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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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IMSA Showdown at Laguna Seca Today

“Drivers arrive at the entry to The Corkscrew in fifth gear at 130 miles per hour and pointing at the sky,” said Chris Baker, director of motorsports, Michelin North America. “Traffic is usually stacking up and the drivers must be very precise in car placement and spot-on in braking to set up for the downhill run.” Continue reading

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Corvette Beats Ford, Ferrari in Virginia GT3 Race

Two races totaling 12 hours and 40 minutes remain in the season, but some argue this is the turning point for the Corvette. Tactics, driving skills and luck – in arguable amounts – were involved. Continue reading

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Daytona: Katherine Legge Drives for Acura, Shea Adam Calls for IMSA

Katherine Legge will be one of the four full-time drivers for the Michael Shank Racing/Acura Motorsports campaign starting now at the 24 Hours of Daytona for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Continue reading

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Cadillac Throws Gauntlet in IMSA Prototype Endurance Racing

The unknown and untested – at least publicly – Cadillac DPi-V.R will first be driven competitively – Cadillac hopes – at the 2017 IMSA season opener, the Rolex 24 At Daytona, late next January by teams from Wayne Taylor Racing and Action Express Racing. Continue reading

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World Endurance Championship Texas Bound. Porsche Leads

Two weeks after a Porsche 919 Hybrid won the debut race in Mexico City, the FIA World Endurance Championship heads to Austin, Texas this Saturday on the Circuit of the Americas at a combined WEC and IMSA SportsCar joint event. Continue reading

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Corvette Wins IMSA Endurance Race in Virginia

A Chevrolet Corvette Racing C7.R, driven by Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia wins on Sunday 28 August 2016 – taking both the overall and the top GTLM class during the IMSA SportsCar Championship race at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia. Continue reading

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Ford GT Drivers Named for World Endurance Championship

The intention is for the two endurance racing teams to come together in June for a four-car effort at arguably the most famous endurance race in the world, the Le Mans 24 Hours, fifty years after Ford’s historic 1-2-3 finish in France. Continue reading

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John Bishop – Sports Car Racing Legend – to be Posthumously inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame

While with SCCA, Bishop is credited with creating the U.S. Road Racing Championship series, followed by the Can-Am, Trans-Am and Formula 5000 race series. Under IMSA’s sanctioning, Bishop introduced international endurance racing to North America in the GT series. Continue reading

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