Friday, November 04, 2005

IMSA Lites (SC3 & SC4) in 2006?

West Race Cars announced today their "selection as one of three constructors of sportsracing prototypes competing in the ALMS support series IMSA Lites for 2006."

Neither the IMSA website nor the ALMS website have publicly announced such a series (as of November 17th).

The West Race Cars website also states
"Formula Motorsports and West Race Cars today signed a multi-year agreement to provide sports racing prototypes for the new IMSA Lites series.

The multi-national championship winning West DSR and CSR chassis will be the bassis for the new IMSA LITES SC3 and SC4 sportsracers. West will support customers competing in this professional series at all ALMS events for the inaugural season."
The West site also states, "The IMSA Lites car meets with 1000 lbs. (452 kilo) minimum weight with appropriate ballast."

The unofficial word is that IMSA may put out a press release, announcing the series, the week of November 21.

It's not clear whether West's "co-signer" is the Forumla Motorsports which was part of the Cooper Tire Championship Series announcement in March, 2004.

Check the West Race Cars website for further details.

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