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Wed 08 May 1996
Daytona Rolex 24 overview

Daytona Rolex 24 overview

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 IMSA cars on display at Daytona

Historic IMSA cars on display at Daytona

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...

Notes on 1997

Notes on 1997

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. ...

1997 Daytona race schedule

1997 Daytona race schedule

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...

Tentative 1997 GT schedule

Tentative 1997 GT schedule

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, ...

Personnel changes

Personnel changes

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...

Daytona post-race notes

Daytona post-race notes

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 results

Daytona results

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...

Daytona Aurora notes

Daytona Aurora notes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AURORA V8 SWEEPS IMSA WORLD SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIPS Taylor Takes WSC Drivers Championship; Oldsmobile Wins WSC Manufacturers Title Daytona Beach, Fla.; October 6, 1996 -- ...

Daytona results and notes

Daytona results and notes

3-HOUR IMSA FINALE AT DAYTONA RESULTS DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 6) -- (top 10 and class winners) (car number in parentheses) 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;...

Daytona Aurora preview

Daytona Aurora preview

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...

Daytona Saturday qualifying

Daytona Saturday qualifying

DAYTONA BEACH, October 5, 1996. - Top 10 qualifiers for tomorrow's three-hour IMSA Finale at Daytona International Speed- way: P. Drivers Nat Type of car ...

Daytona Saturday qualifying results and notes

Daytona Saturday qualifying results and notes

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 Darin...

Daytona Friday qualifying

Daytona Friday qualifying

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, ...

Daytona Friday qualifying results and notes

Daytona Friday qualifying results and notes

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 Grand...

IMSA sold to Roberto Muller

IMSA sold to Roberto Muller

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...

Dallas results

Dallas results

DALLAS, September 1, 1996 - Results from today's two-hour, 123-lap Sprint Grand Prix of Dallas for IMSA Exxon World Sports Cars and Exxon Supreme GTS-1 cars: P. (S) Drivers Nat Type of car ...

Wayne Taylor to test at Daytona

Wayne Taylor to test at Daytona

TAYLOR TO TEST IN PREPARATION FOR CHAMPIONSHIP RUN AT DAYTONA DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 4) -- South African Wayne Taylor's International Motor Sports Association Exxon World SportsCar Championship-leading team will stage a two-day test...

Dallas Aurora report

Dallas Aurora report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AURORA V8 CLINCHES IMSA CHAMPIONSHIPS Brassfield Scores Eighth Oldsmobile Victory in Exxon Supreme GT Series; Taylor and Olds Lead WSC Standings with Runner-up Finish in ...

Dallas starting grid

Dallas starting grid

DALLAS, August 31, 1996 - Final qualifying for tomorrow's two-hour Sprint Grand Prix of Dallas for IMSA Exxon World Sports Cars and Exxon Supreme GTS-1 cars: P. Drivers Nat Type of car ...

Mosport Aurora notes

Mosport Aurora notes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AURORA V8 WINS SIXTH STRAIGHT Irv Hoerr Scores Seventh Win of the Season in IMSA GTS-1; Wayne Taylor Leads World SportsCar Championship after Fourth Place Finish ...

Mosport results

Mosport results

MOSPORT, Ontario., August 25, 1996 - Results of today's three-hour, 111-lap Chrysler Mosport 500 at Mosport Park for IMSA Exxon World SportsCars and Exxon Supreme GTS-1 and GTS-2 cars: P. (S) Drivers Country Make...

Mosport Aurora preview

Mosport Aurora preview

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AURORA V8 LEADS IMSA WSC AND GTS-1 CHAMPIONSHIPS Bowmanville, Ont. -- There is one name at the top of the IMSA Exxon World SportsCar and Exxon Supreme GTS-1 championship standings: Oldsmobile. ...

Daytona schedules 1996 IMSA finale

Daytona schedules 1996 IMSA finale

Daytona Schedules Three-Hour IMSA Finales on Oct. 4-6 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 6) -- Daytona International Speedway and International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) officials announced today that the final event of the 1996...

Watkins Glen preview notes

Watkins Glen preview notes

DYSON FILES TWO-CAR ENTRY FOR WATKINS GLEN 'HOMECOMING' WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- This weekend's First Union Six Hours of the Glen Presented by Acxiom will be a homecoming for Rob Dyson's Poughkeepsie-based team. Dyson has entered a pair of ...

St. James named Watkins Glen grand marshal

St. James named Watkins Glen grand marshal

LYN ST. JAMES NAMED GRAND MARSHAL OF THE FIRST UNION SIX HOURS WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Lyn St. James knows what it's like to accept a trophy in Watkins Glen's Victory Circle. At the conclusion of the June 7-9 First Union Six Hours of the...

Lime Rock Recap

Lime Rock Recap

Here's a recap of all the race winners from the ATCALL Dodge Dealers Grand Prix held at Lime Rock Park May 24-27 1996 SCCA World Challenge Sports -- Almo Coppelli/Callaway Corvette North American Touring Car Championship (race 1) -...

Watkins Glen preview

Watkins Glen preview

HURLEY HAYWOOD, JOHN PAUL JR. SET FOR FIRST UNION SIX HOURS WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Hurley Haywood and John Paul Jr., two of the top names in the history of American road racing, will go head to head once again at Watkins Glen International in...

Watkins Glen preview

Watkins Glen preview

RISING FERRARI STAR MAX PAPIS PREDICTS SPRINT RACE IN GLEN SIX HOURS WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- When Max Papis arrived at Daytona for the IMSA Exxon World SportsCar season-opening Rolex 24 Hours, he was virtually unknown by American road racing...

Road Atlanta spectator information

Road Atlanta spectator information

IMSA Grand Prix of Atlanta Apr 19-21 Here's some information you might find helpful if you are going to the race this weekend... Weekend supertickets are $40 Here's Road Atlanta's phone ...

Lime Rock Dyson test notes 96-04-02

Lime Rock Dyson test notes 96-04-02

Memorial Day weekend is 52 days away, but Dyson Racing didn't want to miss an opportunity to prepare for the upcoming Exxon World Sports Car Championship race at Lime Rock Park in northwestern Connecticut. Butch Leitzinger, the designated ...

Daytona Lister story (PERSONAL)

Daytona Lister story (PERSONAL)

RUNNING WITH THE BIG DOGS The invitation started with a phone call from a friend appointed software expert for the Lister team for the upcoming Rolex 24 hour at Daytona. His laptop and teenage daughter were making the trip. The laptop would ...

Sebring results

Sebring results

Results from the March 16 Exxon Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway. Pos. Class Drivers Car Laps ...

Daytona Porsche notes

Daytona Porsche notes

PCAers Shine at Daytona 24 Hours (PCA Editors Internet News Service) It was almost perfect. At the end of the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, February 3-4, a Porsche 911 occupied nine of the top 10 finishing positions in GTS-2 class with the Porsche...

Daytona notes (2 of 2)

Daytona notes (2 of 2)

RACE NOTES -- 10 HOURS DIDIER THEYS (No. 30 Momo Ferrari 333 SP) -- We had to replace the right-side muffler this time. I'm not sure why we had the problems with the mufflers. The car was in the pits for nearly 11 minutes so we are now six...

Daytona notes (1 of 2)

Daytona notes (1 of 2)

POST-RACE NOTES NOTE: Today's margin of victory was a record for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. The previous closest finishes occurred in 1989, 1:26.672; and '86, 1:49.150. SCOTT SHARP (No. 4 Danka/Konica Oldsmobile R&S Mk. 3) -- I think this ...