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REBELLION Racing Announces NAEC Schedule for 2017

On Wednesday evening (European time), REBELLION Racing announced its intentions to compete in the four race Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, the series within a series that covers the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s four biggest races (Rolex 24 at Daytona, Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, Sahlen’s Six Hours …

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Cadillac Introduces New DPi-V.R. for IMSA in 2017

On Wednesday morning, after months of speculation, Cadillac unveiled the new DPi-V.R. chassis, which will be their entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starting at Daytona in 2017.  The DPi-V.R. chassis is based on the new Dallara LMP2 chassis, one of the four legal 2017-spec LMP2 chassis.  Three DPi-V.R.’s …

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TRG Returns to IMSA Full-Time in 2017

Thursday evening, The Racer’s Group (TRG) announced its full-fledged return to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starting with the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona. In addition, TRG is returning to Porsche after running Aston Martins since 2013 in Grand-Am.  The team has acquired a Porsche 911 GT3 R and will campaign …

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Mazda Unveils First DPi Prototype at LA Auto Show

On Wednesday afternoon, Mazda Motorsports took to the floor of the Los Angeles Auto Show to announce their new entry in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  Up to this point, only Prototype teams running regular LMP2 chassis with the spec Gibson engine had been unveiled (one of those, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports’ …

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VisitFlorida.com Racing Announces 2017 Driver Lineup

Last week, VisitFlorida.com Racing announced their intentions to field the new Riley Mk. XXX chassis with the Gibson V8 engine in next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (last year’s Chevrolet Corvette DP is pictured above).  That cleared up just one aspect of the team’s direction.  Monday shored up part of …

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Riley Motorsports Switches to Mercedes, SunEnergy1 Racing Reforms

On Wednesday, Mercedes officially announced their entry into the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the new V8-powered Mercedes AMG GT3.  Riley Motorsports will serve as the primary team for the manufacturer, which will not field a factory squad in the GT Daytona class.  Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen will return …

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WeatherTech Racing Switches to Mercedes for 2017

On Wednesday morning, WeatherTech Racing made two announcements for the upcoming 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  First off, the team itself has moved away from Alex Job Racing.  It will now compete as the second team affiliated with Riley Motorsports, using the No. 50.  Cooper MacNeil, son of WeatherTech CEO …

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Acura Announces 2017 NSX GT3 Driver Lineup

On Tuesday, Acura unveiled their full-time driver lineup for the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge factory efforts at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.  The lineup consists of solid, veteran talent.  Note that the car pictured above is the Acura TLX-GT, raced in Pirelli World Challenge by …

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Park Place Motorsports Loses 2nd in GTD Due to Drive-Time Violation

On Monday, IMSA held the WeatherTech Night of Champions at the Georgia Aquarium, where the champions were crowned.  However, before trophies could be award, champions feted and even before Vanessa Carlton could perform, IMSA released revised results for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.  Normally, this …

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