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IMSA Names Michelin Official Tire Beginning In 2019
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 06:46 PM
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IMSA Names Michelin Official Tire Beginning In 2019


The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced that Michelin will become the “Official Tire of IMSA” in its premier series – the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and its two major Challenge series – beginning in 2019.

The multi-year agreement calls for Michelin tires to be on every Prototype (P) and GT Daytona (GTD) race car competing in the WeatherTech Championship in addition to its continued participation in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. The GTLM class will continue to be open to multiple tire manufacturers.

The 2019 IMSA Michelin SportsCar Challenge will feature the Grand Sport (GS) class for cars built to international GT4 specifications and Touring Car for TCR-spec race cars. The IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda, featuring LMP3 race cars, also will ride on Michelins.


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Scuderia Corsa Returning to Site of Professional Debut in Search of Victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 06:43 PM
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Scuderia Corsa Returning to Site of Professional Debut in Search of Victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Sec


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Back in 2012, just a few days after the historic merger between GRAND-AM and the American Le Mans Series was announced, the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series raced at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The 2.238-mile circuit in Monterey, California hosts the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix this weekend, with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship headlining the weekend in Sunday’s AMERICA’S TIRE 250. The race will be televised live on FS1 at 5 p.m. ET. IMSA Radio also will have live coverage on IMSA.com, RadioLeMans.com and SiriusXM Radio.

A new Ferrari 458 appeared on the entry list for that GRAND-AM race in 2012, from a then-unknown team to professional sports car racing fans, Scuderia Corsa, and a new driver, Alessandro Balzan. The team’s other driver was the much more well-known Olivier Beretta – a six-time ALMS champion. But it wouldn’t take Balzan or the team long to make themselves known.


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Rolex 24 At Daytona Winner Masson Clinches Two IMSA Series Championships
Posted by: ASkyler on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 06:41 PM
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Rolex 24 At Daytona Winner Masson Clinches Two IMSA Series Championships


It'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.

This was Masson's toughest racing moment to date, but following these grueling race conditions, Masson and his three Performance Tech Motorsports co-drivers won the PC class victory in the 24-hour race.

Fast forward to September, Masson has clinched both WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda series, but the young driver isn't focusing on winning. Instead, he's already focusing on next year and his goals to become a pro driver.


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Hand Expects Dogfight in Hometown Race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Posted by: ASkyler on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 06:44 PM
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Hand Expects Dogfight in Hometown Race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Sec


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – There’s no IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race closer to home for Joey Hand than Sunday’s America’s Tire 250 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The famed 2.238-mile circuit in Monterey, California is less than 200 miles away from Hand’s home in Sacramento. Mazda Raceway hosts the two-hour, 40-minute WeatherTech Championship race, which is the headline event of the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix.

Being so close to home, Hand will have plenty of support from family and friends at the circuit. In fact, he’ll be camping alongside them throughout the weekend right there at the racetrack. The driver of the No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT that he shares with co-driver, Dirk Mueller, also believes the track’s proximity to Sacramento improves his chances on the racetrack.


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Van Overbeek Rides Momentum and Bicycle to Monterey On Heels of Victory, New 2018 Deal
Posted by: ASkyler on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 06:38 PM
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Van Overbeek Rides Momentum and Bicycle to Monterey On Heels of Victory, New 2018 Deal


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – He isn’t entirely sure how long he’s been doing it, but this Wednesday Johannes van Overbeek, driver of the No. 22 Nissan DPi for Tequila Patrón, will hop on a bicycle in San Jose and ride down to Monterey ahead of the America’s Tire 250 on Sunday, Sept. 24.

The two-hour, 40-minute IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race is the headline event of the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix and will be televised live on FS1 at 5 p.m. ET. IMSA Radio also will have live coverage on IMSA.com, RadioLeMans.com and SiriusXM Radio.


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Michael Cooper Scores PWC GT Sweep with Sunday Win at Sonoma Raceway
Posted by: newsla on Monday, September 18, 2017 - 06:07 AM
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Michael Cooper Scores PWC GT Sweep with Sunday Win at Sonoma Raceway; Long Clinches GT Sprint Title


Michael Cooper of Syosset, N.Y., completed an impressive sweep of the GT Sprint 50-minute races this weekend at Sonoma Raceway with another wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Sonoma. In addition, Patrick Long of Manhattan Beach, Calif., the newly-crowned GT Overall champion, clinched the GT Sprint point title with a second-place finish.

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GMG Racing Expands Its Effort for 8-Hour Intercontinental GT Challenge
Posted by: newsla on Friday, September 15, 2017 - 06:05 AM
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GMG Racing Expands Its Effort for California 8-Hour Intercontinental GT Challenge at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca


Re-enforcing their commitment to the alignment between SRO Motorsports Group and the Pirelli World Challenge, Global Motorsports Group (GMG) announced its expanding participation in the upcoming debut California 8-Hour event on October 15, the third round of the Interncontinental GT Challenge (IGTC). Entering three cars in three separate categories, the team looks forward to competing on a world stage, located just a few hours from their Southern California headquarters.

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IMSA Community Feels Effects of Hurricane Irma
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 05:37 PM
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IMSA Community Feels Effects of Hurricane Irma


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – While most IMSA teams and drivers have been preparing for the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca next weekend, others were forced to plan last week for one of the strongest storms in history.

After developing into the second-strongest Atlantic hurricane by wind speed (185 mph) on record, Hurricane Irma swept through the Caribbean, moving north across the southeastern region of the United States. The state of Florida took the brunt of the hit.

Irma was the first major hurricane to make landfall in Florida since Wilma in 2005, and for perspective, the Orlando Utilities Commission expects the future utility restoration and rebuild project to potentially be the largest in the history of the United States.


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IMSA News Roundup: Gidley to Make IMSA Comeback in Continental Tire Challenge Race at Mazda Raceway
Posted by: ASkyler on Thursday, September 07, 2017 - 06:38 PM
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IMSA News Roundup: Gidley to Make IMSA Comeback in Continental Tire Challenge Race at Mazda Raceway


Staff Report, IMSA Wire Service

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Everybody loves a good comeback story.

Here’s a GREAT one.

Popular driver Memo Gidley, who was injured in a crash during the 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona and who attended this year’s Rolex 24 as a guest of IMSA Chairman Jim France, is returning to the cockpit in IMSA competition.

Gidley is slated to co-drive the No. 14 Newmark Knight Frank Maserati GT4 from Motorsport USA with Cavan O’Keefe and Michael McAleenan in the four-hour IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Saturday, Sept. 23. It’s a fitting location for the California resident’s return.

“I’m super excited,” Gidley said. “It’s going to be great. One of my first goals was to get back out to an IMSA race, and I did that this year at Daytona. That was a huge, huge stepping stone to make that happen.


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N. Wittmer, Murillo & Pipal Record Touring Car Round 10 Wins Sunday in wild Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Texas at COTA
Posted by: newsla on Monday, September 04, 2017 - 07:54 AM
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N. Wittmer, Murillo & Pipal Record Touring Car Round 10 Wins Sunday in wild Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Texas at COTA


Nick Wittmer of Montreal, Que., Canada fought off a contingent of challengers Sunday to win a crazy Touring Car Round 10 40-minute sprint race Sunday at the Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Texas at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in a 44-car field.

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Sports Car News Archive
· IMSA Names Michelin Official Tire Beginning In 2019 (Sep 20, 2017)
· Scuderia Corsa Returning to Site of Professional Debut in Search of Victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Sep 20, 2017)
· Rolex 24 At Daytona Winner Masson Clinches Two IMSA Series Championships (Sep 20, 2017)
· Hand Expects Dogfight in Hometown Race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (Sep 19, 2017)
· Van Overbeek Rides Momentum and Bicycle to Monterey On Heels of Victory, New 2018 Deal (Sep 19, 2017)
· Michael Cooper Scores PWC GT Sweep with Sunday Win at Sonoma Raceway (Sep 18, 2017)
· GMG Racing Expands Its Effort for 8-Hour Intercontinental GT Challenge (Sep 15, 2017)
· IMSA Community Feels Effects of Hurricane Irma (Sep 14, 2017)
· IMSA News Roundup: Gidley to Make IMSA Comeback in Continental Tire Challenge Race at Mazda Raceway (Sep 07, 2017)
· N. Wittmer, Murillo & Pipal Record Touring Car Round 10 Wins Sunday in wild Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Texas at COTA (Sep 04, 2017)
· Dalziel, Morad & Mercedes-AMG Return to SprintX Victory Lane Sunday (Sep 04, 2017)
· Trent Hindmans Wild Weekend At VIR: Counting Down The Numbers (Sep 01, 2017)
· IMSA Notebook: Aug. 31, 2017 (Aug 31, 2017)
· 2018 IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda To Feature Endurance Racing Format; Six-Event Season To Open At Roar Before Rolex 24 At Daytona (Aug 25, 2017)
· Team TGM Confronting Adversity During Challenging 2017 Season (Aug 23, 2017)
· Sellers, Snow and Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Head to VIR with Singular Goal: To Win (Aug 23, 2017)
· Magnussen, Garcia Looking for Repeat Victory in Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway (Aug 21, 2017)
· Acura Unveils New Daytona Prototype international Race Car for 2018 WeatherTech Championship (Aug 19, 2017)
· Miller, Bechtolsheimer Pacing Themselves Towards Championship Run (Aug 18, 2017)
· After Long Comeback, Memo Gidley To Return To The Racetrack (Aug 17, 2017)
· Star Power: Team Penske, Tequila Patron ESM Announce High-Profile Driver Signings - Montoya (Aug 15, 2017)
· Lally Proud To Represent IMSA With Top-5 NASCAR Finish At Mid-Ohio (Aug 15, 2017)
· IMSA Notebook: Risi Competizione Returning to WeatherTech Championship Competition (Aug 10, 2017)
· Ford GTs Dominate Road America (Aug 08, 2017)
· Ford GT Returns to Victory Lane at Road America, Tightens GTLM Standings (Aug 07, 2017)
· Nissan Scores Breakthrough DPi Win with Derani, van Overbeek and Patron ESM at Road America (Aug 07, 2017)
· Weather-Shortened Continental Tire Challenge Race Hands Win to KohR Motorsport (Aug 06, 2017)
· Mueller Leads Ford GT Sweep Of Front Row At Road America (Aug 05, 2017)
· Ricky Taylor Scores Fourth TOTAL Pole Award of Season at Road America (Aug 05, 2017)
· IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Features Three Classes, 10 Races In 2018 (Aug 05, 2017)
· IMSA Road America Friday Notebook: Simpson Throws Down Late Flyer to Lead Prototype Practice at Road America (Aug 05, 2017)
· IMSA, VP Racing Fuels Commit To Long-Term Extension Of Partnership (Aug 04, 2017)
· RS1 Throws Hat in Continental Tire Challenge GS Title Ring with Machavern, Murcott (Aug 04, 2017)
· MacNeil, WeatherTech Racing Return Home to Road America (Aug 04, 2017)
· All Eyes on GTLM Title Race as WeatherTech Championship Heads to Road America (Aug 01, 2017)
· VISIT FLORIDA Racing Eager for Ligier Debut at Road America (Jul 31, 2017)
· An Impressive Double For Alvaro Parente At Mid-Ohio This Weekend (Jul 31, 2017)
· IMSA Will Return To Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course On May 4-6, 2018 (Jul 28, 2017)
· Lime Rock Post-Race Notebook: No. 3 Corvette Racing Team Gets Breathing Room in GTLM Championship Race (Jul 25, 2017)
· New Porsche Goes 1-2 in Caution-Free WeatherTech Championship Race at Lime Rock (Jul 23, 2017)
· Stevenson Camaro, Freedom Autosport Mazda Keep Winning Streaks Alive at Lime Rock Park (Jul 22, 2017)
· Bruni Gives Porsche 450th Major North American Sports Car Pole at Lime Rock (Jul 22, 2017)
· Hindman's Porsche, McCumbee's Mazda on Continental Tire Challenge Class Poles at Lime Rock (Jul 22, 2017)
· 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)


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