News Category: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

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

Wright Motorsports Scores Podium, Makes Points Gain in Heated Lime Rock Weekend

LAKEVILLE, Conn., (July 17) — Wright Motorsports braved sweltering temperatures and stifling humidity this weekend at Lime Rock Park, leaving the Northeast Grand Prix with a hefty points pull to go towards their Michelin Pilot Challenge championship endeavor. Lightning cut short the two-hour, 40-minute IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship sprint race, disappointing drivers and teams alike,…
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July 17, 2021 0

EVENT PREVIEW: 2021 Championship Reaches Halfway Point at Lime Rock Park

BATAVIA, Ohio. (July 14, 2021) – The battle for each of the 2021 IMSA Championship titles heats up this weekend at Lime Rock Park for the next rounds of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Michelin Pilot Challenge. The “Road Racing Center of the East” will host the condensed weekend, in which Wright Motorsports will enter…
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July 14, 2021 0

Flawless Performance Nets Wright Motorsports Multiple Podiums at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 27, 2021) – The first of two sports car racing weekends at Watkins Glen International is complete, following the checkered flag of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen. Wright Motorsports brought five Porsche race cars to the IMSA weekend, securing four podium finishes across the three-race series. While the team…
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June 28, 2021 0

NTE Sport Impresses with Fourth Place Finish at Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 27, 2021) – NTE Sport turned heads this weekend at Watkins Glen International Raceway for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen. Taking the No. 42 Audi R8 LMS for the second time this year with a new lineup, the little team that could not only showed impressive and competitive speeds…
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June 28, 2021 0

Wright Motorsports Set for Action Packed Weekend at Watkins Glen

BATAVIA, Ohio. (June 22, 2021) – After a rare weekend of no racing, Wright Motorsports is back in action this weekend at Watkins Glen International for an action-packed event. The Ohio-based Porsche customer racing team will field five entries across the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Michelin Pilot Challenge, and Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented…
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June 22, 2021 0

Era Motorsport Returns to America for Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (June 22, 2021) – Three months have passed since Era Motorsport finished second at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, and since then, the LMP2 sports car racing team has made their European Le Mans Series debut, already completing the first three races of the season. This week, the Indianapolis-based team travels…
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June 22, 2021 0

Wright Motorsports Reveals Driver Changes in IMSA Programs

BATAVIA, Ohio. (June 16, 2021) – Heading into the fifth event of the IMSA season, Wright Motorsports has announced changes to the driver lineup of the No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 R in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Trent Hindman will replace full-season driver Ryan Hardwick to race alongside Patrick Long in the GTD-class championship while…
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June 16, 2021 0

NTe Sport Returns to IMSA WeatherTech for Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen

DALLAS, Tex., (June 14, 2021) – IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team NTe Sport will return to competition this month in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, racing the No. 42 Audi R8 LMS in the GTD class. “We’ve been working hard to assemble a program to get us back on track for WeatherTech events,”…
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June 14, 2021 0

Wright Motorsports Experiences Highs and Lows at Home Race

LEXINGTON, Ohio, (May 16, 2021) – Home race week has concluded for Wright Motorsports at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course, and Wright Motorsports closes out the event with their third podium of the 2021 IMSA season, after earning a second-place finish in the Michelin Pilot Challenge. The team showed strong pace while racing to the podium in…
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May 16, 2021 0

Event Preview: Hardwick Returns in Time for Home Race Weekend

BATAVIA, Ohio, (May 11, 2021) – Wright Motorsports will enjoy the home track advantage this weekend at Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course in Lexington, Ohio for the next rounds of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Michelin Pilot Challenge. After a three-month hiatus, driver Ryan Hardwick will return to the team, just in time to take part…
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May 11, 2021 0

Wright Motorsports Takes Points Lead after Sebring Podium

BATAVIA, Ohio. (March 23, 2021) – On Saturday evening, Wright Motorsports wrapped up a busy race week at Sebring International Raceway, celebrating a second-place finish in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Twelve Hours of Sebring. The day prior, the team made their Michelin Pilot Challenge debut, also netting a second-place result. “All in all, it…
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March 23, 2021 0

Era Motorsport Finishes Second in Sebring Twelve Hour Debut

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (March 21, 2021) – In their first attempt at the Twelve Hours of Sebring, Era Motorsport earned a second-place finish on Saturday in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship event. The No. 18 Oreca of Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, and Ryan Dalziel started third and endured a long twelve hours of racing to earn…
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March 21, 2021 0

Era Motorsport Enters Sebring Twelve Hour with IMSA Points Lead

SEBRING, Fla., (March 16, 2021) — Riding the momentum of January’s victory at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Era Motorsport has arrived at Sebring International Raceway for the 12 Hours of Sebring. Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, and Ryan Dalziel are back in the No. 18 Oreca LMP2 sports car for the twelve-hour endurance event, the…
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March 16, 2021 0

Event Preview: Wright Motorsports Returns to Defend Twelve Hours of Sebring Win

BATAVIA, Ohio, (March 16, 2021) – The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is just days away, and Porsche customer racing team Wright Motorsports has a busy race week in store. The team will field five entries between the four races of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Michelin Pilot Challenge, and the new Porsche Carrera…
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March 16, 2021 0

Rolex 24 Winners Era Motorsport Commits to Full Season WeatherTech Effort

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (February 8, 2021) – Era Motorsport, recently crowned winner of the Rolex 24 At Daytona, has committed to the entire 2021 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, competing in the LMP2 class in the No. 18 Oreca. Drivers Kyle Tilley and Dwight Merriman will race the seven-round championship and be joined by Ryan Dalziel for…
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February 8, 2021 0

Wright Motorsports Maintains Strong Results at Rolex 24 At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, (February, 1, 2021) – For the second year in a row, Wright Motorsports has produced a near flawless performance during one of the most challenging sports car endurance races in North America to finish fourth, just seconds shy of a podium result. Racing the No. 16 1st Phorm Porsche 911 GT3 R with…
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February 1, 2021 0

Era Motorsport Claims Maiden Victory at Rolex 24 At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 31, 2021) – Just one year after making their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut, Era Motorsport earned their first series win at one of the most challenging sports car endurance races in North America, the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Drivers Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, Ryan Dalziel, and Paul-Loup Chatin drove the…
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January 31, 2021 0

GoGoGo! Magnus Racing Reveals Rolex 24 Poster and 2021 Car Livery

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 27, 2021) – After driving fans crazy by hiding images of their No. 44 Acura NSX Evo throughout the Roar Before the 24, IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship team Magnus Racing has finally revealed their 2021 livery and special Rolex 24 At Daytona poster. The Magnus Racing with Archangel Acura, which will…
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January 27, 2021 0

Era Motorsport’s Fan-Favorite Crayon Car is Ready for Rolex 24

DAYTONA, Fla., (January 27, 2021) – The No. 18 Era Motorsports Oreca LMP2 car debuted its special livery for the Rolex 24 At Daytona last week, designed by a six-year-old (and three quarters) race fan from Ontario, Canada. Following week of testing, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season officially begins this week with the Rolex…
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January 27, 2021 0

Event Preview: Wright Motorsports Makes Preparations for Team’s 28 Hours of Racing At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 26, 2021) – Race week for the 59th Rolex 24 At Daytona kicks off this Thursday, and Wright Motorsports will run their first official race event of the 2021 season pulling double duty in both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Michelin Pilot Challenge’s BMW Endurance…
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January 26, 2021 0

Wright Motorsports Swaps Chassis Before Motul Pole Award 100

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., (January 24, 2021) — Exactly 365 days after Black Swan Racing purchased a Porsche 911 GT3 R chassis from Wright Motorsports to run the 2020 Rolex 24 At Daytona, the car is coming back to its previous owner to race on track in Sunday’s Motul Pole Award 100 and next week’s Rolex…
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January 24, 2021 0

Event Preview: Roar Before the 24

DAYTONA, Fla., (January 20, 2021) – The final preparations for the 2021 race season are underway this week as IMSA competitors will descend on Daytona International Speedway for this week’s Roar Before the 24. Wright Motorsports has a busy two weeks ahead, running in both the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Michelin Pilot Challenge in the…
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January 20, 2021 0

Era Motorsport to Run Special Livery Designed by Six-Year-Old Fan at Rolex 24

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (January 17, 2021) – The 2021 Rolex 24 at Daytona will see the return of Era Motorsport to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which the team will celebrate by sporting a livery inspired by a design from a young fan from Ontario, Canada. Six-year-old Owen, who is a third-generation race fan, beat out…
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January 17, 2021 0

NTE Sport Races into 2021 WeatherTech Season with Audi R8 LMS

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

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

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

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

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

Magnus Racing Partners with Archangel Motorsports for 2021 IMSA Season

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

Era Motorsport to Return to Rolex 24 at Daytona

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

Wright Motorsports Wins Twelve Hours of Sebring

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

Twelve Hours of Sebring to Determine GTD Championship Title

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

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

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

Laguna Seca Preview: GTD Championship Battle Heads to California

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

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

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

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

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

Era Motorsport Withdraws from 2020 IMSA Season to Build 2021 Program

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

Race Preview: Wright Motorsports Sets Sights on Charlotte Motor Speedway

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