World's Best Sports Car Racers Rally to the Rolex 24
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (12-30-96) -- The Rolex 24 At Daytona, Feb. 1-2, is a
gruelling excercise in the endurance of man and machine in a race against
the clock, the elements, the...
Historic Race Cars on Display at DAYTONA USA
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 19, 1996) -- Two of the most famous Porsche race
cars ever to compete in the United States -- with a combined value of nearly
$1 million -- will be on display at DAYTONA...
CURITIBA, Brazil, December 8, 1996 - Result of today's BPR
GT Two Hours sportscar race:
1. Nelson Piquet Brazil McLaren F1 GTR 88 laps
Johnny Cecotto Venezuela
2. Fabien Giroix France McLaren F1 GTR +...
IMSA WSC champ Wayne Taylor will return in 1997 with Doyle Racing.
They will again enter an Olds powered R&S chassis, but will build
their own engines. (Olds factory is now building IRL engines.)
Toshiba and Danka will be primary sponsors. ...
Speedweeks 1997 Opens Busy, Lucrative Daytona Schedule
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (11-25-96) -- Racers will compete for
nearly $7 million and cover more than 7,000 miles at Daytona
International Speedway in 1997.
Seven sanctioning bodies...
IMSA has released a tentative schedule for WSC/GTS races.
Feb 1-2, Daytona
March 15, Sebring
April 20, Road Atlanta
May 26, Lime Rock
June 8, Watkins Glen
July 6, TBA
July 13, Sears Point
Aug 17, Mosport
Aug 31, Dallas
Sept 14, TBA
Oct 18, ...
IMSA's new owner, Roberto Muller, is setting a board of directors
for the sanctioning body. The first person named to the board is
Jack Long, director of the IRL.
Mark Raffauf, IMSA executive vice-president, has resigned after
23 years with...
Dyson Sweeps Third Straight In IMSA Finale At Daytona
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 8) -- An unprecedented fourth consecutive
International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) victory is within reach at the
1997 Rolex 24 At Daytona for Dyson Racing ...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., October 6, 1996 - Results (top 20) of
today's IMSA Finale at Daytona International Speedway for IMSA
Exxon World SportsCars and Exxon Supreme GTS-1 and GTS-2 cars:
P. (S) Drivers Ctry Type of...
3-HOUR IMSA FINALE AT DAYTONA RESULTS
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 6) -- (top 10 and class winners) (car number in
1. (20) Leitzinger/Paul Jr, Ford R&S Mk. 3, 85 laps in 3:03:57, 100.500
mph, margin of victory 29.347 seconds;...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AURORA RACERS AIM TO SWEEP
WORLD SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIPS IN IMSA SEASON FINALE
Daytona Beach, Fla. -- With the IMSA Exxon Supreme GTS-1
Drivers and Manufacturers Championships already in...
EXXON SERIES FINAL QUALIFYING NOTES -- 10-5-96
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
EXXON SUPREME GTS-1
IRV HOERR (No. 1 GTE/Mobilnet Oldsmobile Aurora) -- (Track record
for GTS-1, breaking mark of 1:50.071/116.433 mph set by teammate
DAYTONA BEACH, October 4, 1996 - Top 19 Provisional qualify-
ing positions for the Oct 6th, three-hour IMSA Finale at Daytona
International Speedway for IMSA Exxon World SportsCars and Exxon
Supreme GTS-1 and GTS-2 cars (sGTS-1, ...
IMSA FINALE AT DAYTONA
IMSA ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING
QUALIFYING RESULTS (top 3 and class poles)
1. (70GS) Varde/Trombley, Mazda RX-7 Turbo, 2:08.151, 100.00
mph (establishes event record and also breaks track record for
The International Motorsports Association has been sold, but not to
the group of five team owners who had been negotiating the purchase.
Roberto Muller, a sports-marketing "maven" from Uruguay, is the new
majority owner. Charles Slater retains a...
Convincing Win for Porsche again
Stuck/Boutsen Win Ahead of Bellm/Weaver (BMW-McLaren)
Spa-Francorchamps. With three wins from three outings the new Porsche
911 GT1 qualities shone through at the international Four Hours Race
Brands Hatch. The brand new Porsche 911 GT1 clinched a convincing second
victory in only its second outing at the International Four Hours Race
at Brands Hatch. After a cautios start Porsche worksdriver, Hans-Joachim
Stuck had taken over the...