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SunEnergy1 Racing Returns To IMSA For Rolex 24

2018 Watkins Glen IWSC Thomas Jaeger Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Mercedes-AMG announced their slate of teams Tuesday (Jan. 12) that will contest this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  In addition to HTP Winward Motorsport moving up and Alegra Motorsports, returning to IMSA after being away since 2017, SunEnergy1 Racing will be back in the IMSA paddock for the first time since Watkins Glen in 2018 …

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Sean Creech Motorsports Announces 2021 WeatherTech Plans

2020 Road Atlanta PC Lance Willsey Car Courtesy of IMSA

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Sean Creech Motorsports announced Sunday morning (Jan. 10) that they will compete full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s LMP3 class in 2021.  Lance Willsey, who has driven for the team for years in IMSA Prototype Challenge, will move up with the team.  He’ll be joined by veteran Joao Barbosa for the full year.  Wayne …

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HTP Winward Motorsport Moves Up to GT Daytona; Turner Motorsport, The Heart of Racing Confirm 2021 Plans

2020 Daytona IMPC Russell Ward Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

HTP Winward Motorsport announced Friday (Jan. 8) that they will move up to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class in 2021.  The team will campaign the No. 57 Mercedes-AMG GT3 with primary sponsorship from Techemet. Drivers for the team are generally known quantities to the team either here in the United States, or …

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Cooper MacNeil, WeatherTech Racing, Join With Proton Competition for 2021

2020 Daytona IWSC Cooper MacNeil WeatherTech Racing

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Proton Competition announced Wednesday (Jan. 6) that they will field a Porsche 911 RSR-19 full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans class in 2021.  Cooper MacNeil (pictured above) will bring primary sponsorship from WeatherTech to the team.  He will be joined by Porsche factory drivers Gianmaria Bruni, Kevin Estre and Richard Lietz.  …

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Zach Veach Joins Vasser Sullivan For 2021

2020 Daytona IWSC Frankie Montecalvo Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Vasser Sullivan announced Tuesday (Jan. 5) that Zach Veach will replace Townsend Bell alongside Frankie Montecalvo in the No. 12 Lexus full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.  For Veach, Daytona will mark his first career GT race. Given the current situation, being able to find anything full-time is a good move.  Veach is excited …

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DragonSpeed Confirms Second Rolex 24 Entry

2020 Daytona IWSC Henrik Hedman Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

DragonSpeed announced Monday (Jan. 4) that they will in fact field two ORECA 07-Gibsons in the LMP2 in the Rolex 24 at Daytona later this month.  Eric Lux had already been announced as a driver for the team.  He’ll be joined by Devlin DeFrancesco, Christopher Mies and Fabian Schiller. Of the three newly-announced drivers, only …

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RWR Eurasia Adds Austin Dillon, Salih Yoluc for Rolex 24 at Daytona

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RWR Eurasia announced Thursday (Dec. 31) that Richard Childress Racing’s Austin Dillon will drive for the team in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona alongside full-season driver Cody Ware.  In addition, Salih Yoluc will also join the team.  The team previously announced that they will field a Ligier JS P217-Gibson in the LMP2 class. For Dillon, …

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Scuderia Corsa Reveals Completely New Lineup for Daytona

2017 Road Atlanta IWSC Matteo Cressoni Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

Scuderia Corsa announced Thursday (Dec. 24) that they will go in a completely different direction for January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  The team will revert back to the color red on their No. 63 Ferrari, last seen in the 2017 Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta (pictured above).  They will also have a brand-new …

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Chase Elliott Joins Action Express Racing for Rolex 24

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Action Express Racing announced Friday morning (Dec. 18) that 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott will make his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in January’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.  He will be the fourth driver in the Whelen Engineering-sponsored No. 31 Cadillac DPi-V.R. alongside Mike Conway, Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr. “The Rolex 24 is …

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Grand Prix of Long Beach Weekend Postponed to September

2019 Long Beach IWSC Dane Cameron Car Phil Allaway

(Photo: Phil Allaway)

The Grand Prix Association of Long Beach announced Thursday (Dec. 17) that the 2021 Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  The race weekend, originally scheduled for April 16-18, has been moved to Sept. 24-26.  As a result, the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will now …

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