Katherine Legge Tag

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 21st race of the season and three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score seven victories. The Xfinity Series returns to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the Rock N Roll Tequila 170. Road course ringers, the possibility of racing in the rain, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 21st race of the season. Coverage for the Rock N Roll Tequila 170 is scheduled to start Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET. The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has beenRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – It was an action-packed two hours and 40 minutes of racing at Road America in Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase with all the drama and plot twists of a summer blockbuster. Especially in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class, the strategic battle came right down to the end as the No. 54 CORE autosport team of Colin Braun and Jon Bennett emerged victorious for the second time in a row, while the Ford Chip Ganassi train kept a rollin’ inRead 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 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park represented the halfway point of the 10-race season for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s flagship Prototype class and was the fourth of 11 rounds for the GT Daytona (GTD) class. It also marked the second and final 100-minute street circuit sprint for the 2018 season. The intense battle featured five lead changes in the Prototype class and three in GTD, with Felipe Nasr and Eric Curran in the No. 31 Whelen EngineeringRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DETROIT– Felipe Albuquerque and Mario Farnbacher led their respective classes in Saturday’s warmup session ahead of the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic for the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. The Prototype and GTD-only event had Felipe Albuquerque setting the fastest lap of the session in his No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi machine with a lap of 1 minute, 22.958 seconds around the 2.3 mile street circuit. Albuquerque and co-driver Joao Barbosa roll off fourth for Saturday’s race which isn’t surprising given that they were thirdRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DETROIT, Mich. – Bryan Sellers definitely seems to know the quick way around street circuits, and he proved it again in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) class qualifying for Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. Piloting the No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracán GT3, Sellers captured the Motul Pole Award on Friday afternoon after posting the fastest lap of one minute, 28.942 seconds (95.117 mph) at the 2.3-mile Belle Isle Park street circuit in Detroit. Sellers will lead the GTD field to green onRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — A clean sweep was not in the cards for Acura. Lexus managed to deny Acura a two-class victory at the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course as the No. 14 Allegeny Health Network Lexus RC F GT3 machine managed to win the GT Daytona class in the third IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship race of the 2018 season.  While Acura won in Prototype, the pairing of Dominik Baumann and Kyle Marcelli managed to hold off the No. 86 Meyer ShankRead More

Posted On May 8, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Uncategorized

Acura Charges to Second in GT Daytona at Mid-Ohio

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Acura may have won in Prototype but Meyer-Shank Racing nearly made it a two-class victory at the Acura Sports Car Challenge at their home track, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Based in nearby Pataskala, Ohio, the MSR duo of Katherine Legge and Alvaro Parente started fourth in their No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 and after 45 minutes they were 23 seconds behind the class-leading Lexus. However, after Parente got in for his stint later in the race, the NSX came alive and ParenteRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – While we’ve only had two races thus far in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and there’s still a long way to go, we’ve already passed the halfway point in terms of point-scoring opportunities toward the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup. The Patrón Endurance Cup recognizes the top performers in the four endurance races on the WeatherTech Championship schedule, January’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts – which was run lastRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – In the run up to the 66th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts, driver Katherine Legge unveiled plans to participate in a triathlon at Daytona International Speedway in December as part of an all-female team of triathletes known as “Team LC.” The “LC” stands for champion triathlete Leanda Cave, the first woman to win both the Ironman Triathlon and the Ironman 70.3 world championship in the same year. Cave founded Team LC in 2016 with the missionRead More