CORE Autosport Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Let’s face it, CORE Autosport were at the short end of the stick. The team announced on November 30th that the team would be switching to the Nissan DPi platform after Extreme Speed Motorsports pulled out. That gave the team just over a month to get everything prepared for the Roar Before the 24, iron out any kinks in the car and prepare for the Rolex 24 at Daytona with team owner Jon Bennett driving alongside Colin Braun, Loic Duval and Romain Dumas. Then comes theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Many changes have come about for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and they will debut at this weekend’s Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. The Prototype class from the 2018 WeatherTech Championship is no more, having been split up after the 2018 Petit LeMans into two: Daytona Prototype International (DPi) and Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2). Let’s take a look at the differences between classes before we get into the competitors. LMP2 is strictly pro/am while DPi is the pro-rated class. The LMP2 class is forRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Following last month’s announcement of the 47-car entry list for this weekend’s Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona, more than 150 drivers were unveiled in an updated entry list today to participate in this weekend’s annual three-day test session for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. “The Roar” as it’s become known over the past several years, serves as the kick off to the upcoming season. This year, it takes on added significance, as the IMSA 50th Anniversary Celebration that will takeRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was one of the most anticipated seasons yet, with legendary sports car teams and big-name drivers joining the fray to take on many of the world’s best, and it didn’t disappoint. It was an unpredictable season, with longtime, established teams duking it out for the championship in all three WeatherTech Championship classes. None of the championships were decided until the final minutes of last Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Let’s take a quick,Read More
BRASELTON, Ga. – Braun Fastest Early Thursday In Practice at Motul Petit Le Mans Hunting for their first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class title, the No. 54 CORE autosport team’s efforts got off to a hot start on Thursday at Road Atlanta. Colin Braun, who is co-driving in Saturday’s 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans with team owner Jon Bennett and endurance driver Romain Dumas, posted the fastest lap overall across the two afternoon practice sessions with a time of one minute, 11.669 seconds (127.586 mph). The No. 54 ORECARead More
By IMSA Wire Service ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – It’s not unusual for a race at the 4.048-mile Road America to come down to fuel strategy, and that’s exactly what happened in Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. No. 54 CORE autosport ORECA LMP2 co-drivers Jon Bennett and Colin Braun picked up their second consecutive WeatherTech Championship Prototype race victory thanks in large part to team strategist – and Colin Braun’s father – Jeff Braun and his decision to go “underground” following Colin’s last pit stop withRead 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 – 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
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. – 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