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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Detroit

The Continental Tire Keys to the Race for this weekend’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic…

Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship takes to the streets of Detroit’s Belle Isle for the fifth round of the 2018 season this weekend.

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: 

Race: Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Presented by Lear

Track: The Raceway at Belle Isle Park

Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Entries: 26 cars spread across two classes: 14 cars (P), 12 cars (GTD)


Friday, June 1 (all times EDT)
Practice 1 – 8:15 – 945 a.m..
Practice 2 – 1:05 – 2:55 p.m.
Qualifying – 5:20 – 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 2
Warm-up – 8 – 8:20 a.m.
Race –  12:40 – 2:20 p.m. (1 hour, 40 minutes)

Previous Winners: Wayne Taylor Racing (P), Michael Shank Racing (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Christian Fittipaldi (P), Lawson Aschenbach (GTD)

Driver Insight:  “Detroit is possibly one of the most difficult races on our schedule. The track itself is very technical in terms of driving as well as car tuning capabilities. It is bumpier than Sebring and as technically demanding as Mid-Ohio. Both of those things combined with extremely limited track time but a huge importance of being of to speed quickly, and rolling of the truck with a good race car.” – Bryan Sellers, No. 48 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3

Drive Times: Minimum: 30 minutes for GTD;  Base drive-time (P): 5 minutes; Maximum: None

Tires: Continental Tire “Black” for P and GTD.

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

Weather: Partly Cloudy, High: 79 F, 0 percent chance of rain

TV: Saturday, June 3, 12:30-2:30 p.m. (FOX Sports 2)

Radio: Complete session-by-session coverage on IMSA Radio

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