Tag Archive: IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented By Mazda

Aug 16

Colin Thompson Delivers Two More Podium Results for Kelly-Moss Road and Race at Trois-Rivieres

Maintains championship lead with just one more event remaining

2017-08-13_0031It was another positive outing for Kelly-Moss Road and Race (KMR) driver Colin Thompson in the penultimate round of the 2017 IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda championship held at Trois-Rivieres over the weekend.

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Aug 14

IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Event News and Notes

GP3R

2017-08-13_0442While the skies were sunny and clear, the track surface at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres told another story for the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda series Race 1 Saturday morning.

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Aug 13

Prototype Challenge Trois-Rivieres Sunday notebook

Rzadzinski held on to third place for his second LMP3 podium finish of the weekend

2017-08-13_0218While the skies were sunny and clear, the track surface at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres told another story for the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda series Race 1 Saturday morning.

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Aug 12

Prototype Challenge Trois-Rivieres Saturday notebook

Stefan Rzadzinski joins Prototype Challenge Series in Trois-Rivieres

2017-08-11-14-27-59_0761As anticipated Saturday morning at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, rainy conditions leveled the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda playing field, balancing the heavier, higher-horsepowered LMP3 chassis and the nimble, but slower MPC entries.

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Aug 12

Prototype Challenge Trois-Rivieres Friday notebook

A fan favorite, drawing significant crowds, “GP3R” as it is often referred

2017-08-11-14-32-47_0874The only street circuit on the 2017 IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda schedule, the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres was certainly up to providing a challenge and a new perspective to series competitors Friday as they took to the track for two 30-minute practice sessions.

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Aug 08

IMSA Prototype Challenge prepares for double header street racing in Trois-Rivieres

The Mazda Prototype Challenge cars will be joined on track by the new LMP3 cars

2016-08-14_65210The IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda makes its second and final trip north of the border this weekend, for a doubleheader at the Grand Prix Trois-Rivieres, the tight 1.52-mile, 10-turn street circuit located at Trois-Rivieres, Quebec.

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Jul 19

IMSA Prototype Challenge Racing returns to Lime Rock after Six year hiatus

This doesn’t mean that there’s anything dated about the tight, twisting 1.5-mile track

Kenton KochIf there’s a track on the 2017 IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda schedule that seems absolutely made for the series, it’s probably Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, billed as the country’s oldest continuously-operating road racing course. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 05

LMP3 Class makes it’s Canadian debut at the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

The new class is called the Le Mans Prototype 3 – or LMP3 for short

LMP3 Class makes it's Canadian debut at the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport ParkThe IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda series takes to the track at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park July 7-9, for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, offering Canadian fans their first look at a brand-new class that debuted less than four months ago at Sebring International Raceway.

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Jul 03

IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Event News and Notes

Watkins Glen International

Andres Gutierrez Battling Rain at Watkins Glen InternationalThe winding ribbon of asphalt that weaves through Watkins Glen, New York has long been regarded as one of the most scenic, and challenging road courses in its 69 years of sports car racing history. Add in a little rain and the 11-turn, 3.4-mile surface of Watkins Glen International changes from challenging to downright difficult. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 26

LMP3 learning curve continues for IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda

No doubt about it

The much-anticipated debut of the LM P3 category in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda didn’t disappointThe learning curve has been steep for all the drivers and teams in the 2017 IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda’s LMP3 class this year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 07

Defending Prototype Challenge Masters Champion Janco continues to improve while racing on two continents

When Joel Janco won the Masters Championship in the Mazda Prototype Lites series last year, he achieved his goal

Defending Prototype Challenge Masters Champion Janco continues to improve while racing on two continentsBut then he got started on a new goal – racing in two different series on two different continents. “I knew I wasn’t going to win the series overall, but my goal was to beat the other ‘old guys,'” Janco joked. “Unfortunately, IMSA categorizes old guys as over 40 and I’m 68 – that’s a big gap.” 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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Mar 20

The much-anticipated debut of the LM P3 category in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda didn’t disappoint

IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Event News and Notes

The much-anticipated debut of the LM P3 category in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda didn’t disappointFour different manufacturers were represented in the class over the weekend at Sebring International Raceway for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.
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Mar 13

LM P3 Class debuts at Sebring with IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda

Year in and year out, some of the best racing takes place in the two days leading up to the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours

LM P3 Class debuts at Sebring with IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by MazdaRace fans who think the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring consists just of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race on Saturday, March 18, are selling themselves short. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented By Mazda: Major changes coming to make a strong series even better

This year, the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda enters its 12th season

On a long week of racing activity at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, there’s traditionally a lot of on-track activity for a variety of series, each offering their own reasons for demanding fan attention. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

Continental Tire to serve as Exclusive Tire Supplier for IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda

Global Technology Company Deepens Involvement with IMSA

IMSA logo Continental Tire will serve as the exclusive tire supplier for the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda series starting in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 05

IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented By Mazda introduces LM P3 chassis in 2017

Newly Rebranded Series’ 2017 Schedule Features 13 Rounds, Two Classes 

IMSA logo The development of Prototype sports car drivers in International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) competition will take an intriguing new direction in 2017 with the introduction of LM P3 race cars and the repositioning of IMSA’s Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires platform into IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda. The new championship will race a 13-round schedule at seven premier North American circuits. Read the rest of this entry »

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