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Continental Tire Challenge Completes Test at Daytona

It was a mix of familiar faces and newcomers on Wednesday at the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge December test at Daytona International Speedway.

The single-day test offered an opportunity for GS and TCR teams to experiment ahead of January’s Roar Before the Rolex 24 weekend and season-opening BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona.

December Test to Offer First Look at 2018 Continental Tire Challenge Field

The highly-anticipated 2018 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge season is fast approaching and fans won’t have to wait too much longer to get a first glimpse at the field.

In fact, that first glimpse comes next week at Daytona International Speedway.

A handful of Continental Tire Challenge teams are set to descend on the World Center of Racing on Wednesday, Dec. 6 as an opportunity to gather information ahead of 2018 and the season-opening BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona on Jan. 26.

How Do You Spell That Again? Getting to Know Till Bechtolsheimer and His Many Nicknames

For anyone following CJ Wilson Racing on social media, updates and lap-by-lap action of the 2017 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge have been quite entertaining, especially when it comes to driver Till Bechtolsheimer.

Bechtolsheimer, a native of Ampney St. Peter in the United Kingdom, co-drove the No. 33 Porsche Cayman GT4 in his first full season of IMSA competition to a fourth-place finish in the 2017 standings with co-driver Marc Miller.

But finding Bechtolsheimer on social media can be tricky, given that he’s refrained from creating any accounts.

C360R Continues to Move with the Times

In just one year, C360R has experienced a sweeping transition in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

While the team has consistently and successfully competed in the series for more than a decade, the manufacturers, drivers and car counts have varied over time – but nothing like the last 12 months.

In 2017, the Toronto-based team, which formerly ran under the moniker Compass360, rejuvenated its effort in the GS class. The year prior, Paul Holton and Pierre Kleinubing had piloted the team’s lone Ford Shelby GT350R-C to three podium results in 10 races.

10 Big Questions for 2018: Continental Tire Challenge Edition

The 2018 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge might be the most anticipated season yet, with several key storylines already developing.

The third in a series of articles, here are 10 big questions surrounding the Continental Tire Challenge GT heading into next season:

1. Which manufacturers will field GT4 cars and how will they compare to returning manufacturers?

Christmas Comes Early for BimmerWorld with Delivery of BMW M4 GT4

It’s delivery time for some IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge teams and first on that list is BimmerWorld Racing.

Last week, BMW announced the distribution of its new M4 GT4 racecars to a handful of teams throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. The new car is eligible to compete in the Continental Tire Challenge Grand Sport (GS) class in 2018 and BimmerWorld, previously a Street Tuner (ST) class team, is the first to take advantage of the new opportunity.

Foss Continues to Write Name in IMSA Record Books

One can be either the best number or the loneliest number.

For IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge driver Eric Foss, being the standalone champion of the Street Tuner (ST) class feels like a little bit of both.

Foss’ second Continental Tire Challenge championship comes on the heels of one of his most historic seasons yet, but the success didn’t come without its trials.

Machavern and Murcott Climb IMSA Ladder to GS Championship

No matter how you spell it, Dillon and Dylan are IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge champions.

Dillon Machavern and Dylan Murcott, a young-gun, small-town duo, arrived on the Grand Sport (GS) championship scene midway through the 2017 season in the No. 28 RS1 Porsche Cayman GT4 MR. Not only was this the first season for the RS1 team in the GS class after winning the 2016 Street Tuner (ST) championship, it also was the first full season for both drivers in the Continental Tire Challenge.

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.

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