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Honda Performance Development (HPD) is the Honda racing company within North America. Founded in 1993, and located in Santa Clarita, Calif., HPD is the technical operations center for high-performance Honda racing cars and engines.  The company marks its 25th anniversary in 2018.

HPD entered prototype sports car racing under the Acura Motorsports banner in 2007, winning multiple championships in American Le Mans Series competition.  From 2010-2016, the company supplied HPD chassis and Honda Racing engines to teams competing in the American Le Mans Series and IMSA, taking additional race victories and championships in nearly every season, including four wins and the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Manufacturers’ Championship in 2016.

Acura returned to IMSA competition as a manufacturer in 2017, partnering with Michael Shank Racing to field a pair of Acura NSX GT3 entries in the GTD category; claiming two race wins, a pole and four podium finishes.  For 2018, Acura is expanding its involvement in the sport with Team Penske campaigning a pair of new Acura ARX-05s in the headlining DPi prototype category.

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship features sports cars modified and built by worldwide manufacturers as real racing cars. The WeatherTech Championship has three different classes, two being based on road-going super cars (GTLM, GTD) and one being entirely a prototype car (P), demonstrating the latest automotive technology.
The IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge features sports cars from manufacturers worldwide, straight from the showroom floor, racing side-by-side with only minor modifications. The three classes competing simultaneously on track in the Continental Tire Challenge are Grand Sport (GS), Touring Car (TCR) and Street Tuner (ST). Driver line ups feature a mix of Pro and Pro-Am driver pairings.
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