IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer IMSA GTD racer Jack Hawksworth made the most of his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, finishing a respectable 15th in Saturday’s B&L Transport 170. After joining Joe Gibbs Racing on a short notice due to the departure of Jeffrey Earnhardt, the British racer made the most out of his No. 18 iK9 Toyota Supra. He was a top-tier competitor, setting the pace during Friday’s final practice and started second alongside Austin Cindric, who won the 75-lap race. While the top-15 resultRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — PFAFF Motorsports won Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase at Road America with a driver that was competing in his fourth ever race in America. Matt Campbell raced at the Rolex 24 this year, the Sebring 1000 miles WEC race, Lime Rock Park and now Road America with a win at America’s National Park of Speed for PFAFF Motorsports in the team’s No. 9 Porsche 911 GT3 R with co-driver Zacharie Robichon. The Canadian team saved fuel during the race while running secondRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Tommy Milner’s return to racing after injuring his left hand at Watkins Glen was, by all accounts, a success despite finishing sixth with co-driver Oliver Gavin. Milner’s car started on pole position and ran second in the closing stages of Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase but the No. 4 Corvette C7.R had to stop for fuel in the final five minutes of the race. “We had a good car today for sure, the Corvette was fast,” said Milner. “We had to pitRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — All it took was one small mistake at Turn 5 and Dane Cameron was right on Harry Tincknell’s rear wing on the last lap at Road America. An aggressive defense on Tincknell’s part kept Cameron behind as the Brit an co-driver Jonathan Bomarito gave Mazda Team Joest their third consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory in Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase. The No. 55 Mazda RT24-P DPi led 44 laps of the eventual 83 turned in Sunday’s two hour, 40 minute sprintRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Dane Cameron being fastest in qualifying was no surprise to anyone at Road America. The No. 6 ARX-05 DPi was quickest in all three practice sessions and set a new track record in qualifying for Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase. The points leader in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship standings went around the 4.048 mile road course with a fastest lap of 1 minute, 48.715 seconds, a full 3.2 seconds faster than last year’s Prototype qualifying pole time. Cameron averaged 134.045Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Acura Team Penske has set the early benchmark in Friday practice for the IMSA Road Race Showcase at Road America. The championship-leading No. 6 ARX-05 of Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya set the fastest lap time in both morning and afternoon sessions. The fastest lap of the day went to Cameron at 1 minute, 50.007 seconds to average 132.471 mph. Second fastest overall was the No. 54 CORE Autosport Nissan DPi which has the benefit of being the only DPi manufacturerRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Turner Motorsport’s 2019 IMSA season has transformed so much that their average finish from the first four races to the last three races went from 11.75 to two. Co-drivers Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley went from finishing ninth, 13th, 15th and 10th to second, first and third and climbed in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD standings from 13th to second. That kind of transformation isn’t really the result of the flip of a magical switch. Misfortune plagued the team earlier in 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 recent track limit discussions in Formula One have reverberated throughout the racing world, two drivers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship share a similar opinion about how most American circuits compare to ones around the world. The runoff has gotten out of control, at least according to Mazda Team Joest driver Oliver Jarvis and AIM Vasser Sullivan driver Jack Hawksworth. Jarvis won the pole for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of Watkins Glen in his No. 77 Mazda RT24-P DPi entryRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer WATKINS GLEN, New York — Dane Cameron obliterated the track record first but Oliver Jarvis set the ultimate mark as the No. 77 Mazda RT24-P DPi entry qualified on pole position for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s sixth race of the 2019 season, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen. Cameron set the early mark as his first flying lap in qualifying was a 1 minute, 30.613 second lap, nearly two seconds faster than last year’s pole position lap set by Colin Braun. That lap wouldRead More