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Porsche Quits IMSA For Remainder of 2016

Porsche Quits IMSA For Remainder of 2016

I first heard about this situation from a post on Cooper McNeil’s Facebook Page and assumed it was one team that was tired of losing and decided to quit. Which is sort of what it is. The team made the following statement about their withdrawal. “The decision to stop racing…
Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Photos

Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Photos

Hello All here are some of my photos from Daytona. Enjoy! Flying Lizard/Krohn Racing merged and created a green R8. I personally was a fan of the Toyo Blue scheme they had on the car at the 25 Hours of Thunderhill. Mazda was out with their new gas powered cars…
IMSA GT3: Pay If You Want To Play

IMSA GT3: Pay If You Want To Play

IMSA has made some pretty bad decisions in recent years causing the Weathertech field to shrink substantially over the past year. Now they are requiring manufacturer’s to pay to race in the Weathertech series. The teams already pay an annual member fee and pay for each race they enter but…
What Happened to IMSA Tudor?

What Happened to IMSA Tudor?

The IMSA Tudor racing series was at Road America at last weekend and only 33 cars went out for qualifying. One year ago the field was 57% larger than this year. What happened? I think it starts a few years back when these cars were a part of the two premier sports car series in the United States:…
1988 Jaguar XJR-9

1988 Jaguar XJR-9

Est. 670 bhp, 5,996 cc SOHC 24-valve, water-cooled, naturally aspirated, aluminum, 60-degree V-12 engine with Bosch fuel injection and Motec engine management, five-speed straight-cut TWR transmission, front independent double-wishbone, pushrod-actuated suspension with horizontally mounted Koni shock absorbers with coil springs, rear independent double-wishbone suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers and coil…
RSR Racing is rumored to be making switch to PWC

RSR Racing is rumored to be making switch to PWC

As the Pirelli World Challenge season draws near, additional teams are looking to make the jump from IMSA’s Tudor United SportsCar to PWC. With the departure of ESM for the WEC and the already publicly acknowledged move of Flying Lizard Motorsports to PWC, longtime participants RSR Racing is rumored to…
Turbo V8 M6 Racecar

Turbo V8 M6 Racecar

BMW released a turbo powered, V8 Racecar today saying it would soon race in IMSA Tudor United Sportscar. Do these replace the Z4’s currently campaigned by BMW or is this purely a customer car similar to the VLN M235? Back in the fall, a few sites like Jalopnik reported that…
1986 Porsche 962 IMSA GTP

1986 Porsche 962 IMSA GTP

Porsche’s amazing 962 endurance prototype coupe, which was introduced in 1984, must certainly be ranked as one of the most successful and dominant racing designs in history. It was derived from the earlier-type 956 Coupe that was created for Europe’s World Sportscar Championship Group C, and as it was much-improved…
VISION FOR TUDOR CHAMPIONSHIP FUTURE CLASS STRUCTURE REVEALED

VISION FOR TUDOR CHAMPIONSHIP FUTURE CLASS STRUCTURE REVEALED

Officials from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today confirmed the structure and specifications for all four of its current TUDOR United SportsCar Championship classes through the 2016 season. “It is important to all of our stakeholders to have a clear understanding of where the TUDOR Championship is headed from…
IMSA UNVEILS 2015 TUDOR UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

IMSA UNVEILS 2015 TUDOR UNITED SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE

 Building on the strengths of its inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship schedule, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced an enhanced 12-event calendar for the 2015 TUDOR Championship season. Each of the four TUDOR Championship classes will compete in 10 races. The 2015 TUDOR Championship schedule includes one notable…
Race Car Cutaways

Race Car Cutaways

Many automotive illustrators have a deep passion for the history of auto racing and their passion shows through in these beautiful color cutaway renderings of current and historic race cars from the Formula 1, Indy, LeMans, IMSA, Grand Prix, and NASCAR racing circuits.          
SRT MOTORSPORTS VIPERS SHED SKIN FOR CLASSIC LOOK

SRT MOTORSPORTS VIPERS SHED SKIN FOR CLASSIC LOOK

SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports is honoring the Dodge Viper’s racing heritage by molting its ‘skin’ and returning to the Viper’s classic red and white livery, beginning at the upcoming Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen race weekend, June 27-29, at New York’s Watkins Glen International circuit. The SRT…
2000 Porsche 911 GT3 R

2000 Porsche 911 GT3 R

Porsche’s 911 series is the definitive sports car family and a legend in endurance racing. Many consider the GT3 as its crowning achievement. In the tradition of the Carrera RS 2.8, the 996-based GT3, introduced in 2000, was a street-legal homologation model—a raw, track-ready car with a highly modified 3.6-liter,…
1986 Toyota Celica IMSA GTO

1986 Toyota Celica IMSA GTO

Automobile racing, like all other endeavors in the pursuit of speed, is a display of tension between the immovable forces of nature, human determination, and the framework by which opponents compete. It is the ever-changing tensions between those forces that produce in many the insatiable desire to race. Two men…
IMSA: Talks continue on 2017 spec prototype chassis

IMSA: Talks continue on 2017 spec prototype chassis

Marshall Pruett Lead image by LAT Photographic Plans to create a global spec prototype for 2017 continue to take shape, according to Scot Elkins IMSA’s VP, Competition and Technical Regulations. The concept, which is in its formative stages, would provide a single chassis that would accept a variety of engines…
1976 Porsche 935 IMSA “El Salvador”

1976 Porsche 935 IMSA “El Salvador”

Here is another excellent example of a factory-built, production-based Group 4 single-turbo racing car that evolved over its competitive career to 934.5 and, later, full 935 specifications for IMSA and Group 5 events, and it has enjoyed a long and colorful life. This chassis started as one of the original…
1996 Ferrari 333 SP Evoluzione

1996 Ferrari 333 SP Evoluzione

Ferrari has long catered to a reliable clientele of enthusiasts, but the Prancing Horse brand pulls out a surprise of its own every once in a while. That’s what happened 20 years ago, when Ferrari decided to return to sports car racing in the United States with the 333 SP,…
1986 Porsche 962

1986 Porsche 962

Throughout the history of racing, there have been several occasions when changes of rules and regulations in various sanctioning bodies have ironically resulted in the development of a particularly important car. The legendary Porsche 962 GT Prototype Race Car of the 1980s is a textbook example of this paradigm. Replacing…
1977 Porsche 934½ IMSA/Trans-Am

1977 Porsche 934½ IMSA/Trans-Am

The Porsche 934½ has been described as an “odd duck,” but no matter what one calls it, this was a factory-crafted racing car with a very specific purpose: to maintain the dominance achieved by the normally aspirated RSRs in IMSA’s GT category. The 934 was one of two racing versions…