BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Race Results – IMSA

BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Race Results – IMSA

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Race Results

START POS CAR NO CLASS CLASS POS DRIVERS TEAM/CAR/SPONSOR

1

13 GS

26th

Kuno Wittmer

Orey Fidani

AWA
McLaren 570S GT4

4

60 GS

5th

Nate Stacy

Kyle Marcelli

KOHR MOTORSPORTS
Aston Martin Vantage GT4

13

19 GS

24th

Scott Maxwell

Marco Signoretti

Multimatic Motorsports Inc.
Ford Mustang GT4

34

21 TCR

6th

Harry Gottsacker

Mark Wilkins

Bryan Herta Autosport w/ Curb Agajanian
Hyundai Veloster N TCR

42

23 TCR

11th

Max Faulkner

James Vance

Speed Syndicate Motorsports
Audi RS3 LMS TCR

47

81 TCR

7th

Ron Tomlinson

Travis Hill

TWOth Autosport / Bestline AutoTech
Audi RS3 LMS TCR
BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Canadian Qualifying Results – IMSA

BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Canadian Qualifying Results – IMSA

IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge

BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona Canadian Qualifying Results

POS CAR NO CLASS CLASS POS DRIVERS TEAM/CAR/SPONSOR

1

13 GS

1

Kuno Wittmer

Orey Fidani

AWA
McLaren 570S GT4

4

60 GS

4

Nate Stacy

Kyle Marcelli

KOHR MOTORSPORTS
Aston Martin Vantage GT4

13

19 GS

13

Scott Maxwell

Marco Signoretti

Multimatic Motorsports Inc.
Ford Mustang GT4

34

21 TCR

2

Harry Gottsacker

Mark Wilkins

Bryan Herta Autosport w/ Curb Agajanian
Hyundai Veloster N TCR

42

23 TCR

10

Max Faulkner

James Vance

Speed Syndicate Motorsports
Audi RS3 LMS TCR

47

81 TCR

15

Ron Tomlinson

Travis Hill

TWOth Autosport / Bestline AutoTech
Audi RS3 LMS TCR
Wight Motorsports to Compete in NASCAR PINTY’S SERIES – THEETGE to Race Oval Events-

Wight Motorsports to Compete in NASCAR PINTY’S SERIES – THEETGE to Race Oval Events-

(January 2, 2020) Wight Motorsports Inc (WMI) principal David Wight today announced that WMI will compete fulltime in the 2020 NASCAR Pinty’s Series.  Preparations have been underway for some time with the first WMI NASCAR Pinty’s Series car nearing completion along with the acquisition of pit carts and other track equipment.

Wight has amassed 26 Pinty’s Series victories as a Crew Chief along with three series championships.  In the last few years WMI has also become the premier choice of numerous race teams to build, set up and prepare cars for the Pinty’s Series and other elite levels of racing.  Now Wight is ready add another component by fielding his own company entry in 2020.

“This is something I’ve thought about for a while” explained Wight.  “There seem to be a lot of drivers that want to be part of the Pinty’s Series and WMI having the ability to field a car for each race can help.  We now have the latest cars and equipment necessary for interested parties to partner with us and be able to compete at a high level” he added.

WMI is also pleased to announce that veteran racer Donald Theetge of Boischatel, Quebec will be the driver for each of the oval races plus the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres in the #80 Chevrolet Camaro sponsored by Theetge Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac.  “Donald is a talented racer who’s won races and had success in a lot of different series and will be a perfect fit for us this season.  I’m really happy he’s going to join us; we will be really competitive right from the start of the season” said Wight.

Donald Theetge is eager for this new partnership with WMI to begin.  “I saw what David (Wight) did last year as a crew chief, winning a lot of races and a championship.  I want to win races and compete for the oval championship and was very happy to get the call from David about working together.  I am really looking forward to getting out on the track this season” he stated.

The next few months will be busy ones for Wight and WMI.  “Our racecar business is strong and still growing and we’ll be finishing up cars, preparing track equipment and as soon as weather permits, we’ll be testing” explained Wight.  “We’ll also be confirming our plans for the remaining road course events, we still have some options and partnerships we’d like to explore before making a final decision.  This is a busy but exciting time for us” he added.

The opening round of the 2020 NASCAR Pinty’s Series is during the Victoria Day Speedfest at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park May 17th.  All NASCAR Pinty’s Series races are streamed live and broadcast on TSN.

Exclusive Autosport announces driver for 2020 Indy Lights season

Exclusive Autosport announces driver for 2020 Indy Lights season

 

SASKATOON, SK (December 23, 2019) – Exclusive Autosport is happy to announce the return of Nikita Lastochkin to the team, making his debut in the 2020 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire season. The Russian-born, Los Angeles, CA resident will pilot the team’s #90 Dallara IL-15 featuring the Exclusive Autosport’s red and white livery with branding from his sponsor Russkaya Mekhanika. This will be the team’s first season in Indy Lights, but they have already shown in the series’ official winter test that they have serious pace, topping the speed charts in one of the five sessions earlier this month in Sebring.

 

“We are thrilled about our 2020 Indy Lights program and we’re equally excited to announce that Nikita, who ran with us in Indy Pro 2000 this past season, has chosen to take the next step in his career with Exclusive Autosport in our first year in the program,” enthused Michael Duncalfe, Team Principal. “I am truly proud of the relationship that has been built with Nikita the past year. To me, it speaks volumes about his trust and belief in EA. Nikita showed extremely well at the first series test in Sebring and we can’t wait for the start of the year in St. Petersburg.”

Lastochkin began his racing career in 2013 in the Skip Barber and SCCA series, scoring many victories, all with his eyes on making the jump to the Road to Indy program. In 2015, Nikita began a two-year stint in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, where he earned a combined 24 top-10 finishes. In 2017, he set his sights on an Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires program (Pro Mazda, at the time) and the 28-year-old finished fifth in the championship standings, posting eight top-fives and 11 top-10s with a season-high result of third in both races at Road America. In 2018, Nikita was ninth overall in the Indy Pro 2000 championship fight with 10 top-10 finishes. Last year, Lastochkin completed his first season with Exclusive Autosport in Indy Pro 2000 Presented by Cooper Tires, gaining five top-five finishes and sixth overall in the championship battle.

 

“I am extremely happy to be able to work things out and make the step up to Indy Lights,” said Lastochkin. “It is a humbling experience every time I get in the car, since I could not imagine how I was going to make it this far a few years ago. ‘Where there’s a will there’s a way’ is what they say, and my plan is to just keep working hard and see how far we can take it. Exclusive Autosport is going to be my home on the Road To Indy for the second year and I am confident we are going to be able to make it a great debut in the new series. Michael and Kimberly Duncalfe have been amazing in building a team that I am happy to be a part of. Our first test at Sebring went well, we have a great group of people together for the Lights program and I am very excited for my first Indy Lights start in St. Pete.”

 

Exclusive Autosport is already preparing for the 2020 season, continuing with their winter testing program. Though this is EA’s first Indy Lights season, they are using the winter to mold the team and prepare to give Nikita a car that can contend for a win at every race. Lastochkin will join his EA teammate Braden Eves under the tent, as the reigning USF2000 champion was announced last week for his Indy Pro 2000 debut.

2020 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Schedule

2020 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Schedule

2020 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Schedule

Sunday, May 17: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park- Bowmanville, Ont.
Saturday, June 6: Jukasa Motor Speedway- Hagersville, Ont.
Saturday, June 27: Autodrome Chaudière- Vallee- Jonction, Que.
Saturday, July 4: Sunset Speedway- Innisfil, Ont.
Friday, July 10: Exhibition Place- Toronto, Ont.
Saturday, July 25: Edmonton International Raceway- Wetaskiwin, Alb.
Wednesday, July 29: Wyant Group Raceway*- Saskatoon, Sask.
Wednesday, July 29: Wyant Group Raceway*- Saskatoon, Sask.
Sunday, Aug. 9: Circuit Trois-Rivières- Trois-Rivières, Que.
Tuesday, Aug. 18: Ohsweken Speedway- Ohsweken, Ont.
Sunday, Sept. 6: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park- Bowmanville, Ont.
Saturday, Sept. 12: Circuit ICAR- Mirabel, Que.
Saturday, Sept. 26: Jukasa Motor Speedway- Hagersville, Ont.

*125-lap twin features