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 By IMSA Wire Service LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Action Express racing strategists did it again. With a premium on track position in Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach, the No. 5 Mustang Sampling crew opted to bring Filipe Albuquerque into the pits five minutes ahead of the other Daytona Prototype international (DPi) leaders. The decision paid dividends, as Albuquerque vaulted to the lead once the final round of stops was completed with between 35 and 40 minutes remaining in the 100-minuteRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Ask any race car driver for their favorite memories – as we did this week heading into the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – and they’ll pretty much always land on races they’ve won or at least walked away from the podium with a trophy. That was certainly our experience this week in the feedback we received from drivers entered in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class for Saturday’s 100-minute battle on the 1.968-mile,Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Daytona Prototype international (DPi) and GT Le Mans (GTLM) machines return to action this Saturday, April 13 for the annual battle on the streets of Long Beach. It’s the 100-minute BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. Coming on the heels of the two longest races of the season – January’s Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts – this is one of the shortestRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – If you’re at the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach, or if you’re watching on TV, you can’t miss that BUBBA burger logo. It’s EVERYWHERE. It’s stepped-and-repeated on the signage above the 1.968-mile street circuit’s signature “hairpin” turn leading onto the front straightaway, and plenty of other locations around the circuit. It’s on the large BUBBA burger boxes that are placed on the roofs of race-winning cars in victory lane. And if you happen to be anywhere in theRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – One hundred wins. It’s a big milestone, and one that Corvette Racing has been chasing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship since the 2018 BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach. That was the storied team’s most recent victory, coming courtesy of the No. 4 Corvette C7.R team and co-drivers Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin. And there may be no better place for the team to get that elusive 100th win than Long Beach, where Gavin and Milner have wonRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It’s time – once again – for the battle at The Beach. And when we say battle, the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday, April 13 will be an all-out, 100-minute war featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Daytona Prototype international (DPi) and GT Le Mans (GTLM) machines on the iconic, 1.968-mile temporary street circuit in Southern California. Heading into its 45th rendition in 2019, the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach is the granddaddy of allRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla.– Cars are rolling off of pit lane so let’s start the live updates for the second round of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The race will start on time and more than likely will go under a yellow start behind the safety car. The rain came down heavy this morning but has tapered off. The No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi is on pole position, the No. 911 Porsche leads GT Le Mans (GTLM) while the No. 86 Meyer-Shank Racing Acura NSXRead More
By IMSA Wire Service SEBRING, Fla. – Defending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season champion Felipe Nasr and the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R team were the quickest ones “off the truck” in Thursday’s initial practice session for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. Nasr posted a best lap of 1:46.996 (124.507 mph) to top the overall and DPi class time charts in the car he’s sharing with new full-season co-driver Pipo Derani and Eric Curran, the driver with whom he co-drove to theRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – “The car doesn’t know the difference.” It’s a phrase first coined by IMSA driver Katherine Legge in response to media questions about what it’s like to be a female race car driver. It’s a phrase that pays for accomplished race engineer Leena Gade as well as she and the world celebrate International Women’s Day today. “I don’t even think about it, and I don’t think anyone I work with thinks about it either,” says Gade, who is in her first season asRead More