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Detroit Not Included in 2023 WeatherTech Series Schedule

Eleven-event schedule with Detroit, Mid-Ohio dropped in favor of Indianapolis…

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IMSA has released the 2023 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule, featuring 11 events and confirming the elimination of Mid-Ohio and Detroit from the calendar.

Announced during Friday’s ‘State of the Sport’ address at Road America, the schedule features six events where all five classes will be in action.

In addition to the four Michelin Endurance Cup rounds at Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, the Road America race and recently confirmed Indianapolis Motor Speedway event will have GTP, LMP2, LMP3, GTD Pro and GTD cars all in action.

Notably absent is Detroit, which will instead serve as a round of the Michelin Pilot Challenge GS class in the return to the downtown streets with the NTT IndyCar Series.

It’s understood scheduling around the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which has the Le Mans Test Day on the same June 2-3 weekend, was one of the primary factors.

Several events have had date changes as well, including Laguna Seca, which takes over the former Mid-Ohio slot, and both the rounds at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Lime Rock Park being pushed back by a week.

The season-ending Motul Petit Le Mans, meanwhile, will take place two weeks later than this year.

Of note, IMSA has not yet announced the series that will join the NASCAR Cup Series on the streets of Chicago on July 1.

2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule:
Jan. 20-22 — Roar Before the Rolex 24
Jan. 26-29 — Rolex 24 at Daytona
March 15-18 — Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
April 14-15 — Long Beach (GTP, GTD Pro, GTD)
May 12-14 — WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (GTP, LMP2 GTD Pro, GTD)
June 23-25 — Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen
July 7-9 — Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (GTP, LMP3, GTD Pro, GTD)
July 21-22 — Lime Rock Park (GTD Pro, GTD only)
Aug. 4-6 — Road America
Aug. 25-27 — Virginia International Raceway (GTD Pro, GTD only)
Sept. 15-17 — Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Oct. 11-14 — Motul Petit Le Mans

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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