Tag Archive: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

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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Aug 07

Ford GT returns to Victory Lane at Road America, tightens GTLM standings

No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT started by co-driver Dirk Mueller

Ford emerged as a championship contender Sunday in the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America, ending a six-race winless drought to close the points deficit in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class with just three races remaining. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 05

Ricky Taylor scores Fourth TOTAL Pole Award of season at Road America

Two days after his 28th birthday

Ricky Taylor blistered the previous IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class track record and beat his next closest competitor by more than a second en route to his fourth TOTAL Pole Award of the season in qualifying for Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 05

Mueller leads Ford GT sweep of front row at Road America

It was Mueller’s 20th career IMSA pole, second in a row at Road America and a new class track record

Dirk Mueller was in a league of his own in qualifying Saturday at Road America, leading a Ford GT sweep of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class front row for Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase.

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Aug 04

IMSA, VP Racing Fuels commit to long-term extension of partnership

The company will continue to fuel IMSA race cars for the foreseeable future

VP Racing Fuels, Inc. has been fueling race cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship since its inception in 2014 and has fueled several other International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)-sanctioned series for the past several years as well. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 31

Mustang Sampling Racing ready for Road America  

Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi will share the driving duties

2017-07-08_9711Mustang Sampling Racing returns to Road America this weekend as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to Wisconsin for the annual visit to the hugely popular natural terrain circuit.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 29

IMSA will return to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on May 4-6, 2018

Popular Midwestern Venue To Host First IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Race

IMSA logoIn a news conference at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) President Scott Atherton and Mid-Ohio President Craig Rust jointly announced the return of IMSA racing to the historic, 2.258-mile road course on the weekend of May 4-6, 2018.   Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 27

Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America set for 35 WeatherTech Championship race cars among Four Classes

The two-hour, 40-minute Continental Tire Road Race Showcase will be televised live

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge logoAfter nearly a one-month break, the Prototype class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to headline a four-class race at the four-mile Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on Sunday, Aug. 6. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 26

BUBBA burger extends Official Partnership with IMSA

“BUBBA burger is an enthusiastic partner of IMSA and we are thrilled to extend and expand our relationship”

Extending a partnership that began in 2016, officials from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and BUBBA burger today confirmed a three-year extension, making BUBBA burger the Official Burger of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship through at least the 2020 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 23

New Porsche goes 1-2 in caution-free WeatherTech Championship Race at Lime Rock

Pilet crossed the stripe 14.5 seconds ahead of Laurens Vanthoor in the No. 912 Porsche

The two-car Porsche GT Team has come on strong since returning from the traditional midseason break for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and both cars delivered on Saturday afternoon at Lime Rock Park, when the team finished 1-2 in the two-hour and 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 19

Mazda Team Joest set for 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut

Mazda Motorsports announced the creation of “Mazda Team Joest”

2017-07-07_8344One of the most successful teams in endurance sports car racing is returning to IMSA competition in a big way next season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 09

VISIT FLORIDA Racing faces frustration at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

And after leading the time charts during the morning warm up, the team had its sights set on another solid result

2017-07-09_143Following a fifth place finish at Watkins Glen last weekend, VISIT FLORIDA Racing was hoping to see an uptick in performance as the Florida-based team entered Round 7 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Sunday.

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Jul 09

New Porsche, Lexus claim First WeatherTech Championship Poles in Canada

Lexus got its first-ever WeatherTech Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class pole

2017-07-08_086Two manufacturers with storied histories in North American sports car competition added another chapter at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on Saturday in qualifying for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix.

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Jul 08

Tequila Patrón ESM tops time Chart in Canadian Tire Motorsport Park practice

And in each of the day’s sessions, the top seven cars in the Prototype class were covered by less than one second.

2017-07-07_7933If Friday’s practice times from both IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice sessions at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park are any indication, we’re in for a treat in Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix (Live, FS1, Noon ET).

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Jul 07

BMW, Acura teams ride hot hand to Canada in WeatherTech Championship GT Classes

There are a lot of similarities between BMW Team RLL and Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian.

2017-07-06_7840For starters, both teams are headquartered in the Columbus, Ohio area. BMW Team RLL, which fields a pair of BMW M6 GTLM race cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, is based in Hilliard; Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian operates its pair of Acura NSX GT3s that race in the GT Daytona (GTD) class from its Pataskala race shop.

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Jul 05

Change Racing heads to Canada for Round 7 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Catch the two hour and 40-minute event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park LIVE on Sunday

Change Racing Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of SebringFollowing an early end to a promising run at Watkins Glen on Sunday, Change Racing will head north to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the next round of IMSA WeatherTech competition. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 04

Mustang Sampling Racing taking winning momentum North 

“It is an old style track, a fast race track and I think it will be a very fun place to race”

Mustang Sampling Racing taking winning momentum North The only back-to-back weekend of races on the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule is one that is well-timed for Mustang Sampling Racing, as the team will pack its race-winning momentum from Watkins Glen for the trip up north to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) and Sunday’s Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 03

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA and Canada by Yokohama Event News and Notes

Only 30 of the original 40 entries reported to the grid after a multiple-car incident

Zacharie Robichon Enjoys First Series Victory at Watkins Glen InternationalA storied, yet challengingly wet, Watkins Glen International provided the backdrop for Porsche GT3 Cup racing action in a combined format of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama drivers and teams.

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Jul 01

Change Racing gets winning start to Watkins Glen weekend

Set for seventh on IMSA WeatherTech grid for Sahlen’s Six Hour

Change Racing Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of SebringIt has been a busy weekend at Watkins Glen for Change Racing, with practice and qualifying for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team as well as practice, qualifying and two races for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo squad.  Read the rest of this entry »

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