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GT4 America Format, Schedules Finalized

SRO confirms four GT4 championships for North America including Sprint, SprintX formats…

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SRO Motorsports Group has finalized the race formats and schedules for its North America-based GT4 series, which falls under new branding.

A total of four GT4 championships will be awarded in 2019, split between Sprint and SprintX formats, as well as regional East and West championships within SprintX.

Pirelli World Challenge GTS evolves into GT4 America Sprint, which will see eight weekends featuring single-driver 50-minute races, including events at St. Pete and Long Beach.

A full-season two-driver format will be introduced in GT4 America SprintX next year, which will also award GT4 East and West regional championships.

Initially, SRO announced plans for regional SprintX-style series only, without the option of teams competing for a nationwide championship.

The opening race of the season at Circuit of The Americas in March will serve as a joint East/West round, with a standalone GT4 West race added at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in March, in support of the California 8 Hours Intercontinental GT Challenge round.

The majority of the SprintX races will be run on Blancpain GT World Challenge America weekends, in the new name for the GT3-based sprint championship formerly known as Pirelli World Challenge GT.

Additionally, GT4 America Sprint and SprintX will have shared weekends at five of its events.

2019 GT4 America Sprint Schedule:

March 9-10 – St. Petersburg
April 13-14 – Long Beach
April 27-28 – Virginia International Raceway
May 18-19 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
July 13-14 – Portland International Raceway
Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 – Watkins Glen International
Sept. 21-22 – Road America
Oct. 19-20 – Grand Finale 

2019 GT4 America SprintX Schedule:

March 2-3 – Circuit of The Americas
April 27-28 – Virginia International Raceway
May 18-19 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
June 8-9 – Sonoma Raceway
July 13-14 – Portland International Raceway
Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 – Watkins Glen International
Sept. 21-22 – Road America
Oct. 19-20 – Grand Finale

2019 GT4 America East Schedule:

March 2-3 – Circuit of The Americas
April 27-28 – Virginia International Raceway
May 18-19 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Aug. 31 – Sept. 1 – Watkins Glen International
Sept. 21-22 – Road America

2019 GT4 America West Schedule:

March 2-3 – Circuit of The Americas
March 30-31 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
June 8-9 – Sonoma Raceway
July 13-14 – Portland International Raceway
Oct. 19-20 – Grand Finale

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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