IMSA Prototype Challenge

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IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda (formerly IMSA Prototype Lites, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, Mazda Prototype Lites) is a racing series featuring two classes of single-seat prototype cars racing simultaneously. The series is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). Most races are held in support of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.[1] The L1 class features Élan Motorsport Technologies DP02 carbon tub cars powered by a 2.0 L Mazda MZR engine. In 2013 the L2 class switched to the same Elan DP02 tub of the L1, but fitted with the car's previous generation 2.3 L Mazda engine.[2] Each class has an overall championship, a master’s championship for drivers at least 40 years of age, and a team championship. Each race is usually 30–45 minutes.[3]

IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda
CategorySports car racing
CountryUnited States, Canada
Inaugural season2006
ClassesLMP3
Drivers' championL1: Clark Toppe
Teams' championL1: JDC Motorsport
Official websiteMazda Prototype Lites Official Site
Motorsport current event.svg Current season

Car SpecificationsEdit

LMP3 ClassEdit

Minimum weight 930 kilograms (2,050 lb)
Maximum length 4,650 millimetres (183 in)
Maximum width 1,900 millimetres (75 in)
Engine Naturally aspirated Nissan V8 5L
Fuel tank size 85 litres (22 US gal)
Maximum wheel diameter 28 inches (710 mm)
Maximum wheel width 13 inches (330 mm) [4]

Former classesEdit

MPC Class

L2 Class[6]

L2 Class 2006-2012 only[7]

L3 Class 2006-2009 only, class discontinued for 2010[8]

ChampionsEdit

Season Class Driver Champion Masters Champion Team Champion
2006 L1   Adam Pecorari[9] n/a   Cape Motorsports
L2   Dan McBreen n/a PVM Racing
L3 n/a n/a n/a
2007 L1   Gerardo Bonilla n/a   B-K Motorsports
L2   Robby Card n/a PVM Racing
L3   Richard Spicer n/a   Spicer-Hagerman
2008 L1   Jonathan Goring   Jon Brownson   Comprent Motorsports
L2   Tom Drewer   Eric Vassian   WEST Racing
L3   Chris Funk   Chris Funk KC Racing
2009 L1   Joel Feinberg   Gary Gibson   Eurosport Racing
L2   John Weisberg   Alain Nadal   Berg Racing
L3   Chris Doyle   Chris Funk Surface Exploration
2010 L1   Charlie Shears   Charlie Shears   Core Autosport
L2   John Weisberg   Jim Garrett   Berg Racing
2011 L1   Ricardo Vera   Daniel Mancini   Eurosport
L2   Robert Sabato   Alan Wilzig   6th Gear Racing
2012 L1   Tristan Nunez   Jon Brownson   Performance Tech
L2   Scott Tucker   Alan Wilzig   Level 5 Motorsports
2013 L1   Sean Rayhall   Jon Brownson   Performance Tech
L2   Brian Alder   Jerome Mee   Ansa Motorsports
2014 L1   Mikhail Goikhberg   John Falb   JDC Motorsports
L2   Brian Alder   Jerome Mee   BAR1 Motorsports
2015 L1   Kenton Koch   John Falb   JDC Motorsports
L2   Brian Alder n/a   BAR1 Motorsports
2016 L1   Clark Toppe   Joel Janco   JDC Motorsports
2017 LMP3   Colin Thompson   Naj Husain   P1 Motorsports
MPC   Kyle Masson   Stuart Rettie   Performance Tech Motorsports
2018 LMP3   Kris Wright   Cameron Cassels   #30 Extreme Speed Motorsports
MPC   Jon Brownson n/a   #34 Eurosport Racing
2019 LMP3
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IMSA, Cooper Tire align for partnership in Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship" (PDF). Press release. International Motor Sports Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  2. ^ Inside Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, IMSA.com, Retrieved 20 September 2014
  3. ^ "Lites: Series Announces Endurance Race". Motorsport.com. January 13, 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  4. ^ "The different classes". Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  5. ^ 2014 Technical Regulations, IMSA.com/competitors, Retrieved 20 September 2014
  6. ^ 2014 Technical Regulations, IMSA.com/competitors, Retrieved 20 September 2014
  7. ^ "Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship Technical Regulations Lites 2 / L-2 2011" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. January 20, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship Technical Regulations Lites 3 / L-3 2010" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. February 1, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  9. ^ Åberg, Andres. "The racing career of Adam Pecorari — in detail". Driver Database. Archived from the original on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011.
  10. ^ "Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Results and Points". International Motor Sports Association. Retrieved 24 June 2011.

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