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 …

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 …

TUSC: Red, White and Blue; Taylor Brothers Become First Americans to Win Petit Le Mans

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BRASELTON, Ga. – official release — LAT/IMSA photo — Sixteen years after winning the inaugural Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, Wayne Taylor brought his boys and a long-time friend to victory lane in the 10-hour TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season finale at Road Atlanta. Ricky and Jordan Taylor co-drove the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Konica Minolta Corvette DP with …

TUSC: Petit Le Mans to Decide 2014 TUDOR Championship Titles

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BRASELTON, Ga. – official release — Richard Dole/LAT photo — The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship 2014 season will come to a close this weekend at Road Atlanta with the 17th annual Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda. This 10-hour race will not just decide the season long championship chases in all of the classes, it also will decide the various …

TUSC: Johnny Mowlem to Pilot BAR1 Motorsports PC Car For Remainder Of TUDOR Championship Season

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PLAIN CITY, OH — official release — European Le Mans Series champion Johnny Mowlem will compete for the remainder of the TUDOR United Sports Car season as the pro driver for BAR1 Motorsports No. 88 Prototype Challenge car. No stranger to endurance sports car racing, Mowlem brings years of GT and LMP sports car experience and his last time driving …

TUSC: Diaz and Rayhall Bank Prototype Challenge Victory at VIR

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DANVILLE, Va. – official release — IMSA photo — Luis Diaz didn’t want to worry about doing the math on Sunday at Virginia Int’l Raceway. One day after Sean Rayhall led flag-to-flag from the pole to win the opening 45-minute segment of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge doubleheader at the Oak Tree Grand Prix, Diaz went flag-to-flag to capture …

TUSC: Rayhall Sets PC Pace at VIR; Wins Opening Segment for 8Star Motorsports

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ALTON, Va. – official release — Scott LePage/LAT photo — Sean Rayhall had a simple plan entering Saturday’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Prototype Challenge (PC) race at Virginia Int’l Raceway. “Just don’t look back,” Rayhall said after winning his first career pole in Saturday morning’s qualifying session. Rayhall then took the lead at the drop of the green flag, and pulled …

TUSC: Future Class Specifications for TUDOR Championship Announced

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – official release — Joe Proietti photo — Officials from the International Motor Sports Ass’n have confirmed the structure and specifications for all four of its current TUDOR United SportsCar Championship classes through the 2016 season. “It is important to all of our stakeholders to have a clear understanding of where the TUDOR Championship is headed from a …

TUSC: Dalziel Reunites with Starworks in Kansas

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – team release — Paul Webb/LAT photo — Ryan Dalziel is returning to Starworks Motorsports for the Grand Prix of Kansas at Kansas Speedway this weekend. Dalziel currently drives the No. 1 Tequila Patrón Honda Performance Development ARX-03b (HPD) for Extreme Speed Motorsports in the Prototype class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. With the Prototype class taking …

TUSC: Ganassi Ford EcoBoost Wins Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring

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SEBRING, Fla. (March 16, 2014) – IMSA cover photo — America’s oldest sports car race made history in many different ways on Saturday in the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup event at Sebring International Raceway. The 62nd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida marked the first victory for the …