Sebring International Raceway Tag

By IMSA Wire Service SEBRING, Fla. – Defending IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season champion Felipe Nasr and the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-V.R team were the quickest ones “off the truck” in Thursday’s initial practice session for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. Nasr posted a best lap of 1:46.996 (124.507 mph) to top the overall and DPi class time charts in the car he’s sharing with new full-season co-driver Pipo Derani and Eric Curran, the driver with whom he co-drove to theRead 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 IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Unlike most of his counterparts in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, BMW Team RLL driver John Edwards doesn’t have many frequent flyer miles on any commercial airline. When it comes time to head to the racetrack – or head for home after a race weekend – he’s not taking off his shoes nor removing electronics from his backpack in the airport. He’s not navigating the TSA Precheck line or jockeying for position at the gate. Instead of waiting for his zone numberRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – He may be a full-time IndyCar driver now, but there’s no driver with more experience in various Acura prototype sports cars than Simon Pagenaud. It’s a fact that wasn’t lost on him in testing last week at Sebring International Raceway as he and his Acura Team Penske teammates prepared for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. “I’ve been fortunate,” Pagenaud said. “I’ve seen every iteration of the Acura prototype since 2008. It’s been a phenomenal timeRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The celebration in the Mazda Team Joest pits following the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans in October almost resembled a victory. There were cheers, hugs, high fives and fist bumps all around as the pair of Mazda RT24-P Daytona Prototype international (DPi) cars landed on the podium for the first time thanks to savvy race strategy on the part of the team as other top contender came up a lap short – or less – on fuel.Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – At the Motul Petit Le Mans last month at Road Atlanta, there were a total of nine race cars riding on Michelin tires, and all of them were racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. When the 2019 season begins in January, Michelin will be providing tires for more than 100 race cars across three IMSA-sanctioned series and seven different classes of race cars as the new “Official Tire of IMSA.” All four WeatherTech Championship classes –Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The drama-filled closing hours of the 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans on Oct. 13 brought a thrilling conclusion to a successful 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – and not just on the racetrack. The 2.54-mile Road Atlanta road course in Braselton, Georgia that has hosted the prestigious event run for the 21st time in 2018 was packed with race fans as perfect weather conditions combined with world-class racing brought one of the largest audiences ever for the event. And those fans wereRead More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was one of the most anticipated seasons yet, with legendary sports car teams and big-name drivers joining the fray to take on many of the world’s best, and it didn’t disappoint. It was an unpredictable season, with longtime, established teams duking it out for the championship in all three WeatherTech Championship classes. None of the championships were decided until the final minutes of last Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Let’s take a quick,Read More
By IMSA Wire Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Let’s get one thing straight right off the top: there’s still a long, long way to go in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. With just two races in the books – albeit two really big ones in the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts – the championship race is close in all three classes. And to be exact, each of the GT classes still has nine races remaining on the schedule,Read More
By IMSA Wire Service It’s been a long time coming, but Paul Miller Racing finally took home another checkered flag in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Saturday in the 66th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. In the No. 48 Lamborghini Huracan GT3, Bryan Sellers took the reins from co-driver Madison Snow with under an hour remaining in the 12-hour endurance race and ran some of the quickest times of the night in the GT Daytona (GTD) class to catch Jeroen Bleekemolen in the No.Read More