WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

By IMSA Wire Service The Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park on Saturday, July 20 is the first of two standalone races for the pair of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT classes. It is the third consecutive year that the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class is the headliner alongside the GT Daytona (GTD) class at Lime Rock for a two-hour and 40-minute battle that will be televised on NBCSN at 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 20. Live streaming of the race will be available on the NBC Sports AppRead More
By IMSA Wire Service Last Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura saw the extension of two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team winning streaks with Mazda Team Joest and the Porsche GT Team celebrating atop the podium once again in the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) and GT Le Mans (GTLM) classes, respectively. In LMP2, the seesaw battle between the No. 52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA and season-long driver Matt McMurry and the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA squad of Kyle Masson and Cameron Cassels tilted back inRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – It took nearly seven years for Mazda Team Joest to return to IMSA victory lane between a victory at Road America in Aug. 2012 and last Sunday’s breakthrough IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship win in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. This time, it took just seven days. After finishing second in last weekend’s 1-2 result at Watkins Glen, Tristan Nunez and Oliver Jarvis took the victory in today’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura – leading a second straightRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – It doesn’t matter which side of the border they’re on, there is no stopping Porsche right now in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The hottest manufacturer currently in the WeatherTech Championship, Porsche scored a record fifth consecutive GT Le Mans (GTLM) class win Sunday in the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura with Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor co-driving the No. 912 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR to the victory at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The five straight winsRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – He did it again. One year after taking the overall pole position for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura for the first time with a track record lap, Colin Braun broke his own track record to win another Motul Pole Award in qualifying for Sunday’s two-hour and 40-minute IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race. Live television coverage of the race begins on the NBC network at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. Braun posted a best time of one minute, 5.452 secondsRead More
By IMSA Wire Service Hot on the heels of last weekend’s spectacular Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship now makes its way into Canada for the annual trip to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Sunday’s two-hour and 40-minute Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura. The entry list for this weekend features 36 cars spread across four classes. The Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class features 11 entries, with two LMP2 machines, eight GT Le Mans (GTLM) class entries and 15 cars slated to competeRead More
By IMSA Wire Service The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen was an unforgettable race, especially for the Mazda Team Joest program, which earned its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Daytona Prototype international (DPi) victory in a dominating team performance. The Porsche GT Team earned its fourth consecutive GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory between its two cars, matching a similar four-race run of victories achieved by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and its pair of GTLM machines last year. The GT Daytona (GTD) class featured the first win of theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer WATKINS GLEN, New York — Turner Motorsport was 13th in GT Daytona class points before Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen but took a massive step toward the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship points lead with a second place finish in class. Full time drivers Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley partnered with third driver Dillon Machavern to start third but mid-race contact with the No. 85 JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac DPi meant that the No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 entry had to make an extra pit stop,Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer WATKINS GLEN, New York — After years of futility, Mazda Team Joest has finally triumphed overall in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen with a 1-2 finish. Jonathan Bomarito, Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla brought the No. 55 RT24-P DPi machine across the line just .353 seconds ahead of the No. 77 RT24-P of Oliver Jarvis, Tristan Nunez and Timo Bernhard. The pair were 11.783 seconds ahead of third place and two laps ahead of sixth place. Full seasonRead More