IMSA makes its return to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend. Check out the Continental Tire Keys to the Race for Sunday’s Acura Sports Car Challenge.
Continental Tire Keys to the Race:
Race: Acura Sports Car Challenge
Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (2.25-mile, 13 turns)
Length: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Entries: 34 cars spread across three classes: 14 cars (P), 8 cars (GTLM), 12 cars (GTD)
Friday, May 4 (all times CT)
Practice 1 – 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Practice 2 – 3-4 p.m.
Saturday, May 5
Practice 3 – 8:35-9:35 a.m.
Qualifying – 12:05-1:10 p.m.
CTSC Race – 2:20-4:20 p.m. (2 hours)
Sunday, May 6
Warm-up – 8 – 8:20 a.m.
Race – 1:05 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (2 hours, 40 minutes)
Previous Winners: New Event
Previous Polesitters: New Event
Driver Insight: – “It’s a really fun track, kind of small and there will be a lot of traffic. I love the section from Turn 4 all the way to Turn 9. The Esses portion, even if they are medium speed corners, they require perfect lines and big focus to do it properly.” – Alessandro Balzan, No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3
Drive Times: Minimum: 45 minutes for GTD drivers; 10-minute base time P, GTLM; Maximum: None
Tires: Continental Tire “Black” for P and GTD. Multiple tire brands/compounds for GTLM
Pit Stops: 40-45 minute stint length for P; 50-55 minutes for GTLM, GTD
Weather: Partly Cloudy, High: 67 F, 10 percent chance of rain
TV: Saturday Sun. May 6, 1 p.m. ET (FS2)
Radio: Complete session-by-session coverage on IMSA Radio
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