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Combined ALMS/Grand-Am Series To Be Known As United SportsCar Racing
Published March 14, 2013
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NEW SANCTIONING BODY: In addition to unveiling the new series name, Grand-Am and ALMS leaders plan to announce that the sanctioning body of the series will be the Int'l Motor Sports Association (IMSA), which sanctions ALMS. They will use a new logo for IMSA that features a straight red arrow framed by a black square that has a white s-shape in its center. IMSA was founded in '69 by the late Bill France Sr. The sanctioning body will oversee United SportsCar Racing and ancillary series such as the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Ferrari Challenge, the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge, the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada. The United SportsCar Racing series will feature five divisions: a prototype class that combines Grand-Am’s Daytona Prototypes with ALMS’ P2 and DeltaWing cars; a prototype challenge that retains ALMS’ current class structure; GT Le Mans (GTLM), which will be ALMS’ GT class; GT Daytona (GTD), a combination of Grand-Am’s GT class and ALMS’ GTC class; and GX, which comes from Grand-Am.