Back to business
The next round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is America’s oldest professional sports car endurance race, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida set for Saturday, March 18.
Chris Green and Jesse Lazare, both from Montreal, battled for the Grand Sport (GS) class lead
Motorsports In Action (MIA) took to Daytona International Speedway the day before the Rolex 24 to contest the first round of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s 2017 season. The four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona launch saw MIA’s pair of McLaren 570S GT4s experience a very promising introduction to the series.
The 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona likely will be remembered as a watershed moment in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship history
On the racetrack, the event saw the competition debut of 12 brand-new Daytona Prototype international (DPi) and LM P2 race cars in the series’ top Prototype class, as well as a new car from Porsche in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class and the WeatherTech Championship debut for Mercedes-AMG, Lexus and Acura in the GT Daytona (GTD) class.
Monster Energy Cup regulars return to Daytona International Speedway for Rolex 24
When the green flag flies on the Rolex 24 At Daytona (2:00 PM ET FOX), all eyes will be on the 55 IMSA WeatherTech machines that will go hurling into turn one on the first of hundreds of laps around the 3.56-mile road course at Daytona International Speedway.
The event is the first race of the 11-round IMSA championship, which will close at Road Atlanta in October
Change Racing will look to get the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season off to a fast start next weekend as the team prepares for the Rolex 24 At Daytona (Live coverage starting at 2:00 PM ET on FOX).
“Daytona is a special place for me and I’ve been wanting to get back as soon as I was healed” – Gidley
We’ll take a look at the GT field today, and tomorrow, we’ll preview the Prototypes.
Fifty-five IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship entries take to the grid in, coincidentally, the 55th edition of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. There are four classes, two of them Prototype and Prototype Challenge, both populated by purpose-built race cars that resemble street cars only in passing.
Full season drivers Corey Lewis and Jeroen Mul joined by Kaz Grala and Brett Sandberg in Rolex 24
New Change Racing partnership with Forza Motorsports/Turn 10 Studios features branding and content integration with XBOX; Existing programs with Monster Energy, Orion Lighting, Lamborghini Carolinas continue in 2017.
“I couldn’t be more excited to be back with Bodymotion for the 2017 season” – Jones
Returning driver Devin Jones will be joined for the 2017 season by a new driver to Bodymotion Racing, Drake Kemper, starting at the Roar before the Rolex 24 test at Daytona International Speedway which takes place January 6-8.
The IMSA-sanctioned November and December tests will help set the stage for teams before January’s Roar Before the Rolex 24
Beginning on Tuesday, November 15, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors will return to action for the first IMSA-sanctioned on-track activity since the Petit Le Mans finale more than one month ago.
Full-season drivers Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow return in 2017
Paul Miller Racing will return to the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the same driver, crew and race-car package the No. 48 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 team drove to one race victory and third-place in the IMSA GT Daytona (GTD) championship standings this past season.