The International Motor Sports Association
) is a North American various auto racing
sanctioning body based in Daytona Beach, Florida
, United States of America. It was started by John Bishop, a former executive director of SCCA
(Sports Car Club of America), and his wife Peggy in 1969 with help from Bill France, Sr.
. Beginning in 2014,
IMSA is the sanctioning body of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
, the premier series resulting from the merger of Grand-Am Road Racing
and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón
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