Mazda Prototype Lites

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IMSA Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires
Category Sports car racing
Country United States, Canada
Inaugural season 2006
Classes L1, L2
Drivers' champion L1: Sean Rayhall
L2: Brian Alder
Teams' champion L1: Performance Tech
L2: Ansa Motorsports
Official website Mazda Prototype Lites Official Site
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Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires (formerly IMSA Lites) is a 14-race series featuring two classes of single-seat prototype cars racing simultaneously. The series is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). Most races are held in support of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.[1] The L1 class features Élan Motorsport Technologies DP02 carbon tub cars powered by a 2.0 L Mazda MZR engine. In 2013 the L2 class switched to the same Elan DP02 tub of the L1, but fitted with the car's previous generation 2.3 L Mazda engine.[2] Each class has an overall championship, a master’s championship for drivers at least 40 years of age, and a team championship. Each race is usually 30–45 minutes.[3]

Car Specifications[edit]

L1 Class[4]

L2 Class[5]

L2 Class 2006-2012 only[6]

  • Engine: 1000cc Naturally aspirated Kawasaki or Suzuki
  • Weight: 1,100 lb (500 kg) with driver

L3 Class 2006-2009 only, class discontinued for 2010[7]

Champions[edit]

Season Class Driver Champion Masters Champion Team Champion
2006 L1 United States Adam Pecorari[8] n/a United States Cape Motorsports
L2 United States Dan McBreen n/a PVM Racing
L3 n/a n/a n/a
2007 L1 Puerto Rico Gerardo Bonilla n/a United States B-K Motorsports
L2 United States Robby Card n/a PVM Racing
L3 United States Richard Spicer n/a United States Spicer-Hagerman
2008 L1 United States Jonathan Goring United States Jon Brownson United States Comprent Motorsports
L2 Australia Tom Drewer United States Eric Vassian United States WEST Racing
L3 United States Chris Funk United States Chris Funk KC Racing
2009 L1 United States Joel Feinberg United States Gary Gibson United States Eurosport Racing
L2 United States John Weisberg United States Alain Nadal United States Berg Racing
L3 United States Chris Doyle United States Chris Funk Surface Exploration
2010 L1 United States Charlie Shears United States Charlie Shears United States Core Autosport
L2 United States John Weisberg United States Jim Garrett United States Berg Racing
2011 L1 Puerto Rico Ricardo Vera United States Daniel Mancini United States Eurosport
L2 Canada Robert Sabato United States Alan Wilzig Canada 6th Gear Racing
2012 L1 United States Tristan Nunez United States Jon Brownson United States Performance Tech
L2 United States Scott Tucker United States Alan Wilzig United States Level 5 Motorsports
2013 L1 United States Sean Rayhall United States Jon Brownson United States Performance Tech
L2 United States Brian Alder United States Jerome Mee United States Ansa Motorsports
2014 L1 Russia Mikhail Goikhberg United States John Falb United States JDC Motorsports
L2 United States Brian Alder United States Jerome Mee United States BAR1 Motorsports
2015 L1 United States Kenton Koch United States John Falb United States JDC Motorsports
L2 United States Brian Alder n/a United States BAR1 Motorsports
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "IMSA, Cooper Tire align for partnership in Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship". Press release. International Motor Sports Association. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Inside Cooper Tires Prototype Lites, IMSA.com, Retrieved 20 September 2014
  3. ^ "Lites: Series Announces Endurance Race". Motorsport.com. January 13, 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  4. ^ 2014 Technical Regulations, IMSA.com/competitors, Retrieved 20 September 2014
  5. ^ 2014 Technical Regulations, IMSA.com/competitors, Retrieved 20 September 2014
  6. ^ "Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship Technical Regulations Lites 2 / L-2 2011". International Motor Sports Association. January 20, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship Technical Regulations Lites 3 / L-3 2010". International Motor Sports Association. February 1, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  8. ^ Åberg, Andres. "The racing career of Adam Pecorari — in detail". Driver Database. Archived from the original on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 
  9. ^ "Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Results and Points". International Motor Sports Association. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 

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