IMSA

International Motor Sports Association IMSA, is the premier sanctioning body for sports car competition in North America.

The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) is a North American auto racing sanctioning body based in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America. It was started by John Bishop, a former executive director of SCCA (Sports Car Club of America), and his wife Peggy in 1969 with help from Bill France, Sr. of NASCAR. Beginning in 2014,[1] IMSA is the sanctioning body of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the premier series resulting from the merger of Grand-Am Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

2018 Schedule IMSA SportsCar Championship

JAN 05 TO JAN 07 – THE ROAR BEFORE THE ROLEX 24
Daytona Beach, FL Track: Daytona International Speedway
Race Duration: Circuit Length: 3.56 miles

JAN 25 TO JAN 28 – ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA
Daytona Beach, FL Track: Daytona International Speedway
Race Duration: 24 hours Circuit Length: 3.56 miles

MAR 14 TO MAR 17 – MOBIL 1 TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING
Sebring, FL Track: Sebring International Raceway
Race Duration: 12 hours Circuit Length: 3.74 miles

APR 13 TO APR 14 – BUBBA BURGER SPORTSCAR GRAND PRIX AT LONG BEACH
Long Beach, CA Track: Long Beach Street Circuit
Race Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes Circuit Length: 1.968 miles

MAY 04 TO MAY 06 – MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE
Lexington, OH Track: Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Race Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes Circuit Length: 2.4 miles

JUN 01 TO JUN 02 – CHEVROLET DETROIT BELLE ISLE GRAND PRIX
Detroit, MI Track: Raceway at Belle Isle Park
Race Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes Circuit Length: 2.35 miles

JUN 28 TO JUL 01 – SAHLEN’S SIX HOURS OF THE GLEN
Watkins Glen, NY Track: Watkins Glen International
Race Duration: 6 hours Circuit Length: 3.4 miles

JUL 06 TO JUL 08 – CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK
Bowmanville, ON Track: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Race Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes Circuit Length: 2.459 miles

JUL 20 TO JUL 21 – NORTHEAST GRAND PRIX
Lakeville, CT Track: Lime Rock Park
Race Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes Circuit Length: 1.50 miles

AUG 03 TO AUG 05 – CONTINENTAL TIRE ROAD RACE SHOWCASE
Elkhart Lake, WI Track: Road America
Race Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes Circuit Length: 4.0 miles

AUG 17 TO AUG 19 – MICHELIN GT CHALLENGE AT VIR
Alton, VA Track: VIRginia International Raceway
Race Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes Circuit Length: 3.27 miles

SEP 07 TO SEP 09 – CONTINENTAL TIRE MONTEREY GRAND PRIX
Salinas, CA Track: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Race Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes Circuit Length: 2.238 miles

OCT 10 TO OCT 13 – MOTUL PETIT LE MANS
Braselton, GA Track: Road Atlanta
Race Duration: 10 hours Circuit Length: 2.54 miles

Classes

Prototype (P): Combining Daytona Prototypes, LMP2 and DeltaWing cars, the Prototype class features the fastest and most technologically advanced sports cars in North America, which are capable of speeds of 200 mph.

Prototype Challenge (PC): Prototype Challenge is a spec class featuring open top race cars and technology such as carbon fiber chassis, carbon brakes and a sequential gearbox.

GT Le Mans (GTLM): GT Le Mans machines are the most elite and fastest GT cars on the track, but are still based on production models. A true proving ground for leading manufacturers, GTLM cars are capable of speeds in excess of 180 mph.

GT Daytona (GTD): GT Daytona cars are the second fastest of the GT classes and are enhanced (not defined by) technology.

International Motor Sports Association IMSA
Website: http://www.imsa.com/

Graphics & Photos Courtesy of IMSA

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