Team Panoz Racing enjoyed a very successful race weekend at Portland International Raceway. Ian James was joined by Mathew Keegan in the #50 Panoz Avezzano with Preston Calvert in the #51, both competing in rounds seven and eight of the GTS Sprint-X Championship and both cars achieving wins..
Pirelli World Challenge President and CEO Greg Gill presented teams with the expanded 2019 program and race formats.
The Pirelli World Challenge makes its long awaited return to Portland International Raceway this weekend, and driver Matt Brabham will race alongside full season driver Daniel Morad in the No. 2 Mercedes AMG GT3.
Twelve years have passed since Flying Lizard last raced at Portland International Raceway in the American Le Mans Series, and this weekend, the sports car team will return to the Oregon track for the Pirelli World Challenge Rose Cup Races for rounds seven and eight of the GTS SprintX Championship.
Sunday afternoon at the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Road America, GTSA driver Mike Hedlund scored a third place finish, earning the 95th podium for Flying Lizard Motorsports. The No. 45 Audi R8 LMS GT4 drove to his fourth podium finish of the year, leading the team’s three car charge in the double header weekend.
Team Panoz Racing returned to Road America aiming to re-claim the back-to-back wins enjoyed last year. Driver Ian James secured the mission in today’s sixth round of the GTS Championship at the challenging 4.048-mile, 14-turn road circuit.
Ian James returned to Road America this week aiming to repeat the back-to-back victories with the No. 50 Panoz Avezzano that the team achieved in 2017. Today, he put the beginning of that plan in motion and took Team Panoz Racing to the top step of the podium for the second time this season.
The Pirelli World Challenge is halfway complete, and this weekend, the series journeys to Elkhart Lake Wisconsin for the Grand Prix of Road America. Flying Lizard Motorsports will return to the fan favorite track with its two full season Audi R8 LMS GT4 sports cars in addition to a third entry of a Porsche 911 GT3 R, driven by Flying Lizard customer Andy Wilzoch.
At the mid-point of the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge season, BMW Customer Racing drivers stand at the top of championship points in two classes, competing with the BMW M235i Racing and BMW M4 GT4. To date, BMW drivers have finished on the podium 19 times, including six victories in the first six races of the … Continue reading → ...
Flying Lizard Motorsports earned its 94th podium on Saturday at Virginia International Raceway at the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Virginia. Mike Hedlund and the No. 45 Audi R8 LMS finished tenth overall in race two, scoring a second place finish in the GTSA class, Hedlund’s second podium of the 2018 season.
After a month break in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS calendar, Flying Lizard Motorsports returns to VIRginia International Raceway this weekend for rounds three and four of the SprintX championship with Mike Hedlund, Adam Merzon, and Ryan Eversley in the pair of Audi R8 LMS GT4 cars. In preparation for the event, the team has completed three days of testing at this particular track, in both dry and wet conditions, confident with the progress made entering into the next rounds of the championship.
M1 GT Racing and their Audi R8 LMS GT4 will hit the track again this weekend at the fast and flowing, yet challenging Virginia International Raceway (VIR). Traveling to Alton, Virginia, the Florida based team will enter Jason Bell in the Pirelli World Challenge program and after a couple of weekends off, the team is … Continue reading → ...
Floridian and Audi Sport customer racing driver Jason Bell will be competing in his next Pirelli World Challenge Series event this coming weekend at Virginia International Raceway (VIR). Traveling to Alton, Virginia and back for another round with M1 GT Racing, Bell will once again enter the GTSA division and is excited to get back to the VIR facility, one of his favorite tracks on the 2018 calendar.
Patrick Dussault is a talented young driver currently competing in Porsche GT3 Cup Platinum Canada. Following a successful open-wheel career that lead him to go race in England, Patrick has moved on to sports car racing. Dussault is very focused when it comes to racing and is excited to see what motorsports have in store for him. He is currently racing for Lauzon Autosports. RNW Chief Editor, Charles Côté, recently talked with Patrick about his journey and what is to come in 2018.
On a warm and sunny weekend in Texas, 17-year-old Parker Chase and co-driver Ryan Dalziel, drivers of the #19 Vertical Bridge / New Braunfels Convention and Visitors Bureau / ProBalance Protein Water / Music Movement Audi R8 showed persistence at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Taking on the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX GT Pro/Am program, Chase and Dalziel overcame an unfortunate shunt on the during Saturday’s event to stand on the podium on Sunday.
Rounds one and two of the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX Championship dealt Flying Lizard Motorsports a challenging hand, but the Audi R8 LMS GT4 team persisted to close out the weekend with two strong finishes at Circuit of the Americas.
GMG Racing celebrates first American success for Audi R8 LMS GT4: James Sofronas and Alex Welch stood on the top step of the podium in the SprintX season opener of the Pirelli World Challenge. The two Americans from Team GMG Racing won the second single race of the opening event on the circuit of Austin, Texas, achieving the first victory for the new customer sport race car in North America. After the one-hour race, the advantage of their Audi R8 LMS GT4 was 3.3 seconds. With 37 entrants the GT4 category in the Pirelli World Challenge is one of the best-filled GT4 classes worldwide. Sofronas, who is both the team’s owner and a driver, is ranked in third place of the standings after two of a total of eight individual races in the GTS class of the SprintX classification.
Jason Bell and M1 GT Racing started their 2018 season in the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) program at the Streets of St. Petersburg two weekends ago. Standing on the podium in his first event behind the wheel of the sleek-looking Audi R8 LMS GT4, Bell is determined to improve to the top step of the podium this coming weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.