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IMSA News & Notes, 5.6

The latest news and notes from the world of IMSA…

Photo: Mazda

Photo: Mazda

***SpeedSource celebrated its 20th anniversary on Monday. It came one day after Tristan Nunez put the team’s No. 70 Mazda SKYACTIV-D prototype in the lead of the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, which saw the diesel-powered car lead a total of seven laps en route to a career-best sixth place class finish.

***Corvette Racing is testing at NCM Motorsports Park today, alongside the Nissan LMP1 team, in preparation for next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. Both teams are expected to ship their cars to Europe within the next week.

***Head IMSA pit lane official Johnny Knotts has been sidelined after getting hit by the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca FLM09 in practice last weekend. Knotts sustained a broken foot and lower injury in the incident. Sportscar365 wishes Johnny a speedy recovery!

***Flying Lizard Motorsports has returned to its Porsche roots and will be fielding Porsche race cars this season as an expansion of its customer racing program. This week, the team will be traveling to the Circuit of the Americas, fielding a two car entry in PCA Club racing GTA2 class with an RSR and a GT3R Porsche.

***Martin Plowman and his finance Nicole Pollard are hosting the second annual Martin Plowman Celebrity Kart Race benefitting Snowball Express today from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at Fastimes Indoor Karting in Indianapolis. Last year’s event, which saw the support of numerous drivers, raised more than $6,000.

***Continental Tire is making a €50,000 ($56,000) donation to support aid workers in the earthquake zone in Nepal. The donation, provided to the Technisches Hilfswerk charity, is expected to be used for a drinking water treatment facility. The death toll from the disaster is now over 7,500, with hundreds of thousands of people displaced.

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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