@IMSA GTD Qualifying Results From the Detroit Grand Prix

@IMSA GTD Qualifying Results From the Detroit Grand Prix

Detroit, MI- June 3: at the Belle Isle on June 3, 2022 in Detroit, USA (Photo by Ray MacAloney / CDN-R.com)

Canadian driver Roman De Angelis just missed the pole for tomorrow’s Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear by .118 seconds. He came in just behind Kyle Kirkwood in the #17 Vasser/Sullivan Lexus who won the pole.

1 17 GTD B. Barnicoat / K. Kirkwood VasserSullivan Lexus RC F GT3 1:29.096

2 27 GTD R. De Angelis / R. Gunn Heart of Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3 1:29.214

3 1 GTD B. Sellers / M. Snow Paul Miller Racing BMW M4 GT3 1:29.286

4 12 GTD F. Montecalvo / A. Telitz VasserSullivan Lexus RC F GT3 1:29.299

5 51 GTD R. Eversley / A. Read Rick Ware Racing Acura NSX GT3 1:29.544

6 39 GTD R. Megennis / J. Westphal CarBahn with Peregrine Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 1:29.781

7 57 GTD R. Ward / P. Ellis Winward Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:29.810

8 32 GTD M. Skeen / S. McAleer Team Korthoff Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3 1:29.858

9 96 GTD R. Foley / B. Auberlen Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT3 1:30.201

10 16 GTD R. Hardwick / J. Heylen Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R 1:30.903

Parker Thompson Rejoins JDX Racing To Take On Carrera CUP North America In 2022

Parker Thompson Rejoins JDX Racing To Take On Carrera CUP North America In 2022

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Parker Thompson Racing Release:

Parker Thompson returns to JDX Racing and Porsche Carrera Cup North America presented by Cayman Islands for a new year. Using spec Porsche 992 Cup race cars, Carrera Cup represents the pinnacle of one-make racing with eleven Carrera Cup series run in regions around the globe every year. In Canada and the United States, Carrera Cup North America promises some of the most exciting racing action on the IMSA schedule with a multi-class sprint race format. Thompson returns to the Pro-class for 2022 with his sights set on the championship title.

Surgere, Byers Porsche, and Renier Construction rejoin the new campaign effort, supporting Thompson as he pilots the #9 Shell Tap Up / JDX Racing entry. After noteworthy success in his 2021 Carrera Cup North America campaign, the 24-year-old Canadian is a prominent figure in the series. In his first full-season of SportsCar racing south of the border, Thompson was one of only three drivers to earn a race win, standing atop the podium at Circuit of the Americas, Road America, and Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The final result was third place in the championship series. For the new season, Thompson is looking to improve on that result. Still, with other top drivers returning to the series, the close rivalries and competition we saw last year are expected to intensify further.

The 2022 Carrera Cup North America schedule launches March 15 with a doubleheader race weekend at Sebring Circuit. An additional fourteen races will follow as the series follows the IMSA SportsCar Championship to seven of the continent’s most famed sports car circuits.

 

Parker Thompson

“It’s a new season, and I am as hungry as ever to get back behind the wheel and into a Porsche for another year with Carrera Cup. Last year I joined the series, feeling a bit like an open-wheel racer trying to learn sports cars. With an entire season under my belt now, I feel great about our chances in 2022. The competition in this Porsche series is exceptionally close, and it takes a complete team effort to hang out at the front of the field. With JDX Racing, and an incredible group of partners returning for the campaign, I have full confidence in our abilities! In 2021 we didn’t quite reach our championship aspirations. Everyone in our program, Jeremy Dale at JDX Racing, Michael Wappler at Surgere, and even our transportation crew and marketing team, are as hungry as I am for that top step of the podium. It’s going to be an exciting year!”

 

Campaign Schedule

March 16, 2022 – Rounds 1 & 2
Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, FL

April 8, 2022 – Rounds 3 & 4
Long Beach Street Circuit, Los Angeles, CA

April 28, 2022 – Rounds 5 & 6
Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA

June 23, 2022 – Rounds 7 & 8
Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY

July 15, 2022 – Rounds 9 & 10
Streets of Toronto, Toronto, On

August 5, 2022 – Rounds 11 & 12
Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI

September 2, 2022 – Rounds 13 & 14
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, IN

September 28, 2022 – Rounds 15 & 16
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

Rolex 24 at Daytona Canadian race results.

Rolex 24 at Daytona Canadian race results.

Congratulations to those Canadians who made it to the podium after the 24 hour race completion. Special mention to the Pfaff Motorsports team on their victory in the GTDPRO class and Zach Robichon driving for the Wright Motorsports team who took the victory in the GTD class. Also reaching the top step was Devlin DeFrancesco in LMP2.

LMP2

(1st) #81 Devlin Defrancesco, DragonSpeed USA, ORECA LMP2 07

(3rd) #8 John Farano, Tower Motorsport, ORECA LMP2 07

 

LMP3

(5th) #13 Orey Fidani and Kuno Wittmer, AWA, Duqueine D08

(7th) #38 Garett Grist, Performance Tech Motorsports, Ligier JS P320

GDTPro

(1st ) #9 Pfaff Motorsports, Porsche 911 GT3R

GTD

(1st) #16 Zacharie Robichon, Wright Motorsports, 911 GT3R

(6th) #57 Mikael Grenier, Winward Racing, Mercedes-AMG GT3

(9th) #27 Roman De Angelis, Heart of Racing Team, Aston Martin Vantage GT3

(12th) #98 Paul Dalla Lana, Northwest AMR, Aston Martin Vantage GT3

(20th) #28 Daniel Morad, Alegra Motorsports, Mercedes-AMG GT3

 

Canadians Racing in today’s “The Rolex 24 at Daytona” race.

Canadians Racing in today’s “The Rolex 24 at Daytona” race.

Here is a list of Canadian drivers who are participating in today’s 24hr race at Daytona International Speedway.

LMP2

(8th) #8 John Farano, Tower Motorsport, ORECA LMP2 07

(5th) #81 Devlin Defrancesco, DragonSpeed USA, ORECA LMP2 07

LMP3

(3rd) #13 Orey Fidani and Kuno Wittmer, AWA, Duqueine D08

(7th) #38 GarettGrist, Performance Tech Motorsports, Ligier JS P320

GDTPro

(2nd ) #9 Pfaff Motorsports, Porsche 911 GT3R

GTD 

(12th) #16 Zacharie Robichon, Wright Motorsports, 911 GT3R

(22nd) #27 Roman De Angelis, Heart of Racing Team, Aston Martin Vantage GT3

(7th) #28 Daniel Morad, Alegra Motorsports, Mercedes-AMG GT3

(1st) #57 Mikael Grenier, Winward Racing, Mercedes-AMG GT3

(11th) #98 Paul Dalla Lana, Northwest AMR, Aston Martin Vantage GT3

IMPC Canadian Participants for Today’s Race at Daytona

IMPC Canadian Participants for Today’s Race at Daytona

Today’s opening round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge series only has three cars with Canadian drivers in the lineup, they are as follows with qualifying positions in ():

GS

( 23rd ) #3 Kyle Marcelli, Infinity Autosport, Toyota Supra GT4

( 16th ) #83 Thomas Collingwood, BGB Motorsports, Porsche 718 GT4 RS CS

TCR

( 7th )#33 Robert Wickens and Mark Wilkins, Bryan Herta Autosport, Hyundai Elantra N TCR