As the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship prepares to return to action with the IMSA WeatherTech 240 In Daytona on Saturday, July 4, the sanctioning body today announced date changes for three upcoming WeatherTech Champions and date changes for other series sanctioned by IMSA.
The weekend of the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen event will take place on Labor Day weekend, September 3-6, with the four classes of the WeatherTech Championship for the second round of the four-race season. the IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup. The event at Watkins Glen International in the Finger Lakes region of New York will also include a four-hour IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race, as well as double title races for the Yokohama Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA and Lamborghini Super Trophy North America.
The WeatherTech Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes will remain in the Northeast until next weekend, and will move to Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut for the two-hour, 40 Northeast Grand Prix minutes in September. 11-12. Lime Rock will also host a two-hour Michelin Pilot Challenge race and a pair of 45-minute GT3 Cup Challenge USA races.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, meanwhile, will now host the penultimate round of the WeatherTech Championship with all four classes from October 30 to November 30. 1. The Hyundai Monterey Sports Car Championship weekend, which also serves as the end of the Sprint WeatherTech Cup season for the GTD class, will include the Michelin Pilot Challenge and the Lamborghini Super Trophy North America.
“These revisions to our 2020 calendars put all IMSA stakeholders in the best possible position for success,” said IMSA President John Doonan. “They are also the result of the continued spirit of collaboration with our promoting partners. Moving our Northeast events to September should pay dividends from a climate standpoint. WeatherTech Raceway on Halloween weekend also has the potential to be spectacular and set the stage for an exciting conclusion in Sebring. “
Another overhaul of the Lamborghini Super Trophy schedule will bring the series back to VIRginia International Raceway the weekend of August 21-23 instead of the previously announced St. Petersburg Grand Prix event.
The IMSA Prototype Challenge six race schedule announced in May has not changed. However, the season-ending race at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta will now be a three-hour race, as was the case with the season opener at Daytona International Speedway in January. All others will last one hour and 45 minutes.
Full 2020 schedules for all series follow below.
WeatherTech 240 in Daytona, Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring Live on NBCSN
In addition to schedule updates announced today, NBCSN’s live television coverage of the IMSA WeatherTech 240 At Daytona was confirmed on July 4 and the Cadillac Grand Prix of Sebring on July 18.
The WeatherTech 240 At Daytona telecast begins at 6 p.m. ET, culminating a busy day of motorsports for NBC Sports. Coverage of the Sebring Cadillac Grand Prix begins at 5:30 pm ET on Saturday, July 18. Both races will last two hours and 40 minutes.
“Coming out of the solid NBC network coverage of the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January, we are having a good boost with NBC Sports as we resumed in July,” Doonan said. “In prime time, the Saturday night windows on NBCSN are extremely valuable and provide all IMSA stakeholders with an opportunity to showcase our sport to a significant audience.”