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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Road America

Continental Tire Keys to the Race for Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America…

Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to Road America for the ninth round of the season, which sees all three classes return to action.

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: 

Race: Continental Tire Road Race Showcase

Track: Road America

Length: 2 hours, 40 minutes

Entries: 33 cars spread across three classes: 13 cars (P), 8 cars (GTLM), 12 cars (GTD)


Friday, August 3 (all times CT)
Practice 1 – 11:15 a.m-12:15 p.m.
Practice 2 – 4:10-5:10 p.m.

Saturday, August 4
Practice 3 – 8:55 – 9:55 a.m.
Qualifying -12:35 – 1:40 p.m. 
CTSC Race – 4:05 – 6:05 p.m. (2 hours)

Sunday, August 5
Warm-up – 8:30 – 8:50 a.m.
Race –  1:35 – 4:15 p.m. (2 hours, 40 minutes)

Previous Winners: Tequila Patron ESM (P), Ford Chip Ganassi Racing (GTLM), Turner Motorsports (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Ricky Taylor (P), Dirk Mueller (GTLM), Jeroen Mul (GTD).

Driver Insight: “I really enjoy the track and layout. It’s a really long lap, so it can be challenging to string a good lap together, but it feels that much better when you do. It has a bit of everything – high-speed corners, low-speed, elevation changes, and some world-renowned corners like the Carousel and the Kink. It’s also a bit of an engineering challenge because you have lots of long straights where you don’t want any drag, but you also want that aero for the tight and technical sections, so there’s always a bit of a compromise.” – Jordan Taylor, No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R

Drive Times: Minimum: 45 minutes for GTD Silver/Bronze drivers; 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 compounds for GTLM

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

Weather: Partly Cloudy, High:87 F, 20 percent chance of rain

TV: Sunday August 5, 2:30-5:30 p.m. ET (Live, FS1)

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

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