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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Road America

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Road America…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to Road America for the ninth round of the season, which sees all four classes return to action.

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: 

Race: Continental Tire Road Race Showcase

Track: Road America

Length: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Entries: 41 cars spread across four classes: 8 cars (P), 9 cars (PC), 9 cars (GTLM), 15 cars (GTD)


Friday, August 5 (all times CT)
Practice 1 – 12:10-1:10 p.m.
Practice 2 – 4:25-5:25 p.m.

Saturday, August 6
Practice 3 – 9:25 – 10:25 a.m.
CTSC Race – 11:35 a.m. – 2:05 p.m. (2 hours, 30 minutes)
Qualifying –  2:50 – 4:20 p.m.

Sunday, August 7
Warm-up – 9:40 – 10 a.m.
Race –  3:05 – 5:45 p.m. (2 hours, 40 minutes)

Previous Winners: Action Express Racing (P), RSR Racing (PC), Porsche North America (GTLM), Riley Motorsports (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Joey Hand (P), James French (PC), Earl Bamber (GTLM), Patrick Lindsey (GTD).

Driver Insight: “There’s no other circuit I look forward to more than Road America. It’s a classic racetrack that has everything a driver could wish for – it’s very fast, very hilly and very challenging. No wonder that sports car fans travel from far and wide to witness this race. Road America is my all-time favorite in the USA, and that’s not just because I’ve celebrated many successes there with Porsche.” – Joerg Bergmesister, driver No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R

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

Tires: Continental Tire “Black” for P, PC and GTD. Multiple tire compounds for GTLM

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

Weather: Partly Cloudy, High: 79 F, 10 percent chance of rain

TV: Sunday August 7, 4-7 p.m. ET (FOX Sports 1)

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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