2018 PWC Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park (May 25 to 28)

The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park was held over the Memorial Day weekend. This was an action-packed weekend with a total of six races from five different classes, as well as practice and qualifying sessions. Was a busy few days, but a lot of fun. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2018 PWC Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park (May 25 to 28)”

2015 – GTS Class Season Finale at Laguna Seca (Sep 1o to 13)

Round 17 of the GTS class for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held at Laguna Seca in Salinas, California (September 10 to 13). This 11-turn road course is about 2.3 miles in length and is known for the iconic “Corkscrew” turn. The season finale was won by Kris Wilson in the #07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4, with Jack Baldwin second in the #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S. The championship went to Michael Cooper from Blackdog Speed Shop, with Andrew Aquilante from Phoenix American Motorsports second, and Jack Baldwin from GTSport Racing third. Can’t wait for next year. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – GT Class Season Finale at Laguna Seca (Sep 10 and 13)

Round 20 of the GT class for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held at Laguna Seca in Salinas, California (September 10 to 13). This 11-turn road course is about 2.3 miles in length and is known for the iconic “Corkscrew” turn. The season finale was won by Alessandro Balzan in the #29 NGT Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia. However, the championship went to Johnny O’Connell in the #3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-VR GT3 who finished 12th over Olivier Beretta who had a DNF minutes from the end of the race. It was certainly a thrilling end to the GT season. Can’t wait for next year. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GTS Class at Sonoma Raceway (Aug 28 to 30)

The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GTS class rounds 15 & 16 were held at Sonoma Raceway (August 28 to 30). Round 15 was won by Andy Lee in the #20 BestIT Racing Chevrolet Camaro and Michael Cooper won Round 16 in the #10 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Z28. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Round 19 of the PWC GT Class at Sonoma Raceway (Aug 30)

Round 19 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday (August 30). Renger van der Zande won GT class in the #31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R and GTA class went to Frank Montecalvo in the #66 DragonSpeed Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3. GT Cup class was won by Colin Thompson in the #11 Kelly-Moss Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Round 18 of the PWC GT Class at Sonoma Raceway (Aug 29)

Round 18 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GT/GTA class was held Saturday afternoon (August 29) at Sonoma Raceway. Kevin Estre in the #9 K-Pax Racing McLaren 650S GT3 won GT class and Christina Nielsen won GTA class in the #7 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3. GT Cup class went to Alec Udell in the #17 Global Motorsports Group Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GT Class Practice at Sonoma Raceway (Aug 28)

The penultimate race weekend for the Pirelli World Challenge Challenge (PWC) was held at the beautiful Sonoma Raceway. Its amazing how fast the race season has gone by. On Friday, there were two practice sessions for the GT class teams to get ready for the race weekend. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GT Class Round 15 at Mid-Ohio (Aug 2)

GT Class round 15 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held on Sunday (August 2) at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course. Ryan Dalziel won GT class driving the #31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3R. Bryan Heitkotter was first for GTA class in the #05 Always Evolving Racing Nissan GT-R-GT3. Teenager Austin Cindric had an impressive weekend for GTA class in the #25 Blancpain Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 REX with pole position for the Saturday race and second place in Sunday’s race. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2015 – PWC GT Class Round 15 at Mid-Ohio (Aug 2)”

2015 – PWC GT Class Round 14 at Mid-Ohio (Aug 1)

GT Class round 14 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held on Saturday (August 1) at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course. Ryan Dalziel won the GT class driving the #31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3R. For GTA class, Frank Montecalvo won in the #66 DragonSpeed Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – GT Class Qualifying and Driver Autographs at Mid-Ohio (Aug 1)

GT Class qualifying for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held Saturday morning (August 1) under beautiful morning light. Top qualifier was Ryan Dalziel in the #31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3R with a time of 1:19.838 and speed of 101.816 mph. Later in the day was the drivers autographs which was a great opportunity for fans to meet the drivers. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – GT Class Practice at Mid-Ohio (Jul 31)

The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GT class practice at Mid-Ohio was held Friday evening (July 31). Due to the busy track schedule, this practice session was held later than usual, but was a great opportunity to get shots of the cars under low light conditions and in the shadows. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – GT Class PWC Testing at Mid-Ohio (Jul 30)

The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) were at the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course for rounds 11 and 12 of the GT class on July 30 to August 2. Covered the Thursday afternoon test session in the pits and paddock. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GTS Class Round 10 at Road America (Jun 28)

Round 10 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GTS class was held on Sunday (June 28). Andrew Aquilante in the #32 Phoenix American Motorsports Ford Mustang Boss302 won the race. Second was Ben Clucas in the #36 Kinetic Motorsports / Kia Racing Kia Optima and third was Jack Baldwin in the #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2015 – PWC GTS Class Round 10 at Road America (Jun 28)”

2015 – PWC GTS Class Round 9 at Road America (Jun 27)

Round 9 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GTS class was held Saturday (June 27) under sunny blue skies. Mark Wilkins won the race in the #38 Kinetic Motorsports/Kia Racing Kia Optima. Jack Baldwin was second in the #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S. Third went to Ben Clucas in the #36 Kinetic Motorsports / Kia Racing Kia Optima. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GTS Class Testing and Practice at Road America (Jun 25 and 26)

The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GTS class testing and practice were held on Thursday and Friday (June 25 and 26). After Practice 2, Mark Wilkins in the #38 Kinetic Motorsports/Kia Racing Kia Optima topped the charts with a fastest lap of 2:17.831 at 105.729 mph. Second fastest was Jack Baldwin in the #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S, then Ben Clucas in the #36 Kinetic Motorsports / Kia Racing Kia Optima. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2015 – PWC GTS Class Testing and Practice at Road America (Jun 25 and 26)”

2015 – Sunday PWC GT Class at Road America (Jun 28)

Round 13 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GT/GTA/GT Cup class was held Sunday afternoon (June 28). JD Davison  in the #33 Always Evolving Racing Nissan GT-R-GT3 won the race. GTA class was won by Frank Montecalvo in the #66 DragonSpeed Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3 and GT-Cup was won by Colin Thompson in the #11 Kelly-Moss Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Saturday PWC GT Class at Road America (Jun 27)

On Saturday morning (June 27) the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) and North America Sportscar held “Caffeine & Octane” at the RealTime Team paddock. This was a great way to meet the drivers while having a cup of coffee. Later that morning, the GT/GTA/GT-Cup classes held their warm-up session for the afternoon race. Round 12 was won by Chris Dyson in the #16 Bentley Team Dyson Racing Bentley Continental GT3. GTA class was won by Frank Montecalvo in the #66 DragonSpeed Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3 and GT-Cup was won by Colin Thompson in the #11 Kelly-Moss Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Friday PWC GT Class at Road America (Jun 25 to 28)

Friday was a busy day for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC), with qualifying in the morning and the make-up GT-GTA race from Detroit in the afternoon. Round 11 was won by Tomas Enge in the #25 Blancpain Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 FL2. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Thursday PWC GT Class at Road America (Jun 25 to 28)

The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GT/GTA Rounds 11, 12, and 13; and GT Cup Rounds 10 and 11 were held at Road America near Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. The track is about 4.1 miles in length, with 14 turns, has many elevation changes, and long straights. The track is known as “America’s Nurburgring”. It certainly is one of the most picturesque road courses I’ve been too. Arrived at the track on Thursday in time to cover the afternoon testing and practice sessions. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Quick Edits of the PWC at Detroit Belle Isle (May 29 to 31)

The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) will be at Road America in a few days, so thought it would be a good time to take a look back at the PWC at Detroit Belle Isle last month. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GT Race 2 at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

GT Class Race #2 for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was held Sunday mid-afternoon. Johnny O’Connell in the #3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-VR GT3 won the race. This was a “clean sweep” of the weekend races for Johnny O’Connell. Butch Leitzinger and Chris Dyson in the #20 and #16 Bentley Team Dyson Racing Bentley Continental GT3s were second and third, respectively. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – Jack Baldwin Wins PWC GTS Race 2 at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

GTS Class Race #2 for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was held Sunday morning under sunny blue skies. Jack Baldwin had a great race win in the #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S. Second went to Kurt Rezzetano in the #37 Phoenix American Motorsports Ford Mustang and Michael Cooper in the #10 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Z28 was third. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GT Race 1 at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

GT Class Race #1 for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was held Saturday afternoon under overcast skies. Johnny O’Connell in the #3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-VR GT3 won the race after 25 laps. Second was Kevin Estre in the #9 K-Pax Racing McLaren 650S GT3 and third was Butch Leitzinger in the #20 Bentley Team Dyson Racing Bentley Continental GT3. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GTS Race 1 at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

GTS Class Race #1 for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was held Saturday morning under overcast skies. Kurt Rezzetano in the #37 Phoenix American Motorsports Ford Mustang won the race after 29 laps. Second went to Max Riddle in the #07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4, and third went to Jack Baldwin in the #73 GTSport Racing Porsche Cayman S. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GT Practice at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

GT Class practice for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held early Friday morning. Fastest in practice was Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia with a time of 1:15.966 and speed of 116.531 mph. Mike Skeen in the #2 CRP Racing Audi R8 was second fastest and Butch Leitzinger in the #20 Bentley Team Dyson Racing Bentley Continental GT3 was third fastest. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GTS Practice at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

GTS class practice for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) at Canadian Motorsport Park was held late Thursday afternoon under sunny blue skies and beautiful light. Mark Wilkins in the #38 Kinetic Motorsports/Kia Racing Kia Optima topped the practice time-sheets with the fastest lap of 1:24.586 at 104.655 mph. Second on the on the time-sheet was Max Riddle in the #07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT4 and third was Kurt Rezzetano in the #37 Phoenix American Motorsports Ford Mustang. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC Testing at Mosport (May 15 to 17)

The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) headed to Ontario Canada to be part of the Victoria Day Speedfest at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (also known as Mosport) during the middle of May. The 10-turn natural terrain track is about 2.5 miles long. This is one of the most beautiful circuits I’ve been to with its elevation changes, variety of turns, and long straight set amongst grass-covered hills and trees. This was my first time to Mosport, and must thank all the photographers and staff who helped me, especially the Canadian phototogs! Arrived at the track in time to cover the Thursday afternoon GT and GTS test sessions. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC Race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach (Apr 17 to 19)

Round 5 of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) for the GT/GTA/GT Cup Class was held late Sunday afternoon on the streets of Long Beach, California. Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia won the GT class. GTA class went to Michael Lewis in the #41 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3R, and Mitch Landry in the #97 Landry Racing Porsche 991 GT3 Cup took the top GT Cup honors. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC Qualifying at the Grand Prix of Long Beach (Apr 17 to 19)

The Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) qualifying session was held early Saturday morning on the streets of Long Beach. Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia was top qualifier with a time of 1:19.31 and speed of 89.33 mph. Robert Thorne was second fastest with a time of 1:19.51 in the #6 K-Pax Racing McLaren 650S GT3. Team mate Kevin Estre was third fastest in the #9 K-Pax Racing McLaren 650S GT3 with a time of 1:19.56. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC Practice at the Grand Prix of Long Beach (Apr 17 to 19)

The GT/GTA/GT Cup class cars of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) headed west for the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Practice was held mid-morning on Friday under sunny blues skies. Peter Cunningham in the #42 RealTime Racing Acura TLX-GT was fastest in the GT class. Frank Montecalvo in the #66 DragonSpeed  Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3 was the fastest in GTA, and fastest in GT Cup class was Colin Thompson in the #11 Kelly-Moss Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. Hope you like the photos.

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2015 – PWC GT Class Race 2 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)

Round 4 of the Pirelli World Challenge GT class was held mid-morning on the streets of St. Petersburg in Florida. Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia won the race, with second place going to Nick Catsburg in the #25 Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo, and third to Kevin Estre in the #9 K-Pax Racing McLaren 650S GT3. Hope you like the photos. Continue reading “2015 – PWC GT Class Race 2 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)”

2015 – PWC GT Class Race 1 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (Mar 27 to 29)

Round three of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) GT class was held under sunny blue skies on the streets of St. Petersburg in Florida. Ryan Eversley won the race in the #43 RealTime Racing Acura TLX-GT. Hope you like the photos.

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