2015 SportsCar Grand Prix

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The 2015 Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Hawk Performance was a professional sports car racing event held at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park near Bowmanville, Ontario on July 12, 2015.[1] The race was the seventh round of the 2015 United SportsCar Championship season and the event marked the 30th IMSA sanctioned sports car race held at the facility.

Race background[edit]

For 2015, the Tudor Championship race featured the Prototype (P) and GT Le Mans (GTLM) classes alongside the Prototype Challenge (PC) class which replaced the GT Daytona (GTD) class which competed at the 2014 edition of the Grand Prix.[2]

The weekend also included races for the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA, and the Mazda MX-5 Cup.[3]

Report[edit]

Race summary[edit]

The race was won overall by Jordan Taylor and Ricky Taylor, driving a Corvette Daytona Prototype for Wayne Taylor Racing.[4] They finished just ahead of a similar car driven by Action Express Racing pairing Dane Cameron and Eric Curran, while the podium was completed by the Ligier JS P2 of Michael Shank Racing, driven by Oswaldo Negri Jr. and John Pew.[5] In eighth place overall, CORE Autosport won the Prototype Challenge class with drivers Jon Bennett and Colin Braun,[6] while the GT Le Mans honors were taken by Porsche North America – run by CORE Autosport – in twelfth place overall, with a Porsche 911 RSR driven by Patrick Pilet and Nick Tandy.[7]

Race results[edit]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 P 10 United States Wayne Taylor Racing United States Ricky Taylor
United States Jordan Taylor
Chevrolet Corvette DP C 128
Chevrolet LS9 5.5 L V8
2 P 31 United States Action Express Racing United States Eric Curran
United States Dane Cameron
Coyote Chevrolet Corvette DP C 128
Chevrolet LS9 5.5 L V8
3 P 60 United States Michael Shank Racing with Curb/Agajanian United States John Pew
Brazil Oswaldo Negri Jr.
Ligier JS P2 C 128
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
4 P 90 United States VisitFlorida.com Racing United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Canada Michael Valiante
Chevrolet Corvette DP C 128
Chevrolet LS9 5.5 L V8
5 P 5 United States Action Express Racing Portugal João Barbosa
Brazil Christian Fittipaldi
Chevrolet Corvette DP C 128
Chevrolet LS9 5.5 L V8
6 P 01 United States Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates United States Joey Hand
United States Scott Pruett
Riley MkXXVI C 127
Ford EcoBoost 3.5 L Turbo V6
7 P 07 United States SpeedSource United States Tom Long
United States Joel Miller
Mazda Prototype C 126
Mazda Skyactiv-D 2.2 L Turbo I4
(Diesel)
8 PC 54 United States CORE Autosport United States Jon Bennett
United States Colin Braun
Oreca FLM09 C 125
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
9 P 0 United States DeltaWing Racing Cars with Claro/TracFone Mexico Memo Rojas
United Kingdom Katherine Legge
DeltaWing DWC13 C 125
Élan 1.9 L Turbo I4
10 PC 16 United States BAR1 Motorsports United States John Falb
United States Sean Rayhall
Oreca FLM09 C 124
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
11 PC 85 United States JDC-Miller Motorsports Canada Mikhail Goikhberg
United States Matt McMurry
Oreca FLM09 C 123
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
12 GTLM 911 United States Porsche North America United Kingdom Nick Tandy
France Patrick Pilet
Porsche 911 RSR M 122
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
13 GTLM 24 United States BMW Team RLL United States John Edwards
Germany Lucas Luhr
BMW Z4 GTLM M 122
BMW 4.4 L V8
14 GTLM 3 United States Corvette Racing Denmark Jan Magnussen
Spain Antonio García
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 122
Chevrolet LT5.5 5.5 L V8
15 GTLM 25 United States BMW Team RLL United States Bill Auberlen
Germany Dirk Werner
BMW Z4 GTLM M 122
BMW 4.4 L V8
16 PC 11 United States RSR Racing Brazil Bruno Junqueira
Canada Chris Cumming
Oreca FLM09 C 122
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
17 GTLM 4 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C7.R M 122
Chevrolet LT5.5 5.5 L V8
18 GTLM 62 United States Risi Competizione Germany Pierre Kaffer
Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 122
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
19 GTLM 912 United States Porsche North America Germany Jörg Bergmeister
New Zealand Earl Bamber
Porsche 911 RSR M 121
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
20
DNF
PC 52 United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports United States Mike Guasch
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
Oreca FLM09 C 104
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
21
DNF
GTLM 17 United States Team Falken Tire United States Bryan Sellers
Germany Wolf Henzler
Porsche 911 RSR F 103
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
22
DNF
PC 8 United States Starworks Motorsport Netherlands Renger van der Zande
Germany Mirco Schultis
Oreca FLM09 C 101
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
23
DNF
PC 38 United States Performance Tech Motorsports United States James French
United States Conor Daly
Oreca FLM09 C 86
Chevrolet 6.2 L V8
Source: [8]

Media[edit]

Television[edit]

The race was broadcast live by Fox Sports on Fox Sports 1 in the United States and on Fox Sports Racing in Canada, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.[9] The event was televised internationally by Motors TV in Europe and Network Ten in Australia.

United SportsCar Championship on Fox Sports
Booth Announcers Pit reporters
Announcer Bob Varsha Brian Till
Jamie Howe
Color Calvin Fish
Justin Bell

Radio[edit]

The race was broadcast by IMSA Radio with announcers John Hindhaugh and Jeremy Shaw calling the race on IMSA.tv and radiolemans.com, which was simulcast on Sirius channel 117 satellite radio and on 90.7 FM at the track.

IMSA Radio
Booth Announcers Pit reporters
Announcer John Hindhaugh Shea Adam
Greg Creamer
Color Jeremy Shaw

Support race results[edit]

CTSC Prototype Lites GT3 Cup USA MX-5 Cup
GS United States Jade Buford
United States Austin Cindric
Race 1 United States Kenton Koch United States Elliott Skeer United States Chad McCumbee
ST United States Spencer Pumpelly
United States Luis Rodriguez Jr.
Race 2 United States Clark Toppe United States Elliott Skeer United States Patrick Gallagher

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IMSA announces 2015 Tudor United SportsCar Championship schedule". Autoweek.com. August 12, 2014. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  2. ^ Pruett, Marshall (August 10, 2014). "IMSA: 2015 TUDOR Championship schedule revealed". Racer.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  3. ^ Nesbitt, Wally (November 19, 2014). "CTMP unveils 2015 major events schedule". Inside Track Motorsport News. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  4. ^ "Taylor brothers beat Action Express". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. July 12, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  5. ^ Dagys, John (July 12, 2015). "Taylor holds off Cameron for CTMP win". Fox Sports. Fox Broadcasting Company. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  6. ^ Cole Smith, Steven (July 12, 2015). "Taylor brothers take Corvette to CTMP victory lane". Motorsport.com. Motorsport.com, Inc. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  7. ^ Dagys, John (July 12, 2015). "Porsche Dominates GTLM at CTMP". Sportscar365. John Dagys Media, LLC. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  8. ^ "Official Race Report" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. July 12, 2015. Retrieved September 9, 2015.
  9. ^ "IMSA Finalizes TUSC, CTSC TV Schedules". sportscar365.com. February 6, 2015. Retrieved March 19, 2015.

External links[edit]


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