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Winward Racing, HTP Motorsport to Partner for 2018 Continental Tire Challenge Season

Today Winward Racing announced a partnership with German GT powerhouse, HTP Motorsport to run two brand new AMG GT4 cars in the 2018 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. The Houston based team has also announced a comprehensive 2017 test and race program which will see the car make it’s US debut at the 24 Hours of CoTA in November followed up by the team’s first ever entry at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill in early December.

Motorsports In Action Gets Long-Overdue Victory at Road Atlanta

After a string of bad luck that seemed to last for months, Motorsports In Action (MIA) finally took home its first Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge victory in the FOX Factory 120 at Road Atlanta Friday.

The race brought to a close the 2017 Continental Tire Challenge season, as well as MIA’s inaugural season in the series. For co-drivers Chris Green and Jesse Lazare, the race couldn’t have gone any better.

CRG Writes Cinderella Story in Possibly Final ST Race

Sarah Cattaneo and Owen Trinkler know how to win exactly when it matters most.

At VIRginia International Raceway in August, the co-drivers and the rest of the No. 44 CRG-I Do Borrow Nissan Altima team discovered they would not be competing full-time in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge next season. The next day, they brought home the Street Tuner (ST) class win.

Friday was no different.

Continental Tire Challenge Wraps Up Final Practice Sessions of 2017

The IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge has officially completed its final practice sessions of the year.

Ahead of Friday’s FOX Factory 120 at Road Atlanta, Matt Plumb in the No. 76 C360R McLaren GT4 posted the fastest lap of the day in the Grand Sport (GS) class at 1:28.879 (102.881 mph). The early speed is an encouraging sign for the team, which hasn’t finished in the top five since a third-place finish at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in July.

Grand Sport Sees Tremendous Growth One Year After Adopting GT4 Specs

While Friday’s Fox Factory 120 at Road Atlanta marks the end of the 2017 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season, it signifies only the beginning of good things to come for the series’ Grand Sport (GS) class.

It’s been a little over one year since IMSA announced its intention to adopt GT4 technical specifications in GS and with the first year of that plan coming to a close this weekend, the results have been nothing less than remarkable and the statistics are there to prove it.

Last year saw the average GS car count per race around eight. That number is now 15.

Friday’s Street Tuner Race Could Be End of an Era for CRG’s Cattaneo, Trinkler

There’s an old saying – “All good things must come to an end.”

For Sarah Cattaneo, Owen Trinkler and the No. 44 CRG-I Do Borrow team, that end could be this weekend at Road Atlanta.

The No. 44 has been a staple in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Street Tuner (ST) class paddock since Cattaneo’s father, Joe, bought the team in 2014, but next year raises a big question mark.

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.

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