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Continental Tire Keys to the Race: VIR

Check out the Continental Tire Keys to the Race for this weekend’s GT-only race at Virginia International Raceway…

Photo: Scott LePage/IMSA

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge visit Virginia International Raceway this weekend for a packed GT-only weekend of racing.

Continental Tire Keys to the Race: 

Race: Michelin GT Challenge at VIR

Track: Virginia International Raceway

Length: 2 hours and 40 minutes

Entries: 18 cars spread across two classes: 8 cars (GTLM), 10 cars (GTD)


Friday, Aug. 17 (all times EDT)
Practice 1 – 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Practice 2 – 4:25 – 5:25 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 18
Practice 3 – 8:35 – 9:35 a.m.
Qualifying – 12:25 – 1:05 p.m.
CTSC Race – 2:15 – 4:15 p.m. (2 hours)

Sunday,  Aug. 19
Warmup – 8:30 – 8:50 a.m.
Race –  1:05 – 3:45 p.m. (2 hours, 40 minutes)

Previous Winners: Corvette Racing (GTLM), Change Racing (GTD)

Previous Polesitters: Joey Hand (GTLM), Jeroen Mul (GTD)

Driver Insight: “VIR is a fun track to drive. It has nearly every kind of corner and has a good deal of elevation change. The reduction in boost and fuel will definitely hurt our performance this weekend at VIR as there are a lot of high-speed sections. We will try to get a result through strategy and consistency.” – Cooper MacNeil, No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3

Drive Times: Minimum: 45 minutes for GTD; Base Driving Time: 10 minutes for GTLM; Maximum: None

Tires: Continental Tire “Gold” for GTD; open tires for GTLM.

Pit Stops: 55-60 minutes for GTLM, GTD

Weather: PM Thunderstorms, High: 84 F, 50 percent chance of rain

TV: Sunday Aug. 27, 1-4 p.m. ET (Live, FS1)

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

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