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  1. Double duty sports car weekend on tap at two iconic road courses

    Jun 23, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT

    Cheez-It 355 At The Glen

    Road America and Watkins Glen International both get sports cars this weekend.

  2. St. Petersburg notes: Alberico, Eidson, Beretta, Jenner score Sunday wins

    Mar 30, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT

    Photo: Pro Mazda

    Pro Mazda, USF2000, Pirelli World Challenge, SST roundup from St. Petersburg.

  3. Long Beach: The rest of the racing series lineup

    Apr 10, 2014, 12:15 PM EDT

    Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach - Day 3

    Besides IndyCar, here’s what else is on the docket for Long Beach this weekend.

  4. Pirelli World Challenge announces full field for Long Beach

    Feb 21, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

    Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach - Day 1

    To get some sampling of the Pirelli World Challenge GT, GT-A and GTS field for 2014, look no further than the entry list revealed Friday for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The 36 cars officially confirmed Friday will see four more promoter options and approved alternatives added for a total of 40 to…

  5. McLarens for KPAX in Pirelli World Challenge

    Feb 17, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Photo: K-PAX Racing

    A Pirelli World Challenge GT class that already includes entries from Cadillac, Porsche, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Acura, Mercedes-Benz and more just got two new more GT3 cars added to the mix. K-PAX Racing, which in past years ran and developed the Volvo S60s, has switched to McLaren MP4-12Cs for this year’s PWC championship. Drivers will…

  6. Pirelli World Challenge announces 2014 NBCSN broadcast schedule

    Feb 4, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT


    The Pirelli World Challenge Championships’ 25th season will again be televised on NBCSN. The full release from the series is linked below. — WC Vision today announced the television schedule for its 25th anniversary 2014 Pirelli World Challenge Championships season that will air on NBC Sports Network. All races will be broadcast in either 90-minute or…

  7. RealTime to race new Acura TLX in 2014 season (VIDEO)

    Jan 14, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

    Credit: RealTime Racing

    Seven-time Pirelli World Challenge champion Peter Cunningham and his RealTime Racing squad are set to go for this year’s GT championship in the new Acura TLX GT. The announcement was made as part of today’s unveiling of the 2015 TLX Prototype at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit (skip to 14:00 in the…

  8. Pirelli to remain title sponsor, tire of World Challenge through 2018

    Jan 7, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT


    Pirelli will remain the official title sponsor and tire for the Pirelli World Challenge championships through the 2018 season, as a five-year extension was announced today by WC Vision and Pirelli Tire North America. The partnership dates back to the fall of 2010, when Pirelli came on board as the series’ exclusive tire supplier. A…

  9. Pirelli World Challenge silly season update

    Jan 3, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT


    In the last couple days, the Pirelli World Challenge Championships has announced some exciting news, with the confirmation of the new TCA class and the projections of more than 80 cars across the series’ five classes for 2014. There haven’t been too many driver or team announcements yet, but here’s a quick roundup of the…

  10. Fields growing for Pirelli World Challenge ahead of 2014 season

    Jan 1, 2014, 2:23 PM EDT


    The Pirelli World Challenge paddock could be a very crowded place in 2014. Officials from WC Vision report that team entries for the sprint-style sports car series have noticeably spiked as they prepare to celebrate the series’ 25th anniversary season. In fact, the group is now projecting fields of over 80 cars across all five…

  11. Pirelli World Challenge announces new TCA class for 2014

    Dec 31, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT


    On Monday, WC Vision officially confirmed a new TCA class for the upcoming 25th anniversary season of the Pirelli World Challenge. Cost effectiveness and a easier entry into professional racing are the aims for the TCA class, whose performance modifications will be limited to: Stock sealed motors, stock transmissions, limited suspension modifications, StopTech front brakes…

  12. Pirelli World Challenge 2013 Season Review

    Dec 24, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    Perhaps 2013’s best sports car racing in North America on a race-to-race basis was the Pirelli World Challenge series, with drama usually ensuing in at least two of its four classes on a given race weekend. Seven of the nine weekends were contested alongside IndyCar events, to give fans a dash of sports car variety…

  13. Holbrook among recipients of grant from Women’s Sports Foundation

    Dec 12, 2013, 7:17 PM EDT

    Photo: Shea Holbrook

    Pirelli World Challenge driver Shea Holbrook (pictured) is one of eight female drivers that will receive a grant from the Women’s Sports Foundation. The WSF’s “Women in the Winner’s Circle Project Podium Grant” is designed to support them through business challenges in their careers. “I’m incredibly honored and thrilled to be a part of the…

  14. Complete 2014 schedule announced for Pirelli World Challenge

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT


    The complete schedule for the 25th anniversary season of the Pirelli World Challenge was released by WC Vision during this week’s SEMA Show festivities in Las Vegas. The GT and GTS classes are set to compete in 16 races across nine event weekends, while the Touring Car and Touring Car B-Spec classes will have 14…

  15. Highlights from Pirelli World Challenge at Houston

    Oct 22, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT


    In case you missed Sunday’s NBCSN broadcast of the 2013 Pirelli World Challenge season finale from Houston’s Reliant Park, we’ve got you covered with a few clips from Touring Car and Touring Car B-Spec Rounds 13 and 14. In TCB, the weekend was dominated by 19-year-old Tyler Palmer of San Diego, California. Driving the No.…

  16. High drama unfolds as O’Connell, Aschenbach win GT, GTS titles

    Oct 7, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT


    The 2013 Pirelli World Challenge championships in the GT and GTS classes went down to the final laps of the season yesterday at Houston’s Reliant Park, but in the end, it was Johnny O’Connell (GT) and Lawson Aschenbach (GTS) that clinched the titles in their respective categories with race wins. James Sofronas entered the race…

  17. Winchester, Davis claim TC and TCB titles in Houston

    Oct 6, 2013, 12:50 PM EDT


    An action-packed first day of competition for the Pirelli World Challenge at Houston’s Reliant Park saw Ryan Winchester and Robbie Davis lock up the Touring Car and Touring Car B-Spec championships, respectively. Winchester claimed his title simply by starting, but Davis and Ernie Francis Jr. went into yesterday separated by just one point in the…

  18. Pirelli World Challenge primer: Houston

    Oct 4, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT


    Class championships will be on the line in GT, GTS and Touring Car B-Spec this weekend in Houston, as the 2013 Pirelli World Challenge comes to a conclusion on the bumpy, 1.7-mile Reliant Park street circuit. The Touring Car and TCB categories will run Rounds 13 and 14 on Saturday afternoon, while the GT and…

  19. 25th anniversary season to see expanded GT/GTS schedule

    Sep 12, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT


    A preliminary GT/GTS schedule for 2014 has been released by the Pirelli World Challenge, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary campaign next season with an expanded docket for the class. “We are proud to announce an expanded GT/GTS event schedule for 2014. As the PWC Championships enter our 25th season we will continue to build…

  20. Highlights from Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma

    Sep 9, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT


    This past Sunday, NBCSN aired the penultimate event of the 2013 Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma Raceway, which featured Round 13 of the GT/GTS schedule and Rounds 11 and 12 of the Touring Car/TC B-Spec schedule. In case you missed the broadcast, here are some clips from the action out in Northern California. The GT…

  21. Pirelli World Challenge Sonoma races to air Sunday on NBCSN

    Sep 6, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT


    The Pirelli World Challenge races from Sonoma Raceway will air this Sunday, September 8, on NBCSN at 3:30 p.m. ET. Round 13 of the GT and GTS seasons, and Rounds 11/12 of Touring Car and Touring Car B-Spec were heavily action-packed. The results from the races set up very tight championship battles heading into the…

  22. Pirelli World Challenge: Sonoma results

    Aug 26, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT


    GT/GTS A wild opening lap in Sunday’s GT/GTS Round 13 of the 2013 Pirelli World Challenge at Sonoma Raceway had multiple repercussions upon the championship in both classes. GT points leader Johnny O’Connell stalled off the start, but was able to get his No. 3 Cadillac Racing CTS-V.R going – only to collide with GTS…

  23. Pirelli World Challenge primer: Sonoma

    Aug 23, 2013, 8:14 PM EDT


    Title fights in the GT and Touring Car B-Spec classes are at the forefront this weekend as the Pirelli World Challenge tackles the challenging and scenic Sonoma Raceway in northern California. The Touring Car and TCB categories will stage Rounds 11 and 12 tomorrow afternoon, while the GT and GTS categories will have its 13th…

  24. Highlights from Pirelli World Challenge at Mid-Ohio, Toronto (VIDEO)

    Aug 20, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT


    NBCSN recently aired the last two events of the Pirelli World Challenge on the streets of Toronto and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. But just in case you missed the broadcast, we’ve got a few clips to share with you. Above is the final lap from Sunday’s GT/GTS class race at M-O, which saw American…

  25. Pirelli World Challenge: Cunningham looking to end 2013 on high note

    Aug 17, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Peter Cunningham at Mid-Ohio (Smith/PWC)

    An eighth Pirelli World Challenge driver’s title may not be in the cards for Peter Cunningham and his RealTime Racing team, but it isn’t stopping last year’s GTS class champions from focusing on finishing 2013 strong in the final rounds at Sonoma (Aug. 23) and Houston (Oct. 4). With RealTime having raced in the World…