Tag Archive: Acura

Aug 26

Acura ARX-05 completes successful First North American Test

“Overall, it was a good test”

The Acura ARX-05 completed two days of successful testing this week at Road Atlanta, as Acura Motorsports and Team Penske began an intensive development program for the new prototype in advance of the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 19

Acura unveils new Daytona Prototype international Race Car for 2018 WeatherTech Championship

Make room, Cadillac, Nissan and Mazda. There’s a newcomer in the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) ranks.

Acura’s new ARX-05 DPi car was officially unveiled today at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in Carmel, California as part of Monterey Car Week festivities. Two ARX-05s – which stands for Acura Racing eXperimental, generation 5 – will be fielded in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class by Team Penske, in a new partnership with Acura Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 09

Acura teases new ARX-05 Prototype Race Car ahead of Monterey Automotive Week (+video)

Acura teased its newest race car, the Acura ARX-05 prototype, to be fielded by the legendary Team Penske in 2018

Introduced in a new video (https://youtu.be/cblkk4d9YMw) the ARX-05 marks the Acura brand’s anticipated return to prototype racing and will be fully revealed at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, part of the prestigious Monterey Automotive Week, August 18. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 12

Acura, Team Penske announce IMSA WeatherTech Championship Prototype Program

Through The Years…Team Penske In Sports Car Racing

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has expanded the involvement of an existing premium automobile partner and added another world-class organization to its already impressive WeatherTech SportsCar Championship roster. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 07

BMW, Acura teams ride hot hand to Canada in WeatherTech Championship GT Classes

There are a lot of similarities between BMW Team RLL and Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian.

2017-07-06_7840For starters, both teams are headquartered in the Columbus, Ohio area. BMW Team RLL, which fields a pair of BMW M6 GTLM race cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, is based in Hilliard; Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian operates its pair of Acura NSX GT3s that race in the GT Daytona (GTD) class from its Pataskala race shop.

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Apr 03

Honda Performance Development offering contingengy program to Canadian Touring Car Championship

Contingency monies will will be paid to first- through third-place finishers

CCTCC logo 2011Honda Performance Development logoHonda Performance Development (HPD) will support the 2012 Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) with contingency offerings in the Super and Touring classes, as well as the new B-Spec category. Read the rest of this entry »


May 27

Kuitwaard and Beede return to C360R for Lime Rock

Former race winners to pair with team regulars for three-car assault at fabled Connecticut circuit

John KuitwaardBob BeedeCompass360 Racing has added some more top drivers to their Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Championship effort, with John Kuitwaard and Bob Beede having been signed to drive the team’s Hondas for the race at Lime Rock Park this Memorial Day weekend. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 03

Canadian Touring Car Championship releases partial 2011 schedule

Two visits at ICAR in Mirabel are scheduled for June 4-5 and September 10-11

CCTCC2010-09-12_0098Currently the schedule is comprised of fourteen races over seven event weekends.  Additional events may be added before the season begins. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 18

Elite Sportscars to race at Road America

With a full schedule of 13 races

The Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase takes over Road America, August 19-22, 2010 with a full schedule of 13 races including the weekend feature, the American Le Mans Series powered by eStar. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 30

Mosport counts down to Canada’s biggest Sports Car race of the year

At the 2010 Grand Prix of Mosport on  August 26-29

American Le Mans Series, Star Mazda Championship, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, Playboy MX-5 Cup and Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship Highlight The Mobil 1 Presents The 2010 Grand Prix of Mosport, August 26-29. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul 27

Variety: It really is the spice of life

A couple of tidbits heading to Mid-Ohio

There isn’t much time to rest with the next round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón set for less than two weeks time. The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge – at famed Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – is the sixth race of the 2010 season and set for 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, August 7. Read the rest of this entry »


May 06

Two-week countdown to Mosport’s season opener

On the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend

In a little over two weeks, Mosport International Raceway will kick off its 50th anniversary season with the sights and sounds of thundering GT and Touring car racers on the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend, May 21-23. World Challenge, SCCA Trans-Am, Castrol Canadian Touring Car and Sundown Grand Prix will highlight Mosport’s Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend. Read the rest of this entry »


Jan 07

Another look: Sebring 2009

First in a nine-week review heading into the new season

The first official practice day for the 2010 American Le Mans Series is now 10 weeks away. So to help get your motor running for the new season, let’s take a look back at 2009 – starting of course at Sebring. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 05

Castrol Canadian Touring Car 2010 schedule released

Canada’s best racers driving today’s hottest Touring Cars

Hot on the heels of a fantastic 2009 season for competitors and fans alike, John Bondar, President of the Castrol Canadian Touring Car Championship presented by Toyo Tires, announced the 2010 race schedule. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov 21

Mosport’s 50th anniversary season of racing

Opens with the Speed World Challenge on Victoria Day weekend

Mosport will drop the green flag on its 50th anniversary season of racing with an SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge doubleheader, as part of the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend, May 21-23, 2010. Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 20

Legends and Industry leaders praise Patron Highcroft Championship success

The squad scored the LMP1 championship

Patrón Highcroft Racing’s championship-winning season in the American Le Mans Series has drawn applause from motorsport legends, industry leaders and key media representatives. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 25

Another turn: Seeing the forest and the trees

With the 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 now well and truly upon us

It’s time for the annual ritual of ‘What if?’ What if Audi and Peugeot competed in the full American Le Mans Series? What if they were joined on a regular basis by ORECA, Autocon, Eco and Drayson Racing? Then Acura and Intersport would have not only have some serious competition in LMP1, but the sheer spectacle of a dozen or more of the world’s fastest, most exotic sports prototypes would be almost too much to handle. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 09

Oreca aiming to make a splash in Petit debut

 ” Le Mans prep and depth of competition are the benefits” – de Chaunac

If anyone doubts the stature of Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6, ORECA team boss Hugues de Chaunac is quick to point out what it means to his team and why he is entering the Road Atlanta classic. Simply put, he told SPEEDtv.com’s John Dagys, it’s one of the world’s premiere endurance events and worthy of the global praise and adulation it annually receives. Read the rest of this entry »


Sep 05

Acura ready for rematch with the diesels

The question all of sports car racing wants to know is three weeks from having an answer

Just how will Acura’s two LMP1 entries fare in a rematch with Audi and Peugeot at Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6? The first and only time the three marques competed in the same class came at Sebring in March, an epic duel between Audi and Peugeot – the sport’s two diesel powers. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 14

Fan activities highlight Road America weekend (+photos)

Seventh round of the 2009 MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge

The American Le Mans Series’ eighth annual visit to Road America will again include an assortment of promotional activities that had made the Series one “For the Fans.” Read the rest of this entry »


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