IMSA Acquires Historic Sportscar Racing

David S.
By David S. Wallens
Jan 28, 2022 | HSR

IMSA’s umbrella expands as it has acquired Historic Sportscar Racing. IMSA’s Rolex 24 At Daytona takes place this weekend, with the group’s president, John Doonan, scheduled to join GRM’s annual Midnight Tour.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With this weekend’s 60th Rolex 24 At Daytona serving as an appropriate backdrop, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) announced this evening an arrangement bringing HSR’s popular events and iconic, vintage and historic sports cars from throughout more than 50 years of IMSA and beyond into the IMSA portfolio

The annual HSR calendar features numerous successful events at a variety of IMSA/NASCAR properties, including Daytona International Speedway, Sebring International Raceway and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. HSR’s trio of blockbuster events includes the “HSR Classics” at Daytona and Sebring and The HSR Mitty at Michelin Raceway, which celebrates its 44th running this year as one of the oldest vintage and historic races in the United States.

The 2022 HSR season opens with the annual Spring Fling at Sebring on April 6-8. A nine-event calendar includes repeat visits to Sebring and Michelin Raceway, as well as events at Barber Motorsports Park, Road America and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, where HSR debuted in 2021 as the sanctioning body for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

IMSA’s future is extremely bright, with many new and innovative platforms debuting over the next several years,” said IMSA President John Doonan. “Bringing HSR into the IMSA family substantially strengthens the links to previous generations of sports car racing, from eras that predate IMSA all the way through to cars that have competed in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.”

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/27/22 7:44 p.m.

And check the name above the door on the Mustang. smiley

Javelin GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/27/22 7:52 p.m.

And they've announced that with that they can change the name of LMPDh to GTP!!!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/27/22 7:59 p.m.

hybridmomentspass HalfDork
1/28/22 7:49 a.m.

What happened to Said, havent seen him around in a bit

Always liked him. Goofy, fun, great driver. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/28/22 8:31 a.m.

In reply to hybridmomentspass :

Borris co-owns a BMW dealership.

grafmiata UltraDork
1/28/22 8:43 a.m.

In reply to hybridmomentspass :

He still runs the occasional Trans-Am race, but I think he spends most of his time with the dealership, and helping his son who is running Spec-Miata.  And yes, his son has the same hair as Boris.

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