Chevrolet Sports Car Classic

Acura Repeats Front Row Qualifying Sweep at Road America

Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 2:41am

ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --For the second year in a row, Acura Team Penske swept qualifying for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America, with Ricky Taylor claiming the pole, and teammate Dane Cameron qualifying second.

Key Points: 
  • ELKHART LAKE, Wis., Aug. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --For the second year in a row, Acura Team Penske swept qualifying for Sunday's IMSA WeatherTech Championship race at Road America, with Ricky Taylor claiming the pole, and teammate Dane Cameron qualifying second.
  • In GTD, Meyer Shank Racing's Matt McMurry posted the seventh-quickest GTD qualifying run in his Acura NSX GT3 Evo.
  • Taylor hustled his #7 Acura ARX-05 to a time of 1:49.061 around the 4.0-mile Road America circuit, with teammate and defending series champion Cameron slotting in second, three-tenths of a second behind.
  • The front-row sweep repeated Acura Team Penske's qualifying performance from last year, when Cameron claimed the pole driving the #6 ARX-05, and Helio Castroneves completed the front row in the #7 Acura.

ExxonMobil, Acura and Heinricher Racing Team Up to Chase IMSA GTD Class Championship in 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 1:00pm

Heinricher Racing, led by team principal Jackie Heinricher, has been a catalyst of change since the teams inception in 2013, and in 2019 by fielding the first ever all-female full season team in IMSA competition.

Key Points: 
  • Heinricher Racing, led by team principal Jackie Heinricher, has been a catalyst of change since the teams inception in 2013, and in 2019 by fielding the first ever all-female full season team in IMSA competition.
  • In 2020, Heinricher has her eyes on further developing a pedigree for her team by signing a new cadre of drivers including the 2019 IMSA GTD champion, Trent Hindman, as its endurance driver.
  • The 2020 driver lineup for Heinricher Racing, which races alongside partner and 2019 IMSA GTD championship winner Meyer Shank Racing (MSR), includes full-season competitors Misha Goikhberg and Alvaro Parente.
  • Follow Jackie Heinricher and her team as they work to achieve the next firsts for women in motorsport during the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Acura Completes Championship Season at Petit Le Mans

Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:31pm

Montoya followed his teammate home in fourth to claim his first IMSA championship, a second prototype title for co-driver Cameron, and the Teams crown for Acura Team Penske.

Key Points: 
  • Montoya followed his teammate home in fourth to claim his first IMSA championship, a second prototype title for co-driver Cameron, and the Teams crown for Acura Team Penske.
  • Dane Cameron (#6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05) wins 2019 DPi Drivers' Championship with co-driver Juan Pablo Montoya; Acura wins the DPi Manufacturers' Championship and Acura Team Penske claims the DPi Teams' Championship: "It's a tremendous day.
  • I came into this program at the start last year and to win the championship for Acura and Acura Team Penske is amazing.
  • Jon Ikeda (Vice President and Acura Brand Officer): on Acura's 2019 IMSA championship-winning season: "We started this motorsports journey in 2017.

MemSQL to Step Up as Primary Sponsor of No. 12 AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Lexus RC F GT3 at IMSA SportsCar Championship’s Silicon Valley Race

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

12 AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Lexus RC F GT3 team at the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship taking place at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, CA, on Saturday, September 15.

Key Points: 
  • 12 AIM VASSER SULLIVAN Lexus RC F GT3 team at the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship taking place at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, CA, on Saturday, September 15.
  • AIM VASSER SULLIVAN will race two identically prepared Lexus RC F GT3s in the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
  • 12 Lexus RC F GT3 will be campaigned by Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo, and will be wrapped in a unique MemSQL livery for the Silicon Valley-area race.
  • AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) is a new professional racing team competing in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech Championship with two Lexus RC F GT3 entries.