News Category: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

AO Racing Relishes in Character-Building IMSA WeatherTech Debut

DAYTONA, Fla., (January 31, 2023) – The longest and possibly the most challenging race on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship concluded on Sunday afternoon, and new sports car racing team AO Racing took great pride in facing adversity to finish the Rolex 24 At Daytona. In some ways, the team faced a stacked deck with…
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January 31, 2023 0

RECAP: Wright Motorsports VOLT® Lighting Porsche Has Strong WeatherTech Debut at Rolex 24

DAYTONA, Fla., (January 30, 2023) – After a grueling 24 hours of competition, the Wright Motorsports VOLT® Lighting Porsche closed out the first race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a successful debut at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The No. 77 Porsche 911 GT3 R (type 992) ran a mistake and penalty-free race,…
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January 30, 2023 0

Magnus Racing with Flex-Box Returns to Rolex Runner Up

DAYTONA, Fla, (January 30, 2023) – For the third time in four years, Magnus Racing has celebrated a job well done at the legendary Rolex 24 At Daytona, but from second place. Last weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the team kicked of the 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a 24-hour professional sports car racing…
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January 30, 2023 0

Magnus Racing with Flex-Box: Once Upon a Time in…Daytona

This weekend at Daytona International Speedway, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship enters the golden age of sports car racing, kicking the year off with the 61st Rolex 24 At Daytona. The 24-hour endurance racing event will highlight the future of sports car racing, and the No. 44 Magnus Racing with Flex-Box Aston Martin Vantage GT4…
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January 27, 2023 0

AO Racing Revs Up for WeatherTech Debut at Rolex 24

DAYTONA, Fla., (January 25, 2023) – The longest event on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship kicks off the 2023 sports car racing season this week, and AO Racing is revved up and ready for the series debut of the new No. 80 Porsche 911 GT3 R (type 992). Sporting a tribute livery inspired by the…
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January 25, 2023 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports 1st Phorm Porsche Poised and Ready to Defend Rolex 24 Win

DAYTONA, Fla., (January 25, 2023) – The Rolex 24 At Daytona has arrived with Wright Motorsports and the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche entering the week armed and ready to defend the team’s 2022 win in the GTD class. Last week, the team completed the Roar Before the 24, conducting the first shakedown of the…
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January 25, 2023 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Ready for VOLT® Lighting IMSA WeatherTech Debut

DAYTONA, Fla., (January 24, 2023) – This weekend, the 2022 Michelin Pilot Challenge champions will make their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at the Rolex 24 At Daytona with Wright Motorsports. Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman advance to the top IMSA series, the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, racing the No. 77 VOLT® Lighting Porsche 911 GT3…
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January 24, 2023 0

AO Racing Pays Special Tribute to 1983 Rolex 24 Winning Porsche 93

SAINT CHARLES, ILL. (January 17, 2023) — As AO Racing makes their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut this month at the Roar Before the 24 and Rolex 24 At Daytona, the team will pay special tribute to a previous race winner highlighting the livery of the No. 80 Porsche 911 GT3 R. The new GTD…
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January 17, 2023 0

Magnus Racing, joined again by Flex-Box for season, Adds Nicki Thiim to Rolex 24 Roster

*ding* SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. (January 9, 2023) – After months of intense worldwide speculation rivaling only the January 6th committee report and the release of Donald Trump’s tax returns, Magnus Racing is excited to make two big announcements. First, the return of longtime sponsor, Flex-Box, an international leader in the shipping container industry, yielding…
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January 9, 2023 0

Magnus Racing Announces Shocking Driver Lineup for 2023 IMSA WeatherTech Entry

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. (December 15, 2022) – With the 61st Rolex 24 At Daytona looming on the horizon, sports car racing team Magnus Racing is ready to reveal a completely shocking driver lineup for the No. 44 Aston Martin Vantage GT3. John Potter, Andy Lally, and Spencer Pumpelly will pilot the Aston Martin in…
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December 15, 2022 0

Wright Motorsports Assembles Impressive Lineup to Defend Rolex 24 Victory in No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche

BATAVIA, Ohio. (December 14, 2022) – The highly-anticipated 61st Rolex 24 At Daytona will kick off the 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next month, and Wright Motorsports has assembled another impressive lineup to defend last year’s unforgettable victory. Ryan Hardwick, Jan Heylen, and Zacharie Robichon all return to the Wright Motorsports No. 16 1st Phorm…
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December 14, 2022 0

Wright Motorsports Announces Endurance Drivers for No. 77 VOLT Lighting Entry

BATAVIA, Ohio. (December 12, 2022) – As anticipation builds for the 2023 Rolex 24 At Daytona, Wright Motorsports has announced the driver lineup of the No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche 911 GT3 R (type 992) for the approaching race season. Wright Motorsports champion Max Root will return to the Ohio-based team for the four IMSA…
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December 12, 2022 0

Wright Motorsports Confirms VOLT® Lighting IMSA WeatherTech GTD Entry

BATAVIA, Ohio. (December 2, 2022) – Hot on the heels of winning the 2022 Michelin Pilot Challenge team and driver championship, VOLT® Racing, with Porsche Cup winner Alan Brynjolfsson and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champion Trent Hindman will advance to the IMSA WeatherTech GTD class in 2023, partnering with Wright Motorsports. The pair will be racing…
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December 2, 2022 0

Era Motorsport Suffers Heartbreak at Halfway Point in Season Finale

BRASELTON, Ga., (October 3, 2022) – Era Motorsport entered the season finale event of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with high hopes and a strong chance to win the 2022 LMP2 championship class title at Petit Le Mans. Sadly, a suspension failure just five hours into the 10-hour endurance race ultimately ended the team’s championship…
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October 3, 2022 0

NTE/SSR Petit Le Mans Bid Ends with Pit Stop Purgatory

BRASELTON, Ga., (October 3, 2022) – NTE/SSR’s promising run at the 25th Annual Petit Le Mans ended on a disheartening note on Saturday evening, as the sports car racing team closed out the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The Lamborghini team showed strong potential all weekend long leading up to the season finale race, but…
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October 3, 2022 0

Wright Motorsports Finishes Runner up in WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

BRASELTON, Ga., (October 2, 2022) – When Wright Motorsports secured their monumental victory at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January, the Porsche customer racing team immediately showed they would be a championship contender for the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Sunday at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, the battle for the GTD class title came…
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October 2, 2022 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Makes Final Championship Bid at Petit Le Mans

BRASELTON, Ga., (September 27, 2022) – After beginning the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a victory at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, Wright Motorsports heads to the season finale at Petit Le Mans for a final bid at the GTD class title. The No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche, with drivers Ryan Hardwick, Jan Heylen, and…
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September 27, 2022 0

NTE/SSR Strives for Strong WeatherTech Finale Finish at Petit Le Mans

BRASELTON, Ga., (September 27, 2022) — Dallas-based NTE Sport/SSR is in the south this week for the grand finish to the 2022 WeatherTech Championship season. Trio Don Yount, Jaden Conwright, and Marco Holzer rejoin together for the 10-hour endurance race and 25th Anniversary of the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road America in…
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September 27, 2022 0

Era Motorsport Welcomes Christian Rasmussen to Petit Le Mans Lineup

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (September 23, 2022) – The 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship concludes on October 1 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, where the new class champions will be crowned. Indianapolis-based prototype racing team Era Motorsport has added 22-year-old Danish race car driver Christian Rasmussen to the No. 18 Oreca LMP2 prototype, racing alongside full-season drivers…
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September 23, 2022 0

Wright Motorsports Finishes Fifth in Fuel-Determining Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

DANVILLE, Vir., (August 28, 2022) – VIRginia International Raceway delivered the most sensational races of the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Sunday. After another flawless execution by Wright Motorsports, the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R finished fifth, in a race ultimately determined by fuel consumption. Provisionally, the top-five result–the fourth of…
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August 28, 2022 0

NTE Sport Claims Additional Super Trofeo Steps at VIRginia International Raceway

ALTON, Vir., (August 28, 2022) — Professional sports car racing team NTE Sport felt the heat at this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR). The NTE/SSR IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and NTE Sport Super Trofeo programs continue to have highs and lows, with two Super Trofeo North America podiums keeping team’s momentum going forward. On…
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August 28, 2022 0

NTE/SSR, NTE Sport Aim for Continued Success at VIRginia International Raceway

ALTON, Vir., (August 24, 2022) — This weekend, Dallas-based NTE Sport heads east to the lush and rolling hills of “heaven on Earth” at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR). Between the fierce competitiveness of duo Jaden Conwright and Marco Holzer in the NTE/SSR WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD Lamborghini and the strong performance from the NTE Sport…
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August 24, 2022 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Seeks Positive Strides at VIR

DANVILLE, Vir., (August 23, 2022) – As the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season winds down, the pressure for the top honors only intensifies. This weekend, Porsche customer racing team Wright Motorsports heads to VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) in Danville, Virginia for the penultimate round of the 2022 GTD-class championship. The No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche…
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August 23, 2022 0

Magnus Racing Goes for Value in Virginia with Last Minute Entry

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. (August 19, 2022) — Magnus Racing has decided to make a surprise entry into the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round at VIRginia International Raceway, August 26-28. “We had all the crew and parts available to run another race, so why not,” said Team Somebody John Potter. “And in this period…
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August 19, 2022 0

NTE Sport Relishes in Super Trofeo Victory in Elkhart Lake

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (August 8, 2022) — Just like the weather, NTE Sport had a hot and wet weekend at the famed Road America road course for another action-packed race weekend. Both the NTE/SSR WeatherTech and NTE Sport Super Trofeo programs had some disappointing moments that dampened the mood over the course of the weekend,…
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August 8, 2022 0

Era Motorsport Achieves Back-to-Back Victories at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (August 8, 2022) — Era Motorsport revisited the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory circle at Road America this weekend, successfully defending their 2021 LMP2 class victory. Drivers Dwight Merriman and Ryan Dalziel drove a strong race in varying weather conditions, once again optimizing strategy and performance to celebrate their second consecutive win…
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August 8, 2022 0

NTE/SSR, NTE Sport Look to Stand on Podium Steps at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (August 3, 2022) — Lamborghini customer racing team NTE Sport takes on the scenic Road America and its 4.048-miles fivefold this week for a packed weekend of racing in Wisconsin. The NTE/SSR WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD Lamborghini and the four returning NTE Sport Super Trofeo North America Lamborghinis will be contesting the…
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August 3, 2022 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Strives for Championship Points at Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (August 2, 2022) – Three races remain in the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and this weekend, Wright Motorsports heads to Road America with sights set intently on the GTD class points lead. With two wins achieved so far this season, the No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 R of Ryan Hardwick and…
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August 2, 2022 0

Era Motorsport Returns to Road America to Defend 2021 Win

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (August 2, 2022) – This weekend Era Motorsport’s LMP2 sports car racing program returns to Road America, the site of the first win for drivers Dwight Merriman and Ryan Dalziel together as a sprint-race pairing in 2021. Facing even stronger competition this season, the race-winning duo will ardently fight to defend last…
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August 2, 2022 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Ready for GT-Only Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park

LAKEVILLE, Conn., (July 12, 2022) — The competitors of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship have a short but important race weekend in store in Lakeville, Connecticut at Lime Rock Park. This weekend, Wright Motorsports returns to the Northwest corner of the state to visit the 1.474-mile track, at which the team’s 1st Phorm Porsche 911…
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July 12, 2022 0

NTE Sport Lamborghinis Light Up the Competition at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 27, 2022) – Dallas-based NTE Sport ascended on Watkins Glen International with five Lamborghinis for a three-race weekend between the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Super Trofeo North America. Though not all of the results were favorable, Fred Roberts secured a third-place finish in Super Trofeo race one, Jaden Conwright earned…
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June 28, 2022 0

Wright Motorsports Due to Skip Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

BATAVIA, Ohio. (June 27, 2022) – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competes this week at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the eighth round of the 2022 season. However, Porsche customer racing team Wright Motorsports will not compete in the event, due to current Canadian vaccine policies. Canada requires international travelers to receive at least two…
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June 27, 2022 0

TUNE IN: Magnus Racing Graces Watkins Glen with Team Presence for Sahlen’s Six Hour

We’re back! We know it has been a minute and that you’ve missed us terribly. Believe us, the feeling is mutual. It’s been thirteen weeks since we last raced, and we’re ready to get back into action. After a second-place finish at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and a sixth-place finish at the Twelve Hours…
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June 23, 2022 0

Era Motorsport Continues Podium Hunt at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 23, 2022) – Seven weeks have passed since Era Motorsport’s LMP2 team landed on the podium at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, though the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team has been running ahead at full speed preparing for this weekend’s race, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen. With podiums at the…
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June 23, 2022 0

NTE Sport Fuels the Finger Lakes Competition with Super Trofeo and GTD Efforts

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., (June 23, 2022) – NTE Sport joins the IMSA-affiliated series Super Trofeo North America this week in the Northeast at the renowned Watkins Glen International with four Huracán Super Trofeo Evo2 entries. This expanded Super Trofeo effort amps up the team’s paddock presence in addition to their NTE/SSR GTD entry in the…
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June 23, 2022 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Eager for Strong Endurance Performance at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., (June 21, 2022) – With six of the twelve rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championships complete, the famed Watkins Glen International will kick off the second half of the season with the Six Hours of the Glen. Porsche customer racing team Wright Motorsports will take part in the event with the…
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June 21, 2022 0

NTE/SSR Seeks Out Unfinished Business at Watkins Glen with Yount, Conwright, and Holzer

DALLAS, Tex., (June 13, 2022) – After taking a brief hiatus from the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule, Lamborghini customer racing team NTE/SSR is back and ready to race next week at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen. After finishing fourth in the six-hour endurance sports car race last year, the team has…
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June 13, 2022 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Reaches Halfway Point of IMSA Season at Detroit Grand Prix

BATAVIA, Ohio. (May 31, 2022) — The Motor City will host the sixth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this weekend on the temporary street circuit of the Raceway on Belle Isle, an island situated on the Detroit River between Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. The conclusion of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented…
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June 1, 2022 0

Era Motorsport Sails on Points Lead into Mid-Ohio Weekend

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (May 11, 2022) – Era Motorsport has a short drive this weekend from their Indianapolis-based shop to Lexington, Ohio for the fourth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Lexus Grand Prix at Mid-Ohio. The team is entering the weekend as the LMP2 class points leaders in the driver standings, ready for…
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May 11, 2022 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Seeks to Build on Success at Mid-Ohio Home Race

BATAVIA, Ohio, (May 10, 2022) – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races in Lexington, Ohio this weekend, and that means Porsche customer racing team Wright Motorsports – who leads the GTD class championship – is preparing to race at the organization’s home track. Drivers Ryan Hardwick and Jan Heylen have celebrated two wins in four…
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May 10, 2022 0

NTE/SSR Heats up Season at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

SALINAS, Calif., (May 2, 2022) — While the temperature at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca was rather cool, NTE/SSR put some heat into their season at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship round four with the No. 42 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo. Lamborghini GT3 Junior driver Jayden Conwright earned the team a second-place starting position and together,…
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May 2, 2022 0

Era Motorsport Takes IMSA LMP2 Points Lead with Laguna Seca Podium

MONTEREY, Calif., (May 2, 2022) – Era Motorsport completed the first sprint race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s LMP2 class this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The Indianapolis-based squad drove a masterful race to finish in second place in the No. 18 Oreca, taking the championship points lead with drivers Dwight Merriman and…
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May 2, 2022 0

Wright Motorsports Returns Victorious to Podium, Reclaims WeatherTech Points Lead

MONTEREY, Calif., (May 1, 2022) – Wright Motorsports closed out a successful race weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday afternoon, returning the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R to victory circle for the second time this season. With their California victory, the driving duo of Ryan Hardwick and Jan Heylen reclaimed…
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May 2, 2022 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Looks Ahead to Next Round at Laguna Seca

SALINAS, Calif., (April 26, 2022) – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands return to California this weekend, and Wright Motorsports is ready for a packed event, racing four Porsches at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R will run…
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April 26, 2022 0

NTE/SSR Resumes IMSA Championship at Laguna Seca with Conwright and Holzer

DALLAS, Tex., (April 20, 2022) – After missing the Long Beach Grand Prix due to a tire blowout in the team’s race transporter, professional sports car racing team NTE/SSR is back on track and ready to resume the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next week at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The Lamborghini racing team will…
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April 20, 2022 0

The Wright Strategy Drives Porsche into Top Five at Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Cali., (April 10, 2022) — The streets of downtown Long Beach roared with the sound of sports cars on Saturday afternoon as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship conducted round three of the season. The Wright Motorsports duo of Ryan Hardwick and Jan Heylen put in another vigorous performance in the No. 16 1st…
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April 10, 2022 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Takes IMSA Championship Fight to the Streets of Long Beach

BATAVIA, Ohio. (April 5, 2022) – The streets of Long Beach, California will come alive with the sound of race cars this weekend as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns for another exciting race event. The 47th Grand Prix of Long Beach will take place April 8-10, and Wright Motorsports is on the hunt for…
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April 5, 2022 0

Era Motorsport Returns to Podium in Challenging Sebring Twelve Hour

SEBRING, Fla., (March 20, 2022) – Era Motorsport returned to the podium at Sebring International Raceway for the second consecutive year on Saturday evening, braving hot temperatures to finish third place at the always challenging Twelve Hours of Sebring. Drivers Dwight Merriman, Ryan Dalziel, and Kyle Tilley raced all twelve hours of the second round…
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March 20, 2022 0

Wright Rebounds from Early Race Challenge for Top-Ten Sebring Finish

SEBRING, Fla., (March 20, 2022) – The Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday was a character-building race for Wright Motorsports. The Ohio-based team managed to rebound from an early-race setback to earn a top-ten finish in the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R. After twelve punishing hours at the Sebring, Florida raceway, drivers…
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March 20, 2022 0

QUALIFYING: Wright Rolls from Rolex 24 Win to Sebring Pole Position

SEBRING, Fla., (March 18, 2022) – Friday morning at a sunny Sebring International Raceway, Zacharie Robichon qualified the Wright Motorsports No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R on pole position, setting the championship leaders up to start the Twelve Hours of Sebring in first place on Saturday morning, March 19. The team and drivers…
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March 18, 2022 0