Tag Archive: Daytona Prototype

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 »

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Dec 01

Cadillac confirms Daytona Prototype international to debut in 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona

“Cadillac is proud to return to the pinnacle of prototype racing in North America after a 14-year absence”

Those were the words used by Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen to confirm that three Cadillac Daytona Prototype international (DPi) race cars will compete in the full 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype (P) class, beginning with the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28-29, 2017.

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Nov 17

Mazda unveils new Daytona Prototype international Race Car for WeatherTech Championship Prototype Class

“This new DPi race car reaffirms Mazda’s longstanding commitment to IMSA and the WeatherTech Championship” – Scott Atherton

During a standing room only news conference today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda confirmed a two-car Daytona Prototype international (DPi) program and unveiled its new race car, which will compete full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class beginning in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 29

Rising to the Daytona 24 Challenge

Opening round of the IMSA Weather Tech Sportscar Championship season

While it’s still some weeks until all the competitors for the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship are on track together (The Prologue, Le Castellet, on 25/26th March), a very large number of WEC drivers will this weekend be racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona in Florida. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 28

Riley Technologies wins Ninth consecutive Rolex 24 At Daytona

Scott Pruett races into record books with Riley

Rolex 24 At Daytona - Riley TechnologiesRolex 24 At Daytona - Riley Technologies - Scott PruettRiley Technologies raced into the record books once again this weekend as the firm’s Daytona Prototype design took a ninth consecutive overall victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 27

In his own words: Alex Job

Porsche and Lotus had his attention in 2012 ALMS

ALMS - AJR - Porsche - Road AtlantaALMS - AJR - Lotus - MidOhioAlex Job Racing has always had championship form, and following the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, the team added more hardware to its trophy case. The Porsche stalwart added the GT Challenge team championship to its list of accolades, including multiple GT titles nearly a decade ago. Team owner Alex Job, who also managed Lotus’ foray into full-time GT racing in the ALMS in 2012, reflects on a dynamic season… Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 13

Italy’s Bellarosa clinches Sunoco Rolex 24 at Daytona Challenge

SPEED EuroSeries competitor secures driver’s seat for 2013 Rolex 24

Ivan Bellarossa2012-02-25_0367The Sunoco Rolex 24 At Daytona Challenge belongs to Italy’s Ivan Bellarosa. Last weekend in Dijon, France, Bellarosa, a competitor in the SPEED EuroSeries, clinched the Sunoco Rolex 24 At Daytona Challenge and has secured a coveted driver’s seat with a to-be-determined Daytona Prototype team in the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 26-27, 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

The final 3 candidates for the Team Canada Scholarship have been selected.

Team Canada Scholarship to the festival announces finalists!

Team Canada logoTeam Canada logo 2With the half-way point of the season now past, the selections have been made, and it was clear that Canada has a great number of young up and coming drivers who could all represent our country well! The 3 finalists will be gathering for an intensive interview process on August 29th, and shortly thereafter, one driver will be selected to be the very first winner of the annual Scholarship. The interviews will take place at Mosport International Raceway, the world renowned track known for producing some of this country’s greatest drivers.

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May 07

Connery on Road Atlanta Pole (+result)

Connery backed up his win yesterday with a pole. Rémy Audette fourth on grid !

F2000 new logoKyle Connery won pole for this afternoon’s final F2000 race of the weekend at Road Atlanta, lowering the track record in the process with a lap of 1:25.042 around the 2.54-mile road course. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 05

Thursday testing notebook from Road Atlanta

Alegra’s new RFR

F2000 new logoOne of the worst kept secrets in the F2000 paddock, the #24 Alegra Motorsprots RFR/Zetec, officially turned some of its first laps today with Brazilian Fabio Orsolon behind the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 02

Riley makes history at Daytona once again

BMW-Riley won the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona

Riley Technologies logoA thrilling finish completed a record-setting race weekend at Daytona International Speedway for Riley Technologies as the No. 01 Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates BMW-Riley won the 2011 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Scott Pruett drove under the checkered flag just 2.4 seconds ahead the sister Ganassi team entry driven by Scott Dixon at the finish. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 26

Riley Technologies takes on Daytona Prototype, Rolex Series GT, and Continental Tire Challenge competition to open 2011

Riley Going for Ten At Daytona

Level 5 Riley BMWRiley Technologies logoRiley Technologies will pursue an unprecedented seventh consecutive overall race victory in the Rolex 24 At Daytona this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Should the effort prove successful, it would also mark the tenth victory in fifteen years for a Riley-designed machine in the huge endurance event. With 75 wins in the category, the Riley Technologies MkXI and XX Daytona Prototype designs have been a dominant force in GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 11

Sunoco Rolex 24 at Daytona Challenge winner

Ross Kaiser joins Doran Racing for the 2011 Rolex 24 at Daytona

Following British champion Ross Kaiser’s impressive progress in a recent GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series test, Daytona Prototype team owner Kevin Doran has announced the Sunoco Rolex 24 At Daytona Challenge winner will join the lineup on his No. 77 McDonald’s Ford/Dallara in the 49th running of the motorsports classic at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 29-30, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 15

AIM Autosport hopes to restore form in New Jersey

Drivers confident of competitive effort and good result

AIM Autosport is looking forward to restoring its form this weekend when its Pacific Mobile/Biosign Ford Riley races at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in the ninth round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 03

Ricky Taylor snares pole position

For Saturday’s Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona

Told he need to run “one more perfect lap,” Ricky Taylor responded with a lap of 1:42.341 (125.228 mph) to capture the pole position for Saturday’s Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona International Speedway, the eighth round of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 02

AIM Autosport ready to face the heat at Daytona Heat

Humidity and tight schedule add to race-day pressure

AIM Autosport’s Pacific Mobile/Biosign No. 61 Ford Riley Daytona Prototype race team has arrived at Daytona International Speedway optimistic of a strong result in Saturday’s Brumos Porsche 250. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 02

Magnus Racing races to the starting line of the Brumos 250

To rebuild a destroyed race car

The summer schedule of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 is a busy one. The schedule also gets a bit more compressed when a team has less than two weeks to rebuild a destroyed race car. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

Rojas wins pole for Emco Gears Classic on final lap

Jordan Taylor wins third GT pole position of  the 2010 season

Already running at the limit, Memo Rojas was told he needed to go a little faster in Friday’s qualifying for the EMCO Gears Classic presented by KeyBank at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He responded with a track record lap in the final minute of the 15-minute session to take the pole from Ricky Taylor. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 02

At age 50, Pruett shows no sign of slowing down

Scott enters Porsche 250 with Rolex Series point lead

Pruett continues to enjoy Top-Level competition. Now that Scott Pruett has turned 50, his fellow competitors in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 may be hoping that the 23-time overall race winner and two-time Daytona Prototype champion may be ready to cut back his racing schedule and spend more time working in his new winery. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 05

Darren Law with help from a legend wins pole for GP of Miami

In record-shatering session at Homestead-Miami Speedway while Edwards leads GT assault in Banner Racing Corvette

Darren Law

Darren Law

Law led a nine-driver assault on Jon Fogarty’s five-month-old Homestead-Miami Speedway Daytona Prototype track record in preparation for the two-hour, 45-minute race that takes the green flag at 5 p.m. ET Saturday (SPEED, live). Read the rest of this entry »

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