Ford GT Tag

By IMSA Wire Service Texas car dealer Ben Keating and his team have shown prowess in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship endurance races over the past several years. Keating and his longtime full-season co-driver Jeroen Bleekemolen won both the 2017 and 2018 IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup in the GT Daytona (GTD) class. In fact, Keating’s overall performance in the 2018 WeatherTech Championship earned him the Bob Akin Award as the top sportsman driver in the GTD class, which comes with an automatic invitation from IMSA to the following year’s 24 HoursRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – They’re definitely not alone in these sentiments, but No. 66 Ford GT co-drivers Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller love racing at Road America, which hosts the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for this Sunday’s two-hour, 40-minute Continental Tire Road Race Showcase. They love everything about the four-mile permanent road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. “It’s my favorite track in the whole world,” says Hand, who has raced on tracks all over the world through his sports car racing career, as well as severalRead 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 Among the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship regulars competing in this weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, the No. 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT trio of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais posted the best qualifying result, taking fifth on the GTE Pro grid. Mueller did the honors, turning a best lap of 3 minutes, 49.582 seconds around the 8.467-mile Circuit de la Sarthe on Wednesday evening, the first of three qualifying sessions for the twice-around-the clock race. The No. 68 trio head intoRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Hot on the heels of Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic in Detroit, several IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams and drivers were in Le Mans, France on Sunday to participate in the annual test day in preparation for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 16-17. There were 13 drivers in the Detroit field who also are competing at Le Mans this year, making up exactly half of the 26 full-time IMSA drivers in this year’s twice-around-the-clock French endurance classic. TheRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona is going green shortly and here we will have live updates throughout the race. 00:00- Race went green at 2:40 p.m. ET, The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi with Renger Van Der Zande leads over the No. 7 Acura Team Penske Acura DPi of Helio Castroneves. The two Ford GTs are 1-2, the No. 66 ahead of the No. 67 in GTLM. In GTD the No. 82 Risi Competizione Ferrari is leading over theRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Seven months removed from their historic win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and Sebastien Bourdais claimed the win in the GT Le Mans class at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Mueller took the lead for good from James Calado in the Risi Competizione Ferrari on the race’s final restart with 30 minutes remaining and held off a few charges by Porsche factory driver Patrick Pilet to take the win. Bourdais admitted and he was onRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter The sizable group of Verizon IndyCar Series drivers competing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona got their chance to get used to their rides during this past weekend’s Roar Before the 24. Spencer Pigot found himself on the top of the IndyCar contingent in the Daytona Prototype International class. Pigot along with Mazda teammates Tristan Nunez and Jonathan Bomarito logged the second quickest lap of the weekend at 1 minute 38.363 seconds around the 3.56-mile road course in their new Mazda RT24-P prototype.. The wereRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter & NASCAR Contributor Four time IndyCar champion Scott Dixon will tackle the 24 Hours of Le Mans with team owner Chip Ganassi’s factory backed Ford GT program. Dixon will be paired with fellow IndyCar champion Sebastien Bourdais along with Harry Tincknell and Billy Johnson to drive one of four cars entered in the legendary twice round the clock race. “Like any driver, it is a dream come true for me to race at Le Mans and I can’t wait to get started,” Dixon said. “TheRead More
After winning the 2015 IndyCar Series championship, newly crowned four-time champion Scott Dixon shared his thoughts on racing the upcoming Ford GT in the 24 Hours of Le Mans next year. Dixon has several starts for team owner Chip Ganassi, who currently owns teams in IndyCar, NASCAR and United SportsCar. Ganassi has Chevrolet as his supplier in IndyCar and NASCAR, but his United SportsCar efforts are with Ford and next year they are expected to compete in the World Endurance Championship as well. “I haven’t been to Le Mans, so IRead More