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IMSA – Two Porsche 911s, Trailed by Corvette on Podium at Virginia International in GTLM. GTD Won by Mercedes AMG

The victory appeared to clinch the 2019 WeatherTech Championship GTLM manufacturer’s title for Porsche, which only needs to earn the minimum points for starting the final two races of the season to win it. Continue reading

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Ford GT v Porsche 911 v Acura NSX at Virginia International in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Racing Championship

The GT teams are particularly entertaining because the cars they drive look like the cars wealthy people can buy. Watch Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and Pfaff Motorsports to see how they do. Both are on a run. Continue reading

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McLaren Confirms Multi-Year Deal with IMSA Sportscar Championship

Customer team Compass Racing will roll out with the 720S GT3 for the first time at the inaugural round of the Sprint Cup at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course next month, running in the highly-competitive GT Daytona (GTD) class. Continue reading

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Sebring This Weekend – Endurance Test for Sports Cars, Fans

Two Porsche 911 RSR cars* on Friday will race more than 1,000 miles at round six of the Sports Car World Endurance Championship (aka WEC), with another two identical Porsche models on Saturday undertaking the twelve-hour IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the so-called Super Sebring race this weekend. Continue reading

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Chevrolet Grand Sport Corvette Drivers Series

Like the Corvette Racing C7.R race cars, the Grand Sport-based Drivers Series models have a naturally aspirated V8 engine. The 6.2L LT1 engine is rated at 460 horsepower (343 kW)- this is sub 4 seconds zero-60 mph ETs. Also like the race cars they have a dry-sump oiling system designed to support high-performance track driving. Continue reading

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IMSA Adjusts the 2019 Sports Car Racing Rules Again

“Between the completion of a successful 2018 season last month and next week’s Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore at Sebring, our team here at IMSA has hit another key target with the distribution of our 2019 Sporting and Technical Regulations,” said IMSA Vice President, Competition Simon Hodgson. Continue reading

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IMSA – Looking at GT Manufacturer Championship Odds

With two races grueling sports car races remaining, the leaders in the WeatherTech Championship manufacturer standings in both GTLM (FIA Le Mans eligible cars) and GTD (IMSA Daytona cars) have commanding leads. Continue reading

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VIR Upset – BMW M8 Finally Tallies First Win as Corvette Leads GTLM Driver’s Championship

The No. 25 BMW M8 GTE, driven by Connor De Phillippi (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR), completed 88 laps of the classic Virginia International Raceway two-hour-and-forty-minute race, winning with just a 1.323 second margin of victory over the relentlessly driven Corvette. Continue reading

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Back End of IMSA Season at VIR This Weekend

With three races left on the 2018 schedule starting with this Sunday’s two-hour, 40-minute Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway, it’s officially “go for the juglar time” in the championship. For Magnussen and Garcia, who co-drive the No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, their chief competition for the title has been the pair of entries from Ford Chip Ganassi Racing. Continue reading

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Belle Isle Race to Continue for Three More Years

Under the terms of the agreement, the Grand Prix will return to its home on Belle Isle for three more years beginning in 2019, with an option for extending the agreement two additional years through 2023. Continue reading

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Lamborghini in GTD, Ford in LMGT Earn Firsts at Lime Rock

Both Ford GTs are now in a tense points battle with Corvette Racing with four races remaining. Mueller and Hand unofficially now have 208 points in a Ford, with Garcia and Magnussen a point behind with 207 in the C7.R Corvette and Briscoe and Westbrook one point further back with 206. Continue reading

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First GT Only IMSA Race Saturday at Lime Rock

The fast and constricted track should have the IMSA GTD cars turning sub 60-second lap times around the 1.4-mile, 7-turn circuit comprised of one left hand turn and six right handers. Continue reading

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Le Mans 2018 – Wrecks, Pit Stops, Safety Car – Pick Winners. Toyota Finally Wins P1 After Years of Breakdowns with a Record 388 Laps.

Toyota Gazoo Racing claimed a 1-2 result, with Fernando Alonso winning at his debut at one of the world’s most famous endurance races. The Spaniard – who together with Kazuki Nakajima and Sébastien Buemi – drove hard throughout the 24 hours in this second round of the FIA WEC Super Season. Continue reading

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Goodbye to American Sports Car Racer Bruce Leven

Levin will be missed as much as the 962 Porsches he once ran. Continue reading

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IMSA Screws Continental. Michelin Official Tire Starting 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. Continue reading

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