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The Wright Strategy Drives Porsche into Top Five at Long Beach

The streets of downtown Long Beach roared with the sound of sports cars on Saturday afternoon as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship conducted round three of the season. The Wright Motorsports duo of Ryan Hardwick and Jan Heylen put in another vigorous performance in the No. 16 Porsche 911 GT3 R, earning a top-five finish … Continue reading

Wright Motorsports Takes IMSA Championship Fight to the Streets of Long Beach 

The streets of Long Beach, California will come alive with the sound of race cars this weekend as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns for another exciting race event. The 47th Grand Prix of Long Beach will take place April 8-10, and Wright Motorsports is on the hunt for another podium finish at the 1.968-mile temporary … Continue reading

Porsche customer teams start West Coast IMSA swing on Long Beach street course

While the Grand Prix of Long Beach is the third round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the 100-minute event is the first “sprint” race of the season. It is also the first of the year outside of the state of Florida, beginning a two-race swing on the West Coast for North America’s top sports … Continue reading

Porsche Carrera Cup North America makes California debut as top support series at Long Beach

The streets of Southern California are familiar territory to the classic silhouette of the Porsche 911 but never before have the streets of Long Beach hosted so many of the iconic race-ready masterpieces. This weekend, April 8 – 10, the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands will stage 34 Porsche 911 … Continue reading

Park Place Motorsports Finishes Fourth in Long Beach

Park Place Motorsports Driver Alan Brynjolfsson capitalized on his clean racing to finish fourth in the Am class of the SRO GT4 America Sprint Powered by Pirelli series at the GT Long Beach Grand Prix ensuring he claims the lead in the Am Drivers points standing. While race strategy does not tend to vary significantly … Continue reading

TRG On Top: Pumpelly Leads Pole to Checker in SRO GT4 at Long Beach

Longtime Porsche customer team TRG ticked all of the boxes at the Streets of Long Beach April 12 – 14, round seven of the SRO GT4 America season. Saturday, Spencer Pumpelly earned the overall pole position for the GT4 America West Championship race with the No. 66 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. On Sunday, the … Continue reading

Porsche extends IMSA championship lead with second win of the season

Porsche has won round three of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Long Beach (USA). At a fiercely-contested city race in California, works drivers Earl Bamber (New Zealand) and Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) secured first place at the wheel of the ca. 510 hp No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR. The Sebring winners Patrick Pilet (France) and … Continue reading

IMSA Pole streak continues: Porsche locks out the first grid row at Long Beach

Three pole positions from three events in the 2019 season: Works drivers Nick Tandy (Great Britain) and Patrick Pilet (France) have planted their No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR on the first grid spot for round three of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Long Beach (USA). Laurens Vanthoor (Belgium) and Earl Bamber (New Zealand) complete … Continue reading

Event Preview: Flying Lizard Motorsports at the Long Beach Grand Prix

It’s home race week for Flying Lizard Motorsports as the GT4 America Championship prepares for round three of the Sprint championship at the Long Beach Grand Prix. The California-based team will return to the temporary street circuit and three day festival of speed with Michael Dinan and the No. 21 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport. … Continue reading

Strong performance by Porsche goes unrewarded at Long Beach

After the Porsche 911 RSR celebrated its first win of the IMSA SportsCar Championship season at the 12 Hours of Sebring, the situation at Long Beach looked just as promising for a long time. At the shortest race of the year on the narrow street circuit in California, Earl Bamber (New Zealand) dominated the field … Continue reading