Tag Archive: IMSA

Aug 25

Justin Wilson 1978-2015

Driver succumbs to injury sustained in Aug. 23 race

Justin Wilson

INDYCAR announced that driver Justin Wilson, who enjoyed success in multiple motorsports series during a two-decade professional career, died today from a head injury sustained in the Verizon IndyCar Series race Aug. 23 at Pocono Raceway. He was 37. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 09

WeatherTech joins IMSA in multiyear partnership, title sponsor of top series

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship 2016 schedule unveiled

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and WeatherTech jointly announced today that the leader in automotive accessories and one of the industry’s most strategic marketers of its products will become the new entitlement partner of IMSA’s premier sports car series.

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Aug 02

Hargrove sweeps Trois-Rivières for Fifth win in Six Starts this season

“You couldn’t ask for anything better than this” – Hargrove

2015-08-01_26554Scott Hargrove delivered a long-distance birthday present to his father by winning Round 8 of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin on Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R), completing a weekend sweep of both races.

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Aug 01

Hargrove rules Trois-Rivières with dominant victory in Round 7

Daniel Morad 2nd, Chris Green 3rd

2015-08-01-2935Scott Hargrove crossed off the last remaining venue without a victory on his Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin résumé, leading every lap of Round 7 on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières.

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Jul 31

Consistent, fast Hargrove leads both practice sessions at Trois-Rivières

Chris Green was second quickes, Etienne Borgeat was third overall

2015-07-31_0242Scott Hargrove began the job of erasing the only spot on his Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin racetrack record, leading both rounds of practice Friday at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres.

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Jul 31

Stress evaporates for standout Benitez in successful, unexpected return to series

Venezuela native Benitez finished second in the Platinum Cup in 2014

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logoAngel Benitez Jr. had placed the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama series into his mental rear-view mirror when he received a phone call in early June. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11

Konica Minolta joins IMSA as Official Business Solutions Partner

Information Management Leader Expands Sports Car Racing Presence Through Multi-Year Partnership
The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A., Inc. today announced a multi-year partnership making Konica Minolta the Official Business Solutions Partner of the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship and a Proud Partner of IMSA.

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Jul 10

2017 LM P2 regulations – The four chassis constructors selected

After eight months’ work and a two-month selection process

2017 LM P2 regulations - The four chassis constructors selectedThe four constructors are: Dallara (Italy-United States), Onroak Automotive (France), Oreca (France-United States) and the joint-venture Riley Tech/Multimatic (USA, Canada and the United Kingdom), subject to validation of the regulations by the World Motor Sport Council on 10th July.

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Jul 05

Hargrove Caps Perfect Weekend with Two Wins from Pole at Calabogie

Platinum Cup points leader Chris Green and Daniel Morad earned the other two podium positions

Reigning Platinum Cup champion Scott Hargrove completed a perfect weekend at Calabogie Motorsports Park by winning Rounds 5 and 6 of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin from the pole Sunday, July 5. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

Hargrove sets track record, wins pole at Calabogie

Championship leader Chris Green, from Montreal, qualified second

Reigning Platinum Cup champion Scott Hargrove needed just two flying laps to set a track record and win the pole for Round 5 of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin on Saturday, July 4 at Calabogie Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Unpredictable chase for top spot on podium continues July 4-5 at Calabogie

Chris Green leads the Platinum Cup standings with 74 points

It’s anyone’s guess to forecast winners in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin as the series reaches the halfway point of the 2015 season July 4-5 at Calabogie Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01

Kenton Koch is just two points shy of perfection through six rounds this season in the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda

Nearly spotless Koch continues to push hard  for racing perfection

Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda 2014 logo Koch has won five of six starts in his rookie year in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Official Development Series, finishing second in the other in the No. 60 JDC Motorsports entry. He has started from the pole in five of six rounds. Read the rest of this entry »

May 28

Legendary driver Forbes-Robinson refuses to slow down in new official role

Elliott Forbes-Robinson will be the first to admit he sometimes oversteps his boundaries in his new job.

But neither his fellow officials at the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) nor the drivers and teams he oversees as race director for the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda seem to mind. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

‘Class One’ materialises

Engine regulsations have been passed

DTM logo On the day after the 2015 Nürburgring 24h Race, the ‘Class One’ steering committee, consisting of representatives of the Japanese GTA, the American IMSA and the DTM umbrella organisation ITR e.V., held its first meeting of the year and made ground-breaking decisions. Read the rest of this entry »

May 14

Husain pursues personal growth in Rookie IMSA season

Naj Husain loves a challenge

Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda 2014 logoHusain relishes solving problems and tackling difficult challenges. He brings this passion to everything, be it running an innovative technology company or racing in his Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda machine. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Goetz enjoying challenge, close competition in first year of IMSA Racing

Racing a Porsche is nothing out of the ordinary for John Goetz

But competition in the iconic German marque took a new, exciting look this season for Goetz as he stepped up to his first full season in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama with Wright Motorsports. Read the rest of this entry »

May 07

Alon focused on improvement, championship in second IMSA season

The bar is raised higher this season

This year marks the second season in the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda for driver Robert Alon, and he is zeroed in on winning a championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 03

Kyle Gimple completes Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge held Round 3

Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge logo Kyle Gimple fought through a tough event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca over the weekend as the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge held Round 3 of the 2015 Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 13

Plans taking shape for new Prototype to debut In 2017

New “Global” Prototype format to enable International crossover

As the 2015 World Endurance Championship (WEC) season opens this weekend at the UK’s famed Silverstone circuit, officials from the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) provided updates on a new, common Prototype format to be used globally beginning in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Skeer Powers to First Porsche Victory at NOLA Motorsports Park

“It’s really emotional” – Skeer

After two straight second-place finishes, rookie Elliott Skeer earned his first career Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama victory in a smooth, controlled drive during Round 3 Saturday at NOLA Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »

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