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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Lime Rock

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Lime Rock Park…

Photo: Jake Galstad/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: 25 cars spread across two classes: 8 cars (GTLM), 17 cars (GTD)


Friday, July 21 (all times ET)
Practice 1 – 12:05 – 1:05 p.m.
Practice 2 – 2:25 – 3:25 p.m.
Qualifying – 5:15 – 5:55 p.m.

Saturday,  July 22
Warm-up – 9:35 – 9:55 a.m.
CTSC Race – 10:25 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. (2 hours)
Race –  3:05 – 5:45 p.m. (2 hours, 40 minutes)

Previous Winners: Corvette Racing (GTLM), Magnus Racing (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Richard Westbrook (GTLM), Spencer Pumpelly (GTD)

Driver Insight: “Lime Rock is the shortest track we racing all year which changes both driving style, strategy, and how we race the other competitors. There are no long straights here or heavy breaking zones compared to tracks like Canadian Tire Motorsport Park or Detroit to make for easy passing opportunities. This track takes a lot of smooth precision and finesse as you have to roll a lot of speed through all the corners. This is also the shortest event for us which pushes us to get the car set up very quickly as we have a little time to make changes throughout the weekend, which heavily benefits unloading with a good car,” – Madison Snow, Driver No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3

Drive Times: Minimum: 45 minutes for GTD drivers; 10-minute base-time for GTLM drivers; Maximum: None

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

Pit Stops: 50-55 minutes for GTLM and GTD

Weather: Cloudy, High: 81 F, 10 percent chance of rain

TV: Sat. July 22, 3-6 p.m. ET (FS2)

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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