October 1, 2020

Cadillac aces aim to retain marque’s Daytona glory run

Cadillac has won the last four Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, Wayne Taylor Racing capturing the honors in 2017, ’19 and ’20, and Action Express Racing heading the field in ’18. However, following the mass disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the second 2020 round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship sees the grid return to the 12-turn 3.56-mile track but for a 2hr40min race on …Keep reading …

Gavin: Le Mans was never detrimental to Corvette’s IMSA program

Corvette Racing announced last month that it would be pulling out of this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans which, due to the coronavirus pandemic, has been pushed back to Sept. 19-20. With the IMSA schedule being compressed by the USA’s Covid-19 restrictions, the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca round is due to fall just one week prior to Le Mans scrutineering while the Mid-Ohio race will be held …Keep reading …

IMSA announces date changes for WeatherTech Championship

The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen event, has been brought forward one month to be held on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-6 and as usual it will feature all four championship classes.The GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes will remain in the Northeast through the following weekend, moving to Lime Rock Park in Connecticut for the 2hr 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix on Sept. 11-12.Then …Keep reading …

Tincknell signs new multi-year deal with Multimatic

Tincknell has signed what has been labelled a multi-year extension to his deal with the Canadian-based organisation, which stretches back to 2016 when he joined its Ford GTE Pro squad in the FIA World Endurance Championship. The 28-year-old’s focus for the remainder of this season will be racing one of Mazda’s Daytona Prototype international RT24-Ps …Keep reading …

Corvette drivers positive that sim work has improved the C8.Rs

The 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship restarts next week at the same venue on which it last raced – the 12-turn 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway sportscar course – before the coronavirus pandemic forced postponement and cancelation of subsequent events.That race, the debut of the new mid-engined Corvette C8.R, saw Antonio Garcia and Tommy Milner qualify third and …Keep reading …

Telitz replaces Chase at AIM Vasser Sullivan

Chase and AVS announced their split on Monday, leaving Jack Hawksworth needing a new driver for the remainder of the IMSA season which restarts at Daytona next week.That role has now been filled by Telitz, the 2016 Pro Mazda champion who scored several Indy Lights wins and podiums over the past three years, also ran as an ‘extra’ for AVS in IMSA’s four endurance rounds in 2019 and …Keep reading …

Chase and AIM Vasser Sullivan split after two races

Nineteen-year-old Chase, who’d driven for the GT Daytona-class rival Starworks team for the majority of 2019, moved to AVS just in time to take part in the finale, the Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.He then raced for the squad in the 2020 season-opening Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, sharing the Lexus with Hawksworth, Kyle Busch and Michael de Quesada, and they finished ninth in …Keep reading …

Wright Motorsports downsizes to one-car team for IMSA

The team started the 2020 season with the plan to run the #16 1st Phorm-sponsored Porsche 911 at all IMSA rounds, with the #91 running the Sprint Cup schedule, sponsored by Henry Repeating Arms, a rifle and shotgun manufacturer.However, the impact of Covid-19 on Henry Repeating Arms has forced the team to pull the #91 entry from the remainder of the season which resumes at Daytona on July …Keep reading …

IMSA to permit 5,000 fans for Daytona race return

A total of 5,000 spectators will be permitted at the second round of the series on July 4 at the Florida venue, which IMSA had previously said would be held behind closed doors. The fans will be accommodated in the grandstand on the front straight, while a limited number will be able to camp and spectate in the infield.All attendees must be residents of Florida and social distancing protocols …Keep reading …

Dixon rejoins Wayne Taylor Racing for Petit Le Mans, Sebring 12hr

Dixon will share the #10 Cadillac DPi-V.R with full-timers Ryan Briscoe and Renger van der Zande for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Oct. 17, and the 12 Hours of Sebring on Nov. 14.Dixon, who has three overall wins and one other class win in the Rolex 24, has yet to win either Sebring or Petit, although he has three podium finishes in the latter event.Team owner Wayne Taylor, who has seen …Keep reading …