The 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season draws to a close this weekend at Road Atlanta with the 19th annual Petit Le Mans, which also doubles as the final leg of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup.
Continental Tire Keys to the Race:
Race: Petit LeMans Presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort
Track: Road Atlanta
Length: 10 hours
Entries: 37 cars spread across four classes: 9 cars (P), 6 cars (PC), 10 cars (GTLM), 12 cars (GTD)
Thursday, Sept. 29 (all times ET)
Practice 1 – 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Practice 2 – 3:25-4:25 p.m.
Practice 3 – 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30
Practice 4 – 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
CTSC Race – 12:25 – 2:55 p.m. (2 hours, 30 minutes)
Qualifying – 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 1
Warm-up – 8:40 – 9 a.m.
Race – 11:10 a.m. – 9:10 p.m. (10 hours)
Previous Winners: Action Express Racing (P), PR1/Mathisen Motorsports (PC), Porsche North America (GTLM), Park Place Motorsports (GTD)
Previous Polesitters: Richard Westbrook (P), Tom Kimber-Smith (PC), Earl Bamber (GTLM), Cameron Lawrence (GTD).
Driver Insight: “We have always had a strong car at Road Atlanta. We won there in 2014 and had a strong race going last year until the red flag. We have been even stronger on the track and in the pits this year than last, so I think it bodes well for us. The added race length works in our favor. All we can focus on is our own race though, and going out there and trying to win.” – Jordan Taylor, No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP
Drive Times: Minimum: 3 hours for PC & GTD Silver/Bronze drivers; Maximum: 7 hours and no more than 4 hours in any 6-hour period.
Tires: Continental Tire “Black” for P, PC and GTD. Multiple tire brands/compounds for GTLM
Pit Stops: 45-50 minute stint length for P, PC; 50-55 minutes for GTLM, GTD
Weather: Sunny, High: 80 F, 10 percent chance of rain
Sat. Oct. 1:
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (FOX Sports 1)
2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. (FOX Sports 2)
*Entire race streamed on FOX Sports Go (with FS1 Authentication)
Mon. Oct. 3:
7-10 p.m. (FOX Sports 1)
Radio: Complete session-by-session coverage on IMSA Radio
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