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By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer In a race that is a crime against motorsports for how short it is, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the IMSA Road Race Showcase this weekend. A two hour, 40 minute race on Sunday around the 4.048 mile road course has 35 cars that will contest the ninth race of the 2019 season with a couple of changes from the ordinary. In the DPi class, there are only 10 entries instead of the normal 11. Juncos RacingRead 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 The 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to Watkins Glen International this weekend for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, the third of four races in the Michelin Endurance Cup. The scenic 3.4-mile road course has 37 cars on the entry list compared to 38 for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, so let’s take a look at the differences. With this being a shorter endurance race, many teams are not opting to use a third driver in their endurance racing lineups. Acura TeamRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DETROIT — AIM Vasser Sullivan is currently ticking off all the right boxes, especially for their No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 entry as Richard Heistand and Jack Hawksworth were victorious in the GT Daytona class for the second race in a row in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. While the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic did not count for the overall GTD points battle, it did for the newly-created WeatherTech Sprint Cup for all non-endurance races on the calendar. Since Heistand and Hawksworth were victoriousRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DETROIT – Zacharie Robichon celebrated his 27th birthday Friday at Detroit Belle Isle the best way possible – with his first career pole in the GT Daytona (GTD) class, which is contesting the second round of the inaugural, seven-race WeatherTech Sprint Cup this weekend. The Canadian driver, who is substituting this weekend for Park Place Motorsports team owner Patrick Lindsey in the No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3 R, originally qualified second on Friday afternoon, but initial Motul Pole Award winner Robby Foley’s No. 96 entry failedRead More
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– The GT Le Mans and GT Daytona class pole position battles came down to a fight for optimal track conditions and Sebastien Bourdais and Richard Heistand played that game perfectly to earn pole positions for their respective classes ahead of Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Bourdais piloted his No. 66 Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT around to a fastest lap of 1 minute, 19.124 seconds around the 2.258 mile permanent road course toRead More