IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: A Weekend Built For Race Fans

Race fans; a weekend of top-class racing awaits this September. IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to Circuit of The Americas™ from September 16th, with featured races in the FIA World Endurance Championship, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Porsche GT3 Cup taking center stage. With COTA Experiences, you’ll have access to premium seating locations on Thursday, Friday and Saturday with views of the main straight, Turns 1 and 15, and the finish line.

You will have unrestricted access to the Paddock Building and exclusive on-site party on Friday and Saturday.

What Can I Expect to See?

FIA World Endurance Championship

FIA vWECSix straight hours of racing at Circuit of The Americas – thrilling to watch, but nerve-racking to execute!  This flagship event for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship features endurance racing as drivers anticipate the cornerstone event, 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Fuel economy and machine reliability are key factors in endurance racing, as the goal is to make as few pit stops as possible due to refueling and mechanical failures.

WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

North America’s newest and most popular sports car series, the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, serves as one of the featured events for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship weekend.  Four classes exist in this series: Prototype, Prototype Challenge, GT Le Mans, and GT Daytona.  Though qualifying is separated by classes, all are included in the race itself.

Porsche GT3 Cup

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge is a series that will take place in two parts over the course of the weekend.  Semi-professional drivers compete in a one-make championship that seeks to level the playing field by putting all drivers behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 cup car.  Drivers’ skills and handling are at the forefront of each race, which is intended to groom drivers for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.                             



Your Thursday - Saturday Race Day views are from the Main Grandstand, Turn 1 & Turn 15,
and extend to the Paddock Building on Friday & Saturday!


  • Official Program
  • Lanyard and Ticket Sleeve


Located in the Paddock Building
Open Friday & Saturday

  • Special Appearance Meet & Greet
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Snack
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Snack & Dinner
  • Full Premium Open Bar
    Friday & Saturday
  • Soft Drinks & Water
  • Seating in a Climate-Controlled Venue
  • Race Simulators
  • Closed-Circuit TV Coverage of Races
  • Interactive Experiences ...and more! 

COTA Seating Chart 



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Get Your Package Today!       

Legends Club AccessWitness the heart-pounding action of endurance racing coupled with milder weather – reserve your ticket package now for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship! The pressure cooker 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!

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