Tag Archive: IMSA.com

May 23

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Driver Landy Takes Dueling Dance Partners in Stride

Landy is currently in eighth place in points after the first three events of the 2017 season

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logoFor Sebastian Landy, who is earning his business degree while balancing a professional sports car driving career, consistency is key. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 22

Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama Event News and Notes

Rounds 1 and 2 from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

2017-05-21-2029The following is a summary of competition stories, news, and results from Rounds 1 and 2 of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama at the Castrol presents the Victoria Day SpeedFest held May 19-21, 2017 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.

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May 18

24 Hours of Le Mans: The American teams in full tilt preparations

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Team USA and Scuderia Corsa will attempt to clinch a second class win in a row

The American teams in full tilt preparations for the 24 Hours of Le MansThis year, as many as five teams (eight cars) participating in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the American endurance racing championship, will take the start at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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May 17

Third Edition of HSR Classic 24 Hour at Daytona to showcase IMSA GTP and Group C Prototypes as Featured Race Car Group

HSR Classic 24 Hour at Daytona, November 8 – 12

The legendary race cars of the IMSA GTP era, and their Group C counterparts that competed globally for the FIA World Sportscar Championship and in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will be the featured race cars of the third edition of the HSR Classic 24 Hour at Daytona, November 8 – 12.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 15

Championship chase begins in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada Series

The race weekend features two races

2014-08-07_0498The 2017 season for the IMSA Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama kicks off its seventh season May 19-21 as part of the Castrol Presents the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) in Bowmanville, Ontario. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 11

IMSA Prototype Challenge driver Fix campaigning American-Made LMP3 chassis

Fix, who lives in Buffalo, N.Y., has a rich history in sports car racing.

IMSA Prototype Challenge driver Fix campaigning American-Made LMP3 chassisVeteran driver Paul Fix was looking for the next challenge in his racing career when Tony Ave reached out to him about a new opportunity in International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) competition with a brand-new car.

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May 07

Taylor Brothers win Fourth straight WeatherTech Championship race for Cadillac at COTA

It was also the 11th career WeatherTech Championship victory for the Taylor brothers

Brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor and the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R program have moved into historic territory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 07

Corvette Racing survives first-lap crash to win Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown at COTA

“I definitely made the right choice to pick the inside line” – Magnussen

One race after a heartbreaking loss on the final corner of the final lap at Long Beach, the No. 3 Corvette Racing Corvette C7.R of Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen survived a multi-car accident on the first corner of the first lap Saturday to win the Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown at Circuit of The Americas. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 06

Ricky Taylor puts Cadillac on COTA Pole in dominating performance

The Taylor train kept rolling at Circuit of The Americas on Friday, and maybe even picked up some more speed

In qualifying for Saturday’s Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown, Ricky Taylor beat the previous IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship lap record on the 3.4-mile COTA track by exactly three seconds, and beat the field by more than 1.5 seconds to take the pole position in the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R with a best lap of 1 minute, 54.809 seconds (106.6 mph). Read the rest of this entry »

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May 05

Circuit of The Americas Thursday Notebook

The No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R finished each of the day’s two practice sessions at the top of the leaderboard

Continuing a perfect to start the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor continued to show the speed Friday at Circuit of The Americas that led to season-opening wins at Daytona, Sebring and Long Beach.

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May 03

Ford Chip Ganassi Racing firing on all cylinders one Year after First Ford GT Win

At this point in last year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, Ford Chip Ganassi Racing was struggling

2017-04-16_0179Though competitive speed was demonstrated, mechanical issues plagued the brand-new No. 66 and 67 Ford GTs through the first few races of 2016. The highest finishing position managed by either car in the first three races was a fourth in class by the No. 67 car, taken at . Read the rest of this entry »

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May 02

Pressure still on Taylor Brothers heading to Circuit of The Americas

This year, the Taylor brothers opened the year with back-to-back victories

You have to go back to 2011 to find a team and driver pairing at the Prototype level of U.S. sports car racing that had as hot a start to the season as Jordan and Ricky Taylor have in their No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 01

IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama – Lone Star Lowdown

The 2017 IMSA Hurley Haywood GT3 Cup Scholarship appears to have gone to the right driver

IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama - Lone Star LowdownJust two events and four races into the new season for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, one thing is clear:  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 27

Estep, 17, makes successful switch from Open Wheel to Sports Car Racing in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama

Most 17-year-olds may be stressed out about homework or junior prom

Trenton Estep - Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama 1Not Trenton Estep – he has several other things on his mind. The high school junior is balancing his studies at Churchill High School in San Antonio, Texas with professional sports car racing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 25

Lone Star Racing to debut No. 80 ACS Manufacturing Mercedes-AMG GT3 at Circuit of The Americas

IMSA WeatherTech Championship Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown at COTA, May 4 – 6,

Lone Star Racing team principal and driver Dan Knox will debut the new No. 80 ACS Manufacturing Mercedes-AMG GT3 with co-driver Mike Skeen in the team’s home-race next month at Circuit of The Americas (COTA). Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 24

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Event News and Notes

At the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Event News and NotesThe following is a summary of competition stories, news, and results from Rounds 3 and 4 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama at the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama held April 21 – 23, 2017 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 17

IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda prepares for series debut at Barber Motorsports Park

The series has never competed at Barber

The No. 44 Ave MotorsportsStop Flex Ave-Riley AR2 entry of Paul FixIt’s impossible to handicap the pair of IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda races that will take place at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. April 21-22.

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Apr 13

Michael Shank Racing partners with Andretti Autosport for Indianapolis 500 effort

The collaboration marks the newest chapter for Columbus, Ohio-based Mike Shank

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitor Michael Shank Racing will team with Andretti Autosport to campaign the No. 50 Michael Shank Racing with Andretti Autosport Honda/Dallara with driver Jack Harvey for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 09

Milner, Gavin score last-lap victory for Corvette in BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

Multi-car incident in the hairpin on the final lap

The iconic hairpin turn at the Long Beach street circuit played a central role in the fate of the No. 4 Corvette Racing team and co-drivers Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner two years in a row. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 08

Taylor brothers score TOTAL Pole Award for BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach

In the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R

The wave of momentum brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor established with wins in the opening two races on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar has seemingly carried over to the streets of Long Beach.

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