Cooper Tire Prototype Lites Championship
The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Cooper Tire entered into a partnership highlighted by the renaming of IMSA's prototype development series to the Cooper Tire Prototype Lites Championship, powered by Mazda, where Cooper is the spec tire of this professional sports racer series.
This series gives racers the opportunity to sharpen their skills in a multi-class format — the L1, L2 and L3 — which presents an extra dimension of competition, as drivers of the L1 cars travel at distinctively different speeds than the slower and lighter L2 and L3 cars. All three classes compete on Cooper racing slicks. This series allows racers to advance beyond traditional club racing, preparing for a career in a world-class series such as American Le Mans (ALMS).
The cars for this prestigious road racing series are manufactured by builders such as Van Diemen Motorsports, Elan Motorsports Technologies and West Race Cars, and the season's expanded schedule allows racers from around the world the opportunity to compete at historic racing venues like Sebring International Raceway, Road Atlanta and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Promotional programs include a $500 Cooper Tire Pole Position Award that is awarded to the fastest qualifier of each race of the 2013 season.
For more information on the International Motor Sports Association, visit www.prototypelites.com.