Probably one year too late on this but it’s a welcome decision. The fact that they have 38 entered among the other four classes that are competing next week, a West Coast sprint round, is a good indication of how much healthier the series was compared to when P3 was brought in as a grid filler during COVID. I’m sure some will stay in the main series with a P2 or GT3 machine.The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will go in an expected direction next season by trimming its five-class structure to four with the reassignment of LMP3 (main image) to its former role a…racer.com
This should make a lot of people happy. I doubt we will get eight or ten GTPs to take their place, but I would be delighted to be wrong on that. Two good things will come out of this. First, P3 will still have a place to race. Second, there will be room for more GTPs, provided teams will actually be able to buy one.
This tweet has caused a stir, Laguna Seca added some runoff at a couple of corners, explained in the replies to be related to major mud-related drainage issues. A bit sad to see but it sounds as though the rest of the track will remain the same when it’s repaved after this weekend.
I think it was the biggest field at Laguna since the 2008 Grand-Am race, and it’s a notoriously tough track to pass at. Traffic was certainly wicked, and the driving standards more than questionable at times. I think a few guys got away with a lot. Quite a chaotic race.That was like a giant pack race. The traffic congestion was unbelievable.
Glad to see Caddy going into LeMans with a win. Porsche looked really good too. For awhile it even looked like the BMW had a legit shot.
We need more chaos!I think a few guys got away with a lot. Quite a chaotic race.
Chip's whole DPI/GTP/WEC programs have been plagued by bad luck. Tires, crashes, whatever. It has always seemed to be something. Hopefully they roll into Lemans with this momentum and have a good race.Definitely nice to see CGR break their streak of unfortunate incidents. That was a ballsy pass by Renger on the outside of Sims for the lead on the final restart.
Andretti’s partnership with WTR already paying dividends. Wayne had wanted to double up for a while, glad to see it come to fruition. I’d like to see Jordan brought back into the fold, I think his Corvette career has already peaked.
That's if GM wants to keep him in the fold and move him into the GTP car.Andretti’s partnership with WTR already paying dividends. Wayne had wanted to double up for a while, glad to see it come to fruition. I’d like to see Jordan brought back into the fold, I think his Corvette career has already peaked.
It would be logical for GM to give him a Caddy ride if he wanted. I think he’s too valuable to let walk away, but Wayne mentioned Michael wanted both his kids when they announced the partnership, and Andretti have big money to offer. I wouldn’t be surprised either way next year.That's if GM wants to keep him in the fold and move him into the GTP car.
I doubt Jordan goes anywhere.
That’s massive…arguably too massive, for a place with the speed of Watkins Glen.The entry list for the 2023 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen is set to equal the largest ever for the event, with 57 cars entered for the race which will be held on June 25th. If 57 cars take the start, it will tie the number of cars that competed in the Six Hourswww.dailysportscar.com
Yeah they have, from what I’ve read so far about no longer being a full-fledged factory team is that Corvette obviously won’t front the full costs anymore nor have full control of the makeup of the team, but they’ll provide a significant amount of support and have a pool of factory drivers to loan out across their various customers.I believe Pratt and Miller have been running the factory program, so it's probably the same deal as before only a little less "official."
All of them?? Or just MX-5s? I could see why they could maybe drop those since the nature of those things means they’re bump drafting and side drafting around a high-speed road course lined with ARMCO. But I don’t think the rest have a problem.Not sure why they keep trying to run support series at Watkins Glen here.