News Category: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

NTE Sport Races into 2021 WeatherTech Season with Audi R8 LMS

DALLAS, Tex., (January 15, 2021) — One year after making their IMSA debut in the Michelin Pilot Challenge, NTE Sport is climbing up the motorsport ranks to compete in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, racing an Audi R8 LMS in this month’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. The team, led by owner Paul Mata will run the No.…
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January 15, 2021 0

Event Preview: Magnus with Archangel Roars into 2021 with Stout Driver Lineup

Tooele, Utah. (January 13, 2021) – The Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway will see the on-track debut of the partnership of Magnus with Archangel and the new No. 44 Acura NSX GT3 Evo. Full season drivers John Potter and Andy Lally will welcome Spencer Pumpelly as their co-driver addition for the four…
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January 13, 2021 0

Back with the Wright Stuff: Wright Motorsports Reveals 2021 IMSA Program

BATAVIA, Ohio, (December 17, 2020) – Following a successful season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Wright Motorsports will return to the professional sports car racing series in 2021 with an almost identical program. Led by John Wright, the operation will see full-season drivers Ryan Hardwick and Patrick Long return to pilot the No. 16…
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December 17, 2020 0

Magnus Racing Partners with Archangel Motorsports for 2021 IMSA Season

TOOELE, UTAH. (December 7, 2020) – The 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is set to begin with the Roar Before the 24, January 22-24, and Magnus Racing has big changes ahead for the approaching season. The team, who ran the year as GRT Magnus Racing in a partnership with Grasser Racing, will not partner with…
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December 7, 2020 0

Era Motorsport to Return to Rolex 24 at Daytona

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (November 18, 2020) – Following a successful debut in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Era Motorsport will return to the series in 2021 to contest in the Rolex 24 At Daytona in the LMP2 class. Era Motorsport owner Kyle Tilley and co-driver Dwight Merriman will be joined by team newcomers Ryan Dalziel and…
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November 18, 2020 0

Wright Motorsports Wins Twelve Hours of Sebring

SEBRING, Fla., (November 15, 2020) – The 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship ended in dramatic fashion Saturday evening at Sebring International Raceway. After securing a handful of podiums leading up to the finale event, Wright Motorsports put in an incredible performance over the course of the Twelve Hours of Sebring to clinch their first win…
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November 15, 2020 0

Twelve Hours of Sebring to Determine GTD Championship Title

BATAVIA, Ohio, (November 9, 2020) – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s 2020 season has been anything but ordinary, and this weekend it will come to an exciting conclusion at the Twelve Hours of Sebring. Heading into the final event, Wright Motorsports holds second place in both the team and driver championship point standings in the…
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November 9, 2020 0

Wright Motorsports Holds on to Second Place in Championship Following Laguna Result

MONTEREY, Calif., (November 1, 2020) – The No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 R finished sixth on Sunday afternoon at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in the final sprint race of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The battle for the GTD class championship title will come down to the final race of the year, the…
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November 1, 2020 0

Laguna Seca Preview: GTD Championship Battle Heads to California

BATAVIA, Ohio, (October 28, 2020) — The battle for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship titles continues this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. In the GTD class, Wright Motorsports, after finishing in the top five for all but one of the nine races, stands just two points from first place in the team championship standings.…
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October 28, 2020 0

GRT Magnus Racing Clinches Petit Le Mans Podium in Late-Race Charge

BRASELTON, Ga., (October 20, 2020) – Saturday evening at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, GRT Magnus Racing earned their second podium of the 2020 season, finishing third at the 23rd Annual Petit Le Mans. Drivers John Potter, Andy Lally, and Spencer Pumpelly showed competitive speeds all weekend, again proving the endurance performance capabilities of the No. 44…
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October 20, 2020 0

Wright Motorsports Secures Podium, Closes in on Championship Battle in the Rain

CHARLOTTE, N.C., (October 10, 2020) – The points battle for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class title took an interesting turn Saturday evening at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The No. 16 Wright Motorsports 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3R produced a memorable performance in the rain to finish second, well enough ahead of the team’s championship…
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October 10, 2020 0

Era Motorsport Withdraws from 2020 IMSA Season to Build 2021 Program

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (October 7, 2020) – Following a challenging rookie season in professional sports car racing, Era Motorsports will withdraw from the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in order to focus on building a successful 2021 program. While the COVID-19 pandemic brought its own set of challenges to the team’s sports car racing program, the…
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October 7, 2020 0

Race Preview: Wright Motorsports Sets Sights on Charlotte Motor Speedway

BATAVIA, Ohio, (October 6, 2020) – Following back-to-back podium finishes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Wright Motorsports is ready for action in this weekend’s sprint race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This Saturday, the MOTUL 100% Synthetic Grand Prix will race on the Speedway’s ROVAL, a 2.32 mile, 10-turn road course in Concord, North Carolina.…
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October 6, 2020 0

Home Field Advantage Shines on Wright Motorsports for Second Consecutive Podium

MANSFIELD, Ohio. (September 27, 2020) – Wright Motorsports celebrated a well-earned third-place finish Sunday afternoon with the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 91 GT3 R in the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio. The strategic drive from eighth to third netted the team their second consecutive podium of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. “What…
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September 27, 2020 0

Wright Motorsports Rides Momentum into Home Race Weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

BATAVIA, Ohio. (September 23, 2020) – Following a successful podium run at the TireRack.com Grand Prix At Road Atlanta, Wright Motorsports has little distance to travel this weekend for the next round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Batavia, Ohio-based team will travel 170 miles northeast to Lexington, Ohio for the Acura Sports Car…
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September 23, 2020 0

Wright Motorsports Revels in Podium Finish at Road Atlanta

BRASELTON, Ga., (September 5, 2020) – Wright Motorsports celebrated a well-earned podium finish today at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta in the TireRack.com Grand Prix. The No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R, driven by Ryan Hardwick, Patrick Long, and Jan Heylen had a flawless race over the course of the six hours to clinch…
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September 5, 2020 0

Road Atlanta Preview: Jan Heylen Joins IMSA WeatherTech Lineup for Endurance Challenge

BATAVIA, Ohio (September 1, 2020) – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to endurance racing this Friday and Saturday for the Michelin Endurance Challenge Weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. Running the first IMSA endurance event since January’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, Wright Motorsports will welcome Jan Heylen to the No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3…
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September 1, 2020 0

Race Recap: Wright Motorsports Charges to Finish Fifth at Michelin GT Challenge

ALTON, Vir., (August 22, 2020) – The Michelin GT Challenge at VIR offered a variety of excitement this weekend as 20 GT cars in two classes battled it out for another exciting round in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 1st Phorm No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 R showed strong speeds all weekend, culminating in…
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August 22, 2020 0

VIR Preview: Wright Motorsports Gears Up for GT Weekend in Virginia

(August 19, 2020) – Twenty cars are set to compete in this weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR, the first of two GT-only events on the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Wright Motorsports will head into round five with the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R, driven by Ryan Hardwick and Patrick Long.…
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August 19, 2020 0

Era Motorsport Keeps Podium Streak Alive at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (August 3, 2020) — Era Motorsports endured an action-packed race on Sunday at Road America to secure a third consecutive third-place finish in the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The No. 18 Oreca raced strong all weekend long, surviving multiple hits and treacherous weather on Sunday to earn an additional podium…
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August 3, 2020 0

Road America Recap: Wright Motorsports Finishes Top Five in the Rain

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (August 2, 2020) – Wright Motorsports secured another top-five finish on Sunday at the IMSA SportsCar Weekend at Road America. The Porsche team survived a chaotic race to produce an impressive charge from ninth to fifth place with drivers Ryan Hardwick and Patrick Long. The 31-car field took the green flag under…
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August 2, 2020 0

Road America Preview: Wright Motorsports in for Packed Wisconsin Weekend

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (July 31, 2020) – Porsche racing team Wright Motorsports will double up on the racing action this weekend at Road America, racing in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama. The fourth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will see Ryan Hardwick and…
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July 31, 2020 0

Era Motorsport Seeks to Continue Podium Streak at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (July 30, 2020) – This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin’s Road America for the next round in the 2020 schedule. This will be the third race for the LMP2 class, and Era Motorsport hopes to keep their podium streak alive with drivers Kyle Tilley and Dwight…
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July 30, 2020 0

Era Motorsport Continues Podium Streak at Sebring International Raceway

SEBRING, Fla., (July 19, 2020) – Era Motorsport is two for two in their debut IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. The LMP2 racing team earned a second podium finish of the year at the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring with drivers Kyle Tilley and Dwight Merriman in the No. 18 Oreca. “I’m happy to get…
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July 19, 2020 0

Era Motorsport Returns to Racing at Sebring International Raceway

SEBRING, Fla., (July 16, 2020) – After six long months, Era Motorsport will return to action this weekend at Sebring International Raceway for the Grand Prix of Sebring. The COVID-19 era of racing began earlier this month for three of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship classes, and now the LMP2 class will join the others…
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July 16, 2020 0

Sebring Preview: Wright Motorsports Heads to Florida for Grand Prix of Sebring

Sebring, Fla., (July 16, 2020) – Just two weeks after the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resumed at Daytona International Speedway, round three is set to begin tomorrow afternoon at Sebring International Raceway. The No. 16 Wright Motorsports 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R of Ryan Hardwick and Patrick Long will compete in Saturday’s Grand…
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July 16, 2020 0

Wright Motorsports Resumes IMSA Championship at Daytona International Speedway

BATAVIA, Ohio, (July 1, 2020) – Wright Motorsports is finally back in action this weekend, racing in the Weathertech 240 at Daytona International Speedway, following a five-month pause in the calendar, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship rearranged the 2020 schedule, returning to Daytona, the only track the series has raced…
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July 1, 2020 0

Wright Motorsport Continues IMSA Season with Single Car Effort

BATAVIA, Ohio, (June 18, 2020) – When Wright Motorsports started the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the team had a two-car effort in place with the full-season entry of the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche, and the Sprint Cup entry of the No. 91 Henry Repeating Arms Porsche. Following the impact of COVID-19 on Henry…
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June 18, 2020 0

Potter Leads Victorious GRT Magnus Quarantine Effort In First Annual Dad-Prix 400

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 9, 2020) — As the motorsport world adjusts to a time without on-track action, GRT Magnus has taken first place in quarantine festivities, proving the team’s perseverance and tenacity to excel in all things. There may not be auto racing, but the competition continued for the fan favorite sports car racing…
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April 9, 2020 0

Era Motorsport Invites Fans to Design Petit Le Mans Livery

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (March 24, 2020) – Following the postponement or cancellation of the next three IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship events due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak and precautionary measures, Era Motorsport is rolling out a livery design contest for their fans around the world. As quarantine measures are being encouraged and implemented worldwide, Era Motorsport…
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March 24, 2020 0

Flying Lizard Fans Top Ten Moments

We at Flying Lizard Motorsports recently celebrated our 15th year in professional competition, and throughout the year, we asked our fans to submit what they would nominate as their favorite Lizard memory of all time. Over the course of ten days, where we hope you all are following the recommended precautions regarding stopping the spread…
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March 20, 2020 0

Meet the driver: Colin Braun

Hi! I’m Colin Braun, and I will be helping to co-pilot the No. 18 Era Motorsport Oreca 07 LMP2 for IMSA’s three remaining North American Endurance Championship (NAEC) races (Sebring, Watkins Glen, and Petit Le Mans). I’ll be joining Kyle Tilley and Dwight Merriman as we look to build on their third-place finish at the…
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March 11, 2020 0

Wright Motorsports Gears Up for GT World Challenge America Campaign with Root and Poordad

BATAVIA, Ohio, (March 2, 2020) – Wright Motorsports has returned for another season in the GT World Challenge America powered by AWS, beginning with this weekend’s double header at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Wright Motorsports drivers Max Root and Fred Poordad are advancing from the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA one-make championship…
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March 2, 2020 0

Wright Motorsports Confirms IMSA Sprint Entry with Imperato and Bleekemolen

BATAVIA, Ohio, (February 28, 2020) – After previously announcing the purchase of two Porsche 911 GT3 R cars for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Wright Motorsports will now enter the second Porsche in the WeatherTech Sprint Cup, beginning with April’s Grand Prix of Long Beach. Anthony Imperato, who is also racing in the No. 16…
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February 28, 2020 0

Sarah Tilley: So You Want to Run a Race Team?

Welcome to the glamorous, behind the scenes world of racing. I’m Sarah, a wee cog in the wheel that makes the Era Motorsport team keep rolling. I wear a few hats, like Team Coordinator, the girl who pays bills, sometimes graphic designer, team mom, etc. You wouldn’t believe how many jackets get lost on a…
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February 24, 2020 0

Era Motorsport Secures Colin Braun for North American Endurance Championship

SEBRING, Fla., (February 10, 2020) – Following a successful IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at Daytona International Speedway last month, LMP2 sports car racing team Era Motorsport is excited to announce the addition of three-time Rolex 24 winner Colin Braun for the three remaining races of the North American Endurance Championship. The Indianapolis based sports…
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February 10, 2020 0

GRT Magnus Secures Podium at Rolex 24 At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 27, 2020) – In the first race under the new banner of GRT Magnus, the No. 44 Flex-Box Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO of John Potter, Andy Lally, Spencer Pumpelly, and Marco Mapelli began its 2020 race season with a strong second place finish at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The team ran…
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January 27, 2020 0

Era Motorsport Earns Podium Success at IMSA Debut in Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 27, 2020) – Era Motorsport, the little sports car team that could, raised eyebrows this weekend at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season opener, the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The premier sports car racing series in North America began its 2020 season with the 24 hour long endurance race, and newly…
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January 27, 2020 0

Wright Motorsports Gets IMSA Season off to the Right Start at Rolex 24 At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 27, 2020) – After months of preparation, the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship officially began last weekend at Daytona International Speedway for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. With a new car and a new driver lineup, sports car racing team Wright Motorsports secured an impressive fourth place finish for the No.…
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January 27, 2020 0

Magnus Racing Readies for Daytona 24 Hours with Return of Posters and Webcast, but no Gearbox

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla, (January 24, 2019) –  Ten years after making their debut as Magnus Racing at the Grand-Am Rolex 24 Hours, the team now known as GRT Magnus will kick off another season in the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship beginning with the Rolex 24 at Daytona.  In celebration, the team is doing the same…
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January 24, 2020 0

Meet the Driver: Kyle Tilley

Hello everyone! I’m Kyle Tilley, and I will be at the wheel of the #18 Era Motorsport Oreca 07 LMP2 this coming weekend for the Rolex 24 at Daytona. I’m there not just as a driver, but I also own Era Motorsport! It’s a big weekend for me personally and professionally; I can’t wait! Prior…
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January 22, 2020 0

Era Motorsport Recruits the Best for IMSA Rolex 24 At Daytona Debut

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 22, 2020) – After months of on track testing and behind the scenes preparation, the management, drivers, and crew of Era Motorsport will make their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. The LMP2 sports car team has recruited the some of the best personnel from…
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January 22, 2020 0

Rolex 24 Preview: 2020 Race Season Marks 20th Anniversary for Wright Motorsports

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 22, 2020) – Longtime Porsche racing team Wright Motorsports will celebrate its platinum anniversary this year, beginning with this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona. The team will ring in its 20th year of competition with the longest and one of the most demanding events of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship…
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January 22, 2020 0

Meet the Driver:Nic Minassian

Hello everyone, I am Nic Minassian and I will be racing this week at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in the No. 18 Era Motorsports Oreca in the LMP2 class with my team mates Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, and Ryan Lewis. I have been a racing driver for 20 years, but I also do many…
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January 20, 2020 0

Meet the Driver – Ryan Lewis!

Hi I’m Ryan. And I’m driving for Era Motorsport at the 2020 Rolex 24 At Daytona, which is pretty cool. So, a bit about me. I’m a racing driver, but sometimes I’m a driver coach, or a driving instructor for car manufacturers. Sometimes I’m even a car journalist. But at all times I am a…
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January 9, 2020 0

Era Motorsport Pleased with Roar Before the 24 Test

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 7, 2020) – New IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship team Era Motorsport has just completed the first full-series test of the season, the Roar Before the 24. With eight sessions over the course of the three days, the team made massive strides with their new Oreca LMP2 07 with drivers Kyle…
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January 7, 2020 0

Wright Motorsports Roars into 2020 with Successful Daytona Test

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 6, 2020) – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship came together for the first time following the new year at Daytona International Speedway for the first official test of the 2020 season, the Roar Before the 24. The No. 16 Wright Motorsports 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R participated in all nine…
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January 6, 2020 0

GRT Magnus Rings in New Decade with New Livery, Celebrating New and Old Relationships

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 31, 2019) – A new era for the team formerly known as Magnus Racing is set to begin this week at the Roar Before the 24 at Daytona International Speedway, following a new partnership with GRT Grasser Racing. In the first official test of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, the…
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December 31, 2019 0

Era Motorsport Announces IMSA Rolex 24 Lineup

LMP2 sports car racing team Era Motorsport will make their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut next week at Daytona International Speedway. IMSA’s Roar Before the 24 will open the 2020 race season as the first official test of the year, featuring over 40 cars from four classes, and Era Motorsport will run the No. 18…
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December 28, 2019 0

Wright Motorsports Unveils Livery and Lineup for Rolex 24 At Daytona

BATAVIA, Ohio, (December 20, 2019) – The final details for the Rolex 24 At Daytona Wright Motorsports No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 R have been secured as the team prepares to begin its 20th year of professional competition in sports car racing. Anthony Imperato and Klaus Bachler will join Ryan Hardwick and Patrick Long in…
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December 20, 2019 0