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Mercedes-AMG GT3 coming soon

Mercedes-AMG is coming to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017.
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Mercedes-Benz USA and Mercedes-AMG unveiled their plans on Wednesday morning to join the IMSA WeatherTech Championship. Riley Motorsports will race two Mercedes-AMG GT3 cars in the GT Daytona class.
One of the team’s cars will run as AMG-Team Riley Motorsports, and the other as WeatherTech Racing.
Additional teams are expected to race the Mercedes-AMG GT3 cars as customer teams.
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“We are thrilled to see the three-pointed star compete in North America’s premier endurance racing series in 2017,” said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA. “Our Mercedes-AMG GT3 race car has already proven itself in worldwide competition and should quickly become a fan favorite. We are very excited about our prospects for the 2017 racing season.”

Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/imsa/mercedes-amg-race-2017-imsa-weathertech-sportscar-series#ixzz4QKnw7mzE

New Mazda DPi – RT24 Debuts

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Mazda confirmed a two-car Daytona Prototype international (DPi) program at the LA Auto Show on Wednesday and unveiled its new race car, which will compete full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype class beginning in 2017.
The South Florida-based SpeedSource Race Engineering will manage the two-car program on behalf of Mazda Motorsports. The pair of Mazda RT24-P race cars will be driven by Jonathan Bomarito, Tristan Nunez, Tom Long and Joel Miller.
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Mazda’s new DPi program is the next chapter in a lengthy history of prototype racing in IMSA. The manufacturer has fielded a two-car, factory-supported team since the inception of the WeatherTech Championship after previously supporting prototype and GT race cars in both the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM. Most recently, the manufacturer utilized a Lola LM P2 chassis and four-cylinder, turbocharged engine in the WeatherTech Championship.
“This is a huge moment for Mazda Motorsports and the entire Mazda family,” said John Doonan, director of Mazda Motorsports North America. “To have a car which features Mazda design language at the top level of our motorsports program is meaningful for us as a brand. We believe we have the right team, the right drivers and the right chassis to win races and championships.

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he new DPi car — dubbed the “Mazda RT24-P” in a nod to the manufacturer’s “Mazda Road to 24” driver development program — will use the Mazda MZ-2.0T four-cylinder, turbocharged engine producing approximately 600 horsepower and a Riley/Multimatic prototype chassis with specially designed Mazda bodywork. The bodywork utilizes Mazda’s KODO-Soul of Motion design philosophy and will include elements such as body contours and a five-point Mazda grille.

Parnelli Jones Book Signing

On a warm and sunny morning in Burbank, CA, I had the honor to meet and converse with the legendary, Parnelli Jones at book signing at Autobooks.

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I’ve been fortunate to meet the man (now 83 and oldest living Indy 500 winner), a couple of times over the years and he has always been kind and willing to sign anything.  The occasion was the release of the “Trans-Am Era” by Daniel Lipetz.  Also, special thanks to Marc Vaughn, Senior West Coast Editor for Autoweek, for taking the picture for me.

All Artwork and photography taken by mymotorways.com

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Rebellion WEC Lotus

Artwork and original photography taken at COTA (Austin).

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