Your Complete Guide to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

What Is It?

In what will be the fourth season of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, this racing series, organized by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), came to fruition following a merger between two North American sports car racing series, the American Le Mans Series and the Rolex Sports Car Series. WeatherTech signed a deal early in 2016 to take over as the title sponsorship.

WeatherTech Championship.jpgIn the series, there are four different classes, with two sports prototype categories and two grand tourer classes. The biggest series is the Prototype (P) class. The others are:

  • Prototype Challenge(PC): a spec class carried over directly from the American Le Mans Series.

 

  • GT Le Mans(GTLM): a continuation of the ALMS GT class, consisting of cars matching the Automobile Club de l'Ouest's GTE specification.

 

  • GT Daytona(GTD): a class that combined the Grand-Am GT & GX classes with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars from the ALMS GTC class.  

Where?

LSLM 1-1.jpgKicking off at the Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 28th, the championship will feature 12 rounds of action. As Official Partner to the Circuit of The Americas™, COTA Experiences gives fans an elevated experience with exclusive access and premium hospitality to Lone Star Le Mans, the fourth race weekend of the series.

When?

A “Super Endurance Weekend,” races will take place from May 4 – 6, with the feature event being the WEC’s 6 Hours of the Circuit of The Americas™, similar in style to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, perfect for those looking for a variety of different levels of racing in endurance racing.

Who to Watch?

Barbosa & Fittipaldi.jpgJoao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi, drivers for the Mustang Sampling Racing in the Prototype class.
As winners of the North American Endurance Cup (NAEC) for the past three seasons, the pair were also victorious in the IMSA Championship in 2014 and 2015.

How Can I Go?

Easy, with one of COTA Experiences Official Ticket Packages. Complete with access to the Legends Club featuring the biggest names of the sport, this weekend-long event includes premium open bars and gourmet fare, and is perfect for the biggest fans of tactical and endurance racing of the highest quality.

What are you waiting for? Get on the waitlist today to secure your spot at the Circuit of The Americas™ for what is sure to be one of the biggest racing events of 2017!

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