Mazda Team Joest Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DETROIT— The 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rolls on to The Motor City for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic which has a unique position on the calendar but more on that in the second half of this preview. Let’s look at the field for this Daytona Prototype International (DPi) and Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) only round. For DPi, it’s the same 11 entries as the last few rounds with only two changes from Mid-Ohio. Mazda Team Joest is back to their normal lineup for the No.Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio– Mazda Team Joest had their podium finish as an entity at the 2018 Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and the team managed to get two cars on the podium at this year at Sunday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio. However, despite the second and third place finishes, the team is frustrated by their lack of stepping on the top step of the podium. “We’ve been fast every weekend, started on the front row three of the four weekends,Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio— Mazda Team Joest had a lot of data to analyze after finishing fourth at the most recent round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on the streets of Long Beach and the results came back with a pole position for Oliver Jarvis ahead of Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. After Acura Team Penske’s Helio Castroneves kept constantly upping the pressure, Jarvis came through with a fastest lap of 1 minute, 10.705 seconds to average 114.967 mph. Castroneves was secondRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California– Tristan Nunez took no prisoners at the start of Saturday’s BUBBA Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach and it showed. The No. 77 Mazda Team Joest RT24-P DPi went from fifth to third at the start of the 100-minute race but ultimately finished fourth with co-driver Oliver Jarvis in the third race of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Florida native muscled his way past Juan Pablo Montoya’s No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi and got into third placeRead More
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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 Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla.– The 67th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring starts within the hour so let’s make some last minute predictions. Overall winner: No. 55 Mazda. Jonathan Bomarito, Harry Tincknell and Olivier Pla are wheeling the car that will start seventh and they were very quick during practice on Thursday. Mazda Team Joest are looking to turn around their luck after how Daytona ended and let’s see if they can do it here. DPi Dark Horse: No. 54 CORE Autosport Nissan DPi. CORE Autosport areRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer SEBRING, Fla. — The opening day of practice for the 2019 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring was great for some and not so great for others but three sessions have given us a better idea of who the favorites are ahead of Saturday’s endurance classic. At least, in most classes, it has. In Daytona Prototype International (DPi), six cars managed to place themselves in the top five multiple times across all three sessions with the No. 31 Cadillac DPi entry from Action Express Racing appearingRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Billy Johnson and Jonathan Bomarito have been tapped to complete Ford’s lineup in the FIA World Endurance Championship 1000 Miles of Sebring event on March 15th at Sebring International Raceway. Johnson has driven part-time in the last three seasons of the FIAWEC for Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and will return to the No. 66 Ford GT for the FIAWEC race. The American also co-drove the winning Ford GT in the GTE-Pro class at the 2018 Six Hours of Spa and has developed the Ford GT sinceRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 57th Rolex 24 at Daytona started off the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and after everybody has had time to dry themselves off, let’s make some random observations. It was good to see the Mazda DPis up front near the start of the race. Team Joest has made a lot of progress with making those cars fast but reliability is still the biggest concern. Since the engine revs won’t be so high at Sebring, the team might have a shot at winning. After all, lastRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer 47 cars started the long and grueling 57th edition of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and despite a major downpour in the second half, 10 entries weren’t sitting in the pits when the race was rain-shortened. Prior to the heavy rains that stopped the race a record two times, it was reliability issues involving multiple entries including class favorites. Just over an hour into the race, the No. 99 NTG Motorsport Porsche GTD hit the tire barriers at the West Horseshoe. Other than cosmetic damage, all appearedRead More