Wednesday, September 28, 2016 – Fresno, CA – The PC Championship battle continues to heat up as we enter the final race of the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship – Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort at Road Atlanta. After a P2 finish at Circuit of the Americas, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports enters the season ending race second in the points championship, only ten points behind Starworks Motorsports.Read More
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 – Fresno, CA –After a dominant early race run, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports finished P2 in class in Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas.
On Friday, driver Robert Alon put the car on pole with a fast lap of 2:01.847.
When the green flag flew for Saturday’s race, Alon took off and never looked back, taking a commanding lead and opening a large gap to the next position in class.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 – Fresno, CA –After their win at Road America just over a month ago, the PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports team is taking their winning momentum to Austin, TX for the Lone Star Le Mans at the Circuit of the Americas on Saturday, September 17.
Drivers Robert Alon and Tom Kimber-Smith currently sit second in the PC points championship behind Starworks Motorsports drivers Alex Popow and Renger van der Zande. However, after their win at Road America, Alon and Kimber-Smith are only behind by seven points. With only two races remaining, Alon and Kimber-Smith have their sights set on a podium finish and closing in on the championship.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 – Fresno, CA – After a third place finish at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park two races ago, and a second place finish at Lime Rock Park, PR1 drivers Robert Alon and Tom Kimber-Smith took the checkered flag at the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America and climbed to the top step of the podium over the weekend.
Both Alon and Kimber-Smith showed impressive times throughout the weekend finishing in the top five at all of the practice sessions. Alon, who qualified the car for Sunday’s race, qualified P4 but was able to make his way to the front of the pack after only a few race laps on Sunday.Read More
Thursday, August 4, 2016 – Fresno, CA – Coming off of their sixth podium finish of the season, PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports drivers Robert Alon and Tom Kimber-Smith are looking forward to continuing their podium streak at round 9 of the WeatherTech sports car championship this weekend at the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America.
With only three prototype challenge races remaining, both Kimber-Smith and Alon have set their sights to finish as best as possible as the event could play a major role in the eventual championship. Alon and Kimber-Smith are currently second in the PC point’s championship, only 17 points behind Alex Popow and Renger van der Zande of Starworks Motorsports.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – Fresno, CA – The PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports team scored their sixth podium finish of the season after a P2 finish at the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park last weekend. The two-day weekend kicked off with a pair of practices and qualifying on Friday where drivers Robert Alon and Tom Kimber-Smith put down impressive times around the 1.5-mile Connecticut road course.Read More
Thursday, July 21, 2016 – Fresno, CA – The PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports team are headed to Lakeville, Connecticut for the eighth round of the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship, the Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. The team saw great success at the 1.474-mile track with a win in 2015. Local favorite Tom Kimber-Smith along with his teammate Robert Alon hope to repeat last year’s success with another win at Lime Rock this weekend.Read More
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – Fresno, CA – With less than a week between the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of the Glen and the Mobil 1 Sports Car Grand Prix, the entire IMSA Weathertech paddock had a huge job to get their teams and equipment packed up and on the road from New York and set up again in Bowmanville, Ontario only four days later. With such a quick turnaround, the teams had a limited amount of time to get the cars set up and ready to go for the first sessions on Friday, but the PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports team and drivers proved to be more than ready for the Canadian circuit.Read More
Thursday, July 7, 2016 – Fresno, CA – After a disappointing finish at the Sahlen’s 6 Hours of the Glen, the PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports team is ready to move past the New York race and travel north of the border to the Mobil 1 Sports Car Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.
The weekend at Watkins Glen started out promising, with Robert Alon qualifying the car in second position for Sunday’s race. But when the green flag dropped on Sunday, the team quickly realized they had an electrical problem and had to make several pit stops to be able to stay in the race. The trio of Alon, Jose Gutierrez and Tom Kimber-Smith did cross the finish line at the end of six hours but were unfortunately several laps down.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – Fresno, CA – With the third round of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup occurring this weekend at Watkins Glen International, the PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports team and drivers have their sights set on another podium finish and furthering their lead in the TPNAEC championship.Read More
Sunday, June 5, 2016 – Fresno, CA –PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports continued their podium streak on the streets of Detroit with a third place finish at Round 5 of the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship on Belle Isle.
The Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix was only the second street race that Robert Alon has ever competed on, and for the second race in a row, he qualified the #52 PC machine on pole after scoring a pole position at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in May.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – Fresno, CA – After their first win of the season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the PR1 Mathiasen/Motorsports team is ready to carry that momentum to the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic in Detroit, MI. The Motor City race will be the second and final street course the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship will visit in 2016.
Both PR1 drivers Robert Alon and Tom Kimber-Smith hope to carry the energy from their first win of the season at Laguna to Detroit and finish the weekend with another trip to the podium. For rookie driver Alon, he’s set to learn a brand new track and gain more street course experience.
Monday, May 2, 2016 – Fresno, CA – It was a perfect weekend for the PR1 Motorsports team and drivers at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Although the car may not have posted the fastest times during the first free practice sessions, when the times mattered, drivers Robert Alon and Tom Kimber-Smith made sure the No. 52 PC machine was at the head of the pack.Read More
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 – Fresno, CA – After a short week and a half break from the Long Beach Grand Prix, the PR1 Motorsports team is ready to get back on track at the closest circuit to their home facility on the Weathertech Sportscar Championship schedule, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.Read More
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 – Fresno, CA – After two podium-finishes for PR1 Motorsports at the first two rounds of the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, the team and drivers Tom Kimber-Smith and Robert Alon were hopeful to continue their streak on the streets of Long Beach at the BUBBA Sports Car Grand Prix of Long Beach.Read More
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 – Fresno, CA – It’s been three years since PC cars have turned laps at the Long Beach Grand Prix, making their return to the 1.968-mile street circuit later this week even more exciting as they take the streets for the Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach on Saturday, April 16.Read More
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports endured a treacherous run at the 64th Annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring on Saturday. The day started under sunny skies and beautiful south Florida weather, but by the two-hour mark of the race, the forecasted rain made its way to the track, and so did the lightning. The race was red-flagged for the fifth time in 64 years for two hours and fifteen minutes.Read More
Wednesday, March 16, 2016—Fresno, CA—PR1 Motorsports heads south to the infamous 17-turn, 3.74-mile track that is Sebring International Raceway. After completing a successful two-day test there in February, both the team and drivers are ready to get back on track for the 64th running of the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring.
For teammates Robert Alon and Tom Kimber-Smith, Sebring is a track that they both have visited multiple times, but for teammate Jose Gutierrez, the Sebring Test marked the first opportunity for him to turn laps at famed course.Read More
Thursday, February 4, 2016 – Fresno, CA – After 24 hours of racing at the most iconic race in North America, the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports team finished second in the Prototype Challenge class at the first race of the WeatherTech Sportscar Championshp – The Rolex 24 at Daytona.
The team started the twice around the clock race at the back of the class after electing not to qualify in the rain and risk damaging the car, but after a few short green flag laps, Tom Kimber-Smith had their PC machine in P1. Daytona rookies Robert Alon, Nick Boulle and Jose Gutierrez, all completed flawless stints and were able to extend their lead over the other competitors.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016—Fresno, CA—After a successful three day test at the Daytona ROAR earlier in the month, the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports team is ready to get back to the infamous Daytona International Speedway for the 54th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 30-31, 2016.Read More