By IMSA Wire Service LAKEVILLE, Conn. – Laurens Vanthoor picked up his first career IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole position, setting a new GT Le Mans (GTLM) class track record at Lime Rock Park in a 1-2 sweep of qualifying for the Porsche GT Team ahead of this afternoon’s Northeast Grand Prix. Vanthoor posted a best time of 49.133 seconds (108.000 mph) in the No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR, breaking the previous record of 49.754 seconds (106.6 mph) set last year in qualifying by Antonio Garcia in the No. 3Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Each December, Porsche and BMW racers from all over the world gather at their respective manufacturer’s headquarters in Germany to celebrate the past season of competition, while the manufacturers take advantage of the opportunity to also detail plans for the next season. This year, these special celebrations took place on consecutive evenings. This past Friday night was the BMW Motorsport Season Review in Munich, where the manufacturer’s driver lineup for the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was unveiled among other global motorsportsRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It all comes down to this Saturday at Road Atlanta. Titles will be on the line for both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup in the 21st Motul Petit Le Mans. The 10-hour race takes the green flag shortly after 11 a.m. ET on Saturday. Live television coverage of Motul Petit Le Mans begins Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10:30 a.m. ET on FS1, with continuing coverage on FS2 from 12 p.m. ET through the checkeredRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Heading into the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta – the season finale for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – this is the first in a series in which the primary championship contenders in each of the three classes are compared. Today, we’ll take a look at the Chevrolet vs. Ford battle for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) championship: No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen Engine: 5.5-liter normally aspirated V8 (front engine) Points: 299 – 1stRead More
By IMSA Wire Service LONG BEACH, Calif. – Joey Hand saved his best for last in qualifying for Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. The 100-minute race will be televised live on FOX network at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT Saturday. Live IMSA Radio coverage also is available on, and SiriusXM Radio. On his final lap of the 15-minute qualifying session, Hand threw down a new track record lap for the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class around the 1.968-mile, 11-turnRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the world of endurance sports car racing, there are a few special trophies that every driver wants to hoist before their careers are complete. For Porsche factory driver Nick Tandy, this month’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts provided the opportunity to “complete the set” of crown jewel victories. He’d already won the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 2014 in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, and the following year, picked upRead More
By IMSA Wire Service SEBRING, Fla. – Connor De Phillippi delivered BMW Team RLL its first pole position of the season and the first pole in history for the new BMW M8 GTLM race car, bettering the No. 62 Ferrari driven by James Calado by only .058-seconds to earn the top starting spot for the GTLM class for Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. Fellow BMW Team RLL driver Jesse Krohn will start third. The Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GTs driven by RichardRead More
By IMSA Wire Service The 66th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts scheduled for Saturday, March 17 features a 43-car IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship entry list. The field includes 16 Prototypes, nine GT Le Mans (GTLM) cars and 18 GT Daytona (GTD) entries. Live FOX Sports television coverage of the race begins at 10:30 a.m. ET on FS1 and the entire race will be streamed live on FOX Sports Go with FS1 authentication. Live IMSA Radio coverage is available on, and via SiriusXMRead More
By: Christopher DeHarde The results from the 2015 Petit Le Mans have had a while now to settle into our memories and have given all of us a reminder that rain is truly a great equalizer. However, why a GTLM car won the race can be best summed up by what many people consider to be the four most important components of any race car – the tires. They’re the only parts of a car that are intentionally designed to make contact with a racing surface besides skid blocks andRead More