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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Lime Rock Park

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Lime Rock Park…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge visits historic Lime Rock Park this weekend for the Northeast Grand Prix.

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: 

Race: Northeast Grand Prix

Track: Lime Rock Park

Length: 2 hours and 40 minutes

Entries: 32 cars spread across three classes: 8 cars (PC), 10 cars (GTLM), 15 cars (GTD)


Friday, July 22 (all times ET)
Practice 1 – 11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Practice 2 – 2:05 – 3:05 p.m.
Qualifying – 4:30 – 5:35 p.m.

Saturday,  July 23
Warm-up – 9:05 – 9:25 a.m.
CTSC Race – 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (2 hours)
Race –  3:05 – 5:45 p.m. (2 hours, 40 minutes)

Previous Winners: PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports (PC), New Event (GTLM), Turner Motorsport (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Stephen Simpson (PC), New Event (GTLM), Dion von Moltke (GTD)

Driver Insight: “Lime Rock is a special circuit that holds a history that is rich in North American sports car racing. It’s nestled in the most picturesque setting, but looks can be deceiving.  This short little circuit demands serious attention from the driver. The speeds are very high, and there is zero time to rest as lap times are well under the minute mark. Add the traffic associated with multi class racing, and it’s understood why we call it the Bull Ring!” – Andrew Davis, Driver No. 6 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS

Drive Times: Minimum: 60 minutes for PC Silver/Bronze drivers; 50 minutes for GTD Silver/Bronze drivers; Maximum: None

Tires: Continental Tire “Black” for PC and GTD. Multiple tire options for GTLM.

Pit Stops: 40-45 minute stint length for PC; 50-55 minutes for GTD

Weather: Partly Cloudy, High: 92 F, 10 percent chance of rain

TV: Saturday July 23, 3-6 p.m. ET (FOX)

Radio: Complete session-by-session coverage on IMSA Radio

Spotter’s Guide: Click Here

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John


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