Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Single Marques for 2007 IMSA Lites

The allowed chassis for each of the three IMSA Lites classes were announced as Elan, West, and SRSCCA.

Elan Motorsports Technologies.
Braselton, GA.

The three classes for IMSA LITES in 2007 have now been established as follows:-

LITES 1 class will be all Elan DP02 chassis. No other manufacturer to participate in the class.

LITES 2 class will be all West chassis. No other manufacturer to participate in the class.

LITES 3 class will be all SRSCCA.

The rules and regulations for each class will be published in the next few weeks. The 2007 schedule will be published very soon and will be similar if not the same as 2006.

David Bowes, CEO of Elan Motorsports Technologies said “I am pleased with the fact that the rules will be stable for the next five years. Anyone buying an Elan DP02 can be confident of good competitive racing in IMSA LITES for years to come. Elan will continue to develop the DP02 to become more competitive in the C Sports Racer category of the SCCA for 2007.”

Elan also announced that Kevin Kloepfer, founder and owner of Comprent Motorsports, is to be the sole agent and distributor of the Elan DP02 chassis and parts with immediate effect. Anyone interested in purchasing a DP02 should visit the Elan website and contact Kevin on 706 543 1797 ext 22 or e-mail Christian Rushforth (Chief Designer of Sports Cars at Elan) at

David Bowes added “I believe that IMSA LITES class 1 will become a very important rung on the progression ladder for ambitious young drivers. Elan will be offering the most successful DP02 driver a test drive with one of the leading Star Mazda teams at the end of 2007 and there is also the opportunity for the right driver to test with the Panoz GT2 team next year. Elan will be organizing winter open test sessions at Road Atlanta and Sebring during the next three months, with driver coaching and factory team assistance. All customer (and potential customer) teams are invited. We have sold over 20 DP02 cars to date this year but we still have a limited number of cars for sale over the winter on a first-come first-served basis.”

For more information, see the
[ IMSA Lites website ]