Tag Archive: IMSA

Sep 21

Tequila Patrón ESM announces 2017 IMSA return

The Florida-based team will renew its current partnerships with Ligier and Oak Racing

After two full seasons in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), Tequila Patrón ESM will return to the United States to compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

WEC: Spirit of Le Mans heads to Texas

31 WEC cars will be at COTA, and with six American entered drivers there will be plenty for the local crowd to cheer on next Saturday evening

2015-09-18 - VendrediAfter a sensational first ever visit to Mexico last Saturday, the FIA World Endurance Championship travels north for the fourth edition of the 6 Hours of Circuit of the Americas next weekend and races in to the Texan night. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 08

ELMS: Only 15 days to go to the unveiling of the Ligier JS P217

Onroak Automotive has been working flat out with passion on the construction of the Ligier JS P217
Ligier JS P217Onroak Automotive will unveil its new LM P2 sport-prototype on 23rd September at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. The Ligier JS P217 will be presented to the press, the teams and partners at the fifth round of the European Le Mans Series.

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Aug 25

Kelly-Moss Road and Race takes IMSA championship lead to VIR

For Kelly-Moss Road and Race, the 2016 summer season has been a busy one for the all-Porsche race team

Jesse Lazare earned his third straight pole of the season in the No. 21 Kelly-Moss Road and Race Porsche The organization participates in IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, the Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA Series on the West Coast, and also in Porsche Club of America competition. In addition to the group’s racing endeavors, Kelly-Moss Road and Race continuously has various restoration projects going on back at the team’s home race shop. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

IMSA finalizes racing platform innovations

Enhancements will be rolled out beginning with the start of the 2017

During a first-ever outdoor “State of the Sport” presentation for industry stakeholders, media and race fans at Road America – site of this weekend’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase – International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) leadership provided details on future platforms for three of its sanctioned series. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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