The 2017 IMSA Weathertech SportsCar season saw the end of the Daytona Prototypes but the emergence of the new DPi regulations led to the dominance of the Wayne Taylor Racing squad. As we said farewell to the PC class, Corvette and Scuderia Corsa retained their GT titles in the closely fraught classes.
For a second consecutive season, Christina Nielsen and Alessandro Balzan secured the GT Daytona title in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The ESM Nissan DPi twins dominanted much of the 20th running of the Motul Petit Le Mans, but it was the #2 machine that took victory after team-mate Pipo Derani and the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac were delayed through penalties in the final hour. Wayne Taylor Racing clinch the championship but retire early in the race.
Despite disrupted race preparations due to Hurricane Irma, Renger van der Zande took only the second non-Cadillac victory of the season at the America’s Tire 250 at Laguna Seca. The Wayne Taylor Racing Team finished third and can clinch the overall Weathertech SportsCar Championship just by starting Petit Le Mans.
After a disappointing defence of their title so far this year, Dane Cameron and Whelen Engineering got their title defence back on track with victory at Mosport, helped by championship leader Jordan Taylor clashing with Tommy Milner’s GTLM Corvette.
Five races down, and its five wins for Ricky and Jordan Taylor in 2017, but they had to do it the hard way after a crash during qualifying.
The Wayne Taylor Racing Team dominated the fourth round of the IMSA Wethertech Sportscar Championship at the Circuit of the Americas. The WTR Cadillac took an easy win, while the GTLM field was decimated in a first corner crash.
2017 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring: Hour 8 Update – Brilliant Strategy gives Wayne Taylor Racing the Lead
Alex Lynn ended the eighth hour of the 2017 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring in the lead, as brilliant strategy and pitwork saw the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac grab the lead from Christian Fittipaldi in the #5 Mustang Sampling Racing.
Filipe Albuquerque has dominated hours three and four of the 2017 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring after a spin eliminated Eric Curran.
While the three Cadillacs battle it out for the overall lead of the race the battle between the GT competitors is starting to heat up.
Cadillac lead a 1-2-3 after the first hour of the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Petit Le Mans Preview: 20th Anniversary Sees Anti-Climatic title battles, but fierce fights for the win
The 20th Running of the Motul Petit Le Mans will not see any nail biting close title deciders but with the Petit Le Mans is now an iconic event and every driver and team desires their names on the trophy.
Joao Barbosa pulled off a daring overtake to snatch victory of the Sahlens Six Hours of the Glen with just 10 minute remaining. The Cadillac went around the outside of the JDC Miller Motorsports car at turn one to come out on top. BMW also secured their first GTLM victory of the season.
The #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac made it three wins from three starts in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as they survived an action packed and carnage filled race at the Long Beach Street Course.
Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler return to Scuderia Corsa for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans, aiming to take GTE-AM class honours for a second consecutive year.
Frank Montecalvo won the 2015 Pirelli World Challenge GTA championship at Laguna Seca, whilst team-mate Eric Lux took the race victory. Meanwhile, Colin Thompson was once again victorious in GT Cup, taking the title with a massive points lead.