Two months after winning its first Pirelli World Challenge race with driver Lorenzo Trefethen at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, ANSA Motorsports returned last weekend, this time to race in the 2015 IMSA Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda series. The team from Miami, Fla., traveled to Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, with hopes of scoring a podium finish. At the end of race 1 of two scheduled for the event, ANSA Motorsports driver, Ludovico Manfredi, won his first Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda L-2 class race of the season. Manfredi and ANSA Motorsports have been racing together for almost a decade. “I am delighted that Ludovico was able to win his first 2015 IMSA Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda race of the season. We’ll be back at the next round at Road America, and I hope Ludovico will be able to race hard again and add another great result to his list of racing achievements,” Nadal said at the end of the weekend. Manfredi scored his third L2 class Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda podium of the season in only four races and was happy with the weekend. “The weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park was one of mixed results,” Manfredi said after the event. “In race 1 on Saturday, we took first position in the L2 class. After a good start, where we passed a couple of our competitors in class, we settled into a good pace, until the L2 leaders collected each other, thus handing us the win in a race that finished under full-course yellow." “In race 2 on Sunday, a first-lap incident took out our right mirror. At the re-start, after a full-course yellow, we were handicapped by not seeing the L1 class cars behind us and lost contact with our direct competitors in L2. It got worse, as the race went on, and we got lapped, as we often had to go off-line to let the L1 leaders through, thus collecting rubber on the tires, which made the car difficult to handle. We finished fifth in class." “Overall, it was a fine, sunny weekend in Canada, where the atmosphere is always nice and relaxed,” Manfredi continued. “We look forward to coming back next year, and seeing ANSA's many friends here! And a big thank you to ANSA Motorsports' crew for a good job this weekend, from the test day on Thursday to race 2 on Sunday.” ANSA Motorsports and Manfredi will be back in action at Road America, in Plymouth, Wisc., August 7-9.