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.

2022 WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON

ROAR BEFORE THE ROLEX 24
JAN 21 – JAN 23
Daytona International Speedway
DURATION: N/A
LENGTH: 3.56 MILES | # OF CORNERS: 12

ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA
JAN 27 – JAN 30
Daytona International Speedway
DURATION: 24 Hours
LENGTH: 3.56 MILES | # OF CORNERS: 12

MOBIL 1 TWELVE HOURS OF SEBRING PRESENTED BY ADVANCE AUTO PARTS
MAR 16 – MAR 19
Sebring International Raceway
DURATION: 12 Hours
LENGTH: 3.74 MILES | # OF CORNERS: 17

ACURA GRAND PRIX OF LONG BEACH
APR 8 – APR 9
Long Beach Street Circuit
DURATION: 100 Minutes
LENGTH: 1.968 MILES | # OF CORNERS: 11

HYUNDAI MONTEREY SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY MOTUL
APR 29 – MAY 1
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
DURATION: 2 Hours 40 Minutes
LENGTH: 2.238 MILES | # OF CORNERS: 11

MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR CHALLENGE
MAY 13 – MAY 15
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
DURATION: 2 Hours 40 Minutes
LENGTH: 2.258 MILES | # OF CORNERS: 13

CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY LEAR
JUN 3 – JUN 4
Raceway at Belle Isle Park
DURATION: 100 Minutes
LENGTH: 2.35 MILES | # OF CORNERS: 14

SAHLEN’S SIX HOURS OF THE GLEN
JUN 23 – JUN 26
Watkins Glen International
DURATION: 6 Hours
LENGTH: 3.4 MILES | # OF CORNERS: 11

SPORTSCAR GRAND PRIX
JUL 1 – JUL 3
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
DURATION: 2 Hours 40 Minutes
LENGTH: 2.459 MILES | # OF CORNERS: 10

NORTHEAST GRAND PRIX
JUL 15 – JUL 16
Lime Rock Park
DURATION: 2 Hours 40 Minutes
LENGTH: 1.50 MILES | # OF CORNERS: 7

IMSA SPORTSCAR WEEKEND
AUG 5 – AUG 7
Road America
DURATION: 2 Hours 40 Minutes
LENGTH: 4.0 MILES | # OF CORNERS: 14

MICHELIN GT CHALLENGE AT VIR
AUG 26 – AUG 28
VIRginia International Raceway
DURATION: N/A
LENGTH: 3.27 MILES | # OF CORNERS: 18

MOTUL PETIT LE MANS
SEP 28 – OCT 1
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
DURATION: 10 Hours
LENGTH: 2.54 MILES | # OF CORNERS: 12

IMSA TV Coverage for 2022

Date Circuit Network Start Time (ET)
Sat & Sun Jan 29 & 30 Rolex 24 NBC/USA/Peacock/IMSATVLive 1:30 p.m
Sat, March 19 Sebring International Raceway USA/Peacock 10 a.m.
Sat, April 9 Long Beach Street Circuit USA 5 p.m.
Sun, May 1 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca NBC 3 p.m.
Sun, May 15 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course USA 2 p.m.
Sat, June 4 Belle Isle Park USA 3 p.m.
Sun, June 28 Watkins Glen International USA/Peacock 10:30 a.m.
Sun, July 3 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park NBC 3 p.m.
Sat, July 16 Lime Rock Park USA/Peacock 3 p.m.
Sun, Aug. 7 Road America USA/Peacock TBD
Sun, Aug. 28 VIRginia International Raceway USA 2 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 1 Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta NBC/USA/Peacock Noon

Classes:

Prototype (P): 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.

WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

AF CORSE NO. 21

ALEGRA MOTORSPORTS NO. 28

ALLY CADILLAC RACING NO. 48

ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT NO. 36

BMW TEAM RLL NO. 24
BMW TEAM RLL NO. 25

CETILAR RACING NO. 47

CHIP GANASSI RACING NO. 01

CORE AUTOSPORT NO. 54

CORVETTE RACING NO. 3
CORVETTE RACING NO. 4

DRAGONSPEED NO. 81
DRAGONSPEED NO. 82

ERA MOTORSPORT NO. 18

FORTY7 MOTORSPORTS NO. 7

GRT GRASSER RACING TEAM NO. 111
GRT GRASSER RACING TEAM NO. 19

HEART OF RACING TEAM NO. 23

HIGH CLASS RACING NO. 20

JDC-MILLER MOTORSPORTS/MUSTANG SAMPLING NO. 5

KONICA MINOLTA ACURA ARX-05 ACURA DPI NO. 10

MAGNUS WITH ARCHANGEL NO. 44

MAZDA MOTORSPORTS NO. 55

MEYER SHANK RACING W/CURB-AGAJANIAN NO. 60

MUEHLNER MOTORSPORTS AMERICA NO. 6

NTE SPORT NO. 42

PAUL MILLER RACING NO. 1

PERFORMANCE TECH MOTORSPORTS NO. 38

PFAFF MOTORSPORTS NO. 9

PR1 MATHIASEN MOTORSPORTS NO. 52

RACING TEAM NEDERLAND NO. 29

RILEY MOTORSPORTS NO. 74
RILEY MOTORSPORTS NO. 91

RISI COMPETIZIONE NO. 62

RWR-EURASIA NO. 51

SCUDERIA CORSA NO. 63

SEAN CREECH MOTORSPORT NO. 33

SUN ENERGY 1 NO. 75

TEAM HARDPOINT NO. 88
TEAM HARDPOINT NO. 99

TEAMTGM NO. 64

TF SPORT NO. 97

TOWER MOTORSPORT NO. 8

TURNER MOTORSPORTS NO. 96

UNITED AUTOSPORTS NO. 2
UNITED AUTOSPORTS NO. 22

VASSER SULLIVAN NO. 12
VASSER SULLIVAN NO. 14

WEATHERTECH RACING NO. 79

WHELEN ENGINEERING RACING NO. 31

WIN MOTORSPORT NO. 11

WINWARD RACING NO. 57 (IWSC)

WRIGHT MOTORSPORTS NO. 16

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Website: http://www.imsa.com/
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