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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Road America

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: Road America…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship heads to Road America for the ninth round of the season, which sees all four 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: 34 cars spread across four classes: 8 cars (P), 7 cars (PC), 8 cars (GTLM), 11 cars (GTD)


Friday, August 7 (all times CT)
Practice 1 – 12-1 p.m.
Practice 2 – 4:15-5:15 p.m.

Saturday, August 8
Practice 3 – 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
CTSC Race – 12:20 – 2:50 p.m. (2 hours, 30 minutes)
Qualifying –  3:35 – 5:05 p.m.

Sunday, August 9
Warm-up – 9 – 9:20 a.m.
Race –  2:05 – 4:45 p.m. (2 hours, 40 minutes)

Previous Winners: Action Express Racing (P), Starworks Motorsport (PC), Risi Competizione (GTLM), Turner Motorsport (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Ryan Dalziel (P), Bruno Junqueira (PC), John Edwards (GTLM), James Davison (GTD).

Driver Insight: “Road America is my favorite track in the U.S., period. It’s long, of course, but it also has everything you could want: fast corners, slow corners, long straightaways, elevation changes. The scenery is so beautiful – when you’re driving on the back stretch between the trees, it’s amazing. The track is also very technical, you have to have a good setup to do well here. You have to get the setup right to go fast, you can’t just muscle a car around and expect to go quick.” – Memo Rojas, No. 0 DeltaWing DWC13 Elan.

Drive Times: Minimum: 60 minutes for PC/GTD Silver/Bronze drivers; Maximum: None

Tires: Continental Tire “Gold” for P; Continental “Black” for PC and GTD. Multiple tire brands/compounds for GTLM

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

Weather: Sunny, High: 79 F, 0 percent chance of rain

TV: Sunday August 9, 3-6 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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