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IMSA News & Notes, 3.25

The latest news and notes from the world of IMSA racing…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

***It’s been a jet-setting past few days for Krohn Racing and Tequila Patron ESM, which are taking part in pre-season testing at Paul Ricard this week. Tracy Krohn and Nic Jonsson took to the track Monday and Tuesday in a leased Ligier JS P2 Nissan for the ELMS test, while both of ESM’s HPD ARX-03bs have been air-freighted to France for FIA WEC testing later this week.

***The fourth annual Patrick Long Pro-Am Kart Race was held Sunday at Andersen Racepark in Palmetto, Fla., attracting a number of IMSA and open-wheel drivers in support of All Children’s Hospital. The event, formed in 2012, honors the memory of Dan Wheldon.

***Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing’s dramatic GT Daytona class victory last weekend marked Porsche’s 70th career win at Sebring, while it marked Alex Job’s 10th in the famed around-the-clock Florida endurance classic.

***Risi Competiizone took home the DEKRA Green Challenge Award for its second place finish in the GT Le Mans class with drivers Giancarlo Fisichella, Pierre Kaffer and Andrea Bertolini. The award is given to the top GTLM team which exhibits the cleanest, fastest and mot efficient pit stop performance.

***Michael Shank is restoring his 2012 Rolex 24-winning Riley-Ford back to its original condition. The car, which ran with a Ford EcoBoost motor and various Gen-4 DP upgrades last year, is in the process of getting re-fitted with the identical 5.0-liter Ford V8 that took the Ohio-based team to victory.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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