Tag Archive: IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented By Mazda

Jan 05

IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Kicks Off 2018 Season This Weekend At Daytona

A total of 25 prototypes are set to embark in the historic event

Racing is back and it’s the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda that kicks off the 2018 North American motorsports calendar with its season-opening event this Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 21

Barfield appointed IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Race Director

IMSA reinforces the consistency of its officiating

In advance of the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda’s season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 6, 2018, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has appointed Beaux Barfield as race director for the multi-class series.

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Dec 20

P1 Motorsports announces 2018 Three-Car IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda lineup

Last season marked the team’s first year racing within IMSA in IPC

P1 Motorsports announced Wednesday its 2018 driver lineup, which expands to a Liger JS P3 three-car effort in the LMP3 class within the IMSA Prototype Challenge (IPC) series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 08

IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda teams prepare for an entirely new season of racing in 2018

Eleven total entries tested during two one-hour sessions Dec. 5

2017-08-13_0171With the start of a new racing season, and an entirely new format on the horizon, IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda drivers and teams ventured onto the banks of the Daytona International Speedway, some of them for the first time, in preparation for what is no doubt going to be an exciting new ‘challenge.’ Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 08

LMP3s deliver ‘adrenaline rush’ for Prototype Challenge competitors ahead of Daytona opener

The single-day test served as a prelude to the Prototype Challenge’s inaugural race at Daytona

2017-08-11-14-27-59_0761IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda teams and drivers alike had rave reviews this week after the series turned its first laps at Daytona International Speedway.

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Dec 05

December test at Daytona to provide first glimpse of 2018 season

December test is not open to the public

The symphony of sports car sounds once again will be heard over the next two days at Daytona International Speedway with a two-day test including the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 19

Prototype Challenge Masters Champion Husain aims to “Get in The Big Show”

“I love this series – it’s super competitive and it feels like it’s growing” – Husain

2017-08-13_0462Although Naj Husain – the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda 2017 LMP3 Masters Champion – is celebrating his championship win, he dreams of running in long endurance races, such as the Rolex 24 Hours At Daytona, someday. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 03

IMSA Prototype Challenge concludes inaugural LMP3 season at Road Atlanta with Two Championships On The Line

The championships will be decided at Road Atlanta as part of the Motul Petit Le Mans weekend

2017-08-13_1246A tough, hard-fought season comes to a close at Road Atlanta this weekend, in the inaugural year of the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda, a series that debuted in March at Sebring International Raceway, and since then has competed on some of the most famous race tracks in the U.S. and Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 20

Rolex 24 At Daytona Winner Masson clinches two IMSA Series Championships

Masson continues to be a team player as he looks toward what the 2018 season will bring

2016-08-14_0393It’s 4:30 a.m., a miserable 38 degrees outside and a steady, chilly rain is coming down in sheets. Kyle Masson is driving in his open-cockpit Prototype Challenge (PC) at Daytona International Speedway, competing in North America’s most prestigious sports car race – the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 28

Prototype Challenge driver Wright aims high in open wheel racing

Wright has stuck to his consistent racing in the 2017 season

2017-08-11-14-31-57_0851IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda rookie Kris Wright believes consistency is something that you can apply to everything – including racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 25

2018 IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda to feature Endurance Racing Format; Six-Event season

Establishes Clear “Road To The Rolex 24 At Daytona” Opportunity

2017-08-13_0054IMSA Challenge Series Expands To Include Two-Driver Lineups, Pit Stops. The IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda takes a bold new step in 2018 with the adoption of an endurance-racing format for a six-race season that opens with the series’ inaugural race at Daytona International Speedway in early January. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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