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Corvette Racing Survives First-Lap Crash to Win Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown at COTA

One race after a heartbreaking loss on the final corner of the final lap at Long Beach, the No. 3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R of Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen survived a multi-car accident on the first corner of the first lap Saturday to win the Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown at Circuit of The Americas.

2017 Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown Qualifying

Watch the exciting qualifying session from the Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown at Circuit of The Americas. The fourth race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season.


Ricky Taylor Puts Cadillac on COTA Pole in Dominating Performance

The Taylor train kept rolling at Circuit of The Americas on Friday, and maybe even picked up some more speed.

In qualifying for Saturday’s Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown, Ricky Taylor beat the previous IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship lap record on the 3.4-mile COTA track by exactly three seconds, and beat the field by more than 1.5 seconds to take the pole position in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R with a best lap of 1 minute, 54.809 seconds (106.6 mph).

‘Surprise’ Pole For Edwards, BMW At Circuit of The Americas

John Edwards knew he had a strong BMW this weekend at Circuit of The Americas, but admits Friday’s TOTAL USA Pole Award in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying came as a surprise.

Still, the driver of the No. 24 BMW Team RLL BMW M6 posted an impressive lap of two minutes, 2.833 seconds, good enough for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class record at Circuit of The Americas.

Hot Lap: Paul Miller Racing at Circuit of The Americas

Let Paul Miller Racing take you for a lap around Circuit of The Americas in the No. 48 Lamborghini Huracan GT3.


Circuit of The Americas Thursday Notebook

Continuing a perfect to start the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor continued to show the speed Friday at Circuit of The Americas that led to season-opening wins at Daytona, Sebring and Long Beach. The No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R finished each of the day’s two practice sessions at the top of the leaderboard, with Ricky leading the first session and Jordan topping the charts in the second session with the fastest lap of the day, 1:56.595.

Austin Hatcher Foundation Partnering for Fundraising Auctions During Race Weekend at Circuit of the Americas

The famed Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, one of the world’s premier racing venues, will be the backdrop this weekend for four fundraising auctions to benefit the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.

COTA is the site of the Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown on Thursday-Saturday, featuring races in the International Motor Sports Association’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. The Austin Hatcher Foundation is an official “Proud Charity” of IMSA.

IMSA Race Weekend Preview: Circuit of The Americas

The 2017 Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown from Circuit of The Americas will be broadcast Saturday, May 6 beginning at 7 p.m. ET on FS1.


Remembering Preston Henn: 1931-2017

In the grand and glorious era of the IMSA Camel GT Series, the cars weren’t the only stars. Drivers – and in some cases, even the owners – were, too. Preston Henn was both, although he is remembered more for fielding cars than wheeling them, primarily during the 1980s.

But he is remembered. Make no mistake about that. Henn died Sunday at his Hillsboro Beach home in South Florida at the age of 86, leaving a multi-faceted legacy as an entrepreneur, self-promoter, self-made millionaire and a champion driver-owner in some of the world’s biggest sport car events.

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Firing on All Cylinders One Year After First Ford GT Win

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – At this point in last year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing was struggling.

Though competitive speed was demonstrated, mechanical issues plagued the brand-new No. 66 and 67 Ford GTs through the first few races of 2016. The highest finishing position managed by either car in the first three races was a fourth in class by the No. 67 car, taken at Long Beach.