Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teammates Pierre Kleinubing and Roy Block, but the duo finally pulled out the Street Tuner (ST) victory Saturday evening at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

Before the victory, Kleinubing and Block had finished on the podium only twice this season with two third-place finishes, the most recent coming in the series’ last race at VIRginia International Raceway last month.

Mazda Honors Veterans with “Homes for Heroes” Campaign at Mazda Raceway

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Monterey, Mazda honored the commitment of three military veterans and their families.

In conjunction with Military Appreciation Day at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Chase and Operation Homefront, Mazda presented two families with keys to one of the manufacturer’s vehicles of their choice, and one family with the key to a new home.

Davis Crushes Previous Record for GS Pole, Kleinubing Captures Historical Pole for Audi in ST

Ahead of Saturday’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 240, the final of two, four-hour races on the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge schedule this year, Brandon Davis will lead the Grand Sport (GS) class to green.

Davis, a resident of Napa, Calif., surpassed the previous track record set by Joe Foster in 2012 by a staggering 2.345 seconds, with a lap of one minute, 32.549 seconds in the No. 71 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage. It will be his second career Continental Tire Challenge pole in what will be just his fifth series start.

Changes to Entry List, Four-Hour Race Highlight Continental Tire Challenge Return to Mazda Raceway

The Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend in Salinas, Calif., and the Grand Sport (GS) class that fans have come to know throughout the first eight races of 2017 will look a little different.

Fresh faces and new cars highlight the class entry list for the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 240, the penultimate round of the 2017 championship set for Saturday at 2 p.m. PT. The race will be streamed live on IMSA.tv and the IMSA mobile app with commentary from IMSA Radio.

“Weekend of Giving” for Street Tuner Class, IMSA

This weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will be more meaningful for a handful of teams in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Street Tuner (ST) class paddock.

For the No. 17 RS1 Porsche Cayman team, this weekend marks the culmination of a charitable campaign that kicked off at Watkins Glen International in July.

Gidley to Make IMSA Comeback in Continental Tire Challenge Race at Mazda Raceway

Everybody loves a good comeback story.

Here’s a GREAT one.

Popular driver Memo Gidley, who was injured in a crash during the 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona and who attended this year’s Rolex 24 as a guest of IMSA Chairman Jim France, is returning to the cockpit in IMSA competition.

Delayed Diagnosis Forces Mosing Out of Continental Tire Challenge, Porsche GT3 Cup USA for Remainder of 2017

Driver Jeff Mosing announced this week that he will be unable to compete in the remaining two events of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and Porsche GT3 Cup USA by Yokohama this year.

Mosing had been dealing with tremendous back pain since an incident in a GT3 Cup race at Watkins Glen in early July, but initial x-rays did not yield any results. Follow-up tests revealed that the resident of Austin, Texas has an L2 compression fracture in his lower back.

RS1, Machavern, Murcott, Deliver Porsche’s 50th Continental Tire Challenge Grand Sport Victory

Dylan Murcott and Dillon Machavern mean business.

The co-drivers of the No. 28 RS1 Porsche Cayman GT4 MR, who finished third in the last three events prior to Saturday’s Biscuitville Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway, finally broke through to score their first career win in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

It also marked Porsche’s 50th win in the Grand Sport (GS) class.

Roush, Jr., Clay Take TOTAL Pole Awards for Biscuitville Grand Prix

Coming off a win at the Road America 120 just three weeks ago alongside co-driver Dean Martin, Jack Roush Jr. will lead the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge field to green in tomorrow’s race at VIRginia International Raceway, after Roush set a track record to claim the TOTAL Pole Award in the Grand Sport (GS) class.

Driving the No. 59 KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang, Roush posted his fastest lap at one minute, 54.621 seconds around the 3.27-mile circuit. The previous track record of one minute, 56.929 seconds was set by Sebastien Landy in an Aston Martin Vantage last year.

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