News Category: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

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

Wright Motorsports Ready to Return to IMSA GTD as Champions

BATAVIA, Ohio, (December 7, 2021) – Following a highly successful season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Michelin Pilot Challenge, Porsche customer racing team Wright Motorsports will return to the WeatherTech GTD class in 2022, moving its IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge championship-winning driver lineup into the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R…
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December 7, 2021 0

Magnus Racing Gives Thanks, Spills the Tea on Team’s Future

As all of us at Magnus Racing gathered for Thanksgiving dinner, we counted our blessings. The 2021 race season is over (hallelujah)! We’re grateful for the great work of this season’s partner, Archangel, and we appreciate the crew and team of Magnus with Archangel and the Acura NSX GT3 after what was a tough season.…
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December 7, 2021 0

Contact from DPi Removes Era Motorsport from Petit Le Mans

BRASELTON, Ga., (November 13, 2021) – Motul Petit Le Mans ended in heartbreak for Era Motorsport just 30 minutes after the race began, following contact from a DPi car in the opening stint. The No. 18 Oreca, sporting a livery designed by a seven-year-old race fan, became one of the big stories of the weekend…
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November 13, 2021 0

NTE Sport Aims for Strong Finale at Petit Le Mans with Yount, Conwright, and Hites

DALLAS, Tex., (November 9, 2021) – NTE Sport’s freshman season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will end next weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta as the team competes in the season finale, Motul Petit Le Mans. Don Yount, Jaden Conwright, and Benjamin Hites will drive the No. 42 Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo, racing…
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November 9, 2021 0

Era Motorsport Crayon Car Returns for IMSA Petit Le Mans Season Finale

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (November 9, 2021) – Era Motorsport is closing out the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season in style this weekend, returning to the fan-designed “Crayon Car” livery the No. 18 Oreca LMP2 car sported for the first race of the year, the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The team drove to victory at the 24-hour…
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November 9, 2021 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright’s Championship Fights Come to Petit Le Mans

BATAVIA, Ohio. (November 8, 2021) – After closing out and taking top honors in two SRO America championships last month, three more full-season racing efforts will conclude this weekend for Porsche customer racing team Wright Motorsports this weekend at Road Atlanta. Hungry to take two additional championship titles in the 2021 season, Wright Motorsports will…
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November 9, 2021 0

Wright Motorsports Captures Victory at VIRginia International Raceway

Porsche customer racing team makes gains in GT3 and GT4 championships. ALTON, Vir., (October 10, 2021) – Wright Motorsports had a successful visit to VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) over the weekend, driving the pair of No. 16 Porsche race cars to strong finishes in each respective series and gaining valuable ground with one race weekend…
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October 10, 2021 0

Wright Motorsports Carries Consistency and Momentum into VIR IMSA Weekend

BATAVIA, Ohio. (October 5, 2021) – Wright Motorsports is Virginia bound for the final IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship sprint race of the year, the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR. Wright Motorsports will participate in the weekend with a three-series effort, racing in WeatherTech, the Michelin Pilot Challenge, and Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by…
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October 5, 2021 0

Wright Motorsports Keeps Podium Streak Going and Championship Tight After Battle on the Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif., (September 25, 2021) – Wright Motorsports secured a third-place finish on Saturday afternoon at the Long Beach Grand Prix, keeping the points battle tight for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD team title. Patrick Long, Trent Hindman, and the crew on the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R excelled under…
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September 25, 2021 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports Ready to Party on Streets of Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif., (September 22, 2021) – The California swing of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship takes Wright Motorsports to the streets of Long Beach this weekend. The 46th Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will feature 100 minutes of tight competition on the temporary street course circuit, never failing to provide both fans and…
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September 22, 2021 0

Era Podium Hopes Dashed by Final Lap Incident at Laguna Seca

MONTEREY, Calif., (September 13, 2021) – Era Motorsport’s hopes of again finishing on the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship podium were dashed Sunday afternoon when another car sent the No. 18 Oreca LMP2 car off course in WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca’s iconic Corkscrew with just seconds left on the race clock as the team ran in…
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September 13, 2021 0

Wright Motorsports Scores Win and Podium Finish at Laguna Seca

MONTEREY, Calif., (September 12, 2021) – Wright Motorsports put forth an impressive performance this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, securing two pole positions, one win, and one third-place result between its two IMSA programs. Jan Heylen, Max Root, and the crew of the No. 16 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport won from pole position…
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September 12, 2021 0

Merriman and Dalziel Team Up Again at Laguna Seca Following Road America Race Win

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (September 8, 2021) – Following their race win in the LMP2 class at Road America last month, Dwight Merriman and Ryan Dalziel will race as co-drivers again at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, on Sunday, September 12 in the No. 17 Era Motorsport Oreca. Despite missing one race this year, the two-time IMSA race…
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September 8, 2021 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Five Races in Two States Ahead for Wright Motorsports

BATAVIA, Ohio. (September 7, 2021) — Another multi-city race weekend is here for Porsche customer racing team Wright Motorsports. The three professional race programs the team holds under the IMSA-sanctioned umbrella race this weekend, with the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Michelin Pilot Challenge competing at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, and the Porsche Carrera Cup North…
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September 7, 2021 0

Era Motorsports Dominates to Win Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (August 9, 2021) – Six months since their victory at the Rolex 24 victory at Daytona, Era Motorsport has returned to victory circle with top honors this weekend at Road America, winning the IMSA SportsCar Weekend in the LMP2 class. The team, originally slated to only run the 2021 North American Endurance…
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August 9, 2021 0

Wright Motorsports Grabs Third Place Finish at Road America, Podiums in Nashville

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., (AUGUST 9, 2021) – Wright Motorsports picked up several podium finishes on Saturday and Sunday during their multi-city race weekend in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, and Nashville, Tennessee. Patrick Long and Trent Hindman earned their first podium together as a pair, following their second-place finish at the Twelve Hours of Sebring with Jan…
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August 9, 2021 0

EVENT PREVIEW: Wright Motorsports to Tackle Multiple Race Venues in One Weekend

BATAVIA, Ohio. (August 3, 2021) – The 2021 motorsport season has presented Wright Motorsports with one packed race event after another, and this weekend is no exception. Starting this Thursday, Wright Motorsports will be supporting six Porsche entries at two different events, spanning over 600 miles. In Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, the IMSA-sanctioned series of the…
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August 3, 2021 0

Era Motorsport to Sponsor Kyle Tilley NASCAR Xfinity Debut

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (August 2, 2021) – Rolex 24 At Daytona winner Kyle Tilley is set to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend at Watkins Glen International with BJ McLeod Motorsports, with Era Motorsport proudly supporting the effort. Era Motorsport, a professional sports car and vintage racing team will sponsor Tilley in back-to-back races…
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August 2, 2021 0

Era Motorsport Joins IMSA Sprint Weekend at Road America

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (July 29, 2021) – Era Motorsport is returning to sprint racing next weekend, joining the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Road America with Dwight Merriman and Ryan Dalziel racing the No. 18 Oreca in the LMP2 class. “I’m excited to be back racing at Road America,” said Merriman. “It’s such a great course,…
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July 29, 2021 0

Yount and Hildebrand to Race NTE Sport Audi R8 LMS for Road America IMSA SportsCar Weekend

DALLAS, Tex., (July 23, 2021) – Following a successful fourth-place finish at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen last month, Audi Sport Customer Racing team NTE Sport is back in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next month for the IMSA SportsCar Weekend at Road America. The No. 42 Audi R8 LMS will be piloted…
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July 23, 2021 0