IMSA, ACO Announce DP, LM P2 Cars Eligible Through 2016

Following a four-hour steering committee meeting at Circuit of The Americas between officials from the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the Automobile Club l’Ouest (ACO), both organizations today confirmed a collaborative decision that cars eligible for the Prototype class in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the LM P2 category internationally will remain so through the conclusion of the 2016 season.

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Rising Gospel Music Star to Sing the National Anthem at Petit Le Mans

Rising gospel music star Maurice Griffin will sing the National Anthem prior to the start of the 16th Annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Griffin is a 2013 Stellar Award Nominee for New Artist of the Year, and already has a long list of accomplishments in gospel entertainment. He is a Gospel Treasure Winner at the National Gospel Music Workshop of America and an alumni of BET's Sunday Best (Season 2). Griffin was honored as Best Male Vocalist of the Year at the Dorinda Clark-Cole Singers and Musicians Conference.

Griffin is currently filming a reality show entitled "Life After Sunday Best" and working on his full Christmas Project entitled "My Holiday" set to release Dec. 3, 2013. Now residing in Jacksonville, Florida, Griffin is proud to be a product of Chicago, where he was raised. He got his start under the direction of gospel producers Percy and Jeral Gray of Chicago, and has since established his own music production company, MGM Chicago Music Group. (www.MauriceGriffinOnline.com

 

2014 Petit Le Mans Date Announced

IMSA Announces 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Schedule

    • 12-Event Inaugural Season Will Showcase New Series At Premium Venue
    • Attractive Lineup Reflects Cooperative Spirit Of Rolex Series, ALMS Merger
    • Preseason Test Sessions Scheduled For November At Sebring And Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Sept. 20, 2013) – Continuing its commitment to revolutionize sports car racing in North America, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced a 12-race schedule for the 2014 debut season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship starting with the 52nd running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 25-26.

“We have created a premium schedule for sports car fans, taking our new championship to some of the best road racing facilities in North America,” said IMSA CEO Ed Bennett. “Our event lineup also underscores the cooperative spirit of the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS). The ‘best of both worlds’ approach, our shared guidepost throughout the merger process, is certainly evident when you look at the 2014 schedule.

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TUDOR Named Title Partner for IMSA’s Sports Car Championship

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) announced today that TUDOR — an innovative and retro-chic brand — has been named entitlement partner for the next five years of what now will be known as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The IMSA announcement this morning precedes TUDOR’s official U.S. launch this evening during New York Fashion Week.

“The 2014 season will feature the rebirth and revitalization of sports car racing in North America, and therefore it’s the ideal time to introduce a premium watch brand like TUDOR to our U.S. fans and partners, as well as further solidify our relationship with the international motorsports community,” said IMSA CEO Ed Bennett. “This is a natural progression of the fantastic relationship we’ve cherished for decades with our partners at Rolex.

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IMSA and FOX Sports Announce Five-Year Multi-Media Rights Deal

FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 to Broadcast Entire United SportsCar Racing, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 9, 2013) – FOX Sports and IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) announced today a five-year multi-media rights deal that solidifies United SportsCar Racing’s home on television through the 2018 season. 

Today’s announcement, which comes on the heels of last week’s news that FOX Sports will broadcast NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races through 2024, bolsters FOX’s expansive motorsports coverage. The agreement also includes coverage of IMSA’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge for five years. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 

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IMSA Tire Strategy Finalized For 2014 Season

Continental Tire To Be Exclusive Tire Supplier In Three United SportsCar Racing Classes

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Continental Tire have reached a multi-year partnership agreement that will make Continental Tire the exclusive tire supplier in three classes during next year's inaugural United SportsCar Racing season.

Starting with next January's Rolex 24 At Daytona – the season-opening United SportsCar Racing event – Continental's exclusivity will extend to the new series' Prototype (P), Prototype Challenge (PC) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes. The GT Le Mans (GTLM) category will be open to multiple tire manufacturers.

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