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IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented By Mazda: Weekend In Photos

The IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda kicked off its 2018 season this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. Here are a few photos from the series’ inaugural event at the track, which took place during the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 weekend.

You can watch the race on FS2 Thursday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

A Weekend Of Firsts For The IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda

In a weekend of firsts for the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda, 16-year-old Roman De Angelis scored an historic first of his own Saturday, winning the series’ inaugural race at Daytona International Speedway in his series debut in the No. 4 Ligier JS P3 for ANSA Motorsports.

The season-opening race – which took place on the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 weekend – was the series’ first one hour, 45-minute endurance race. The new-for-2018 format allows teams to run a single or two-driver combination with a required minimum-time pit stop.

IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Kicks Off 2018 Season This Weekend At Daytona

Racing is back and it’s the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda that kicks off the 2018 North American motorsports calendar with its season-opening event this Saturday at Daytona International Speedway.

Barfield Appointed IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda Race Director

In advance of the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda’s season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 6, 2018, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has appointed Beaux Barfield as race director for the multi-class series. In this new role, IMSA reinforces the consistency of its officiating from the development Prototype platform through to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

LMP3 Prototypes Deliver 'Adrenaline Rush' For Competitors In Advance Of Daytona Debut

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 8, 2017) – IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda teams and drivers alike had rave reviews this week after the series turned its first laps at Daytona International Speedway. The single-day test served as a prelude to the Prototype Challenge’s inaugural race at Daytona, which will take place on Jan. 6, 2018 as part of the annual Roar Before The Rolex 24.

LMP3s Deliver ‘Adrenaline Rush’ For Prototype Challenge Competitors Ahead Of Daytona Opener

IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda teams and drivers alike had rave reviews this week after the series turned its first laps at Daytona International Speedway. The single-day test served as a prelude to the Prototype Challenge’s inaugural race at Daytona, which will take place on Jan. 6, 2018 as part of the annual Roar Before The Rolex 24.

2018 IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda To Feature Endurance Racing Format; Six-Event Season To Open At Roar Before Rolex 24 At Daytona

The IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda takes a bold new step in 2018 with the adoption of an endurance-racing format for a six-race season that opens with the series’ inaugural race at Daytona International Speedway in early January.

 

The 2018 IMSA Prototype Challenge again will include both the Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3) class for closed-cockpit race cars from a variety of chassis constructors – which began competing in the series this year – along with the Mazda Prototype Challenge (MPC) class, which features Mazda engines powering open-cockpit Elan race cars.

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