They say lightning doesn’t strike twice, but for Acura in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, this year it certainly did. Not only did it win the drivers’, teams’ and manufacturers’ titles in the overall DPi class with its Penske-run ARX-05, it also nailed the drivers’ and teams’ crowns in GTD with its Meyer Shank Racing NSX GT-3 Evo.
The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced today that John Doonan has been named the next president of the sanctioning body effective January 1, 2020, with his first day on the job scheduled for Monday, Oct. 21.
Bill Auberlen was in reflective mood after clinching his record-equaling 60th IMSA victory, along with Robby Foley and Dillon Machavern, when the Turner Motorsport BMW M6 passed the Riley Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3 on the final lap of Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans.
The crew of Action Express Racing's #5 Cadillac were left to rue their "unbelievable" bad luck after losing a near-certain Petit Le Mans victory in what appears likely to have been the car's final IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship start.
Juan Pablo Montoya has described his and Acura Team Penske teammate Dane Cameron's run to IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title glory in Saturday's Petit Le Mans as "more stressful than we hoped".
Ryan Briscoe, who finished GT Le Mans class runner-up at Petit Le Mans along with fulltime teammate Richard Westbrook and endurance partner Scott Dixon, believes the Chip Ganassi Racing squad “did everything right” at Road Atlanta.
Action Express Racing trio Pipo Derani, Felipe Nasr and Eric Curran won a thrilling Petit Le Mans after a late yellow, but it wasn’t enough to stop Acura Team Penske’s Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya from winning the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title.
The #5 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R was leading the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship finale, the Motul Petit Le Mans, after eight of the 10 hours, until making a pitstop handing the lead back to Mazda, while Risi Competizione has wrested the GTLM lead away from Ford.
Oliver Jarvis’ Mazda RT24-P is leading the AXR Cadillac of Filipe Albuquerque and Simon Pagenaud in the #6 Acura Team Penske with four hours to go, while Scott Dixon continues to head GT Le Mans for Ford, and Riley Motorsports heads GT Daytona.
Despite a pit entry miscue for Felipe Nasr in the dominant #31 Action Express Cadillac, he is now getting back on strategy in the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, although teammate Joao Barbosa leads, and Ganassi’s Ford GTs run 1-2 in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship finale.
Action Express Racing's Felipe Nasr demolished his IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship opposition in the opening stint at Road Atlanta, and teammate Pipo Derani has continued his good work, while the second AXR Cadillac is holding second.
Felipe Nasr turned on the magic to take pole for Action Express Racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship finale at Road Atlanta, while Risi Competizione’s Ferrari and the Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini headed their classes.
Action Express Racing’s Felipe Nasr topped fourth practice for this weekend’s Motul Petit Le Mans with a lap two seconds under last year’s pole time and over 0.6sec clear of his closest pursuers in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Action Express Racing continued to look strong in third practice at Road Atlanta, as Felipe Nasr clings to hopes of retaining the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype crown he earned with Eric Curran.