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MINI JCW Pursues Dreams And Continental Tire Challenge Championship

Luis Perocarpi, Team Owner of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s Mini John Cooper Works Racing Team, has spent numerous years chasing his dreams by working in the motorsports industry.

That pursuit is what brought him to Google’s offices in New York City earlier this month, along with racing driver Derek Jones and MINI USA’s Pat McKenna. The trio spoke to 200 Google employees about pursuing dreams as part of the “Talks at Google” program, which hosts innovators, world leaders, authors and more from around the world.

Turning Point Tuesday: Consistency Leads to Records and GS Championship for Maxwell and Johnson

Racing at a hometown track can provide a turning point for any racing driver or team, as was the case for the No. 15 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350R-C this season in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Grand Sport (GS) class.

Multimatic, based in Markham, Ontario, Canada, with Billy Johnson and Toronto’s Scott Maxwell sharing the duties behind the wheel, found success throughout the year but truly stood out as a premier team in the second half of the 2016 season.

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 IMSA.com 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/RickieFowler.com Porsche Cayman.

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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/RickieFowler.com 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.

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