This weekend’s IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala. will present a series of first. The event will mark the inaugural appearance of the IPCM cars as well as Paul Fix’s and the Ave-Riley AR2 LMP3 car initial visit to the tantalizing 2.38 mile circuit. The race weekend presents event two of the 2017 championship tour, races three and four, as part of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.
Veteran sports car driver Paul Fix will compete in the IMSA Prototype Challenge presented by Mazda in 2017, as driver of the #44 Ave-Riley AR-2 LMP3 car. The series will participate in select events in conjunction with the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series. The series will feature a 13-round calendar, starting at Sebring in mid-March and finishing in early October. Nine of these rounds will take place during WeatherTech Championship weekends. Most rounds will have two races of 45 minutes each, in a single-driver format over two days.
When the two joined forces to build the Ave-Riley AR2 LMP3 prototype, as a rival to the existing Ligier, people took notice and Paul Fix tested it out.
The 2016 season finale and championship decision await the Trans am Series at the famed high banks course of Daytona International Speedway. Paul Fix is on the quest to etch his name into the annuals of motorsport history.
Paul Fix began the day on pole at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and finished the day on the top of the TA class podium, securing his second consecutive win and fifth victory of the year – all while capturing the Trans Am championship points lead with one race remaining.
Paul Fix and the #50 Stopflex/ClassicTube/CarCoach/Techron Corvette enter this week’s stop on the 2016 Trans Am Series tour at the Circuit of Americas looking to carry the momentum that has propelled the team well into the championship chase.
Fix once again dominated on track at NOLA Motorsports Park, coming away victorious and now standing but one point away from taking home the champion’s trophy with only two events remaining on the schedule.
Paul Fix captured his fourth win of the 2016 Trans Am Championship with a flag-to-flag victory at NOLA Motorsports Park, Round 10 of the series’ 50th anniversary season. The win puts Fix just one point off of current points leader.
This weekend brings Fix and crew to the NOLA Motorsports Park for round ten, an event Fix finished second in 2015 en route to establishing a new track record. Once again Fix foresees favorable results.
The clock is ticking on the 2016 Trans Am Championship season. With just four events remaining, including this weekend’s stop at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Paul Fix and the #50 Stopflex/ClassicTube/CarCoach/Techron Chevrolet Corvette are placed in prime position to continue the team’s upward assault on the points standings.