News Category: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

RECAP: Wright Motorsports and 1st Phorm Podium Run Disappears in Late Petit Le Mans Smoke

BRASELTON, Ga., (October 17, 2023) – Wright Motorsports and the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R had an incredible run in Saturday’s 26th Motul Petit Le Mans taken from them in the heartbreaking final laps of the 10-hour endurance race due to a competitor’s mistake. With just minutes remaining, the Wright Motorsports entry…
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October 17, 2023 0

RECAP: From 15th to Podium: Wright Motorsports, Volt Lighting Porsche Shine at Chaotic Petit Le Man

BRASELTON, Ga., (October 16, 2023) – As Wright Motorsports prepared to say goodbye to Alan Brynjolfsson – who closes out his professional sports car racing career – the team persevered in a challenging race, earning a third-place finish at the 26th Annual Motul Petit Le Mans. Brynjolfsson, with co-drivers Trent Hindman and Max Root celebrated…
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October 16, 2023 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports 1st Phorm Porsche Returns for IMSA WeatherTech Petit Le Mans Finale

BRASELTON, Ga., (October 11, 2023) – Over three months have passed since the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R ran last in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. This weekend, the blue, black, and white machine returns to contest one final time in the 2023 season for a GTD class victory. Drivers Ryan Hardwick,…
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October 11, 2023 0

Wright Motorsports Aims to Give Brynjolfsson and VOLT Racing Proper Sendoff at Petit Le Mans

BRASELTON, Ga., (October 11, 2023) – As the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship prepares to conclude the 2023 race season this weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Wright Motorsports will be looking to give driver Alan Brynjolfsson and the VOLT Racing program a successful result. Following the ten-hour finale, Brynjolfsson will step back from professional motorsport…
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October 11, 2023 0

Brynjolfsson to Take Break from Motorsports Following Petit Le Mans IMSA WeatherTech Finale

BATAVIA, Ohio. (October 6, 2023) – Following the conclusion of the 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season finale at Petit Le Mans, sports car racing champion Alan Brynjolfsson will take a temporary leave from the sport after seven years of professional competition. “I have raced in IMSA for seven years,” said Brynjolfsson. “I love racing.…
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October 6, 2023 0

EVENT RECAP: Wright Motorsports Charges to Finish as Top GT Porsche at Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (September 18, 2023) – Sunday afternoon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Wright Motorsports celebrated an impressive performance at the Battle on the Bricks to finish as the top Porsche in both the GTD Pro and GTD classes. The team’s continued testing and development paid off at the iconic circuit when drivers Alan Brynjolfsson and…
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September 18, 2023 0

Roxy the Prehistoric Porsche to Race at Indy’s Hallowed Grounds Inbox

INDIANAPOLIS, IND., (September 12, 2023) – After making her race weekend debut two weeks ago at VIRginia International Raceway, Roxy, the AO Racing prehistoric pink Porsche 911 GT3 Rawr will again race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for this weekend’s TireRack.com Battle On the Bricks. In racing this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the…
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September 12, 2023 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Heads to Iconic Indy for WeatherTech Sprint

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (September 12, 2023) – The final IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship sprint race of the 2023 season has arrived, and the Wright Motorsports No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche 911 GT3 R is ready to electrify the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The TireRack.com Battle On The Bricks, a two-hour and forty-minute sports car racing showdown,…
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September 12, 2023 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Ready to Illuminate Virginia International Raceway with Volt Lighting Porsche

ALTON, Vir., (August 23, 2023) – The ninth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship takes place this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway, and the Wright Motorsports No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche is ready for another exciting weekend of racing. “VIR is an incredible track and we’re excited to be back,” said Team Owner John…
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August 23, 2023 0

AO Racing’s Roxy to Make IMSA WeatherTech Debut at VIR as Rexy Heads to Fuji

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (August 14, 2023) – Life found a way! Embarking on a journey that spans continents and imagination, AO Racing is set to captivate race enthusiasts worldwide once again. Much to the delight of race fans everywhere, there will be a new dinosaur racing this month at VIRginia International Raceway, as AO Racing…
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August 14, 2023 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Follows Momentum to Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (August 1, 2023) – Energized with the breakthrough of the first podium result of the season for the No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche 911 GT3 R, Wright Motorsports has harnessed the momentum moving this weekend at Road America. The Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin circuit will hold Round 8 of the eleven-race season, the…
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August 1, 2023 0

EVENT RECAP: Wright Motorsports Lights Up Lime Rock Park with Podium Finish

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 22, 2023) – After a series of strong races where the Wright Motorsports No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche 911 GT3 R narrowly missed finishing inside the top five of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Ohio-based team celebrated their first podium result of the 2023 season Saturday afternoon at Lime Rock Park.…
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July 22, 2023 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports VOLT Porsche Prepared to Shine at Lime Rock Park

LAKEVILLE, Conn., (July 18, 2023) – The northwest corner of Connecticut will come alive with the horsepower of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this weekend as Lime Rock Park prepares to host Saturday’s FCP Euro Northeast Grand Prix presented by LIQUI MOLY. The Wright Motorsports No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche 911 GT3 R, driven by…
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July 18, 2023 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Heads North for Canadian Competition Inbox

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario. (July 6, 2023) – The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship officially enters the second half of the 2023 race season this weekend with round six, the Chevrolet Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Based roughly 50 miles northeast of Toronto, Ontario, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will host the only international race of the…
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July 6, 2023 0

EVENT RECAP: Wright Motorsports Strategy Brings 1st Phorm Podium Finish at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 25, 2023) – It is not a common occurrence, but every now and then, a third-place finish will feel just as good as a victory, and that was the case on Sunday afternoon for Wright Motorsports at Watkins Glen International. The No. 16 Wright Motorsports 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R…
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June 25, 2023 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports 1st Phorm Porsche Resumes IMSA Endurance Endeavors with Sahlen’s Six Hour of the Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 21, 2023) – After a heartbreaking early retirement just hours into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, drivers Ryan Hardwick, Jan Heylen, and Zacharie Robichon are stateside once again, ready to return to the Wright Motorsports and the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R. “Myself and…
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June 21, 2023 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Prepared for Electrifying Race Weekend at the Glen with VOLT Porsche

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 20, 2023) – With the 24 Hours of Le Mans complete, all focus in North American sports car racing once again returns to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as the series and its competitors look ahead to the second half of the 2023 season. Wright Motorsports heads to Watkins Glen International…
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June 20, 2023 0

RECAP: Wright Motorsports Celebrates Impressive Drive, Strong Finish at Laguna Seca

SALINAS, Calif., (May 14, 2023) – Sunday afternoon at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, the team behind the Wright Motorsports No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche put on an impressive performance in round four of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. After starting on the last row in 15th position, drivers Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman finished the…
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May 14, 2023 0

Rexy the “GT3 Rawr” Ready to Take on Laguna Seca with Priaulx and Jeannette

SALINAS, Calif., (May 10, 2023) – Rexy, the beloved dinosaur-wrapped AO Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R heads to the Monterey Peninsula this weekend for MOTUL Course de Monterey Powered By Hyundai N. Following an on-track incident in the FIA World Endurance Championship race at Spa-Francorchamps, full-season IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver PJ Hyett suffered a…
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May 10, 2023 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Revs Up to Defend Winning Record at Laguna Seca

SALINAS, Cali., (May 9, 2023) – When Wright Motorsports left WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca last season, the team departed the circuit as victors, celebrating a win in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD class. In Michelin Pilot Challenge VOLT Racing drivers Alan Brynjolfsson and Trent Hindman also celebrated success, claiming victory in the weekend’s supporting…
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May 9, 2023 0

AO Racing’s Rexy Porsche Visits Hot Wheels Design and Development Center

LONG BEACH, Calif., (April 12, 2023) – Before AO Racing arrives in Long Beach, California for the 48th Annual Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Porsche customer racing team visited Mattel, Inc in anticipation of the upcoming Hot Wheel replica of Rexy, the team’s Porsche 911 GT3 R. The designers at Hot Wheels were able…
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April 12, 2023 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Sprints into Grand Prix of Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif., (April 10, 2023) – With the first two endurance races of 2023 complete, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads into its first of seven sprint races of the year, beginning with this weekend’s Grand Prix of Long Beach. In Saturday’s 100-minute race, the Wright Motorsports No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche 911 GT3…
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April 10, 2023 0

Magnus Racing “Hits the Atmosphere” in “This Sebring Life”

In a weekend Magnus Racing has titled “This Sebring Life,” we’ll be piloting our No. 44 Flex-Box Aston Martin Vantage GT3 in the second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. There’s no “Mr. Jones” here, but Mr. Potter, Mr. Pumpelly, and Mr. Lally, along with their band of groupies head to Sebring International Raceway…
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March 16, 2023 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Seeks Repeat Sebring Glory with 1st Phorm Porsche

SEBRING, Fla., (March 14, 2023) — This weekend, Sebring, Florida becomes a hotbed of racing action as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship resumes the 2023 championship with the Twelve Hours of Sebring. Entering the second round in the full-season championship, the drivers and crew of the No. 16 Wright Motorsports 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3…
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March 14, 2023 0

Wright Motorsports VOLT Lighting Porsche Ready to Pay Respect to Sebring Bumps

BATAVIA, Ohio. (March 14, 2023) – The Wright Motorsports No. 77 VOLT Lighting Porsche made its IMSA WeatherTech debut in January at the Rolex 24 At Daytona, and this weekend, the bright yellow Porsche enters round two of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Sebring International Raceway. Sebring, Florida will celebrate the 71st running of…
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March 14, 2023 0

AO Racing Stomps to Sebring Twelve Hour with Full-Season T-Rex Livery

SAINT CHARLES, ILL. (March 13, 2023) – As Samuel L. Jackson’s character Ray Arnold said in 1993’s Jurassic Park, hold on to your butts. After racing under a special one-off livery at Daytona International Speedway, honoring the 1983 Rolex 24 At Daytona race winners, AO Racing has retired their Swap Shop livery in the IMSA…
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March 13, 2023 0

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