Stevenson Motorsports goes for Infrequent IMSA double in Lime Rock (**********************).

Stevenson Motorsports at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park earlier this month became the first group to win the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge along with IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race in exactly the exact same racetrack on exactly the exact same event weekend.

The first effort was achieved on July 8-9, once the group’s new No. 57 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R at the palms of co-drivers Robin Liddell and Matt Bell shot the entire and Grand Sport (GS) class success in Saturday’s Continental Tire Challenge race, followed closely by Andrew Davis and Lawson Aschenbach winning the GT Daytona (GTD) course at Sunday’s WeatherTech Championship race aboard the No. 57 Audi R8 LMS GT3.

Stevenson was the final group to achieve a similar feat, winning the Continental Tire Challenge and also Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series races at Road Atlanta at 2013. Turner Motorsport includes got the Continental Tire Challenge-Rolex Series dual on its résumé that is rushing.

(**).”Clearly, you have got to operate two cars to acquire one in every category, which we have not done in a little while,” says Stevenson Motorsports Team Manager Mike Johnson. “Together with the Audi, it is remarkable how many times we have only been so near.

“[With the Camaro] it was totally excellent. We joked, saying, ‘When one is won by us the Audi’s likely to acquire one right.’ We simply didn’t know that it was likely to function 24 hours ”

(*******). Stevenson wins Continental Tire race

Robin Liddell and Matt Bell gave Stevenson Motorsports that the GS course win at the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Canada. Photo from LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC


Johnson and the Stevenson team feel as they’ve acquired a solid chance to play a starring part in the two races and also have another terrific weekend at Lime Rock.

(**).”In a GS perspective, Pratt & Miller and Chevrolet have consistently assembled a Terrific car for Lime Rock,” Johnson said ” It creates a good deal of downforce, it has got great power coming (works) and exceptional braking.

“Afterward an Audi acquired (that the Lime Rock GTD race) this past season and we had an extremely quick Audi this past year. In GTD, I believe we believe powerful. It can earn a great deal of downforce.”

“It’s all of the capability to occur again. But like anyone that does so, there is a hundred things you have got to perform on a weekend and now you have got to perform all them in case you would like a shot at winning at least one of these races”

Johnson pointed out a couple of events recently — and within the last few years because the group’s 2015 Continental Tire Challenge GS-championship winning period and following hiatus in the series before the debut of the new Camaro GT4.R in May in Circuit of The Americas — at which a single or more of the hundred things did not go exactly perfect.

(**).”You have got to keep in mind that Mosport arrived a week later we had a dual DNF (in Watkins Glen International),” he explained. “We had the engine neglect 20 moments to go in 1 car and we all had a motorcycle issue having three minutes to move at the Audi.

(**).”If you continue having these weekends only fall apart in the last minute youpersonally, it is just so crushing. In Detroit we had been top, obtained a 20-minute guide, full-course yellowish, come from the pits at fourth and also possess an axle neglect together 20 to move.

“It is awesome how strong our staff is and the way (owners) John and Susan Stevenson they do not ever get rid of faith. You are like, whenever you have those DNFs that are dual, ‘What do you do? We can not expect anything to work’ Subsequently, bam-bam from nowhere wins. It brings you back to, ‘OK, we understood we could do so. ”’


IMSA Saturday program

The Continental Tire Challenge two-hour race starts (**************************************).:-LRB-*********************************) a.m. ET, followed closely by the two-hour, 40-moment WeatherTech Championship Northeast Grand Prix in 3 pm ET. There is also a 45-moment (****************).IMSA Prototype Challenge introduced by Mazda race between, beginning in 12:-LRB-*****************************) p.m. ET. The Continental Tire Challenge race is going to be streamed live on and will be televised on FS1 in (*************************************).:-LRB-********************************) a.m. ET on Sunday, July 30.

(****************).TV: The WeatherTech Championship race will be televised live at 3 pm on FS2, combined with IMSA Radio sound and in-car detectors on There’ll be live IMSA Radio policy on along with SiriusXM Radio.

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(Decision)Honda’s likely perfect.

()The coupe, long a staple of the American car business, is evaporating quickly. Between automakers who insist upon using phrases like “four-door coupe” and “SUV coupe” along with automakers which are just plain killing away coupes and consumers that prefer more realistic bodystyles, one wonders just how infrequent that the bodystyle will probably be in 10, as well as five decades.

()Today the tenth-generation 2018 Honda Accord has emerged along with the coupe version we have understood for years has been away from the table. No coupe. Be all gone. Coupe stopped. Coupe defunct. Coupe dead. Coupé de grâce, to completely muddle the French.

()Nevertheless it is Honda’s belief that the new automobile is sufficient  to prevent Accord Coupe buyers out of straying out of the fold.

()”The automobile has striking sufficient styling to appeal for coupe intenders,” American Honda spokesperson Sage Marie informs Wards Vehicle.)

()And also to be honest, love it or despise it, the 2018 Honda Accord sedan’s styling is  that a stunning interpretation of historical Accord layout. 2017 Honda Accord Coupe Touring - Image: HondaObviously, the majority of us have just noticed the Accord at 2D. From the middle of the next year there’ll be greater than just (*****************************),000 of them (**********************************).th-gen Accords on American streets, a ubiquity that surely reduces  the play.

(b)By a share standpoint, American Honda will not lose even if possible Accord Coupe buyers and present Accord Coupe owners slough off in your Accord. Approximately 5 percent of Accord earnings were coupe-derived. 1992 Honda Accord EX Coupe. - Image: HondaNevertheless 5 percent of this Accord isn’t nothing. According to 345,225 overall U.S. Accord earnings in calendar year 2016, that is approximately 17,200 Accord Coupe earnings. As an example, that is not quite as prevalent since the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Audi A6; marginally more prevalent compared to BMW 2 Series, Fiat 500, and Lexus GS.

()When Honda is right, but there will not function that a reduction of 17,200 Accord Coupe earnings, since those coupe buyers may appreciate the roofline of this new Accord automobile, the Sport’s 2.0T/six-speed manual mix, and its own weight reduction.

()More probable than not, Honda is equally correct and wrong.   Honda will continue to buyers that, discovered that the coupe are the bodystyle that is stylish and before, desired an Accord. Honda will drop the coupe buyers that happened to wind up with an Accord and prioritized coupe layout. 2017 Honda Civic Si Coupe - Image: HondaWhat’s fantastic news for Honda? There is a small thing known as the Honda Civic Coupe, available in 3 kinds, using a really useable rear seat and much more clearly coupe-ified styling.

()Since Honda clears out staying 2017 Accord Coupe inventory — that there are approximately 5, respectively000 accessible — Honda dealers are going to be delighted to point clients to both 2018 Accord automobile and the following coupe within the showroom.

()Lots of different automakers no longer possess this kind of offering.

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()(*********))Timothy Cain is currently a leading analyst in The Truth About Cars and and also the founder and former editor of Follow Twitter @timcaincars. (***).

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