Tag Archive: International Motor Sports Association

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 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 »

Jun 28

Heavy rain forces postponement of Round 4 at Watkins Glen International

New date, location under consideration

Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo - Heavy rain Watkins Glen International Unsuitable racing conditions caused by heavy, persistent rain forced Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America, after consultation with International Motor Sports Association officials, to abandon Round 4 of the championship Saturday, June 27 at Watkins Glen International. 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 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 »

Apr 22

Prototype Lites standouts Slusher, Falb preparing for first TUDOR Championship start

“I’m really excited about this opportunity” – Slusher

Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda 2014 logo Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda standouts and teammates Todd Slusher and John Falb will make their first climb into the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship in early May at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. 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 12

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama: heavy rain forces postponement of round 4 at NOLA;

New Date, Location Under Consideration

Porsche IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama Series logo Unsuitable racing conditions caused by heavy, persistent rain forced International Motor Sports Association officials, after consultation with race teams, to abandon Round 4 of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama on Sunday at NOLA Motorsports Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Kenton Koch reigns supreme in wet, shortened Round 4 at NOLA Motorsports Park

Unsuitable racing conditions created by heavy

Kenton Koch completed a weekend sweep of Rounds 3 and 4 of the 2015 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda series at NOLA Motorsports Park with a win Sunday. 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 »

Mar 21

IMSA, ACO extend partnership for Six years

Partnership among flobal Endurance Sports Car Racing leaders through 2020

IMSA logo Shortly before the green flag waved to start the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, officials from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the Automobile Club l’Ouest (ACO) announced a six-year extension of their strategic alliance to advance sports car racing in North America and around the world. The extension runs through the 2020 racing season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

IMSA, Porsche announce multi-year extension of single-make series

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama To Continue Under IMSA Sanction Through 2017

2014-08-07_0498 The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Porsche Motorsport North America today announced a multi-year extension of their partnership to conduct the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama through the 2017 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Jesse Lazare opens season with victory at Sebring for new team

“It feels great. Honestly, I was waiting for this since last year.” – Jesse Lazare

Kelly-Moss Motorsports won the Team Championship in 2014 in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, and team newcomer Jesse Lazare kept the winning beat at the start of the 2015 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Chevrolet named ‘Official Safety Truck of IMSA’

Multi-year agreement provides Silverado 2500 HD Safety Trucks                                 

imsa-chevrolet-safety-truck Officials from Chevrolet and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced an agreement naming Chevrolet the “Official Safety Truck of IMSA.” Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

The exciting action of the 2015 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda gets underway with two rounds March 18-20 at Sebring International Raceway

Next generation of young talent to begin quest for title this week at Sebring

The Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda is an official International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Development Series, providing thrilling action and cultivating future drivers for prototype racing in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

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