Jack Hawksworth Tag

By IMSA Wire Service Jack Hawksworth won his first race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship back in 2014 in the Prototype Challenge (PC) class at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But it wasn’t until the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio on May 5 that he’d win again, this time in the GT Daytona (GTD) class aboard the No. 14 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3. “My first-ever race in the championship, I won, but it took five years to get back there,” Hawksworth says. “It was a long oldRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio— In a near carbon-copy of last year, an Acura NSX GT3 finished behind a Lexus RC F GT3 for the GT Daytona class win in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. On a late race restart, Jack Hawksworth navigated his No. 14 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus to the inside of Mario Farnbacher’s No. 86 Meyer Shank Racing Acura for the GTD class lead coming to The Keyhole. After the British racer completed the pass, the fight was on for theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio– Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course could have easily been renamed Mud-Ohio after rain kept hitting the track and the surrounding grass parking lots all throughout Friday morning and into the early Friday afternoon but the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship maintained their schedule on the first day of the Acura Sports Car Challenge, the first normal round of the 2019 season. With Friday’s morning practice conducted entirely in the wet, only 22 cars turned complete laps out of 36 on the entry list. Juan Pablo MontoyaRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It’s a busy time of year for every IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team as they gear up for the rapidly approaching season that starts 80 days from now with the 57th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. But it’s even busier for the new AIM VASSER SULLIVAN team that will debut next season with a pair of Lexus RC F GT3 race cars in the WeatherTech Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class. The team, which was introduced last month, partners 1996 CARTRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DANVILLE, Va. – Ford Chip Gannasi Racing’s Ford GT teams have been dominant in the middle part of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule. That run continued Saturday as Richard Westbrook battled the elements to place his No. 67 Ford GT on the pole for Sunday’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway. The rain started during GT Daytona (GTD) qualifying, and while it let up before the start of the GT Le Mans (GTLM) session, teams still needed to use wet weather tires. At theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — After a fiery start to Friday practice, the No. 22 Nissan DPi of Extreme Speed Motorsports was top of the time sheet in Sunday morning warmup ahead of the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America for the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. Pipo Derani went around the 4.048 mile road course with a fast lap of 1 minute, 53.030 seconds for an average speed of 128.928 mph. Second fastest was the No. 7 Acura Team Penske entry of Ricky Taylor,Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer In what was a part-time effort now turned full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, the No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 of Katherine Legge and Alvaro Parente finished fourth in the GT Daytona class Saturday in the GT-only Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. The Meyer-Shank Racing entry started 16th overall, four positions behind the GTD points leading Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 of Madison Snow and Bryan Sellers. Both of the MSR Acura NSX entries struggled in qualifying with the No. 93Read More
By IMSA Wire Service BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – For the second consecutive year, the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR will lead the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class to green at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix. While Dirk Werner delivered the pole for the Porsche GT Team in 2017, it was Nick Tandy behind the wheel Saturday afternoon, posting a best time of one minute, 13.517 seconds (120.412 mph). The pole position is Porsche’s first of the season and Tandy’s firstRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is the only one of the 12 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races held in Canada, which makes it a unique event for all involved with the series. It will mean a little bit more for Lexus, 3GT Racing and driver Kyle Marcelli. A year ago, Sage Karam put the No. 14 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3 on the GT Daytona (GTD) class pole position, breaking the existing GTD track recordRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer In an unexpected twist, LMP2 machinery will lead the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship field to the green flag for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours at Watkins Glen. CORE Autosport’s Colin Braun picked up where they left off after leading Friday’s second practice session by posting a pole position lap of 1 minute, 32.350 seconds around the 3.4 mile natural terrain road course in his No. 54 ORECA LMP2 machine. Second on the grid is the United Autosports No. 32 Ligier LMP2 entry with Paul Di Resta postingRead More