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IMSA reveals 2016 schedule
Aug08

IMSA reveals 2016 schedule

IMSA has revealed the 2016 schedule for the new renamed IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – revealing continued stability for next year’s calendar. The same 12 races will again be staged in 2016 with the only minor change being Watkins Glen moving a week later to the July 4th weekend. The schedule opens with the 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 30-31, which will be the debut event at the new Daytona International...

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Michelin “single stinters” debut at Road America
Aug08

Michelin “single stinters” debut at Road America

Michelin technical partner teams at Road America are taking advantage of a special new tire for the TUDOR Championship GTLM class competition this weekend. Drivers from Porsche, Corvette and Ferrari all smashed the previous GTLM class qualifying record using Michelin’s latest competition tire. Porsche North America factory ace Earl Bamber led the way, capturing the class pole and a new lap record with a stunning 2:02.384 secs lap of...

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Bamber puts Porsche on pole
Aug08

Bamber puts Porsche on pole

New Zealander Earl Bamber scored his first TUDOR United SportsCar Championship pole position at Road America today, putting the No.912 911 RSR to the top spot after qualifying. The Le Mans 24 hour winner smashed the track record using the new Michelin “single stinter” tires to stop the clocks at 2:02.384. He was one of five drivers to better the existing track record set by John Edwards’ BMW last year. While there...

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Hand and Ford score Prototype pole
Aug08

Hand and Ford score Prototype pole

Corvette may have taken victory in the past six TUDOR United SportsCar Championship events in the overall Prototype class but Joey Hand showed today that Ford is ready to get back to victory lane after scoring pole at Road America. Hand stopped the clocks with a time of 1:56.452 on his sixth lap around the classic Road America circuit. The pole was the first for Hand in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the first for the...

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Action Express lock in 2016 plans
Aug08

Action Express lock in 2016 plans

Action Express Racing has become the first prototype team to lock down it’s 2016 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship plans with its 2015 driver line-up, cars and sponsors all returning next year. João Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi will continue aboard the No.5 Chevrolet Corvette DP machine in 2016 while Dane Cameron and Eric Curran will be back with the No.31 entry. The sponsors of both cars – Mustang Sampling for the...

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