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Lexus Looking To Roll Momentum Into First Podium, Victory At Lime Rock
Posted by: ASkyler on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 06:13 PM
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Lexus Looking To Roll Momentum Into First Podium, Victory At Lime Roc


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

The GT Daytona (GTD) class in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship has been a manufacturer showcase this season with nine OEMs making at least one start, and debut wins from Acura and Mercedes-AMG in their first full season in the class, joining Porsche and Audi in the win column.

One manufacturer looking to add its name to that list is Lexus, which is amid its inaugural campaign with the RC F GT3 and has been knocking on the door of its first win, as evidenced by the most recent WeatherTech Championship race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

In that event, Sage Karam scored the TOTAL Pole Award in the No. 14 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3 and led for the entirety of his 47-minute stint before pitting from the class lead. Unfortunately for the team, a pair of drive-through penalties following that stop knocked the team out of victory contention before rebounding to finish fifth.


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Mazda Team Joest Set for 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Debut
Posted by: ASkyler on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 06:13 PM
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Mazda Team Joest Set for 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Debut


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

One of the most successful teams in endurance sports car racing is returning to IMSA competition in a big way next season.

In a surprise announcement this morning, Mazda Motorsports announced the creation of “Mazda Team Joest” to become its new factory Mazda Prototype team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship beginning with the 2018 Rolex 24 At Daytona.

The announcement brings Joest Racing – which has amassed 16 victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, 10 victories in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, six Motul Petit Le Mans victories and two Rolex 24 At Daytona wins – back to top-level endurance sports car racing. The team created in 1978 by Reinhold Joest most recently operated the Audi factory prototype team from 1999 through 2016.


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A Couple Of Fourth Place Master Class Finishes For Martin Harvey
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 05:59 AM
Sports Cars
A Couple Of Fourth Place Master Class Finishes For Martin Harvey In The Porsche GT3 Cup Races In Toronto


Drivers of the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada were in scenic downtown Toronto this past weekend for Rounds seven and eight of their 2017 schedule. Both races were held on the 2.82-kilometre temporary street course on the grounds of the former Exhibition Place as a support event for the Toronto Indy. Martin Harvey of Repentigny, Quebec, who competes in the Platinum Masters championship for drivers 45-years and over, a separate contest within the main Platinum Cup class, finished fourth in both Saturday and Sunday's Masters Class races.

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Porsche Poised for WeatherTech Championship GT Le Mans Breakthrough at Lime Rock
Posted by: ASkyler on Monday, July 17, 2017 - 06:14 PM
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Porsche Poised for WeatherTech Championship GT Le Mans Breakthrough at Lime Rock


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the first two days of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on July 7-9, the Porsche GT Team established itself as the team to beat in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class.

The team’s pair of Porsche 911 RSR race cars – which were brand new at the start of the season and now feature a configuration that puts the engine in front of the rear axle – went 1-2 in both practice sessions that Friday and Dirk Werner led the third practice and qualified on pole in the team’s No. 911 entry on Saturday.

Werner’s pole was the team’s first with the new car and the first overall since Nick Tandy qualified on pole for the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona. With Laurens Vanthoor qualifying the identical No. 912 RSR third, the stage was set for a banner weekend for the Porsche GT Team. All it had to do was hold off the rest of the GTLM field for two hours and 40 minutes on Sunday afternoon to put a bow on a fantastic weekend.


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For Jeff Mosing, Winning Is the Best Medicine
Posted by: ASkyler on Friday, July 14, 2017 - 06:37 PM
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For Jeff Mosing, Winning Is the Best Medicine


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Victory Lane was a sight for sore eyes last weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge driver Jeff Mosing.

It also happened to be a great distraction from an incredibly sore back, which Mosing had been dealing with after being caught up in a Porsche GT3 Cup pile-up at Watkins Glen International the week prior. Less than 24 hours after the incident, Mosing was cleared by doctors to compete in the Continental Tire Challenge race the next day and the team miraculously came away with a third-place result. It was the race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park though, that dealt Mosing the most pain.

“I feel like my pace fell of a little bit at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park,” Mosing said. “I didn’t get a great start and was trying to get far enough up that (co-driver) Eric (Foss) didn’t have too much work to do. I felt like my back and the heat and some other things were just getting to me and I couldn’t drive as well as I did during qualifying or when I just have to do short stints”


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Martin Harvey To Compete In The Porsche Cup At The Toronto Indy This Weekend
Posted by: newsla on Friday, July 14, 2017 - 06:36 AM
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Martin Harvey To Compete In The Porsche Cup At The Toronto Indy This Weekend


Martin Harvey, driver of the number 08 Wingho Racing Porsche sponsored by McDonald's of Berthierville and Joliette, and Porsche Prestige of Montréal, returns to the streets of Toronto this weekend for the fourth doubleheader of the Ultra 94 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama schedule. Round seven will be held Saturday on the 2.82-kilometre, 11-turn temporary street course located near downtown Toronto on the grounds of the former Exhibition Place, while round eight of the GT3 Cup will be run on Sunday prior to the main event of the weekend: the Toronto Indy race.

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BMW Readies for IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Return with M4 GT4
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 08:59 PM
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BMW Readies for IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Return with M4 GT4


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge has seen a resurgence in the Grand Sport (GS) class car count in 2017, led by the introduction of GT4-spec race cars.

The cars, built to Stephane Ratel Organization (SRO) GT4 technical specifications used in a variety of championships throughout the world, are competing in GS this season against “production-conversion” cars, which have been grandfathered into the class for 2017. Next year, the GS class will use GT4 cars exclusively.

The Continental Tire Challenge has already seen a number of new GS cars break through for their first victory this year. The new Ford Mustang won in its second appearance, March’s race at Sebring International Raceway in the hands of Scott Maxwell and Jade Buford. The McLaren GT4 earned its first win in May at Circuit of The Americas courtesy of co-drivers Matt Plumb and Paul Holton with C360R.


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Acura, Team Penske Announce IMSA WeatherTech Championship Prototype Program
Posted by: ASkyler on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 05:42 PM
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Acura, Team Penske Announce IMSA WeatherTech Championship Prototype Progra


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has expanded the involvement of an existing premium automobile partner and added another world-class organization to its already impressive WeatherTech SportsCar Championship roster.

Acura Motorsports today announced a two-car effort in association with Team Penske. The legendary race team will campaign a pair of Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype international (DPi) entries, with Acura joining Cadillac, Mazda and Nissan in the WeatherTech Championship Prototype class. Testing of the Acura DPi will begin soon, with the official competition debut set for the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona in January, 2018.

Team Penske last competed in IMSA from 2005-09, winning P2 class championships in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón between 2006 and 2008 and fielding a GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series entry in 2009. Acura Motorsports currently campaigns the Acura NSX GT3 in the WeatherTech Championship GT Daytona (GTD) category with Michael Shank Racing, winning at Detroit Belle Isle and Watkins Glen International earlier this season.


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Acura, Team Penske Announce North American Prototype Effort
Posted by: newsla on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 05:40 PM
Le Mans News
Acura, Team Penske Announce North American Prototype Effort


Acura Motorsports today announced it will join forces with Team Penske to field a prototype effort in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The program will include a pair of new Acura ARX-05 Daytona Prototype International (DPi) entries, fielded under the legendary Team Penske banner.

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BMW Goes Back-to-Back with Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Win
Posted by: ASkyler on Sunday, July 09, 2017 - 08:44 PM
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BMW Goes Back-to-Back with Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Win


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – For BMW Team RLL, when it rains it pours – both literally and figuratively as it turns out, in Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix.

No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM co-drivers Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims took their second consecutive GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory in the two-hour and 40-minute IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and led a 1-2 class sweep for BMW Team RLL.

Auberlen started the race from second on the class grid but got past polesitter Dirk Werner’s No. 911 Porsche on the opening lap and quickly jumped out into the lead ahead of his teammate Martin Tomczyk in the No. 24 BMW. Auberlen held the lead throughout his 46-minute opening stint before turning the car over to Sims.


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Sports Car News Archive
· Lexus Looking To Roll Momentum Into First Podium, Victory At Lime Rock (Jul 18, 2017)
· Mazda Team Joest Set for 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Debut (Jul 18, 2017)
· A Couple Of Fourth Place Master Class Finishes For Martin Harvey (Jul 18, 2017)
· Porsche Poised for WeatherTech Championship GT Le Mans Breakthrough at Lime Rock (Jul 17, 2017)
· For Jeff Mosing, Winning Is the Best Medicine (Jul 14, 2017)
· Martin Harvey To Compete In The Porsche Cup At The Toronto Indy This Weekend (Jul 14, 2017)
· BMW Readies for IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Return with M4 GT4 (Jul 13, 2017)
· Acura, Team Penske Announce IMSA WeatherTech Championship Prototype Program (Jul 11, 2017)
· Acura, Team Penske Announce North American Prototype Effort (Jul 11, 2017)
· BMW Goes Back-to-Back with Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Win (Jul 09, 2017)
· Cameron, Curran Give Cadillac DPi Win in Action-Packed Race At CTMP (Jul 09, 2017)
· Camaro GT4.R Gets First Continental Tire Challenge Win at CTMP (Jul 09, 2017)
· New Porsche, Lexus Claim First WeatherTech Championship Poles in Canada (Jul 08, 2017)
· Ricky Taylor Delivers TOTAL Pole Award for Cadillac at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Jul 08, 2017)
· IMSA: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Friday Notebook (Jul 07, 2017)
· Points Tighten In Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup With One Race Remaining (Jul 07, 2017)
· Podium Streak for C360R On The Line in Continental Tire Challenge at CTMP (Jul 06, 2017)
· BMW, Acura Teams Ride Hot Hand to Canada in WeatherTech Championship GT Classes (Jul 06, 2017)
· JDC-Miller Motorsports Chasing Breakthrough Win at Goikhberg Home Race in Canada (Jul 06, 2017)
· Craft-Bamboo LMP3 Ligier Takes Victory in Zhejiang (Jul 04, 2017)
· Barbosa, Fittipaldi, Albuquerque Win Sixth Straight For Cadillac in Wild Watkins Glen Race (Jul 03, 2017)
· BMW Returns To WeatherTech Championship Victory Lane At Watkins Glen (Jul 03, 2017)
· Martin Harvey Race Report from Watkins Glen (Jul 03, 2017)
· Ford Mustang Wins Thrilling Continental Tire 120 at Watkins Glen with Martin, Roush (Jul 02, 2017)
· Derani Give Nissan DPi its First IMSA WeatherTech Championship Pole at Watkins Glen (Jul 02, 2017)
· Hand Puts Ford GT on Pole For Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen (Jul 02, 2017)
· IMSA Wire: Watkins Glen Friday Notebook (Jul 01, 2017)
· Bodymotion Racing Looking for Consistency in Grand Sport (Jun 29, 2017)
· Westbrook Going for Fourth Straight IMSA Win at Watkins Glen (Jun 28, 2017)
· Ed Brown Greatest Hits: Five Prototype Racing Highlights for Tequila Patron (Jun 26, 2017)
· Long Holds Off Fong for 2nd 2017 PWC GT Sprint Win Sunday at Road America in the No. 58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R; O'Connell Takes Third (Jun 25, 2017)
· IMSA News Roundup: IMSA Teams, Drivers Return Following Eventful 24 Hours of Le Mans (Jun 22, 2017)
· Sahlen Six Hours of The Glen Features 39-Car Entry List (Jun 22, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Ford GT takes second in GTE Pro at the Le Mans 24 Hours in thrilling finish (Jun 19, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Aston Martin Racing Claim 24 Hours Of Le Mans Victory (Jun 19, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Beechdean AMR Clinch Brilliant 4th Place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (Jun 19, 2017)
· Wild 24 Hours of Le Mans Ends with Two WeatherTech Championship Cars on Podiu (Jun 19, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Risi Competizione Ferrari Team Knocked Out Of Competition At 24 Hours Of Le Mans Nearly Five Hours Into Race (Jun 18, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Larbre Competition Flies To Le Mans 24 Hours Pole Position (Jun 16, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Vaillante REBELLION to start the 24H of Le Mans 4th and 5th (Jun 16, 2017)
· Risi Ready for David vs. Goliath Reprise at Le Mans (Jun 16, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Risi Competizione24 Hours Of Le Mans Pre-Race Report (Jun 16, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Ram Racing Finishes Fourth At Le Mans (Jun 16, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Pole Position And Le Mans Lap Record For Aston Martin Racing (Jun 16, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Ford Chip Ganassi Racing takes fifth, eighth, ninth and twelfth places (Jun 16, 2017)
· Scuderia Corsa Doubles Down in Search of Repeat Glory at Le Mans (Jun 16, 2017)
· WeatherTech Championship GTLM Champions Gavin, Milner Credit IMSA Experience with Le Mans Preparations (Jun 16, 2017)
· Corvette Racing At Le Mans: Satisfied With Qualifying, Focus Turns To Race (Jun 16, 2017)
· 24 Hours Of Le Mans: Ferrari Cars Competitive In Night-Time Qualifying (Jun 16, 2017)
· Ryan Eversley Returns to Road America with new Acura NSX; Personable GT racer looks to repeat Magical 2016 Performance (Jun 15, 2017)
· 24 Hours Of Le Mans: Ford GT Returns (Jun 14, 2017)
· Risi Competizione24 Hours Of Le Mans Pre-Race Report (Jun 13, 2017)
· IMSA Championship Leaders Join Forces for 24 Hours of Le Mans (Jun 13, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Ram Racing Returns To Le Mans (Jun 13, 2017)
· Risi Competizione 24 Hours Of Le Mans Race Preview - 2017 (Jun 12, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Stevens Aiming For Second Consecutive Le Mans Podium (Jun 12, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Aston Martin Racing Set For 24 Hours Of Le Mans (Jun 12, 2017)
· 2017 Le Mans 24: Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Seeking Encore at 24 Hours of Le Mans (Jun 12, 2017)
· Le Mans Race Week Beckons For DragonSpeed (Jun 12, 2017)
· 2017 Corvette Racing At Le Mans: All Systems Go In Fight For Ninth Class Win (Jun 12, 2017)
· Larbre Competition Shines On And Off Track Ahead Of Le Mans 24 Hour (Jun 08, 2017)
· IMSA Returns as Presenting Sponsor of HSRs Classic 24 Hour at Daytona (Jun 08, 2017)
· Defending Prototype Challenge Masters Champion Janco Continues to Improve While Racing on Two Continents (Jun 08, 2017)
· The French team is tackling its second 24 Hours of Le Mans (Jun 08, 2017)
· All four Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs to compete at 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours (Jun 08, 2017)
· Detroit Belle Isle Post-Race Notebook: Pair Of Historic Firsts For Acura, Legge In Detroit (Jun 07, 2017)
· Lap Record For The Alpine A470 At The 24 Hours Of Le Mans Track (Jun 05, 2017)
· Corvette Racing At Le Mans: Missions Accomplished Ahead Of The 24 Hours (Jun 05, 2017)
· Acura Wins First WeatherTech Championship Race with Legge, Lally in Detroit (Jun 04, 2017)
· Still Perfect: Cadillac, Taylor Brothers Make It Five Straight With Detroit Victory (Jun 04, 2017)
· Cadillac Fortunes Split As Fittipaldi Awarded Pole Following Taylor Incident (Jun 02, 2017)
· A-Plus Performance by Aschenbach, Audi Brings GT Daytona Pole at Detroit (Jun 02, 2017)
· IMSA Newcomer Habul Off to Quick Start as WeatherTech Championship Owner/Driver (May 31, 2017)
· Risi Competizione 2017 24 Hours Of Le Mans Preview (May 30, 2017)
· Barbosa, Fittipaldi Looking to Parlay Sneak Preview into Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Success (May 30, 2017)
· IMSA News Roundup: Another Strong IMSA Contingent Set for 24 Hours of Le Mans (May 19, 2017)
· IMSA Prototype Challenge Driver Fix Campaigning American-Made LMP3 Chassis (May 11, 2017)
· DragonSpeed Aiming for First 2017 ELMS Win at Monza (May 11, 2017)
· Taylor Brothers Win Fourth Straight WeatherTech Championship Race for Cadillac at COTA (May 07, 2017)
· Corvette Racing Survives First-Lap Crash to Win Advance Auto Parts SportsCar Showdown at COTA (May 07, 2017)
· WEC Spa-Francorchamps: Hard-earned places of honour for team Signatech Alpine Matmut (May 07, 2017)
· McLaren, Plumb Make Continental Tire Challenge History with COTA Win (May 06, 2017)
· Tequila Patron Esm Looks To Continue Success In Austin Cota Preview (May 05, 2017)
· Aston Martin Racing Fighting Fit For 'Spa-Rring' Match (May 05, 2017)
· 2017 Race Season Brings Exciting Opportunities For Andreas Wirth (May 05, 2017)
· Championship Lead Within The Sights Of Magnussen And Corvette - Texas Battle Looms At Circuit Of The Americas (May 05, 2017)
· Michael Shank Racing With Curb/Agajanian Set For Circuit Of The Americas On Saturday (May 05, 2017)
· Challenge Set For Ford Chip Ganassi Racing After Close Qualifying Puts Ford Gts P4-5 (May 05, 2017)
· Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Firing On All Cylinders One Year After First Ford GT Win (May 03, 2017)
· IMSA Expands International Television Reach Through New Partnerships (Apr 28, 2017)
· 2017 IMSA News Roundup: Rebuilding From Scratch, The Best Is Yet To Come (Apr 28, 2017)
· Superb Sprintx Field Set For PWC Round At Picturesque VIR Road Circuit This Weekend (Apr 25, 2017)
· Alex Tagliani To Race In FRD LMP3 Asian Series For Craft-Bamboo Racing (Apr 24, 2017)
· 2017 IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Prepares for Series Debut at Barber Motorsports Park (Apr 18, 2017)
· Ford GT, No 67 Takes The Checkered Flag And Pole At Silverstone! (Apr 18, 2017)
· World Endurance Championship A win and a podium for Ferrari at Silverstone (Apr 16, 2017)
· Aston Martin Racing Claims Podium At 6 Hours Of Silverstone (Apr 16, 2017)
· Ford Wins First WEC Race Of The Season (Apr 16, 2017)
· A Complex But Helpful Race (Apr 16, 2017)
· Alpine domination goes unrewarded (Apr 16, 2017)


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