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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Laguna Seca

Keys to the race for this weekend’s America’s Tire 250 at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

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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