Tag Archive: IMSA

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 »

Apr 02

Panneton’s Porsche progress propels climb to Two Series in 2016

“I have more time to play, and that’s what I’m doing” – Panneton

Panneton's Porsche progress propels climb to Two Series in 2016 Sweat poured from Gerald Panneton’s body as he navigated the bumpy, tricky Sebring International Raceway for the first time in mid-March during the first two rounds of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 18

Austin Versteeg breaks through for first series victory in Sebring thriller

His previous best finish was third, four times last season and also in Round 1 on Thursday

Austin Versteeg breaks through for first series victory in Sebring thriller Austin Versteeg earned his first career Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires victory Friday at Sebring International Raceway, climbing to the front after starting fourth in a thrilling race. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge By Yokohama competitors in USA, Canada to race for IMSA North American Cup in 2016

Inaugural joint events to take place in Montreal, Watkins Glen

Chris Green earned his first Platinum Cup championship in the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin with Pfaff M A new era of cooperation and competition will begin in 2016 for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama, as the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)-sanctioned series will conduct two inaugural joint races and also will introduce new award to reward excellence in both championships. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Interesting mix of veterans, newcomers ready to take green flag for season opener at Sebring

There are vacancies on each throne in Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires entering the 2016 season.

2015 Lites 1 champion Kenton Koch graduated to the Prototype Challenge class of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this season with JDC-Miller Motorsports after receiving an IMSA Scholarship for winning the Prototype Lites title, and he responded by helping to drive the team to victory in the PC class at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 11

Road to 2016 championship starts at Sebring

Competition starts March 16-18 at Sebring International Raceway

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logo The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama enters its 12th season with new drivers and new teams but the promise of the same level of exciting action. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 10

49 cars set for 64th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh From Florida

Competitors ready for Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup Round 2

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced a 49-car entry for the 64th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, Round Two of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup on Saturday, March 19.

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Mar 07

Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama expands to 12 rounds in 2016

Return to Montreal, events with USA Series, Cayman GT4 Clubsport among Highlights

2015-08-02_27309 A return to the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal is a leading highlight of the 2016 schedule for the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama, announced today by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 19

Serious business ahead for Prototype Lites at Sebring test

All testing is important for teams as they prepare for the 14-round 2016 season

Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires logo The dates circled last fall on the calendar of every Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires team and driver – the season opener March 16-18 – will come into even clearer focus during a preseason test for the series Feb. 23-24 at Sebring International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 18

Strong field of full-season entries set for 2016 WeatherTech Championship

Full Season Entry List Features More Than 40 Race Cars

Buoyed by last month’s successful Rolex 24 At Daytona season opener, International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) officials today confirmed that 41 entries will compete on a full-time basis in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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Feb 11

Gomez earns 2016 IMSA Scholarship toward Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA By Yokohama drive

19-Year-Old From Puerto Rico to drive for NGT Motorsport

Victor Gomez IV has secured a full-season drive in the 2016 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, in part through a scholarship from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and supported by Porsche and Yokohama.

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Feb 03

Mazda Prototype Lites Champions Goikhberg, Koch stand atop Rolex 24 At Daytona podium

It was the first victory in the class and in the WeatherTech Championship for the team

Mazda Prototype Lites Champions Goikhberg, Koch Stand Atop Rolex 24 At Daytona Podium There was one common thread besides trophies, champagne and fatigue among the top two Prototype Challenge teams standing on the podium after the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 31.

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Jan 28

WeatherTech kicks off IMSA Partnership with National Television advertising (+video)

30-Second Spot To Air During National Morning News Programming
When WeatherTech was introduced as the new entitlement partner of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship last August, increased levels of advertising and marketing activation featured prominently in the announcement.

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Jan 28

IMSA: BMW unveil commemorative liveries at Daytona

BMW unveiled a special livery for the M6 GTLM that due to compete in the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend

There will be two new BMW M6 GTLMs on the starting gird of the Rolex 24 at Daytona this weekend, one of which will be sporting a livery inspired in part by the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 25

Mazda Prototype Lites to compete in Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières

Prototype Sports Cars Return to Popular Canadian Street Circuit for First Time since 2003

Mazda Prototype Lites To Compete In Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA)-sanctioned Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires will compete Aug. 12-14 at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières (GP3R) in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada.

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Jan 20

IMSA: The 12 Hours of Sebring poster unveiled

An air force base during World War II, the Sebring circuit is known as merciless

The Sebring International Raceway has revealed the poster for the 64th edition of the 12 Hours of Sebring, second round of the 2016 season of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, new name of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, which will take place March 19th. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 15

Mazda Prototype Lites pave smooth path to Rolex 24 At Daytona

For a handful of drivers, the Rolex 24 At Daytona is more than just the start of the North American auto racing season.

It’s also their first appearance in the big time – the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – that they’ve worked toward while competing in recent seasons in the Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires, an IMSA Development Series.

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Jan 14

Montreal International Auto Show launch and updates (+photos)

Montreal International Auto Show as seen by Flagworld team

2016-01-14-09-29-56_0013Flagworld’s coverage of the Montreal International Auto Show is online.

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Jan 14

IMSA, Yokohama extend partnership into Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada

Manufacturer To Serve As Official Tire Provider For USA, Canadian Series

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge CanadaThe International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Yokohama Tire Corporation have expanded their partnership to include Yokohama serving as the official tire provider and presenting sponsor of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama, starting with the 2016 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 08

McLaren’s Tyler Alexander passes away

“Quite simply, Tyler lived and breathed McLaren”

McLaren's Tyler Alexander passes awayMcLaren chief Ron Dennis has led the tributes for Tyler Alexander after he passed away at the age of 75, as confirmed by the Woking-based squad. Read the rest of this entry »

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