Lites: Series Mosport rounds 11, 12 preview

YOUNG CANADIAN KYLE MARCELLI LOOKS FOR FIRST IMSA LITES VICTORY BOWMANVILLE, Ontario August 26 -- Ontario native Kyle Marcelli has narrowly missed victory in the IMSA Lites presented by Frisby Performance Tire series in 2009, but he hopes his...

YOUNG CANADIAN KYLE MARCELLI LOOKS FOR FIRST IMSA LITES VICTORY

BOWMANVILLE, Ontario August 26 -- Ontario native Kyle Marcelli has narrowly missed victory in the IMSA Lites presented by Frisby Performance Tire series in 2009, but he hopes his luck changes this weekend in rounds 11 and 12 at Mosport International Raceway.

Marcelli, from nearby Barrie, Ontario, will race his number 37 LaFarge North America/Alpine Stars Elan DP02 in conjunction with the American LeMans Series at the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport this weekend.

"Mosport is like home. It's where I grew up," Marcelli said. "Me and my dad were always there at turn two on ALMS weekends."

Marcelli will be up against IMSA Lites veterans Joel Feinberg (Primetime Race Group), Gary Gibson (Inspire Motorsports) and brothers Matt and Lucas Downs (Eurosport Racing) this weekend. Feinberg leads the Lites One championship, followed by Matt and Lucas. Lucas won his first IMSA Lites race in May at Miller Motorsports Park and is looking to close the gap on Feinberg and Matt this weekend.

"Mosport is an intimidating track. I think it's going to be a lot of fun," Lucas said. "It is fairly similar to Road America in that there are some really fast corners that you really need to be brave in."

At the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport this weekend there will be two classes racing in the IMSA Lites series. The Lites Two category, featuring the West WR1000, will race simultaneously with the Lites One racers.

Returning after missing rounds nine and 10 are Berg Racing teammates Michael Hill and John Weisberg.

Official practice gets underway Thursday, August 27. Round 11 of the 14-round series will take place Saturday, August 29 at 6:35 p.m. The green flag will fly for round 12 at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

The IMSA Lites presented by Frisby Performance Tire is a championship comprised of 14 rounds at seven famous tracks in North America including Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla., Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah. and Road Atlanta, Braselton, Ga.

-credit: imsa

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Series IMSA Others
Drivers Joel Feinberg , Lucas Downs , Michael Hill , Kyle Marcelli , Gary Gibson