2017 IMSA schedule revealed

August 5, 2016

2017 IMSA schedule revealed

August 5, 2016

imsa_scheduleThe schedule for next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was revealed today at Road America with an innovative fan-friendly open-air event.

All 12 tracks that have hosted events since the 2015 season are on next year’s schedule but with Circuit of The Americas moving to a May date and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca switching to September.

imsa_schedule_2“The 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship once again features 12 of the most iconic road-racing facilities in North America,” said IMSA President Scott Atherton.

“These venues have outstanding support from race fans, and deliver exposure in important and strategic markets for our competitors and stakeholders. Aside from a couple of date changes and adjustments to the WeatherTech Championship content at some events, there are no major surprises. This schedule represents the stability of our racing platform and a continuation of IMSA featuring the best-of-the-best racetracks and event promoters.”

The GT Daytona (GTD) class will compete in all 12 events, while the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class is slated for 11 races. The Prototype (P) class will be featured in 10 events, and the Prototype Challenge (PC) class will have an eight-race schedule in 2017.

For 2017, the GTLM and GTD classes will have two events where they will be racing for the overall win – returning to VIR again in 2017 plus the Lime Rock Park weekend will now feature the GT classes racing to be first to the flag.

2017 will be a season of change with the introduction of the LM P2-based Daytona Prototype International class competing for the overall win. Next year will also be the final season for the the PC division which will cease to be a part of the championship after next year.


IMSAweathertech_Logo2017 SCHEDULE

January 26-29: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, FL
P/PC/GTLM/GTD – 24 hours

March 15-18: Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, FL
P/PC/GTLM/GTD – 12 hours

April 7-8: Long Beach, CA
P/GTLM/GTD – 100 minutes

May 5-7: Circuit of The Americas, Austin, TX
P/PC/GTLM/GTD – 2 hours, 40 minutes

June 2-3: Belle Isle Park, Detroit, MI
P/PC/GTD – 100 minutes

June 30-July 2: Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen, NY
P/PC/GTLM/GTD – 6 hours

July 7-9: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – Bowmanville, ON, Canada
P/PC/GTLM/GTD – 2 hours, 40 minutes

July 21-22: Lime Rock Park – Lakeville, CT
GTLM/GTD – 2 hours, 40 minutes

August 4-6: Road America – Elkhart Lake, WI
P/PC/GTLM/GTD – 2 hours, 40 minutes

August 25-27: VIRginia International Raceway – Danville, VA
GTLM/GTD – 2 hours, 40 minutes

September 23-24: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Monterey, CA
P/GTLM/GTD – 2 hours, 40 minutes

October 5-7: Road Atlanta – Braselton, GA
P/PC/GTLM/GTD – 10 Hours

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