Tag Archive: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

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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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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