The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is a beast of its own. First ran in 2013, the 6 hours of Circuit of The Americas™, COTA’s twist on the world’s greatest endurance race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will take place once again at COTA in Austin, Texas this September. Boasting a line-up that makes car enthusiasts drool, Lone Star Le Mans brings together the highest level of automobile racing and groundbreaking technological innovations each year to form one of the most exciting racing events on American soil.
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: By The Numbers
1:47.868: Fastest lap at IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Audi’s R18 set the track record back in 2013 under the class category LMP1.
3.426: Miles. The length of the track at the Circuit of the Americas. The circuit is made up of twenty turns with an elevation change of 133 feet (41 m).
6: Of 9. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is round six out of nine for the globally-renowned WEC which features four classes of cars all racing together, including the stunning LMP1s, LMP2, LMGTE Pro, and LMGTE Am.
15-17: Of September, race days. The three-day event (Thursday – Saturday) will culminate with almost nine hours of racing and entertainment, including its only night race to finish under the stars, topped off with a dazzling fireworks show.
919: Porsche Hybrid. The make of car driven by the Porsche team (Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard, Brendon Hartley) when claiming victory in last year’s running of this race in the FIA World Endurance Championship.120,000: The maximum capacity at the Circuit of the Americas. Opened in October 2012, the record attendance was recorded at 117,429 during the 2012 US Grand Prix in November of the same year.
This event offers fans the unique opportunity to experience two premier sports car series for the only joint event on each of their schedules: the global FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the North American-based IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Circuit of The America will be electrified all weekend with cars from top manufacturers such as Audi, Toyota, Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Chevrolet, and more. Also on track in both feature events will be the new Ford GTs, celebrating the brand’s return to top international sports car racing.
Get Your 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Package!
Witness the heart-pounding action of endurance racing coupled with milder weather – reserve your ticket package now forIMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship! The cooker pressure that is Austin, Texas starts cooling off in September, but if you’re really looking to beat the heat, be sure to check out our ticket packages with premium covered seating. You’ll enjoy unparalleled access to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as a dual ticket to access the Paddock building for your exclusive on-site party! Race Day views are open to the reserved areas in the Main Grandstand, turn 1 and turn 15 Thursday through Saturday, and extend to the Paddock Building on Friday and Saturday. It’s an opportunity you will not want to miss!