Stretching fuel mileage to the absolute limit, Joao Barbosa won Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race in convincing fashion, driving the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP to a 48.964-second victory over Scott Pruett, who had to settle for second place in the marquee sports car event for the third straight year.
The International Motor Sports Ass'n (IMSA) has confirmed the release of engine and bodywork guidelines along with an updated name for new Prototypes competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship beginning in 2017.
It wasn’t exactly how the team drew it up, but Corvette Racing won its third consecutive IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans class championship Saturday in the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
The RSR Racing team led by championship winning team owner and driver Paul Gentilozzi and sons Tony and John Gentilozzi has doubled-down with two Prototype Challenge entries in the 2014 TUDOR United Sports Car Championship.
“Petit” is French for little, but that’s a misnomer when it comes to Petit Le Mans.
2. R. Taylor/J. Taylor
Race-winning IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge drivers Jeff Mosing and Marc Miller will team together in their step up to the IMSA TUDOR Championship in next weekend’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, May 1-3, co-driving the No. 93 Mosing Motorcars Dodge Viper GT3-R.
Wayne Taylor Racing may have won the race, but it was too little, too late to prevent the Action Express pairing of Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi from bringing home the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship hardware with their Corvette Prototype at Road Atlanta during the 17th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda.
1. Magnussen & Garcia
2. Mueller & Hand
3. Makowiecki & Bamber
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