News Category: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

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

Tune-In: Magnus Racing Ready to Party at Twelve Hours of Sebring

Following our quest for the Holy Rolex, we at Magnus Racing have returned (mostly) to our regular programming for this weekend’s Twelve Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway. Though it was the best finish at the Rolex 24 At Daytona for Aston Martin, our second-place finish at the season-opening event made us quite hungry…
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March 17, 2022 0

Era Motorsport Seeks Continued Success at Sebring

SEBRING, Fla., (March 16, 2022) – IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship LMP2 class team Era Motorsport heads to Sebring International Raceway for the legendary Twelve Hours of Sebring, the second round in the 2022 championship. The Era Motorsport trio of Dwight Merriman, Ryan Dalziel, and Kyle Tilley will again pilot the No. 18 Oreca LPM2 car,…
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March 16, 2022 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Aims to Continue Sebring Streak with Momentum from Rolex Win

BATAVIA, Ohio, (March 15, 2022) — Following a monumental race win at the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona, this weekend Wright Motorsports heads into the next round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: the Twelve Hours of Sebring. The Porsche customer racing team leads the GTD class points in both the team and driver standings…
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March 15, 2022 0

NTE/SSR Reveals Lineup for Twelve Hours of Sebring

DALLAS, Tex., (March 8, 2022) – The festivities for the Twelve Hours of Sebring get underway in less than two weeks’ time, and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team NTE/SSR will welcome Lamborghini GT3 Junior driver Mateo Llarena to race in the No. 42 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 alongside Don Yount and fellow Junior driver Jaden Conwright…
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March 8, 2022 0

NTE/SSR Suffers Heartbreak at Rolex 24 At Daytona

DAYTONA, Fla., (February 1, 2022) — Returning for their second year in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, NTE Sport and Star Spangled Racing kicked off the season again with another challenging effort in the 60th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The No. 42 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo, driven by Don Yount, Benjamin Hites,…
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February 2, 2022 0

Magnus Racing Finishes Second at Rolex 24, Glimpses Holy Rolex

And here concludes the tale of John Potter, King of Magnus and the knights and drivers of the No. 44 Aston Martin Vantage GT3—The Wise Sir Andy Lally, Sir Spencer Pumpelly the Brave, and Sir Jonny Adam, the not-quite-so-brave-as-Sir-Spencer-Pumpelly. Them and their trusty crew went on a great crusade to search for the Holy Rolex…
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February 2, 2022 0

Era Motorsport Demonstrates Persistence and Tenacity at Rolex 24

DAYTONA, Fla., (January 30, 2022) – Era Motorsport, defending Rolex 24 At Daytona winners, had high hopes of a repeat win this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Though the No. 18 Oreca had early race setbacks in the 24-hour endurance race, the drivers and crew of Era Motorsport kept pushing, determined to produce their best…
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January 31, 2022 0

The Wright Win: Wright Motorsports Clinches Victory at Rolex 24 At Daytona

DAYTONA, Fla., (January 30, 2022) — Sunday afternoon at Daytona International Speedway, Porsche customer racing team Wright Motorsports celebrated a well-earned victory at one of the most prestigious sports car racing events in the world: the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class team executed a near-flawless race to triumph in…
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January 31, 2022 0

And Now for Something Completely Different: Magnus Racing and the Holy Rolex

And Now! At Last! Another poster completely different from a team that’s completely new and different and old and the same but not quite the same as this one is. It’s everyone’s favorite quest: Magnus Racing and the Holy Rolex. Behold! It is Magnus Racing! From the castle of Camelot, chosen team of the IMSA…
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January 28, 2022 0

NTE/SSR Ready for Lamborghini Debut at IMSA WeatherTech Rolex 24 At Daytona

DAYTONA, Fla. (January 26, 2022) – The action heats up this weekend at Daytona International Speedway as NTE/SSR prepares for racing debut of the team’s new No. 42 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo in Saturday’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Returning for another season in the GTD class, the new collaboration between NTE Sport and Star Spangled…
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January 26, 2022 0

Wright Motorsports Sets Sights on Rolex 24 At Daytona

DAYTONA, Fla., (January 25, 2022) – After winning four IMSA championships last November at Petit Le Mans, Ohio-based race team Wright Motorsports is eager to get the 2022 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship started this week with the first race of the year: The 60th Rolex 24 at Daytona. The No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3…
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January 25, 2022 0

Era Motorsport Hungry for Repeat Rolex 24 Win Inbox

DAYTONA, Fla., (January 25, 2022) – With the Roar Before the 24 complete, all eyes at Era Motorsport are focused forward on this week’s main event: the 60th Rolex 24 At Daytona. The 2021 LMP2 class winners are looking for a repeat win in the No. 18 Oreca, driven by Dwight Merriman, Ryan Dalziel, Kyle…
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January 25, 2022 0

Roar Before 24 Kicks Off Magnus Racing’s 10th Anniversary of Their First Rolex 24 Victory at Daytona, Begins Endurance Season with New Car, new Livery, and a Lot of the Same People, Plus Some Brits

Happy anniversary to us! Ten years after our first of two victories at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, we’re returning to Daytona International Speedway to start another attempt at getting ourselves some new watches. #HatTrick. If you’ve been paying attention, you are aware that we are now flying the Union Jack, racing a new Aston…
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January 21, 2022 0

Wright Motorsports Rides Momentum into New Race Season

BATAVIA, Ohio., (January 19, 2022) — The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s off-season is officially over this week as all teams begin to set up at Daytona International Speedway for the Roar Before the 24, the first on-track event of the 2022 season. After winning the 2021 Michelin Pilot Challenge team and driver championships in addition…
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January 19, 2022 0

Era Motorsport Prepared to Defend Rolex 24 At Daytona Victory

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (January 18, 2022) – IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team Era Motorsport captured hearts around the globe last year when the team secured their first series victory at the iconic Rolex 24 At Daytona. Sporting a livery designed by a six-year-old Canadian race fan, the LMP2 team proudly demonstrated they were a force to…
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January 18, 2022 0

Wright Motorsports Completes Rolex Roster with Richard Lietz

BATAVIA, Ohio. (January 7, 2022) – The Wright Motorsports roster for the prestigious Rolex 24 At Daytona at the end of this month is complete, following the addition of Porsche Factory Driver Richard Lietz to the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R. Lietz will join full-season drivers and 2021 Michelin Pilot Challenge Champions…
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January 7, 2022 0

NTE Sport Brings Familiar Driver Lineup to New Lamborghini in WeatherTech Series

DALLAS, Tex., (January 7, 2022) – IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team NTE Sport is starting the 2022 race season off in style, switching to a new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo for a full season in the GTD class. The team’s new car will make its debut in the Roar Before the 24–the first test and…
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January 7, 2022 0

Era Motorsport Confirms IMSA 2022 Season

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (December 21, 2021) – Era Motorsport, winners of the 2021 Rolex 24 At Daytona, will return to competition in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the 2022 race season, again racing the Oreca LMP2 07 car. Dwight Merriman and Ryan Dalziel will race together as the full-season drivers, reuniting the race-winning pair while…
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December 21, 2021 0