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Pirelli World Challenge GT Sprint, GTS Sprint Series Go North This Weekend
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 07:30 PM
Sports Cars
Pirelli World Challenge GT Sprint, GTS Sprint Series Go North This Weekend (May 18-20) to Historic Canadian Tire Motorsport Park


Many of North America’s top GT Production sports car drivers and teams head to the “Great White North” this weekend (May 18-20) when the Pirelli World Challenge GT and GTS series participates in the always-popular Castrol presents Victoria Day Speedfest at the historic Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

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Ford Wins Multiple Road Racing Podiums
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 06:09 AM
Sports Cars
Ford Wins Multiple Road Racing Podiums


The Ford road racing programs brought home multiple wins this past weekend from around the world. The No. 66 Ford GT won the FIA World Endurance Series Super Season opener in Belgium, while in the IMSA Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge Series, the Ford Mustang GT4s recorded a 1-2 podium finish in the Mid-Ohio 120.

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Kolkmann Takes Second Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Win in Three Races in Flag-to-Flag Run at Mid-Ohio
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 03:59 PM
Sports Cars
Kolkmann Takes Second Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Win in Three Races in Flag-to-Flag Run at Mid-Ohio


Staff Report IMSA Wire Service

German driver David Kolkmann earned his second Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama victory in three tries on Sunday morning at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Driving the No. 71 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup machine, the 21-year-old racer took the lead from polesitter Trenton Estep going through the famed Mid-Ohio Esses on the opening lap.


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Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, IMSA Extend Partnership Through 2021
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 03:57 PM
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Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America, IMSA Extend Partnership Through 2021


With a return to the site of the series’ first North American race set to open the 2018 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America season later this week at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, officials from Squadra Corse and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced an extension of their partnership through the 2021 racing season.

IMSA has sanctioned every Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America race to date. The North American series began in 2013 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.


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Shank Pleased for WeatherTech Championship Return in Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, May 06, 2018 - 10:06 AM
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Shank Pleased for WeatherTech Championship Return in Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio


Staff Report IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida – The pressure will be on Meyer Shank Racing co-owner Mike Shank going into Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio.

For starters, it’s a home race for the longtime IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team based near Columbus, Ohio. You always want to perform well in front of your friends, family and business associates.

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100 Entries For PWC Grand Prix Of VIRginia Presented By Audi Sport
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 06:09 AM
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100 Entries For PWC Grand Prix Of VIRginia Presented By Audi Sport This Weekend At The Fast, Challenging VIRginia International Raceway


The fast and challenging 3.27-mile, 17-turn VIRginia International Raceway poses as a daunting figure to 100 entries this weekend (April 27-29) when all eight Pirelli World Challenge classes -- GT/GTA/GT Cup SprintX, GTS/GTSA SprintX, TCR, TC and TCA - compete in Rounds 3 and 4 doubleheader action in the PWC Grand Prix of VIRginia presented by Audi Sport.

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Montoya Gives Acura First Prototype Pole For BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix At Long Beach
Posted by: ASkyler on Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 04:22 AM
Sports Cars
Montoya Gives Acura First Prototype Pole For BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix At Long Beach


Staff Report IMSA Wire Service

2018 BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Qualifying Results

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Juan Pablo Montoya knows a thing or two about racing at Long Beach, as evidenced by his recent induction into the track’s Motorsports Walk of Fame. His latest accomplishment came Friday afternoon with the Acura Team Penske driver scoring his first career IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Motul Pole Award and the first pole for Acura’s ARX-05 Protoyype in its first season.

Montoya was one of four drivers to better the previous Long Beach track record with a lap of 1 minute, 12.922 seconds (97.155 mph) in the No. 6 Acura DPi he co-drives with sports car veteran Dane Cameron. Ricky Taylor previously held the record, lapping the 1.968-mile street circuit in 1:13.549 in 2017 while driving the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R. for Wayne Taylor Racing.


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Audi Sport Named Presenting Sponsor for PWC Grand Prix of Virginia set
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 06:19 PM
Sports Cars
Audi Sport Named Presenting Sponsor for PWC Grand Prix of Virginia set for April 27-29


Pirelli World Challenge announced today that Audi Sport will serve as the presenting sponsor for the upcoming PWC Grand Prix of Virginia schedule for April 27-29 at the picturesque 3.27-mile, 17-turn VIRginia International Raceway permanent road circuit in south Virginia.

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Scott Hargrove Leads Pirelli World Challenge GT Points
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 06:25 PM
Sports Cars
Scott Hargrove Leads Pirelli World Challenge GT Points As the Canadian Driver Comes to Always-Exciting Long Beach Round in Pfaff Porsche


Young Scott Hargrove has always set his sights on competing at the famed Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach which stages its 44th edition next weekend (April 13-15) in the streets of the Southern California harbor city.

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BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Entry List Notebook
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 07:03 PM
Sports Cars
BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach Entry List Notebook


Staff Report IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 100-minute BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach reverts to a two-class race in 2018, featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype and GT Le Mans (GTLM) classes. The same two classes also were featured at Long Beach in 2014 and 2015. The Prototype Challenge class participated in 2016, while the GT Daytona (GTD) class raced in Long Beach last year.

The entry list for the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach features 22 cars, with 14 Prototype entries and eight GT Le Mans (GTLM) machines.

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Changes To Sebring 2019 Schedule To Benefit All Fans Of Endurance Racing
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 07:02 PM
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Changes To Sebring 2019 Schedule To Benefit All Fans Of Endurance Racing


Following an extremely productive and positive meeting held on March 18 between IMSA, the FIA World Endurance Championship and Sebring International Raceway organizations, some key changes have been jointly agreed for the 2019 race weekend.

Presented by IMSA and the WEC, the March 13-16 event will feature more racing, more cars and a heightened experience for fans with the WEC’s sixth round of its Super Season now becoming the 1000 Miles of Sebring (or 8 hours, whichever comes first) and taking place on Friday, March 15 starting in the afternoon and finishing at night.


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Forty7 Motorsports Making Waves Early In Full-Season IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Debut
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 06:59 PM
Sports Cars
Forty7 Motorsports Making Waves Early In Full-Season IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Debut


Staff Report IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Forty7 Motorsports is making a name for itself in the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda.

In just a few short months, the Millville, New Jersey-based organization has gone from a relative unknown to an emerging powerhouse in the LMP3 class, with aspirations of expanding further and one day, potentially, making the move to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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Television Star Tom Ellis Named Grand Marshal For BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix At Long Beach
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 06:56 PM
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Television Star Tom Ellis Named Grand Marshal For BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix At Long Beach


Tom Ellis, who currently stars as the title character, ‘Lucifer Morningstar,’ in the Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television produced series Lucifer on FOX, has been named the Grand Marshal for the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday, April 14, 2018 on the streets of Long Beach, California.

Ellis will give the command for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship drivers of the 22-car field to start their engines in front of a crowd that annually fills the streets of the city for the Grand Prix.


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Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW Comes To Cota
Posted by: newsla on Friday, March 23, 2018 - 06:56 PM
Sports Cars
Fast Track Racing/Classic BMW Comes To Cota With Four Gts Sprintx BMW M4 Gt4 Entries This Weekend; 8 Total Pwc Entries At Cota For The Team


Coming off impressive performances at St. Petersburg and Sebring the last two weeks, the Fast Track Racing/CLASSIC BMW GTS racing ream is back in its home state with a strong four-car operation for this weekend’s (March 23-25) Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Texas at Circuit of the Americas (COTA).

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Acura IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Race Report - Sebring
Posted by: newsla on Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 06:38 PM
Sports Cars
Acura IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Race Report - Sebring


No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 – Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya/Simon Pagenaud
Start: 6th
Overall Finish: 40th
Class Finish: 14th
Status: Out – Mechanical
Laps Completed: 203/344
Laps Led: 0

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Teenager Harry Gottsacker Set To Battle For GTS Title With Fast SIN CAR GT4
Posted by: newsla on Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 09:21 AM
Sports Cars
Teenager Harry Gottsacker Set To Battle For GTS Title With Fast And Proven SIN CAR GT4 In Pirelli World Challenge


Young Harry Gottsacker may only be 18 years old, but the talented racing teenager could be in the mix for the highly-competitive GTS division championship of the Pirelli World Challenge road racing series, when the season kicks off in the streets of St. Petersburg March 9-11.


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ECR Engines Finishes 1-2 in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rolex 24
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 06:22 AM
Sports Cars
ECR Engines Finishes 1-2 in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Rolex 24 at Daytona


ECR Engines captured the victory Sunday afternoon in the IMSA Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway, powering Action Express Racing's No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi-V.R across the finish line and giving Cadillac its second consecutive Rolex 24 win.

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DXDT Racing is in Gear for Pirelli World Challenge; Set for 2018 Series
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 05:37 PM
Sports Cars
DXDT Racing is in Gear for Pirelli World Challenge; Set for 2018 Series


An expanded Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) effort is in gear with the 2018 partnership announcement with USALCO and SecurityNational Mortgage Company (SNMC) by DXDT Racing. The Utah based team has just unveiled and tested the brand-new Mercedes-AMG GT4.

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Flying Lizard Motorsports Reveals Changeups in 2018 Manufacturer and Drivers
Posted by: newsla on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 05:36 PM
Sports Cars
Flying Lizard Motorsports Reveals Changeups in 2018 Manufacturer and Drivers in Pirelli World Challenge


Flying Lizard Motorsports will return to the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) in 2018 for its second season of competition in the GTS class. For the first time since 2014, the team will field two full season Audi R8 LMS GT4 entries, driven by Mike Hedlund and Adam Merzon. Ryan Eversley will join Merzon in the Case-it Racing by Flying Lizard Motorsports entry for the five SprintX race weekends.

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Twenty-Four Premiere At One Daytona Set For January 24
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:06 AM
Sports Cars
Twenty-Four Premiere At One Daytona Set For January 24


Serving as a prelude to the 56th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona at Daytona International Speedway, IMSA is pleased to support the Twenty-Four Premiere at ONE DAYTONA on Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 6-8 p.m. The race kickoff event will allow fans an opportunity to see the cars and meet the stars in advance of one of the most anticipated races in the Rolex 24’s storied history.


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IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented By Mazda Kicks Off 2018 Season This Weekend At Daytona
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, January 05, 2018 - 06:07 AM
Sports Cars
IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented By Mazda Kicks Off 2018 Season This Weekend At Daytona


Racing is back and it's the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda that kicks off the 2018 North American motorsports calendar with its season-opening event this Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

A total of 25 prototypes are set to embark in the historic event that features several firsts for the series. Not only is the race a part of the Roar Before the Rolex 24 weekend for the first time, it is the inaugural event for the IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda at Daytona and the first with its new 1-hour, 45 minutes endurance race format. The race can be seen live on IMSA.com at 1:25 p.m. ET.


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Subaru Announces Pirelli World Challenge Contingency Program for BRZ tS
Posted by: newsla on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 06:05 AM
Sports Cars
Subaru Announces Pirelli World Challenge Contingency Program for BRZ tS; Best-handling BRZ sedan set for TCA action in 2018


Subaru of America, Inc announced today a new contingency support program for privateer racing teams competing with the Subaru BRZ tS model in the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge racing series.

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Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona To Feature Qualifying For Pits, Garage
Posted by: ASkyler on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 06:14 AM
Sports Cars
Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona To Feature Qualifying For Pits, Garage


The Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona has long signified the start of the racing season.

The annual three-day preseason testing session at Daytona International Speedway for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge takes place on Jan. 5-7, 2018 with additions that will get everyone ready for the 2018 season.

It traditionally has offered race fans a glimpse into the upcoming season and built anticipation for the season-opening race, the Rolex 24 At Daytona, at the end of the month. “The Roar,” as it has become known, takes on even more significance in 2018 for Rolex 24 competitors.


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Brandon Fry Joins RLL as Technical/Racing Operations Director
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 - 06:28 PM
Sports Cars
Veteran Engineer Brandon Fry Joins RLL as Technical/Racing Operations Director of the Sports Car Program


Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that veteran engineer Brandon Fry has joined the team as technical and racing operations director of the team’s sports car program. Fry has over 20 years of professional racing experience and was most recently race engineer for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Indy car program with Max Chilton.

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Audi Dominates Inaugural SRO California 8 Hours At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Posted by: newsla on Monday, October 16, 2017 - 06:13 AM
Sports Cars
Audi Dominates Inaugural SRO California 8 Hours At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Sunday; Magnus Racing Of Salt Lake City Takes Top Honors


Kelvin Van Der Linde, Markus Winkelhock and Pierre Kaffer won the inaugural edition of the Mazda Raceway California 8 Hours, at the wheel of the #44 Audi Sport Team Magnus R8. The outcome of the third round of the 2017 Intercontinental GT Challenge was decided less than twenty minutes from the end, when Van Der Linde passed Christopher Mies for the lead. The #29 Audi Sport Team Land R8 eventually finished a mere 2.488 seconds down on the leader, with the #9 K-PAX Racing McLaren crossing the line in third. The Pro-Am winners’ trophy went to the #54 Black Swan Racing Porsche, a car that finished in fifth overall. GT4 honours went to another Porsche, the #26 Rearden Racing Cayman. That means that the GT3, GT3 Pro-Am and GT4 categories were all won by American teams.

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