After Lime Rock Prototype Drivers Pos Drivers Total
1 Joao Barbosa 220
1 Christian Fittipaldi 220
2 Dane Cameron 216
2 Eric Curran 216
3 Jordan Taylor 211
3 Ricky Taylor 211
4 Marc Goossens 197
5 Oswaldo Negri Jr. 191
6 Jonathan Bomarito 183
6 Tristan Nunez 183
7 Tom Long 179
7 Joel Miller 179
8 Katherine Legge 171
8 Ryan Dalziel 171
9 John Pew 164
10 Sean Rayhall 120
11 Johannes Van Overbeek 95
11 Scott Sharp 95
11 Luis Felipe Derani 95
12 Ryan Hunter-Reay 84
13 Max Angelelli 82
14 Olivier Pla 77
15 Spencer Pigot 72
15 Ed Brown 72
16 Ben Devlin 70
17 Andy Meyrick 67
18 Scott Pruett 62
19 Filipe Albuquerque 61
20 Rubens Barrichello 53
1 #5 Action Express Racing 220
2 #31 Action Express Racing 216
3 #10 Wayne Taylor Racing 211
4 #90 Visitflorida.Com Racing 197
5 #60 Michael Shank Racing 191
6 #55 Mazda Motorsports 183
7 #70 Mazda Motorsports 179
8 #0 Panoz Deltawing Racing 144
9 #2 Tequila Patron Esm 95
10 #50 Highway To Help 46
11 #81 Dragonspeed 29
12 #01 Ford Chip Ganassi 27
13 #02 Ford Chip Ganassi 25
14 #37 Smp Racing 23
15 #24 Porsche Centre Oakville 21
1 Chevrolet 236
2 Honda 227
3 Mazda 212
4 Bmw 56
5 Ford 30
Latest SportsCars News and Commentary
Magnussen, Garcia Take First Win of Season at VIR
by Steven Cole Smith As strong as the two-car Chevrolet Corvette Racing C7.Rs have been in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans class, it's hard to believe that the No. 3 Corvette of Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia hasn't won since the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in March -- of 2015. "It's been a long time," Magnussen said. "We just haven't had things go our way." But things did today in the Michelin GT Challenge at Virginia International Raceway, with Magnussen qualifying on the pole and driving a near-flawless first stint before turning it over to Garcia, who kept the car ahead of a powerful Ford GT, the No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing entry of Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand.
by Steven Cole Smith Virginia International Raceway has been kind to Ferrari in recent years. Will that hold true for this weekend’s Michelin GT Challenge at VIR? Those who race for the Prancing Horse brand certainly hope so. “Our Ferrari should be quick here, if it is dry,” said Rick Mayer, race engineer for the Risi Competizione No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTLM team, with drivers Giancarlo Fisichella and Toni Vilander. “We have had good race cars the last three years and won this race two of the last three years. But the competition is fierce. The current Balance of Performance puts us in the best comparative power position this year. But is it enough?”
Porsche in Mexico - inspiring for more than 60 years
FIA World Endurance Championship WEC A debut in Central America: In 2016 the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) will be held for the first time in Mexico City. When Porsche enters the 919 Hybrid into the fifth round of the WEC on September 1st to 3rd this also means a return. Back in 1954, a class win at the famous road race "Carrera Panamericana" proved to be groundbreaking for the company. From the late 50ies until the early 70ies, the Mexican brothers, Ricardo and Pedro Rodriguez, celebrated successes with Porsche. Up to the 90ies, the Porsche 962 C raced at the "Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez"
Pirelli World Challenge Bryan Heitkotter of Fresno, Calif., drove to a dominating second Pirelli World Challenge GT Class win Sunday at Utah Motorsports Campus with a 1.375-second victory in his No. 05 Always Evolving Replay XD Nissan GT Academy Nissan GT-R GT3 sports car. Heitkotter, 35, led every lap in the two GT features this weekend in the PWC Grand Prix presented by Energy Solutions. Heitkotter won his first PWC GT main event on Saturday.
Cameron, Curran Lead Third-Straight Action Express 1-2
by Steven Cole Smith Sometimes the fastest car doesn't win the race, but apparently the fastest team can be pretty dominant in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship's Prototype class. The two-car Action Express team finished the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America first and second. Three straight races, three straight one-two finishes for the team and their Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototypes. Sunday, it was the No. 31 Whelen Engineering car of Dane Cameron and Eric Curran, finishing 0.626 seconds ahead of the No. 5 Mustang Sampling entry of Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa.
by Steven Cole Smith Make no mistake, Jonathan Bomarito is happy to qualify on the pole for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race, but he's also realistic. "Tomorrow," he said, "is another day." Indeed, that's been the problem for the two-car Mazda Prototype team this season – fast in qualifying, sometimes dominant in the race, but as Mazda closes in on three years in the series, no wins.
by Steven Cole Smith During a first-ever outdoor "State of the Sport" presentation for industry stakeholders, media and race fans at Road America – site of this weekend's Continental Tire Road Race Showcase – International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) leadership provided details on future platforms for three of its sanctioned series. Enhancements to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and what is now known as IMSA Mazda Prototype Lites presented by Cooper Tires will be rolled out beginning with the start of the 2017 racing series and continue through the next 2-3 seasons.
by Gary Parravani For the second year running, it was a BMW that won the highlight of the Blancpain GT Series, the Total 24 Hours of Spa. The #99 Rowe Racing BMW of Maxime Martin, Alexander Sims and Philipp Eng ran a faultless race, even resisting a sudden downpour 30 minutes from the end to take their most prestigious win of the year. Gary Parravani was there to capture all the action.
by Steven Cole Smith Make no mistake, it was hot, unseasonably so, at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix on July 23 at Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, the warmest conditions the WeatherTech Championship competitors have seen. But compared to September 2, 2000, at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Lime Rock felt like an icebox.
Dirty diesel Audis can't beat Porsche The 6 Hours of Nurburgring lived up to all expectations and 58,000 enthusiastic fans enjoyed a great weekend of exciting and sometimes dramatic WEC track action. Timo Bernhard took the No. 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid to its first win of the season, bouncing back from a slow puncture early in the race that initially put them off-strategy, but capitalized on contact and a penalty for the championship-leading No. 2 car in the closing stages.
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