Cadillac is quitting Pirelli World Challenge to focus on their IMSA Prototype, reports Daily Sportscar. Cadillac’s factory squad has been one of PWC’s most recognizable flagship efforts, participating in 332 races, winning 33 races, 25 pole positions, seven manufacturer’s championships and five driver’s titles since…
“That’s been the name of this championship: avoid the No. 31 car,” said newly-crowned 2017 Pirelli World Challenge SprintX champion and Cadillac ATS-V.R driver Michael Cooper. Unfortunately, Turn 2 of today’s SprintX championship decider told him what happens when you don’t avoid No. 31.
Memo Gidley was in one of the scariest 24 Hours of Daytona crashes ever in 2014, where Gidley hit a slowing Ferrari at speed, ripping the top off of his Daytona Prototype. But he never gave up on his dream of returning to the sport. Three and a half years later, Gidley is finally returning to racing in a Pirelli World…
Texas’ Circuit of the Americas is painfully hot this time of year. Merely going outside for a while is enough to make you dehydrated. If you want to see how your race car performs in extreme conditions, this oppressive heat is perfect. Several Pirelli World Challenge teams were in Austin this week to do just that.
When watching this crash from the Pirelli World Challenge weekend at Virginia International Raceway, it’s hard to decide what’s wilder: how violently this race car tumbled off of the track, or the fact that the driver climbed right out of the car and was released from a nearby medical center.
Pirelli World Challenge racers Global Motorsports Group had a custom motor coach filled with race parts stolen from them just before the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend, reports CBS Los Angeles. The missing haul of vehicles and parts is worth over $1 million, and includes many custom parts for GMG’s cars.
Nissan announced their worldwide motorsport plans today, confirming that the the Always Evolving Pirelli World Challenge team will be losing its factory support for 2017, Racer reports. Additionally, Nissan announced that a new GT-R race car for the international GT3 spec is under development for 2018.
Nissan’s North American motorsport efforts in 2016 were marked by a renewed focus on production cars: vehicles like the GT-R that they could point to and say, “We sell that!” Problem is, Nissan’s factory effort in Pirelli World Challenge, called Always Evolving, will be losing their factory support for 2017, according…
Chevrolet showed off its latest racing tribute to the Dead Milkmen and the gods of speed today, and it looks so good. The new Camaro GT4.R is based on the 2017 Camaro ZL1 road car, per IMSA, and it packs a gigantic 6.2-liter LT1 small block V8 engine that can roast tires on demand when the race is over.
Personal watercrafting is an expensive niche hobby loved by lake-dwelling rednecks and largely under-appreciated by the rest of us. Now that Yamaha has just released two new PWCs, a cheap one and a high-performance one, it seemed like a good opportunity to find out what this sport is all about.
Five years after Kawasaki retired the “Final Edition” of its SX-R Jet Ski, guess what. It’s back. So now it looks like that whole “stand-up Jet Ski” fad isn’t over after all!
Acura released photos of its newest NSX GT3 racer out at Michigan’s Gingerman Raceway in all its naked carbon glory. That’s the best kind of glory—let’s be honest. Please, come drool with us.
There’s nothing like the sense of speed you get from a roof-mounted camera. Because it’s dumb and bad to try car surfing on a race car, we’ve got video from on top of an Audi R8 LMS flying down Road America that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Turn up the volume, and let’s enjoy a good V10 howl.
It’s official: Flying Lizard Motorsports is back in a Porsche. This 911 GT3 R will compete in Pirelli World Challenge’s GTA class, per Sportscar365. Driver Andy Wilzoch has been running a Flying Lizard Porsche in club racing, but his move to PWC marks the Lizards’ first pro racing Porsche effort since 2013. It just…
The lovely Cadillac ATS-V.R of Johnny O’Connell had a bit of a boost problem at Long Beach that put them out of Pirelli World Challenge’s allowed specification. A 10-second penalty was assessed after the race, reports Racer. This gave K-Pax McLaren 650S GT3 driver Alvaro Parente his first win in the series.
Nearly everyone on earth was racing this weekend, yet one car stood out heads, shoulders, and feathers above everything else: the eye-searingly green Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles Dodge Viper GT3.R driven by Tim Pappas. You can’t look at this car and not give it at least a chill nod of approval.
If you missed last weekend’s incredible 103-car Pirelli World Challenge event at Circuit of the Americas, never fear. Man on the ground Kurt Bradley captured some fantastic highlights of one of the most interesting fields of cars I’ve seen in a long time hitting the track.
After some issues with standing starts last year, Pirelli World Challenge moved to all rolling starts for its flagship GT/GTA/GT Cup run group. Unfortunately, even rolling starts go wrong sometimes, as Porsche factory driver Patrick Long found out during Race 2 of the series’ weekend at Circuit of the Americas.