IMSA: Double Down Derani; Brazilian Carries ESM to Second-Straight Endurance Win in Sebring

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SEBRING, Fla. — staff report — Photo courtesy of IMSA — Coming off of a stirring victory in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, the No. 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Honda Ligier JS P2 returned to Victory Lane with a second consecutive triumph in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday night. And once again, it was Pipo Derani who …

AUDIO/FEATURE: New Challenge, Same Townsend Bell Entering 2016 Sports Car Season

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Story by Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Performance Motorsports Network audio — Dana Garrett/IndyCar photo — On the cusp of the season opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, the GT classes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship have a substantial facelift for 2016. Now competing with FIA GT3 spec homologation for the first time, the …

IMSA: Lexus Becomes Official Partner of IMSA; Confirms GT Daytona Effort for 2016 Season

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official release — Photo courtesy of IMSA — On the eve of the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona, officials from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Lexus confirmed that the iconic brand has become the latest car manufacturer to join IMSA as an official automotive partner. The announcement was made as Lexus confirmed plans to re-enter professional …

WTSC: Christina Nielsen Joins Scuderia Corsa for 2016 IMSA WeatherTech Championship

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LOS ANGELES – official team release — Scuderia Corsa photo — On the heels of capturing its second professional championship in three seasons, Scuderia Corsa has added Christina Nielsen to the team to battle for the GT-Daytona championship in the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Nielsen, from Hørsholm, Denmark, finished as the championship runner-up in GT-Daytona in the 2015 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar …

TUSC: TUDOR Championship Titles Up for Grabs During Petit Le Mans Weekend at Road Atlanta

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official series release — IMSA photo — All four TUDOR United SportsCar Championship class titles are up for grabs entering the 2015 season-ending Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 3. The 10-hour endurance classic will decide the driver, team and manufacturer championships in the Prototype (P), Prototype Challenge (PC), GT …

TUSC: Kimber-Smith and Guasch Capture Lime Rock Glory; Win Northeast Grand Prix

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LAKEVILLE, Conn. — official series release — Scott R. LePage/LAT Photographic for IMSA photo — The winners of the two longest races on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship schedule, Mike Guasch and Tom Kimber-Smith, gave PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports the Prototype Challenge (PC) victory at the shortest track on the circuit Saturday, capturing the Northeast Grand Prix victory at Lime Rock Park. After …

IMSA: Madison Snow Receives Prestigious Gorsline Scholarship

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SEBRING, Fla. — official release — Gorsline Company photo — Madison Snow, of Lehi, Utah, was presented the 21st Gorsline Scholarship by John Gorsline today at the 63rd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh From Florida. With this scholarship, Snow, who turned 19 in December, will work with Dr. Jacques Dallaire, Director of Performance Prime, on …