Juan Pablo Montoya Tag

By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Helio Castroneves is a three-time Indianapolis 500 winner with 29 career IndyCar wins. He’s also a two-time winner in IMSA competition with a 2008 victory at Petit Le Mans and his first win as a full-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver, which came in May at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course alongside No. 7 Acura Team Penske ARX-O5 DPi co-driver Ricky Taylor. There’s not a whole lot that the 43-year-old Brazilian – who also owns the coveted Mirror Ball trophy for winning SeasonRead More
By IMSA Wire Service WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen featured outstanding competition throughout all three classes and somewhat surprising winners in at least two of them. No. 99 JDC-Miller Motorsports ORECA LPM2 drivers Misha Goikhberg, Chris Miller and Stephen Simpson took the first victory of the season for an LMP2 car and the first since Renger van der Zande and Marc Goossens took the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Ligier to the win in the penultimate round of the 2017Read 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
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship heads to one of America’s most iconic natural terrain road courses in Watkins Glen International for the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of the Glen. The race is the third in the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup and as such, the entry list is larger than normal. The race also is taking place near the July 4th holiday and in classic Independence Day motorsports tradition, IMSA has asked the team to use patriotic liveries for their cars with much of theRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 24 Hours of Le Mans always makes for some interesting driver lineup combinations. It should come as no surprise, then, that two drivers who are rivals in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship are teammates this week in France – or that the team they’re driving for is one they’ll be competing against when the WeatherTech Championship returns to action at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on July 1. WeatherTech Championship Prototype points co-leader Filipe Albuquerque, who already owns twoRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Heading into Sunday’s 102nd Indianapolis 500, we asked IMSA drivers to submit their predictions on who would drink the milk in victory lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday afternoon. And if there’s one thing we learned, it’s that IMSA drivers are incredibly loyal to their teammates. So, without further ado, here are their somewhat “predictable” predictions: Ryan Briscoe, No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT: “I really can’t pick anyone other than Scott Dixon for a few reasons. No. 1,Read More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — It was only a matter of time. After four races that ended in disappointment, Acura Team Penske finally made good on their promising team lineup with a dominant drive to victory in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Helio Castroneves and Ricky Taylor led the way, with Taylor securing the victory after a long closing stint. The pairing of Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron followed to give Penske the top two positions at race’s end. Afterwards, the 28-year-oldRead More
By IMSA Wire Service LONG BEACH, Calif. – Juan Pablo Montoya knows a thing or two about racing at Long Beach, as evidenced by his recent induction into the track’s Motorsports Walk of Fame. His latest accomplishment came Friday afternoon with the Acura Team Penske driver scoring his first career IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Motul Pole Award and the first pole for Acura’s ARX-05 Protoyype in its first season. Montoya was one of four drivers to better the previous Long Beach track record with a lap of 1 minute, 12.922Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 100-minute BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach reverts to a two-class race in 2018, featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype and GT Le Mans (GTLM) classes. The same two classes also were featured at Long Beach in 2014 and 2015. The Prototype Challenge class participated in 2016, while the GT Daytona (GTD) class raced in Long Beach last year. The entry list for the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach features 22 cars, withRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2018 Rolex 24 at Daytona has achieved star power status with world championship-caliber drivers and manufacturers in the Prototype ranks in the second year of the DPi/LMP2 rules package. (what is a DPi? https://www.imsa.com/qa-2017-daytona-prototype-international-dpi-concept) The entry list has four manufacturers in the DPi ranks with Nissan (two cars), Mazda (two cars), Acura (two cars) and Cadillac (four cars) going up against 10 LMP2 cars from Oreca (six cars), Riley/Multimatic (one car) and Ligier (three cars). Let’s look at the Prototype portion of the entry listRead More