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By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla. — The opening day of practice for the 2019 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring was great for some and not so great for others but three sessions have given us a better idea of who the favorites are ahead of Saturday’s endurance classic. At least, in most classes, it has. In Daytona Prototype International (DPi), six cars managed to place themselves in the top five multiple times across all three sessions with the No. 31 Cadillac DPi entry from Action Express Racing appearingRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring has a special position on the world motorsport stage this coming weekend with the added race for the FIA World Endurance Championship on Friday afternoon. While the Australian Grand Prix may have top billing around the world motorsport stage, Sebring will have more action than any other track in the world with not only the 1000 Miles of Sebring on Friday but the Michelin Pilot Challenge also has a two hour race on Friday. But enough aboutRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan 27, 2018) – After more than 22 hours of tight competition, the weather forced an unprecedented early ending to the Rolex 24 At Daytona, but the racing and star players kept things dramatic and interesting for the whole span of the twice-round-the-clock event. A second red flag flew at Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon because of heavy rain showers with an hour and 45 minutes remaining in the scheduled race – the first time in history the race has had two redRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, FL– Ahead of the 57th Rolex 24 at Daytona, it’s time to make some random predictions about the twice around the clock classic. DPi/overall winner: No. 7 Acura Team Penske DPi. The combination of Helio Castroneves, Ricky Taylor and Alexander Rossi is very hard to beat and if the Mazdas falter, they will be right there to pick up the pieces. DPi dark horse candidate: No. 77 Mazda Team Joest DPi. The Mazdas have been very fast but their reliability has been in question.Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2019 Roar Before the 24 test at the Daytona International Speedway road course prepares teams and drivers for the upcoming 2019 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona and caution was seemingly thrown to the wind by Mazda Team Joest ahead of the season-opening race for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. After suffering issue after issue in last year’s Rolex 24, the squad made several changes during the offseason to its technical staff and minor changes to their driver lineup that seem to be paying dividendsRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer The 2019 edition of Roar Before the 24 At Daytona International Speedway commenced Friday, and the main headline around the paddock focused on two-time CART champion and Paralympic gold medalist Alex Zanardi’s return on American soil. Zanardi will be co-piloting the No. 24 BMW Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan GTLM shared by John Edwards, Jesse Krohn and Chaz Mostert, in the Rolex 24 at Daytona Jan 26-27. While the entry ended up ninth in class during both Friday sessions with a time of 1:45.642 from the secondRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BRASELTON, Ga. – It wasn’t exactly how the team drew it up, but Corvette Racing won its third consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class championship Saturday in the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. The 10-hour race was won in class by the No. 911 Porsche GT Team Porsche 911 RSR and co-drivers Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet and Frederic Makowiecki, but it was the No. 3 Corvette C7.R team and co-drivers Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen, joined at Road Atlanta byRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BRASELTON, Ga. – Pipo Derani won the pole position for Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta – the season finale for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – and his last race with the Tequila Patron ESM team. It was the second Motul Pole Award of 2018 for the team after also leading the field to green in Detroit back in June. “Big thank you to my entire team,’’ Derani said after turning his fastest lap of one minute, 10.437 seconds (129.817 mph). “This place isRead More
By IMSA Wire Service MONTEREY, Calif. – One race after scoring the first global win for the BMW M8 GTE, BMW Team RLL delivered an encore performance Sunday in the America’s Tire 250 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Connor De Phillippi and Alexander Sims co-drove to their second consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory in the No. 25 BMW, although unlike its maiden win at VIRginia International Raceway three weeks ago, it took every drop of fuel to bring home the checkered flag. De Phillippi managed to stretch his fuelRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to Watkins Glen International for the sixth round of the 12-race season, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday, July 1. The race also represents the third round of the four-race Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup season. The entry list for The Glen features 42 cars spread across the three WeatherTech Championship classes. The Prototype (P) class has 16 entries, GT Le Mans (GTLM) – which returns to WeatherTech Championship competition for theRead More