The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to the Monterey Peninsula for the penultimate round of the season.
Continental Tire Keys to the Race:
Race: America’s Tire 250
Track: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Length: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Entries: 34 cars spread across three classes: 13 cars (P), 8 cars (GTLM), 13 cars (GTD)
Friday, Sept. 7 (all times PT)
Practice 1 – 10:55-11:55 a.m.
Practice 2 – 3:15 -4:15 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8
Practice 3 – 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Qualifying – 12:45 -1:50 p.m.
CTSC Race – 3:15-5:15 (2 hours)
Sunday, Sept. 9
Warm-up – 9:20-9:40 a.m.
Race – 2:05-4:45 p.m. (2 hours, 40 minutes)
Previous Winners: Spirit of Daytona Racing (P), BMW Team RLL (GTLM), Scuderia Corsa (GTD)
Previous Polesitters: Ricky Taylor (P), Toni Vilander (GTLM), Madison Snow (GTD)
Driver Insight: “I love this track. It’s a real highlight of the season. Strategy is really important here as it is difficult to overtake, but with all three classes racing here there are some opportunities that arise in traffic. History points to having a few yellows so fuel management can be a real key if the safety car comes out at a certain time, as myself and Ryan found out when we won in 2016.” – Richard Westbrook, No. 67 Ford GT
Drive Times: Minimum: 45 minutes for GTD; Base Drive Time: 10 minutes for P/GTLM, 45 minutes for GTD. Maximum: None
Tires: Continental Tire “Black” for P ,”Gold” for GTD. Multiple tire brands/compounds for GTLM
Pit Stops: 45-50 minute stint length for P; 55 minutes for GTLM, GTD
Weather: Sunny, High: 66 F, 0 percent chance of rain
TV: Sunday Sept. 9, 5 p.m. ET (FS1)
Radio: Complete session-by-session coverage on IMSA Radio
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