News Category: GT World Challenge

DXDT Celebrates SRO Season Opener with Four Wins, Two Podiums

SONOMA, Calif., (March 9, 2021) – The new season of SRO America began this weekend at Sonoma Raceway, and sports car racing team DXDT closed out the opening event with six podiums and four wins between the GT World Challenge America, GT America, and TC America series. The Sonoma double header for each series was…
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March 9, 2021 0

Wright Motorsports Takes Points Lead in Sonoma Raceway Double Header

SONOMA, Calif., (March 8, 2021) – After a successful weekend for the first two rounds of the GT World Challenge America and GT America, Wright Motorsports takes the points lead for each series, earning three wins and one podium finish in four races. In the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by aws, Fred Poordad…
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March 8, 2021 0

DXDT Racing Brings Full Squad to Sonoma Raceway for Season Start

SONOMA, Calif., (March 2, 2021) – The 2021 SRO America season begins this week at Sonoma Raceway with a series of double headers for the GT World Challenge America, GT America, and TC America, and DXDT Racing has a full squad of sports cars ready to hit the ground running. The team’s fleet of five…
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March 2, 2021 0

Wright Motorsports Returns to SRO America with Two-Series Effort

BATAVIA, Ohio. (February 23, 2021) – The SRO America 2021 season begins in less than two weeks, and Porsche racing team Wright Motorsports will contest two cars in the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS and GT America powered by AWS series. Fred Poordad, the 2020 Am class champion, is returning to the…
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February 23, 2021 0

DXDT Racing Expands Lineups for 2021 SRO America Effort

STATESVILLE, N.C. (February 3, 2021) – The 2021 SRO America race season is set to begin in March, and DXDT Racing is operating at full speed ahead for what will be an action-packed season. The new season will see the return of the sports car racing team to the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered…
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February 3, 2021 0

Race Recap: Wright Motorsports Secures Indianapolis Win, Am Championship Title

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (October 6, 2020) – The 2020 GT World Challenge America championship concluded on Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Wright Motorsports closed out the season victorious as the Am class team champions and driver champions with Max Root and Fred Poordad. After a season filled with 90 minute doubleheaders, the team finished the…
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October 6, 2020 0

Wright Motorsports Set for Indianapolis 8 Hour Season Finale

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (September 30, 2020) – Wright Motorsports will close out one of their three 2020 sports car racing championships this weekend at the Racing Capital of the World, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The final two rounds of the 2020 GT World Challenge America powered by AWS will run on track in the join the Intercontinental…
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September 30, 2020 0

Jan Heylen Joins Wright Motorsports for Austin GT World Challenge Event

BATAVIA, Ohio, (September 15, 2020) – This weekend, the GT World Challenge America powered by aws will run their penultimate double header event at Circuit of the Americas (COTA). Participating in his first-ever 24 Hours of Le Mans, full season driver Max Root will be forced to miss the two races at Circuit of the…
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September 15, 2020 0

Wright Motorsports Sweeps Am Class in Austin GT World Challenge America

AUSTIN, Tex., (March 9, 2020) – Wright Motorsports celebrated a near-perfect weekend in the opening two rounds of the 2020 GT World Challenge America championship. The No. 20 Porsche 911 GT3 R of Fred Poordad and Max Root won both of the races in the AM class at Circuit of the Americas, closing out the…
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March 9, 2020 0

Ryan Dalziel Set for Action Packed 2020 Season

WINTER PARK, Fla., (December 11, 2019) – Following what can only be described as a character building year, Ryan Dalziel is ready to put the 2019 season behind him and look ahead to 2020, where the sports car racing Scotsman will race in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as GT World Challenge…
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December 11, 2019 0

Event Preview: Flying Lizard Motorsports at Watkins Glen International

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., (August 28, 2019) – The Pirelli GT4 America series has entered in to its final three race events of the year, beginning with this weekend’s double header at Watkins Glen International. Flying Lizard Motorsports returns to the track for a third time in their 15 year history, defending Mike Hedlund’s 2018 win.…
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August 28, 2019 0

Bettenhausen Readies for Portland International Raceway Debut

PORTLAND, Ore., (July 11, 2019) – With 40 cars expected to compete in this weekend’s the 59th Annual Rose Cup Races presented by Fastlife.TV, race car driver Ben Bettenhausen is set to make his Portland International Raceway (PIR) debut in the No. 95 TechSport Racing Subaru BRZ tS. “I’m very excited to run for the…
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July 11, 2019 0

Event Preview: Lizards Return to Portland with Dinan and Foley

SONOMA, Calif., (July 10, 2019) – The Pirelli GT4 America series heads to Portland International Raceway this weekend and Flying Lizard Motorsports will return to the track with Michael Dinan, Robby Foley, and their Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. The duo took an eight week break from competition following a shoulder fracture that sidelined Dinan…
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July 10, 2019 0

Sonoma Recap: Vogel Nets Consistent Results in SRO America Debut

SONOMA, Calif., (June 9, 2019) – Sports car driver Erin Vogel made her professional racing debut this weekend in the SRO sanctioned GT4 America series at Sonoma Raceway with Flying Lizard Motorsports. Coming from the Porsche Trophy West USA series, Vogel immersed herself in the highly competitive series for the weekend’s double header event, finishing…
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June 9, 2019 0

Elghanayan Confident in Sonoma Double Header Following Win in Canada

SONOMA, Calif., (June 5, 2019) – Two weeks after his first win of the 2019 Pirelli GT4 America win at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Californian sports car racer Nicolai Elghanayan is still riding the high of victory, his third in the series. This weekend, the Laguna Beach native will race his No. 71 KTM X-Bow…
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June 5, 2019 0

Event Preview: Flying Lizard Ready for Home Race at Sonoma Raceway

SONOMA, Calif., (June 5, 2019) – Flying Lizard Motorsports has little distance to travel for the next rounds of the GT4 America championship this weekend at Sonoma Raceway. With three of their four California based shops on site at Sonoma Raceway, the team will race in front of their home crowd this weekend with Erin…
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June 5, 2019 0

Bettenhausen Heads West for Next SRO America TCA Rounds at Sonoma Raceway

SONOMA, Calif., (June 4, 2019) — Five weeks have passed since the most recent round of the TC America championship at VIRginia International Raceway, and this weekend the action resumes in California at Sonoma Raceway. Ben Bettenhausen will be one of forty cars in the TC America field, racing his Subaru BRZ tS with TechSport…
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June 4, 2019 0

Flying Lizard Motorsports Scores Podium in Virginia

ALTON, Vir. (April 30, 2018) – 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…
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April 30, 2018 0

Virginia Preview: Flying Lizard Motorsports Prepared for Success at VIRginia International Raceway

ALTON, Vir., (April 25, 2018) – 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…
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April 25, 2018 0

Flying Lizard Motorsports Produces Monumental Effort at Circuit of the Americas

AUSTIN, Tex., (March 25, 2018) – 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. Mike Hedlund started the Texas weekend in a strong…
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March 25, 2018 0

Eric Curran Joins Callaway Competition USA for SprintX Championship

TEMECULA, Cal., (March 19, 2018) — Following a successful debut for the Callaway Competition USA Corvette C7 GT3-R on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida earlier this month, German driver Daniel Keilwitz will be joined by American Eric Curran this week for the Pirelli World Challenge at Circuit of the Americas for the first race…
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March 19, 2018 0

Callaway Competition Celebrates Podium Finish in Corvette C7 GT3-R Debut

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (March 11, 2018) – The Pirelli World Challenge debut of the Callaway Competition USA Corvette C7 GT3-R was hailed a success on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida on Sunday afternoon. Driver Daniel Keilwitz earned a top five finish and a second place finish during the double header, moving him to second…
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March 11, 2018 0

CRP Racing Signs Daniel Morad for 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (March 7, 2018) – CRP Racing has secured Canadian Racer Daniel Morad for the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge championship as the team makes the final preparations for the season opener, the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Morad, who joined the team last year for the SprintX championship, will return to the Pirelli…
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March 7, 2018 0

Callaway Competition USA Announces Factory Pirelli World Challenge Effort

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (December 7, 2017) – Thursday morning at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, Callaway Competition USA unveiled the Corvette C7 GT3-R, announcing Daniel Keilwitz and Michael Cooper as the two full time drivers for the 2018 factory GT effort in the Pirelli World Challenge. Team owner Reeves Callaway and Pirelli World Challenge President…
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December 7, 2017 0

Callaway Competition USA Announces Factory Pirelli World Challenge Program

TEMECULA, Cal., (November 20, 2017) – Following a highly successful season with the championship title clinched in the ADAC GT Masters in Europe, the Corvette C7 GT3-R is now available for North American competition. Designed and manufactured by Callaway Competition, a pair of GT3-spec homologated Corvette C7 GT3-Rs are planned to race the full Pirelli…
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November 20, 2017 0

Flying Lizard Turns Up the Heat with Austin Victory

AUSTIN, Tex., (September 3, 2017) — Amid blistering temperatures all weekend at Circuit of the Americas, Flying Lizard Motorsports again graced the Pirelli World Challenge podium, securing a race win and a third place finish in the second to last race weekend of the 2017 season. Under sunny skies and in temperatures in the low…
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September 3, 2017 0

Flying Lizard Arrives in Texas for Penultimate Race of GTS Season

After a long and difficult week for the state of Texas, the Pirelli World Challenge journeys to Austin for the penultimate round of the GTS championship. While Hurricane Harvey continues to displace many, Circuit of the Americas has opened its facility to families and RVs escaping the disaster’s aftermath. Hurricane escapees and race fans in…
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August 30, 2017 0

Lizards Celebrate Double Podium Weekend in Utah

After a seven year hiatus from competition at Utah Motorsport Campus, Flying Lizard Motorsports returned in victory earning a win and a third place finish in the Pirelli World Challenge GTS double header event. Rodrigo Baptista and the No. 3 Porsche Cayman Clubsport MR dominated race one to take his third win of the season,…
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August 13, 2017 0

Flying Lizard Returns to the Mountains for Grand Prix of Utah

TOOELE, UT., (August 8, 2017) — As the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) looks ahead to the final three races of the 2017 season, Flying Lizard Motorsports is preparing for this weekend’s Grand Prix of Utah for Rounds 13 and of the GTS championship. Based at the foot of the mountains in Tooele, Utah, Utah Motorsport…
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August 9, 2017 0

Flying Lizard Endures Difficult Weekend at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, OH., (July 30, 2017) – Rounds 11 and 12 of the Pirelli World Challenge GTS championship proved to be difficult for Flying Lizard Motorsports. The two car team ran their Porshe Cayman Clubsport MRs at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the first time, showing improvements, yet still not netting the desired results. The Porsche…
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July 30, 2017 0

Flying Lizard Porsches Return to Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, OH., (July 26, 2017) — For the first time since 2012, the traditional Flying Lizard Motorsports liveried Porsches will return to Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course. The team has shown great success at the Lexington, Ohio track, boasting five wins and three additional podium finishes from 2004 to 2012.This weekend, the two Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport…
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July 26, 2017 0

Flying Lizard Motorsports Earns Podium Finish at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (June 25, 2017) — Sunday afternoon under sunny skies in front of a large crowd of Road America auto racing fans, Flying Lizard Motorsports earned its fourth podium finish of the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge season. Nate Stacy, driver of the No. 14 Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR put forth a strong…
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June 25, 2017 0

K-PAX Racing Brings Notable Lineup to Defend Pirelli World Challenge Titles

The 2016 Pirelli World Challenge season proved to be the most successful yet for K-PAX Racing in the GT class. Against strong competition, the California based team, with the McLaren 650S GT3 and Factory Driver Alvaro Parente, celebrated the championship trifecta, clinching the Team, Manufacturer, and Driver Championships in the final lap of the final…
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January 23, 2017 0

Flying Lizard Porsche Program Continues Development in Anticipation of 2017 Season

January 16, 2017 – Sonoma, CA While it still may be the off-season for Pirelli World Challenge, the team at Flying Lizard Motorsports has been functioning at full speed, preparing for its two car assault in the GTS class championship, beginning in March. The team recently took delivery of two new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport…
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January 16, 2017 0

CRP Racing Announces New Manufacturer and Driver for 2017

Pirelli World Challenge team CRP Racing has made significant off season changes to its motorsports program, today announcing the GT racing team will return to the series for 2017 with a new manufacturer and new driver. With the continued support of longtime sponsor Carlisle Companies, CRP Racing has taken purchase of the new Mercedes-AMG GT3,…
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November 16, 2016 0

K-PAX Racing Claims Trifecta at Mazda Raceway Finale

Following the conclusion of the final Pirelli World Challenge race of the season, K-PAX Racing has emerged the 2016 Team Champions with Driver Champion Alvaro Parente, earning McLaren GT the Manufacturer title. Heading into the weekend, the team held the lead in the Driver, Team, and Manufacturer championship, optimistic in their championship hopes. The McLarens…
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October 9, 2016 0

World Challenge Championship within Sight for K-PAX Racing in Closing Round

This weekend Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will host the final event of the Pirelli World Challenge, where the 2016 Driver, Team, and Manufacturer champions will be decided. K-PAX Racing and McLaren GT Factory driver Alvaro Parente will go head to head with Porsche Factory driver Pat Long for a one-race sprint to take top honors.…
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October 5, 2016 0

Law to Return to Driver’s Seat for Mazda Raceway Finale

Flying Lizard Motorsports Program Manager Darren Law will return to the driver’s seat next weekend for the Pirelli World Challenge season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Competing in the SprintX GT class, Law will be co-driver to customer racer Andy Wilzoch in the No. 45 Porsche, complete with the Flying Lizard Livery. Law’s previous…
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October 3, 2016 0

K-PAX Racing Resumes Championship Lead at Home Race with Flying Lizard Motorsports

This weekend, K-PAX Racing and Flying Lizard Motorsports put forth a strong performance in front of their home crowd at Sonoma Raceway. Earning valuable championship points in the Pirelli World Challenge, the McLaren team earned three podium finishes and two pole positions, officially reclaiming the GT Driver Championship points lead from Porsche’s Patrick Long. GT…
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September 19, 2016 0

Pressure and Preparation: K-PAX Racing and Flying Lizard Motorsports Race on Home Turf

As the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge race season nears its end, the pressure is at an all-time high this weekend for K-PAX Racing and Flying Lizard Motorsports.  With three races remaining, K-PAX Racing remains deep in the fight for the championship, leading the GT Team Championship by 49 points over Cadillac Racing, and McLaren GT…
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September 15, 2016 0

Flying Lizard Welcomes Hedlund for Competition at Home Track

As Flying Lizard Motorsports prepares for the final three race assault for the Pirelli World Challenge GT championship title, the California based team has added racer Mike Hedlund to the roster for back-to-back race weekends at Sonoma Raceway. With an extensive background in GT racing, Hedlund is no stranger to the 2.52 mile track, finishing…
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September 1, 2016 0

Performance Motorsports Group Unveils Multi Series Competition for 2016

NEW BRAUNFELS, Tex., (February 25, 2016 – Newly formed sports car racing team Performance Motorsports Group (PMG) has announced their plans for a busy season of racing, competing part time and full time in three separate sports car race series. Started by motorsports career manager Stuart Robinson, PMG is dedicated to being one of the…
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February 25, 2016 0

K-PAX Racing Announces World Challenge Driver Lineup

After a highly successful season competing in the Pirelli World Challenge with the McLaren 650S GT3 in 2015, K-PAX Racing is returning to the competition bigger and fully armed to fight for the championship with three McLaren 650S GT3 race cars for 2016. The three car lineup will consist of McLaren GT Factory Driver Alvaro…
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February 4, 2016 0

EFFORT Racing Prepares for Approaching Pirelli World Challenge Season

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill, (January 15, 2016) – The preparations for the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge race season are underway at EFFORT Racing as the team awaits the delivery of its new cars. The Porsche team finished 2015 victorious, with three GT class wins, four GTA class wins, and 17 podiums, becoming the GT Team Champions.…
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January 15, 2016 0

K-PAX Racing with Flying Lizard Reveals 2016 Plans in Pirelli World Challenge

Following a successful season running two McLaren 650S GT3s in the Pirelli World Challenge in 2015, K-PAX Racing with Flying Lizard Motorsports has announced plans to return to the series with a potentially three car effort in 2016. The championship winning teams merged for the 2015 season, with returning K-PAX Racing driver Robert Thorne and…
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November 20, 2015 0

When Lizards Evolve: The New but Familiar Faces of Flying Lizard Motorsports

The world of sports car racing has undergone vast changes in the past two years, with competitors all over the paddock evolving with the times. Flying Lizard Motorsports is no exception. Last fall, the team underwent several changes, continuing on its quest to run a successful business and racing program worthy of its iconic history.…
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November 2, 2015 0

K-PAX Racing with Flying Lizard Motorsports Returns Victorious to Home Track

After a disappointing withdrawal from Rounds 16 and 17 at Miller Motorsports Park last weekend, K-PAX Racing with Flying Lizard Motorsports returned to the Pirelli World Challenge to put on a commanding performance for Rounds 18 and 19 at Sonoma Raceway. McLaren GT Factory Driver Kevin Estre earned his fourth Pirelli World Challenge win of…
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September 1, 2015 0

EFFORT Racing Wins in Wine Country

After another successful double header weekend in the Pirelli World Challenge season, EFFORT Racing and Porsche remain at the top of the 2015 Manufacturer’s Championship. Heading into Rounds 18 and 19, the GT team held the driver championship points lead with Ryan Dalziel. However, a prior commitment in the World Endurance Championship for Dalziel left…
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August 30, 2015 0

Withdrawn from Miller Motorsport Park: K-PAX Racing with Flying Lizard Motorsports

It is with great disappointment that K-PAX Racing with Flying Lizard Motorsports has withdrawn the No. 6 and No. 9 McLaren 650S GT3s from competition in Rounds 16 and 17 of the Pirelli World Challenge GT Championship at Miller Motorsport Park. “I am a big fan of this series and have been racing here since…
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August 22, 2015 0

K-PAX Racing with Flying Lizard Faces Frustrations at Mid-Ohio

With just five races remaining in the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge championship, the pressure is on at K-PAX Racing with Flying Lizard Motorsport. The newly formed team has enjoyed great success this season with two McLaren 650s GT3s entries, earning three wins and an additional three podiums. Heading in to Rounds 14 and 15 at…
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August 3, 2015 0