Toppe Dominates Opening Round At Sebring
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
SEBRING, Fla. (March 17, 2016) – Clark Toppe is the leading returning driver in the Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires series this season, and he reinforced that status Thursday with a dominant victory in Round 1 at Sebring International Raceway.
Toppe, 18, from The Woodlands, Texas, took the lead about five minutes into the 30-minute race for the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Official Development Series and never trailed thereafter in the No. 10 JDC Motorsports entry. Toppe, who finished second in the Lites 1 standings last season, beat rookie Patricio O’Ward to the finish by 6.296 seconds.
Toppe Leads First Day Of Practice At Sebring
SEBRING, Fla. (March 16, 2016) – Clark Toppe did nothing during the first two practice sessions of the new Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires season to dispel the notion he may be the man to beat in 2016.
Toppe, from The Woodlands, Texas, entered this season as the top returning driver after finishing second in the Lites 1 championship in 2015. He started the 2016 season by leading practice Wednesday at Sebring International Raceway with a best lap of 2 minute, 1.135 seconds in the No. 10 JDC Motorsports entry.
Interesting Mix At Sebring
Veterans, Newcomers Aim For Open Thrones
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 11, 2016) – There are vacancies on each throne in Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires entering the 2016 season.
2015 Lites 1 champion Kenton Koch graduated to the Prototype Challenge class of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this season with JDC-Miller Motorsports after receiving an IMSA Scholarship for winning the Prototype Lites title, and he responded by helping to drive the team to victory in the PC class at the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Toppe Brims With Confidence Entering Sebring Opener As Top Returnee
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
Clark Toppe looms large on the eve of the 2016 Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires season, in more ways than one.
Toppe, 18, from The Woodlands, Texas, is the tallest driver in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) Official Development Series, at 6-foot-6. But he’s also the top returning competitor in the championship after finishing second last season behind JDC Motorsports teammate Kenton Koch.