Tag Archive: Prototype Challenge

Sep 20

Rolex 24 At Daytona Winner Masson clinches two IMSA Series Championships

Masson continues to be a team player as he looks toward what the 2018 season will bring

2016-08-14_0393It’s 4:30 a.m., a miserable 38 degrees outside and a steady, chilly rain is coming down in sheets. Kyle Masson is driving in his open-cockpit Prototype Challenge (PC) at Daytona International Speedway, competing in North America’s most prestigious sports car race – the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 28

Prototype Challenge driver Wright aims high in open wheel racing

Wright has stuck to his consistent racing in the 2017 season

2017-08-11-14-31-57_0851IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda rookie Kris Wright believes consistency is something that you can apply to everything – including racing. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 13

Prototype Challenge Trois-Rivieres Sunday notebook

Rzadzinski held on to third place for his second LMP3 podium finish of the weekend

2017-08-13_0218While the skies were sunny and clear, the track surface at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres told another story for the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda series Race 1 Saturday morning.

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Aug 12

Prototype Challenge Trois-Rivieres Saturday notebook

Stefan Rzadzinski joins Prototype Challenge Series in Trois-Rivieres

2017-08-11-14-27-59_0761As anticipated Saturday morning at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres, rainy conditions leveled the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda playing field, balancing the heavier, higher-horsepowered LMP3 chassis and the nimble, but slower MPC entries.

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Aug 12

Prototype Challenge Trois-Rivieres Friday notebook

A fan favorite, drawing significant crowds, “GP3R” as it is often referred

2017-08-11-14-32-47_0874The only street circuit on the 2017 IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda schedule, the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres was certainly up to providing a challenge and a new perspective to series competitors Friday as they took to the track for two 30-minute practice sessions.

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Jun 07

Defending Prototype Challenge Masters Champion Janco continues to improve while racing on two continents

When Joel Janco won the Masters Championship in the Mazda Prototype Lites series last year, he achieved his goal

Defending Prototype Challenge Masters Champion Janco continues to improve while racing on two continentsBut then he got started on a new goal – racing in two different series on two different continents. “I knew I wasn’t going to win the series overall, but my goal was to beat the other ‘old guys,'” Janco joked. “Unfortunately, IMSA categorizes old guys as over 40 and I’m 68 – that’s a big gap.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 31

JDC-Miller Motorsports is Up to the Task

Risi Competizione Prepared to Deliver Ferrari’s First Win at Long Beach Since 2008

Entering the 2017 WeatherTech Championship season in a brand new ORECA LM P2 prototype, JDC-Miller Motorsports wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Read the rest of this entry »

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Oct 02

Viper Team Of Keating, Bleekemolen, Miller Win GTD Race At Road Atlanta

PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Wins Prototype Challenge At Road Atlanta

In the final WeatherTech Championship race for the Dodge Viper GT3-R, No. 33 ViperExchange.com/Cruising with the Monkey Viper teammates Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Marc Miller sent the car out on top with a GT Daytona (GTD) class victory in the Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 22

Guest stars join IMSA WeatherTech Championship regulars for 2016 season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

Preparing for a 10-hour season-ending race at challenging Road Atlanta, many of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams have added third drivers to their lineups for the Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort on Saturday, Oct. 1. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 08

Corvette DP Drivers Valiante, Westbrook take momentum, points lead to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Starworks Motorsport seeks Third straight victory in Prototype Challenge
Canadian racer Michael Valiante picked an opportune time to take over the points lead in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype class.
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Jun 29

Starworks Motorsport Claims Second-Consecutive PC Victory

Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen

There’s something about wet weather that seems to agree with Starworks Motorsport and Renger van der Zande, as the team picked up their second consecutive Prototype Challenge race victory in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

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Jan 27

2014 Prototype Lites standout Novich experiences dream First Rolex 24 At Daytona

Andrew Novich always has been the member of his family who is perpetually running late. Dinner. School. Appointments.

Those days are over. He has no more excuses for tardiness. Not after last weekend at Daytona. Novich, from Novato, California, is proudly wearing a brand-new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch, after driving for the winning PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports team in the Prototype Challenge class of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25 at Daytona International Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 23

Prototype Lites providing path to TUDOR Championship, Rolex 24 At Daytona

Becoming the best path to prototypes in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda 2014 logo The Rolex 24 At Daytona features a deep, competitive field of cars in the Prototype and Prototype Challenge classes Jan. 24-25 at Daytona International Speedway, making it very tough to pick a favorite in either class. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 21

Performance Tech builds strong Rolex 24 At Daytona lineup

Performance Tech Motorsports Team Principal Brent O’Neill was a wanted man this month

Performance Tech Motorsports-2 Drivers from all over the world called him to inquire about a spot in his Prototype Challenge car for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Read the rest of this entry »

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Aug 23

No looking back for Rayhall, wins opening PC Segment

For 8Star Motorsports at Virginia International Raceway

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo Sean Rayhall had a simple plan entering Saturday’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge (PC) race at Virginia International Raceway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 24

Brickyard Grand Prix: Ostella to start 4th at Indy after dramatic final lap

Ostella posted his quickest qualifying time of 1 minute, 20.208 seconds

David Ostella qualified fourth in the Prototype Challenge class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship on Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 07

Cumming Takes Advantage Of Rare Qualifying Attempt, Earns TOTAL Pole Award For Grand Prix Of Kansas Prototype Challenge Event

TRG-AMR’s Wilson On Top, Five Different Manufacturers Represented In Top Five In Continental Tire Challenge GS Qualifying At Kansas Speedway

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship logo Three drivers went head-to-head for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge (PC) class pole Friday night at Kansas Speedway with lap times dropping throughout much of the 15-minute session. Diversity ruled Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge qualifying Friday evening at Kansas Speedway, with TRG-AMR driver Kris Wilson leading five different manufacturers atop the Grand Sport (GS) field for Saturday’s Grand Prix of Kansas.  Read the rest of this entry »

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May 04

Starworks Motorsport take Prototype Challenge triumph at Mazda Raceway

Junqueira and co-driver Duncan Ende finished third

Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda logo Sunday’s opening race in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship doubleheader at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix presented by Mazda featured a dominating victory in the Prototype Challenge (PC) class by Starworks Motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 26

Two for Two: David Ostella earns second endurance podium

Finishing third in the Prototype Challenge

David Ostella - Rolex 24 at Daytona David Ostella recorded his second podium finish in two career endurance racing starts, finishing third in the Prototype Challenge class with Performance Tech Motorsports in the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 25-26. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nov 20

Testing suspended for Prototype, Prototype Challenge Race Cars

At Daytona

IMSA logoOfficials from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Continental Tire have jointly decided to suspend on-track testing of TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype (P) and Prototype Challenge (PC) race cars after issues were discovered during testing at Daytona International Speedway on Tuesday. Read the rest of this entry »

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