Michelin Pilot Challenge Fox Factory 120 race results from Road Atlanta

Michelin Pilot Challenge Fox Factory 120 race results from Road Atlanta

Class winners from today’s race from Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta were the #96 of Turner Motorsports driven by Robby Foley/Vincent Barlette in the GS class, and in the TCR class it was the #98 of Bryan Herta Autosport w/Curb Agajanian driven by Michael Lewis/Mason Filippi.

The Canadians in the race finished as follows:

GS

6th #60 Kyle Marcelli/Nate Stacy

7th Team Motorsports In Action

18th #22 Scott Maxwell/Seb Priaulx

TCR

4th #21 Mark Wilkins/Harry Gottsacker

10th #23 James Vance/Max Faulkner

Double Podium day for Jeff Kingsley at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

Double Podium day for Jeff Kingsley at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

Friday was a two race day for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA series at Road Atlanta. In race #1 of the day Jeff Kingsley finished in second place behind race winner Riley Dickinson, in the second race of the day Jeff reversed the finishing order by passing pole sitter Riley between turns 1 and 2 and held on for a 5.0 second lead at the finish line.

The victory was Jeff’s 7th of the season and now leads Riley by 22 points in the driver championship heading into Saturday mornings race 3 of the weekend.

Pfaff Motorsports Returns to IMSA to Participate in the  MOTUL PETIT LE MANS

Pfaff Motorsports Returns to IMSA to Participate in the MOTUL PETIT LE MANS


Photo By: R.MacAloney/CDN-R.com

From Pfaff Motorsports:

After a prolonged absence from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, caused by travel restrictions for team members and drivers, Pfaff Motorsports will return to the series for the signature 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans.

The #9 Motul-sponsored “Plaid Porsche” 911 GT3 R will be driven by Canadian Zach Robichon, Porsche development driver and Nurburgring lap-record holder Lars Kern, and Intercontinental GT champion, Norwegian Dennis Olsen, the trio having previously contested the 24 Hours of Daytona with Patrick Pilet and Pfaff in January.

“It was very disappointing not to be racing in July when the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship made its return,” said team manager Steve Bortolotti. “We felt we had all the pieces in place to make a run at the championship in our sophomore season. Our team is made up predominantly of Pfaff employees who work in our dealerships when not racing; travel restrictions between the United States and Canada made a full-season return impossible in July when the series resumed. However, for Petit Le Mans, quarantining for two weeks upon returning to Canada for the series’ signature event made sense for all of us, especially as a way to thank our partners for sticking by our side during these challenging times.”

The Pfaff Motorsports team did not have an idle summer, reactivating its driver-development program in the Canadian Touring Car Championship with an Audi RS3 TCR and 17-year-old Zachary Vanier. Winning five of six races, and taking five of six pole positions, Vanier became the youngest champion in the CTCC series’ history.

Looking ahead to the race at Road Atlanta, Bortolotti said: “Motul Petit Le Mans is one of the most exciting events on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar. Our partners at Motul and Porsche Motorsport North America have been incredibly supportive during this challenging season, and we couldn’t be more excited for our return to IWSC championship competition at Motul’s headline event.”

The 2020 Motul Petit Le Mans gets underway on Thursday, October 15. Qualifying kicks off with the GTD class and the Motul Pfaff Porsche 911 GT3 R on Friday, October 16 at 12:30 pm ET. The green flag drops for race day on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm ET.

Viewers can watch qualifying live on Friday at www.IMSA.tv. Full coverage of the race will be broadcast live on IMSA Trackpass on NBC Sports Gold (US only), as well as during select periods on NBC SN in the USA, CNBC and NBC Sports Gold in both Canada and the USA, and Discovery Velocity in Canada (subscriptions may apply). Complete broadcast details can be found under the Motul Petit Le Mans schedule on www.IMSA.com.

Stay tuned for further announcements from Pfaff Motorsports regarding the 2020 IMSA racing season. For more news and behind-the-scenes content, follow @PfaffMotorsports, @Pfaff_Porsche, and @PfaffAuto on Instagram, and Pfaff Porsche on Facebook.

 

IMSA Announces the Provisional 2021 Schedule for their 3 Series

IMSA Announces the Provisional 2021 Schedule for their 3 Series

There will be even more action for WeatherTech Championship fans to follow in 2021 as the Daytona Prototype international (DPi), Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes will be joined by a new class – Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3) – at selected events.

A new generation of LMP3 models will be introduced to IMSA competition in 2021-2022 from four approved constructors – Ligier, Duqueine Engineering, Ginetta and Adess – using 455 horsepower, Nissan VK56 engines. New LMP3 cars or earlier models that have been updated to the new Evo will be eligible for WeatherTech Championship LMP3 competition.

Double Podiums for Jeff Kingsley at Road Atlanta @jeff_kingsley

Double Podiums for Jeff Kingsley at Road Atlanta @jeff_kingsley

Photos:IMSA

It was another double podium weekend for Jeff Kingsley in the #16 Kelly-Moss Road and Race Porsche 991 / 2017 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. In Saturday’s Race #1 of the weekend Jeff started in 2nd place behind Riley Dickinson but managed to get past him for the race win. Sunday’s Race #2 saw Jeff start in 3rd behind Pole Sitter Riley Dickinson and Sean McAlister. Riley would go on to win the race with Jeff getting past Sean for 2nd place in the race.

Here are the top 5 in the Driver Point Standings after the Atlanta weekend.

1
JEFF KINGSLEY
201
2
RILEY DICKINSON
192
3
ALAN METNI
183
4
SEAN MCALISTER
167
5
SEBASTIAN CARAZO
161