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2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Schedule Released

IMSA releases 2016 WeatherTech Championship schedule…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

IMSA has announced the schedule for the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which will again feature a 12-event overall season and no major changes to the calendar.

The schedule was announced on the same night WeatherTech takes over as entitlement sponsor for the championship, effective as of November 1, 2015.

The 2016 season sees 11 races for the Prototype Challenge, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes and ten events for the Prototype class.

The season will again kick off at Daytona International Speedway for the Rolex 24 in late January, followed by trips to Sebring, Long Beach, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Detroit’s Belle Isle prior to the annual Le Mans break.

The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen has been moved back one week, to accommodate teams returning from Le Mans, which results in back-to-back event with Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in July and features all four classes.

Lime Rock Park returns to the schedule for the second consecutive year, but with the addition of GT LM cars, with Road America, VIR, Circuit of The Americas and Petit Le Mans completing the schedule.

2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule

Jan 30-31 Daytona International Speedway*
Mar 19 Sebring International Raceway*
Apr 16 Long Beach Street Circuit (P, PC and GTLM only)
May 1 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
June 4 Detroit Belle Isle (P, PC and GTD only)
July 3 Watkins Glen International*
Jul 10 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Jul 23 Lime Rock Park (PC, GTLM and GTD only)
Aug 7 Road America
Aug 21 Virginia International Raceway (GTLM and GTD only)
Sep 17 Circuit of The Americas
Oct 1 Road Atlanta*
*Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup events

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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