IMSA to re-open season at Daytona in July

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IMSA to re-open season at Daytona in July

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IMSA to re-open season at Daytona in July

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IMSA has made a significant adjustment to its WeatherTech SportsCar Championship calendar with the addition of a second consecutive race at Daytona International Speedway, which will play host to the series as it returns to action in July.

The new Round 2 at Daytona, set for the Fourth of July weekend, replaces Watkins Glen International, which has been moved to October 2-4; the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen was originally planned for June 26-28 as Round 2 in the last IMSA schedule.

A trip north to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on July 5 has been removed from the latest WeatherTech calendar in light of border crossing restrictions; it has been replaced by a July 17-18 visit to Sebring International Raceway for a standard-length race.

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The last major change involves moving Lime Rock from mid-July to the end of October.

The new races at Daytona and Sebring will be run without spectators, with NBCSN carrying live coverage of the July 4 DIS round. IMSA’s Michelin Pilot Challenge series will make its return in July at Sebring

“IMSA is grateful to all of our promoter partners for collaborating with us to develop a revised schedule of outstanding events,” said IMSA President John Doonan. “Our No. 1 priority since March has been to get back to racing as safely and as quickly as possible, and this revised schedule is evidence of that. We appreciate the patience, cooperation, and input of our IMSA stakeholders, and we all are very much looking forward to going racing again this summer and putting on amazing races for our audience.”

2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Revised Schedule

Date Venue Length Classes

Jan. 25-26 Daytona International Speedway 24 hours DPi, LMP2*, GTLM, GTD

July 3-4 Daytona International Speedway 2 hr., 40 min. DPi, GTLM, GTD

July 17-18 Sebring International Raceway 2 hr., 40 min. DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD**

July 31-Aug. 2 Road America 2 hr., 40 min. DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD

Aug. 21-23 VIRginia International Raceway 2 hr., 40 min GTLM, GTD

Sept. 4-6 WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 2 hr., 40 min. DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD

Sept. 25-27 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2 hr., 40 min. DPi, GTLM, GTD

Oct. 2-4 Watkins Glen International 6 hours DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD

Oct. 14-17 Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta 10 hours DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD

Oct. 30-31 Lime Rock Park 2 hr., 40 min. GTLM, GTD

Nov. 11-14 Sebring International Raceway 12 hours DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD

* – points awarded toward Michelin Endurance Cup only

** – points awarded toward WeatherTech Sprint Cup only

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