Tag Archive: International Motor Sports Association

Aug 08

Title races intensify as second half of season starts with GP3R debut

Aug. 12-14 at the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivières

Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires Their paths to the top couldn’t be more different, but Austin Versteeg and Gerhard Watzinger continue to drive closer toward their ultimate goal – a Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires season championship. 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 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 »

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 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

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 »

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 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 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 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 »

Dec 26

IMSA preview: The Roar Before the Rolex 24

A closer look at the season-opening test

The International Motor Sports Association rings in the New Year in grand fashion with the Roar Before the Rolex 24 on January 8-10 at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 18

Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires 2016 schedule released, featuring 14 Races

Return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires logoA return to scenic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is among the highlights of the 2016 schedule for the newly rebranded Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires.

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