WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor Tequila Patron is leaving the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (WTSCC) at the end of the 2018 season, terminating sponsor relationships with both a team and the series. The alcohol brand has served as the title sponsor of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup (NAEC) – a special four-race competition comprised of the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen and Petit Le Mans – since 2014, where it also became IMSA’s Official Spirits Partner. Michelin willRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The battles for the championship in all three classes of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship remain close following Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. In the Protoype class, the Action Express Racing entries, the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R shared by Eric Curran and Felipe Nasr and the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac of Filipe Albuquerque, and Christian Fittipaldi for the last two races, continue to swap the top spot in the Prototype class. GT LeRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been a strong venue for co-drivers Jon Bennett and Colin Braun dating back to their days racing in the American Le Mans Series Prototype Challenge (PC) class. Coming into the weekend, they’d won three PC races at the ultra-quick, 2.54-mile circuit, the most recent coming in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship PC class in 2016. In Sunday’s two-hour and 40-minute Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, the longtime teammates took it to another level. Driving the No. 54Read More
By IMSA Wire Service BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA – Some IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races are won on the track and some are won in the pits. During Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), it was a case of the latter for the winning No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. After starting second – one week after collecting the pole position at Watkins Glen International – the No. 67 pacedRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – It’s been a very strong week for Colin Braun and the No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA LMP2 team in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Last Saturday, the Texan took his first Motul Pole Award of the season in qualifying for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, then went on to finish second in the next day’s race with co-drivers Jon Bennett and Romain Dumas. Yesterday, Braun ended the day atop the speed charts in practice for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar GrandRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – For the second consecutive year, the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR will lead the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class to green at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix. While Dirk Werner delivered the pole for the Porsche GT Team in 2017, it was Nick Tandy behind the wheel Saturday afternoon, posting a best time of one minute, 13.517 seconds (120.412 mph). The pole position is Porsche’s first of the season and Tandy’s firstRead More
BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO, CANADA – Braun Continues Strong Run for CORE autosport, Leads Practice at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park For the second consecutive week, the No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA LMP2 machine finished Friday’s practice sessions atop the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship time charts. Colin Braun did the honors today in practice for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, clocking a best lap of one minute, 6.902 seconds (132.318 mph) in the afternoon session. Last week, it was Braun’s endurance racing teammate, Romain Dumas, who led the way at the endRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is the only one of the 12 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races held in Canada, which makes it a unique event for all involved with the series. It will mean a little bit more for Lexus, 3GT Racing and driver Kyle Marcelli. A year ago, Sage Karam put the No. 14 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3 on the GT Daytona (GTD) class pole position, breaking the existing GTD track recordRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the seventh round of the 12-race season, the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix on Sunday, July 8. The entry list features 34 cars spread across three WeatherTech Championship classes. The Prototype (P) class has 14 entries, GT Le Mans (GTLM) has eight entries and GT Daytona (GTD) has 12 entries for the two-hour, 40-minute race. The Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will be televised onRead More