Tag Archive: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Jan 18

Rolex 24 At Daytona field includes drivers from 25 countries and six continents

Drivers representing every continent except Antarctica

Maybe more than any other year – at least in recent memory – the world will be watching when the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship kicks off on Jan. 27-28 with the 56th Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 28

Outstanding Field Ready To ‘Roar’ At Daytona

 Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona test next Friday-Sunday, Jan. 5-7, 2018

As 2017 draws to a close this week, the eyes of the racing world will be focused on Daytona International Speedway at the end of next week as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to action with the three-day Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona test next Friday-Sunday, Jan. 5-7, 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 19

The Red Dragon returns to endurance racing with JDC-Miller MotorSports

Driven by Misha Goikhberg, Stephen Simpson and Chris Miller

JDC-Miller Motorsports and GAINSCO Auto Insurance announced today the return of the No. 99 Red Dragon to the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Dec 13

Busy weekend for Porsche as 2018 plans materialize for GTLM, GTD

Among the announcements was the driver lineup for the two-car Porsche GT Team

2017-11-16-0220Porsche held its annual “Night of Champions” season-ending celebration in Stuttgart, Germany over this past weekend, and while it was a time to celebrate accomplishments from the 2017 season, the manufacturer also took advantage of the opportunity to shed some light on its 2018 plans. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 29

Mazda Team Joest announces driver lineup for 2018 season

“Mazda has had a driver development program since 2007”

Mazda Motorsports has announced the team of drivers that will pilot the two Mazda RT24-P race cars in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Mazda Team Joest.

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Nov 28

Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona to feature qualifying for pits, garages

The Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona has long signified the start of the racing season

The annual three-day preseason testing session at Daytona International Speedway for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge takes place on Jan. 5-7, 2018 with additions that will get everyone ready for the 2018 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 21

Roar Before The Rolex 24 at Daytona to feature qualifying for pits, garages

The Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona has long signified the start of the racing season

The annual three-day preseason testing session at Daytona International Speedway for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge takes place on Jan. 5-7, 2018 with additions that will get everyone ready for the 2018 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 11

IMSA now accepting entries for 2018 WeatherTech Championship

The interest we’ve received from teams all over the world has been remarkable

Heading into what is expected to be the biggest season yet for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, entries for the 2018 season are now being accepted via IMSA’s new online entrant portal. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 01

Making of a Champion: Christina Nielsen

Nielsen won back-to-back GT Daytona (GTD) class championships

2017-07-09_10714The first in a series of articles highlighting each individual champion driver in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, “Making of a Champion” shares previous experiences and the “backstory” that led to this driver becoming a champion. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 24

10 Big Questions for 2018: Prototype Edition

The first in a series of articles

The 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship might be the most anticipated season yet, with several key storylines already developing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 12

Ricky Taylor, Graham Rahal & Simon Pagenaud complete Acura Team Penske IMSA lineup

Taylor will team up with Helio Castroneves in one of the team’s two full-time entries

Acura Team Penske completed its full-time sports car driver lineup, as the organization announced that recently-crowned IMSA Prototype Champion Ricky Taylor will race in the Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) program beginning in 2018.

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Oct 03

Change Racing looks to close IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season on a high note at Petit Le Mans

The No. 16 Change Racing XBOX / Monster Energy / Orion Lighting Lamborghini Huracán GT3

2017-07-09_10109The Braselton, Georgia circuit is celebrating its 20th anniversary of the Motul Petit Le Mans. The 2.54-mile track, known for its striking elevation changes at the first and final corners, will play host to 10-hours of hard IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 28

Star-studded entry list for Motul Petit Le Mans features 38 Cars

IMSA Radio also will have live coverage available on IMSARadio.com, RadioLeMans.com and SiriusXM Radio

The stars will be out in full force next week when the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship fires the engines for the final time this season at Road Atlanta for the 20th Anniversary Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 7. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 21

IMSA Names Michelin Official Tire Beginning In 2019

The multi-year agreement calls for Michelin tires to be on every Prototype (P) and GT Daytona (GTD) race car

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced that Michelin will become the “Official Tire of IMSA” in its premier series – the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and its two major Challenge series – beginning in 2019. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 28

No. 3 Corvette team takes charge of WeatherTech Championship GTLM title race with Michelin GT Challenge Victory

Every championship season in every sport has at least one “turning point.” 

It’s the moment a championship-winning team looks back on and identifies the time when the championship was firmly in their grasp.

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Aug 27

Change Racing scores breakthrough IMSA WeatherTech victory at VIRginia International Raceway

Jeroen Mul and Corey Lewis delivered a dominant performance in Round 10

2017-07-07_8763Driving at the team’s home track with scores of family and friends on hand, Change Racing broke through for the organization’s first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory on Sunday when Jeroen Mul and Corey Lewis delivered a dominant performance at VIRginia International Raceway in Round 10 of the championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 »

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Aug 23

Change Racing heads to VIRginia International Raceway for Round 10

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

2017-07-09_10105Change Racing’s two-car IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo effort of Bryce Miller, Richard Antinucci and Andy Lally will also be at VIR after scoring a win and two podiums at Road America
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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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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 »

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