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Friday’s IMSA practice report from Road Atlanta

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Final Practice

Oliver Jarvis set the fastest time of 1:10.786 in the No. 1 Mazda Team Joest Prototype.

Filipe Albuquerque’s 1:10.801 was just .015 seconds slower in the Mustang Sampling Racing Prototype.

GT Le Mans was led by Tommy Milner with a time of 1:17.341 in the No. 4 Corvette.

GT Daytona was led by Sheldon Van Der Linde with a time of 1:17.929 in the Montaplast No. 29.

Third Practice

Norman Nato in the Tequila Patron Nissan No. 2 was fastest at 1:11.457.

Teammate Pipo Derani in the No. 22 (1:11.547) was second best, .090 seconds behind.

Ricky Taylor (1:11.663) in the No. 7 Team Penske entry was third.

GT Le Mans was led by Tommy Milner (1:17.847) in the No. 4 Corvette

GT Daytona was led by Felipe Fraga (1:20.452) in the P1 Motosports Mercedes.

Second Practice

Colin Braun set the fastest time of 1:11.669 in the No. 54 CORE Autosport entry.

Tristan Vautier 1:11.806 was .137 seconds slower in the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Prototype. 

Juan Pablo Montoya landed third among the Prototypes at 1:11.950 in an Team Penske Acura.

GT Le Mans was led by Jan Magnussen (1:18.300) in the No. 3 Corvette.

GT Daytona was led by Jeroen Bleekemolen (1:20.506) in the No. 33 Mercedes-AMG Team Riley.

First Practice

The No. 5 posted the fastest lap in the first practice session of the session with a speed of 1:11.878 with Filipe Albuquerque behind the wheel.

They beat Whelen Engineering’s No. 31 and Felipe Nasr by .274 seconds.

Chip Ganassi’s No. 66 posted the fastest lap in the GT Le Mans division with a time of 1:18.381 for Dirk Mueller.

Montaplast’s No. 29 was fastest in GT Daytona with a speed of 1:20.283. Christopher Mies was behind the wheel.

 

Dean Wilson out for rest of Supercross season

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“Such a massive gut punch on Saturday,” Dean Wilson wrote on Instagram on Tuesday. “Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye.”

With that post, Wilson announced that he will be out for the remainder of the Supercross season, which includes races at East Rutherford, N.J. and Las Vegas, Nev. An MRI earlier in the week revealed a shoulder injury. He also sustained damage to his kidney in a Lap 8 accident while he was running in the top 10.

Wilson’s injuries will not require surgery.

Wilson’s season began with a lot of promise. Earning the holeshot in the season-opening race at Anaheim, Wilson led for a time before narrowly missing the podium in fourth.

Two weeks later, Wilson finished fifth overall in the Triple Crown event of Anaheim II. Those are his only top-fives of the season.

“The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year,” Wilson continued.

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Such a massive gut punch on Saturday. Just as I was gaining good momentum riding well, feeling good and chasing my first win things turned in the blink of an eye. Started off Denver topping free practice then went on to qualify P1 in qualifier 1. Qualifier 2 didn’t get the cleanest laps but ended with a 4th. On to the main event I was running around 7th on lap 7 moving forward and as I came around for the rhythm section I tripled in and something freak happened causing the bike to nose dive after I tripled in and pile driving me into the ground. The tough part of this is I have been trying so hard this year to be back where I need to be trying to get a job for next year. It’s tough just hoping to have a ride each year. 2nd part is people saying “wilson’s hurt again, big surprise there” when it was something that wasn’t my fault. It’s a tough pill To swallow.. I injured my shoulder and got a contusion on my kidneys. Got MRI and good news is I dodged a bullet on my shoulder and I am just going to give it a few weeks of rest and therapy and see where we are at. Huge disappointment to end my SX season like this. Thanks to my whole team for everything and everybody checking in on me. I really appreciate it. I will be back.

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Next Race: East Rutherford April. 27, on NBCSN and on NBC Sports Gold

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