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Long Beach: IMSA Goes Seaside in the Springtime

For a short time each spring, streets in Long Beach, California are blocked off for an action-packed racing weekend fit for one of the largest entertainment markets in the world.

Manthey Racing Quickest In Class As Porsches Prove To Be Fast Learners

Five Porsche 911 GT3 R customer programs brought cars to the Roar Before the Rolex 24 in preparation of the January 28-29 Rolex 24 At Daytona. It was the one-off effort of Manthey Racing that set the bar for the weekend for the GT Daytona (GTD) class. The No. 59 was the quickest during the test session in the category, led by one of Porsche’s newest works drivers, Germany’s Sven Müller. Manthey has a long history with the German marque but is new to the class. This will be Müller’s first Rolex 24 as a factory driver. 

DragonSpeed Speeds To Top Of Roar Prototype Charts

The Gibson-powered ORECA 07 proved to be the dominant force of the Prototype Class at the Roar Before the Rolex 24 on Jan. 6 – 8. Rebellion Racing’s Neel Jani was quickest in four of the first five practice sessions, but couldn’t quite top DragonSpeed hot shoe Ben Hanley.

DragonSpeed earned the top time with the No. 81 during Sunday morning’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice. Hanley’s chart-topping 1:38.343 beat Mazda Motorsports’ Jonathan Bomarito by just .02 seconds.

Scott Dixon Paces GTLM On Second Day Of Roar

Multi-time IndyCar champ Scott Dixon, who races in that series for team owner Chip Ganassi, has been a part of Ganassi’s development of the Ford GT from the start. So it isn’t surprising that the open-wheel expert is just as impressive in a car with a roof. Dixon laid down a lap of 1:44.558 in the number 67 Ford GT in Saturday’s morning session, the quickest overall of anyone in GTLM.

Rebellion Racing Shines on Opening Day of Roar Before the Rolex 24

Day 1 is in the books at the Roar Before the Rolex 24, the annual test at Daytona International Speedway that allows drivers and teams to prepare for the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 28 and 29.

Fifty-five cars in the four IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship classes entered the Roar, and almost all of them got in some practice on a warm, sunny day. The weather forecast for Saturday calls for heavy rain, but Sunday, the final day of the Roar, is expected to be clear and very cool.

Legendary Racer Dario Franchitti Named 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona Grand Marshal

Legendary open-wheel racer Dario Franchitti, who won three Indianapolis 500s as well as the 2008 Rolex 24 At Daytona, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Jan. 28-29 at Daytona International Speedway. 

Franchitti will deliver the command “Drivers, start your engines” for North America’s most prestigious sports car event.

Lewis and Mul Set for IMSA Campaign In Lamborghini Huracàn GT3 As Forza Motorsport Joins Change Racing

Change Racing will return to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition in 2017 with a significant new commercial partnership, a young full-season driver pairing and a strong endurance event driver line up. 

Scuderia Corsa Announces Driver Lineup for Rolex 24 At Daytona

Scuderia Corsa, the defending champions of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Champioship and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup GT-Daytona titles, has finalized its driver lineup for the Rolex 24 At Daytona as well as the TPNAEC rounds of the 2017 WeatherTech Championship.