MPL finale at Road Atlanta

The grand finale to the 2016 IMSA Mazda Prototype Lites series presented by Cooper Tire was at Road Atlanta. The series ran alongside the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship’s finale the Petite Le Man.  A lot less problems to start the weekend, which was a nice change of pace.  Learning a new track is always fun and especially at a fast… Read more →

MPL at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for rounds 10, 11, & 12

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a home away from home for me.  After a rough run in Canada, I was looking to bounce back and get my championship going in the right way. The weekend of course started poorly with a faulty air compressor for the pneumatic shifter. Missed the first practice with something that will comeback later.  Then of… Read more →

MPL rounds 8 & 9 at Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres GP3R

Back in Canada for another two rounds of the Mazda Prototype Lites series presented by Cooper Tire.  This time at the historic Grand Prix de Trois-Rivieres GP3R.  The series got to be a headliner along side Canadian NASCAR.  The only street circuit of the year was to bring a tough challenge in a wide and long prototype car.  Another track for… Read more →

MPL rounds 6&7 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Another rough weekend to look back on.  My first time driving north of the border at the infamous Mosport.  Had a left front wheel hub break on the exit of flat out turn 1, parking early on the test day. Behind the curve and learning another a new track I had a close encounter with a local seagull as can… Read more →

MPL Triple Header at Watkins Glen

It was a tough weekend for me at Watkins Glen for rounds 3, 4, and 5.  Started off with a left rear suspension failure that ended practice 1 early and forced us to miss practice 2.  I have never driven Watkins Glen International, so this really put us behind the eight ball.  Qualifying was my first real session and I… Read more →

Mazda Prototypes Lites R1 & R2 at Sebring

We just finished rounds 1 & 2 of the Mazda Prototype Lites presented by Cooper Tire championship at Sebring International Raceway. This was my first time in the Elan DP-02 with the Mazda MZR 2.0. I have raced Pro Mazda before which is the same tub as the DP-02, but that’s where the similarities end. The DP-02 has a wider… Read more →

Whelden enters Mazda Prototype Lites for 2016

World Speed Motorsports announced today that it will be entering Michael Whelden in the 2016 Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires Championship. “Michael has won multiple championships with our team,” noted World Speed Principal Telo Stewart. “He’s fast and focused, and we’re glad we were able to get this program together in time for Sebring. We have been wanting… Read more →

USTCC Round 2 at Miller

The United States Touring Car Championship started for Whelden in round 2 at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah.  It was a hot weekend with temperatures in the high nineties.  Michael was driving the Life’s Good Racing #10 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart in the Touring Car class.  The car is AWD and turbo charged, which posses a unique opportunity to learn new… Read more →

2015 United States Touring Car Championship

Michael Whelden has joined forces with Life’s Good Racing and Mitsubishi for half of the United States Touring Car Championship presented by Nitto. Whelden will be competing with co driver Mauricio Lastres. Whelden will be racing the #10 Mitsubishi Lancer in rounds 2,3, and 4. This weekend of June 19-21 marks round two of the USTCC. The event is being… Read more →