Michelin Road America Event Card and Preview

July 30, 2019

Michelin Road America Event Card and Preview

July 30, 2019

With long straights, fast corners and a festive atmosphere, Elkhart Lake’s Road America serves as one of the favorite stops for Michelin on the IMSA schedule.

The IMSA Road Race Showcase at “America’s National Park of Speed” is Round 9 of 12 for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Round 7 of 10 for IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge competitors.

The WeatherTech Championship race begins Sunday, August 4, at 2:30 p.m. EDT (NBC Sports App) with television coverage slated for 6 p.m. EDT on NBCSN. The Pilot Challenge race is at 5:05 p.m. EDT (IMSA.TV). IMSA Radio covers all sessions on-track flag-to-flag, commercial free. 

ROAD AMERICA EVENT CARD

The Michelin Road America Event Card for the race is linked here.

Highlighted in the Road America Event Card are:

  • The DPi field has just three races remaining, and has seen Cadillac (3 in a row), Acura (2 in a row and Mazda (2 in a row) all deliver win streaks. 
  • The longest track of the year provides a fast, flowing circuit for tires, with long straightaways providing more of an opportunity for tires to cool.

TUNE-IN INFO

The IMSA Road Race Showcase airs Sunday, August 4, at 6 p.m. EDT on NBCSN.

The race live streams on the NBC Sports App at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

IMSA Radio is live trackside for all sessions with flag-to-flag commercial free commentary.

The race weekend’s official hashtag is #RoadAmerica.

TIRE INFO
  • DPi and LMP2 competitors have 10 sets of their semi-confidential IMSA Hard compound tires.
  • GTLM competitors have 10 sets of their proprietary GTLM range. 
  • GTD competitors have 8 sets of the MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport GT S9M commercial tires.
  • IMSA MICHELIN Pilot Challenge GS and TCR competitors have 5 and 4 sets, respectively, of MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport GT S9M tires for the weekend. 

Quote:  “Road America still works the tires pretty hard. But Road America has more straightaway length than some other circuits,” says Ken Payne, technical director, motorsport, Michelin North America.

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