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Michelin GT Challenge At VIRginia International Raceway To Feature 25 World-Class GT Race Cars From IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

For the second and final time in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, the series’ two GT classes – GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) – will be in the spotlight throughout the two-hour, 40-minute Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway on Sunday, Aug. 27.

The race will be televised live on FS1 beginning at 1:30 p.m. ET, with live audio coverage of all sessions available through IMSA Radio on and The IMSA Radio live race broadcast of the Michelin GT Challenge also can be heard on SiriusXM Radio.

Star Power: Team Penske, Tequila Patrón ESM Announce High-Profile Driver Signings

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship just landed even more star power in advance of its highly-anticipated 2018 season.

On the heels of two significant team announcements in July that confirmed the return of Team Penske and Joest Racing to full-time IMSA competition, a pair of high-profile driver announcements Tuesday afternoon further confirm the unprecedented momentum of the WeatherTech Championship’s Prototype class and its Daytona Prototype international (DPi) platform.


Team Penske announced today two of the four drivers that will compete full time for the team in the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, racing the cars of the recently-announced Acura Daytona Prototype International (DPi) program. Legendary Verizon IndyCar Series driver Juan Pablo Montoya will team up with sports car champion Dane Cameron to pilot one of the team’s two ARX-05 entries. 

Team Penske and Acura Motorsports will announce its other two full-time drivers, as well as additional drivers for the endurance races, at a later date.

Tequila Patrón ESM Signs Derani for 2018 IMSA Championship

As he completes his first full season with Tequila Patrón ESM in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Luis Felipe “Pipo” Derani has officially signed the contract to return with the prototype team for the 2018 season.

“We are super excited to announce that Pipo will be back for a third year with Tequila Patrón ESM next season,” said Team Owner Scott Sharp. “On and off the track, Pipo has been exemplary and become part of the ESM family as he shows his talent again and again! We are working hard on all fronts for our 2018 program and Pipo will spearhead that attack!”

Lally Proud To ‘Represent IMSA’ With Top-5 NASCAR Finish At Mid-Ohio

Motorsports Twitter was abuzz Saturday afternoon as Andy Lally – a well-known and well-regarded IMSA driver to sports car fans – stole the show in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

The results only tell half the tale in one of the better underdog stories of the NASCAR season. Right there among NASCAR XFINITY Series stalwarts Team Penske, Richard Childress Racing and Joe Gibbs Racing in the top-five was the No. 07 Branson Supply/MotorCrush Chevrolet owned by Bobby Dotter, a lower-budget team finishing fifth with Lally at the wheel.

Risi Competizione Returning to WeatherTech Championship Competition

When the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to competition on the weekend of Aug. 25-27 for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway, a previous winner of the event will be making a return of its own.

WeatherTech Championship Title Races Take Shape as Series Enters Home Stretch

The race for class championship honors in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship is heating up as the 2017 season begins to wind down.

The closest battle can be found in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, where No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R co-drivers Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen currently hold an eight-point lead over last weekend’s GTLM winners at the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America, No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT teammates Joey Hand and Dirk Mueller.

French, O’Ward First to Clinch 2017 WeatherTech Championship Title

With their seventh victory of the season last Sunday at Road America – which also kept the team’s perfect winning record this season intact – No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09 co-drivers James French and Patricio “Pato” O’Ward clinched the final championship of the Prototype Challenge (PC) class, which will be discontinued after this season.

Sights and Sounds: 2017 Continental Tire Road Race Showcase

Check out the sights and sounds from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the 2017 Continental Tire Road Race Showcase from Road America.


Faces at the Races- Continental Tire Road Race Showcase

This week we’re introducing a new feature on and the IMSA Facebook Page called “Faces at the Races.” Compiled throughout this past weekend at Road America by veteran motorsports photographer, John Thawley, “Faces at the Races” illustrates the human element of IMSA competition. These breathtaking images show the emotion and personalities in the WeatherTech Championship, and include not only the drivers, but many others who are responsible for making our sport successful.