The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge visit Virginia International Raceway this weekend for a packed GT-only weekend of racing.
Continental Tire Keys to the Race:
Race: Oak Tree Grand Prix
Track: Virginia International Raceway
Length: 2 hours and 40 minutes
Entries: 18 cars spread across two classes: 8 cars (GTLM), 10 cars (GTD)
Friday, Aug. 21 (all times ET)
Practice 1 – 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Practice 2 – 4 – 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 22
Practice 3 – 9:55 – 10:55 a.m.
CTSC Race – 1:25 – 3:55 p.m. (2 hours, 30 minutes)
Qualifying – 4:40-5:20 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 23
Warm-up – 8:35 – 8:55 a.m.
Race – 1:05 – 3:45 p.m. (2 hours, 40 minutes)
Previous Winners: Risi Competizione (GTLM), Turner Motorsport (GTD)
Previous Polesitters: Pierre Kaffer (GTLM), James Davison (GTD)
Driver Insight: “VIR is an amazing track with many great corners. I could spend the day going on about any one of the 17 turns that makes up this traditional and fast circuit. But, if I had to narrow it down to one corner that makes VIR truly special, I would say it is Turn 10. Turn 10 is the fastest corner on the track and one of the faster turns of all the tracks we race. The difficulty in ‘Ten’, however, does not come with the speed; it comes with the lay of the land and the lead-in to the corner… Like any great corner, getting it right is why we do this as drivers. Get it wrong and everyone knows it. ” – Bryan Sellers, Driver No. 17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 RSR
Drive Times: Minimum: 60 minutes for PC Silver/Bronze drivers; 50 minutes for GTD Silver/Bronze drivers; Maximum: None
Tires: Continental Tire “Black” for GTD; open tires for GTLM.
Pit Stops: 50-55 minutes for GTLM, GTD
Weather: Mostly Sunny, High: 89 F, 10 percent chance of rain
Streaming: Sat. Aug 22, 4:40-5:20 p.m. ET (Qualifying)
TV: Sunday Aug. 23, 1-4 p.m. ET (Live, FOX Sports 1)
Radio: Complete session-by-session coverage on IMSA Radio
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