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, 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.
2019 Schedule IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship SCHEDULE 2019
JAN 04 TO JAN 06 – ROAR BEFORE THE ROLEX 24
Daytona Beach, FL
JAN 24 TO JAN 27 – ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA
Daytona Beach, FL
MAR 13 TO MAR 16 – MOBIL 1 TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING PRESENTED BY ADVANCE AUTO PARTS
APR 12 TO APR 13 – BUBBA BURGER SPORTS CAR GRAND PRIX AT LONG BEACH
Long Beach, CA
MAY 03 TO MAY 05 – ACURA SPORTS CAR CHALLENGE AT MID-OHIO
MAY 31 TO JUN 01 – CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY LEAR
JUN 27 TO JUN 30 – SAHLEN’S SIX HOURS OF THE GLEN
Watkins Glen, NY
JUL 05 TO JUL 07 – SPORTSCAR GRAND PRIX
JUL 19 TO JUL 20 – NORTHEAST GRAND PRIX
AUG 02 TO AUG 04 – ROAD AMERICA
Elkhart Lake, WI
AUG 23 TO AUG 25 – MICHELIN GT CHALLENGE AT VIR
SEP 13 TO SEP 15 – WEATHERTECH RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA
OCT 09 TO OCT 12 – MOTUL PETIT LE MANS
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.
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