Tag Archive: IMSA

Jul 14

GT Le Mans Class makes Lime Rock Park return in IMSA WeatherTech Northeast Grand Prix

IMSA released a 32-car entry for the event

The finest GT racing on the planet returns to Lime Rock Park when the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship headlines the IMSA WeatherTech Northeast Grand Prix on Saturday, July 23. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 06

Rivals look to rein in Versteeg, Watzinger at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

What a difference a week made in the Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires

Austin Versteeg jumped to the Lites 1 championship lead after sweeping all three rounds June 30-July 2 at Watkins Glen Internati Clark Toppe led JDC Motorsports teammate Austin Versteeg, 38-36, entering Rounds 3, 4 and 5 of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)-sanctioned Official Development Series June 30-July 2 at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 02

Ford GT race program extended through 2019 season

“We wanted to make sure everyone knows that we are committed to sports car racing globally with WEC and IMSA”

With a dramatic Le Mans 24 Hours GTE Pro class victory just two weeks ago, Ford Motor Company announced today that its factory-supported Ford GT race program will run for a minimum of three more years in both IMSA and FIA WEC competition. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 28

IMSA: Mazda decorates one of its cars in the colours of the 1991 Le Mans winner

At the 6 Hours of The Glen, sixth round of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship taking place this weekend

Mazda will commemorate its victory at the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans by decorating one of its two Mazdas competing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in the colours of the 787B that won 25 years ago at the 24 Hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Drivers, teams to return from break with 3 exciting races at Watkins Glen

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)-sanctioned Official Development Series returns to action for Rounds 3, 4 and 5

The iconic Watkins Glen International circuit always produces close, exciting racing for the Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by It’s safe to say the drivers and teams of the Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires will be raring to go at Watkins Glen International perhaps more than any other event in the 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

24 Hours of Le Mans: IMSA Championship leader Christina Nielsen begins adventure

Fresh from a third consecutive podium finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Christina Nielsen Denmark’s Christina Nielsen continues a packed 2016 season with what is undoubtedly the biggest race of the season – the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Change Racing scores season best finish around Streets of Belle Isle

“I guess it is a good thing to say that this is our best finish to date and we are a bit disappointed with it” – Robby Benton

Change Racing A season-best finish for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship newcomer Change Racing capped off a flawless weekend for the team as Spencer Pumpelly and Corey Lewis drove their shared No. 16 Pertimina/Monster Energy Lamborghini Huracán GT3 to a sixth place result. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Viper strikes gold, takes hometown victory with Keating, Bleekemolen

Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers

Co-drivers Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen and the No. 33 ViperExchange.com / Gas Monkey Garage Dodge Viper GT3-R team picked a fine time to win their first race of the season as the made-in-Detroit race car scored a hometown victory in Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Disappointment in Detroit for Visit Florida Racing

The team had been hoping to return to podium form at Detroit

Visit Florida Racing pits After making a very promising start to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship visit to Detroit, Visit Florida Racing’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers took a sudden turn for the worse on Lap 10 when the No. 90 Corvette Daytona Prototype made heavy contact with the tire wall.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 04

Corvette DPs sweep front two rows for Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by The Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers

“To be on the pole here in ‘Chevy Town’ is very special” – Fittipaldi

Christian Fittipaldi led the “Bowtie Brigade” to a sweep of the front two rows in Friday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying.

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Jun 04

Change Racing shows best qualifying performance of the season in Belle Isle debut

“The car has been fantastic all weekend” – Pumpelly

Change Racing Continuing to make progress in its first year of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition, Change Racing notched the team’s best qualifying result of the year with the No. 16 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Spencer Pumpelly and Corey Lewis.

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Jun 03

Series to make history with first GT3 Cup combined outing

Historic weekend for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama on June 10-12 at Montreal

2016-05-21-2100 Jesse Lazare will return to his home track to battle the rest of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama competitors in Rounds 5 and 6. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America reschedules canceled Boston race for IMSA VIR Weekend

The North American series will join the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekend

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America starts its 2016 championship this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America field will return to VIRginia International Raceway for the fourth time as a replacement for the canceled Boston race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

Series to contest Three rounds at Watkins Glen, Laguna Seca

Grand Prix of Boston cancellation forces schedule changes

Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires News, imsa.com The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has changed the venues for upcoming rounds of two of its sanctioned series, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America and Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires, after the cancellation of the Grand Prix of Boston. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 02

‘Made in Detroit’ Dodge Viper leads GTD field for Chevrolet Sports Car Classic

“The people that are building those cars are all based right there at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit”

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will have a “hometown hero” in the GT Daytona (GTD) class in Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers, when a Dodge Viper GT3-R takes to the streets of the Motor City only a few miles from the factory where it was originally assembled. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

Chevrolet dominance at Detroit challenged by Honda, Mazda in Chevrolet Sports Car Classic

Round 5 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Undefeated in four races at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park, the Corvette DPs enter Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers as a favorite to win Round 5 of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

May 19

One month to go until the Le Mans 24 Hours!

Le Mans 24 Hours entry list revealed

The entry list for the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours, which will be held this year on 18-19 June, has today been released by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

Max Riddle and Kris Wilson set for Sprint-X debut

Sprint-X marks a departure from traditional World Challenge races as the series enters new ground in 2016

Max RiddleWe are getting the band back together, man. Kris Wilson and Max Riddle will team up once again this weekend for TRG Motorsports as the Pirelli World Challenge stages its first-ever “Sprint-X” race weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP).  Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Valérie Chiasson in Porsche GT3 Cup Canada this season!

Porsche Prestige car is a 2014 GT3 Cup model and was prepared by Éric Côté’s GT Racing Team 

Michel Dansereau As the top Canadian Touring Car novice driver at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in 2014 and the first female driver to earn an overall podium at the Grand Prix du Canada in 2015, Valérie Chiasson will mark another “first” this year as the first woman to contest a full season in the Canadian Porsche GT3 Cup.

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Apr 21

42 cars entered for Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca event features two-race format

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) released a 42-car entry for the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday, May 1, Round 4 of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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