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By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — All it took was one small mistake at Turn 5 and Dane Cameron was right on Harry Tincknell’s rear wing on the last lap at Road America. An aggressive defense on Tincknell’s part kept Cameron behind as the Brit an co-driver Jonathan Bomarito gave Mazda Team Joest their third consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory in Sunday’s IMSA Road Race Showcase. The No. 55 Mazda RT24-P DPi led 44 laps of the eventual 83 turned in Sunday’s two hour, 40 minute sprintRead More
By IMSA Wire Service Last Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura saw the extension of two IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team winning streaks with Mazda Team Joest and the Porsche GT Team celebrating atop the podium once again in the Daytona Prototype international (DPi) and GT Le Mans (GTLM) classes, respectively. In LMP2, the seesaw battle between the No. 52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA and season-long driver Matt McMurry and the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA squad of Kyle Masson and Cameron Cassels tilted back inRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – It took nearly seven years for Mazda Team Joest to return to IMSA victory lane between a victory at Road America in Aug. 2012 and last Sunday’s breakthrough IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship win in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. This time, it took just seven days. After finishing second in last weekend’s 1-2 result at Watkins Glen, Tristan Nunez and Oliver Jarvis took the victory in today’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura – leading a second straightRead More
By IMSA Wire Service BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada – He did it again. One year after taking the overall pole position for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura for the first time with a track record lap, Colin Braun broke his own track record to win another Motul Pole Award in qualifying for Sunday’s two-hour and 40-minute IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race. Live television coverage of the race begins on the NBC network at 1 p.m. ET Sunday. Braun posted a best time of one minute, 5.452 secondsRead More
By IMSA Wire Service The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen was an unforgettable race, especially for the Mazda Team Joest program, which earned its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Daytona Prototype international (DPi) victory in a dominating team performance. The Porsche GT Team earned its fourth consecutive GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory between its two cars, matching a similar four-race run of victories achieved by Ford Chip Ganassi Racing and its pair of GTLM machines last year. The GT Daytona (GTD) class featured the first win of theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer WATKINS GLEN, New York — It has been a Mazda Team Joest show up front at the Sahlen’s Six Hours as the Japanese manufacturer seeks their first win in the DPi era of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Nos. 55 and 77 RT24-P machines have swapped the lead during pit stop cycles and at one point had lapped all the way up to sixth place in the first half of the race. The race had a difficult time getting started as Tommy Milner in theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer WATKINS GLEN, New York — After recent track limit discussions in Formula One have reverberated throughout the racing world, two drivers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship share a similar opinion about how most American circuits compare to ones around the world. The runoff has gotten out of control, at least according to Mazda Team Joest driver Oliver Jarvis and AIM Vasser Sullivan driver Jack Hawksworth. Jarvis won the pole for Sunday’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of Watkins Glen in his No. 77 Mazda RT24-P DPi entryRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer WATKINS GLEN, New York — Friday practice for the 2019 Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen has indicated that a fireball is en route to the record book when the DPi entries take to the track for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying on Saturday. Last year, Colin Braun set a lap of 1 minute, 32.350 seconds to score pole position. Friday practice’s best lap came in the afternoon session courtesy of Dane Cameron with a lap of 1 minute, 30.014 seconds around the 11 turn, 3.4Read More
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