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Winning MINI At Chicago Auto Show

If any track on the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge circuit would reward sleek aerodynamics, you’d think it would be Daytona International Speedway.

So how to explain the win last month for the four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona by the boxiest car in the Street Tuner field, the No. 73 MINI JCW, driven by Mat Pombo and Derek Jones? “It isn’t the most ‘aero’ car for Daytona, so this is a little unexpected,” said Jones, especially compared to the three Porsche Caymans that finished second, third and fourth.

2017 BMW Endurance Challenge At Daytona Broadcast

Watch the full broadcast of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race from Daytona International Speedway.

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Promising Start for Motorsports In Action At Daytona

Motorsports In Action (MIA) took to Daytona International Speedway the day before the Rolex 24 to contest the first round of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge’s 2017 season. The four-hour BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona launch saw MIA’s pair of McLaren 570S GT4s experience a very promising introduction to the series.

Stevenson Motorsports to Return to IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge Competition with Camaro GT4.R

2015 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge champions Stevenson Motorsports will make their return to the series in 2017 as the team launches an effort with the all-new Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R. Stevenson Motorsports drivers Matt Bell and Robin Liddell will share the driving duties in the all new machine, which is slated to debut at Circuit of the Americas in Round 3 of the 2017 championship. 
 

Chevrolet Unveils Camaro GT4.R Racer for 2017 Competition

Chevrolet today introduced the Camaro GT4.R – a new-for-2017 and fully race-ready variant of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro.

Built to global GT4 regulations, the Camaro GT4.R is eligible in the IMSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (GS category) and the Pirelli World Challenge (GTS class), two of North America’s top GT racing championships, as well as additional GT4 series across the world. 

Olympic Gold Medalist Surpasses Expectations in First Continental Tire Challenge Race

Amidst racers with years of experience under their belt, BimmerWorld Racing entered Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Tyler Clary as the third driver of the No. 84 OPTIMA Batteries BMW 328i for the BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona last weekend.

In his first race at Daytona, Clary qualified the car 10th in the Street Tuner class and raced his way up to fifth before turning the car over to Tyler Cooke about 45 minutes through the race. Overall, the team finished 14th after battling mechanical issues during Cooke’s stint.

BMW Endurance Challenge At Daytona Delivers Surprises All Around

In an endurance race, the fastest car doesn’t always win, which proved true during Friday’s BMW Endurance Challenge At Daytona, where the clear early favorites were the new Ford Mustangs. In qualifying, Dean Martin put the No. 59 on the pole with a best lap around the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway of 1 minute, 55.754 seconds.

Martin Puts New Ford Mustang on Pole for Continental Tire Challenge Daytona Opener

As the sun set and chilly weather descended on Daytona International Speedway, Dean Martin heated up the asphalt with a lap that surprised even himself, given the fact that his No. 59 KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang was a late entry, and the car had some problems that required repair right up to qualifying time.

Continental Tire Launches ExtremeContact Sport

Coming February 2017, Continental Tire introduces its newest ultra-high performance (UHP) tire, The ExtremeContactTM Sport. The ExtremeContactTM Sport was tested to the limits by five championship-winning race car drivers and satisfies the most demanding driver.

BMW Endurance Challenge At Daytona Brings New Cars to Continental Tire Challenge

It’s understandable: The Rolex 24 At Daytona is invariably a global blockbuster, to the point where some fans might assume it’s the only race of the weekend at Daytona International Speedway.

But it isn’t. The IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge runs this Friday, before the Saturday-through-Sunday Rolex 24. Some years, fans have suggested the Continental Tire Challenge provided the best racing of the weekend. Either way, it’s a don’t-miss event, invariably packed with tight racing and fender-to-fender contact.

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