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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Detroit

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Detroit Belle Isle…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship takes to the streets of Detroit’s Belle Isle for the fifth round of the 2015 season this weekend.

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: 

Race: Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers

Track: The Raceway at Belle Isle Park

Length: 1 hour, 40 minutes

Entries: 24 cars spread across three classes: 7 cars (P), 7 cars (PC), 10 cars (GTD)


Friday, May 29 (all times ET)
Practice 1 – 8:45 – 10:15 a.m.
Practice 2 – 1:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Qualifying – 5:10 – 6:10 p.m.

Saturday, May 30
Warm-up – 8:15-8:35 a.m.
Race –  12:05 – 1:45 p.m. (1 hour, 40 minutes)

Previous Winners: Wayne Taylor Racing (P), New Event (PC), Scuderia Corsa (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Richard Westbrook (P), New Event (PC), Spencer Pumpelly (GTD).

Driver Insight: “I love street circuits. You have to be really precise and if you make one mistake you probably have a problem and you will end up in the wall. This creates more adrenaline. Walls? I don’t recognize them, except if I scratch the wall with my mirror. I understand the circuit has been repaved. I am excited to see and drive on the new pavement. New pavement always creates more grip, which will affect cornering speed, create faster lap times and that will be more exciting for the drivers and the fans.” – Mario Farnbacher, No. 23 Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America

Drive Times: Minimum: 35 minutes for PC/GTD Silver/Bronze drivers; Maximum: None

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

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

Weather: Scattered Thunderstorms, High: 76 F, 60 percent chance of rain

Saturday, May 30, 12-2 p.m. (FOX Sports 2)
Sunday May 31, 2-4 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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