IMSA Season To Resume At Daytona In July

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The IMSA season will resume with a new event at Daytona Int'l Speedway in July. (Dallas Breeze photo)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – IMSA has revealed its plans to return to racing this summer with a revised calendar for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.

The WeatherTech Championship will return July 4 at Daytona Int’l Speedway. This Fourth of July event will feature an evening race with WeatherTech as its entitlement partner and a live television broadcast on NBCSN.

The Michelin Pilot Challenge will resume alongside the WeatherTech Championship at Sebring Int’l Raceway on July 17-18. The WeatherTech Championship event also will be televised live on NBCSN.

Both event weekends will be conducted without fans in attendance.

“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.”

“We’re going back to our roots, taking a grand step back in time,” said Daytona Int’l Speedway President Chip Wile. “Some of IMSA’s WeatherTech Sports Car Championship most historic moments happened here, and there have been many memorable names that have conquered Daytona. We look forward to having IMSA back this summer to kick off their return to racing.”

As part of the revised schedule, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, originally scheduled for June 25-28, has been rescheduled for the weekend of Oct. 1-4. The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Michelin Pilot Challenge, Porsche GT3 Cup and Lamborghini Super Trofeo events will run on the new weekend.

Revised IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule

July 3-4 – Daytona Int’l Speedway – Daytona Beach, Fla.
July 17-18 – Sebring Int’l Raceway – Sebring, Fla.
July 31-Aug. 2 – Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Aug. 21-23 – Virginia Int’l Raceway – Alton, Va.
Sept. 4-6 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – Monterey, Calif.
Sept. 25-27 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, Ohio
Oct. 2-4 – Watkins Glen Int’l – Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Oct. 14-17 – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta – Braselton, Ga.
Oct. 30-31 – Lime Rock Park – Lime Rock, Conn.
Nov. 11-14 – Sebring Int’l Raceway – Sebring, Fla.

Revised IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Schedule

July 17 – Sebring Int’l Raceway – Sebring, Fla.
Aug. 1 – Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wis.
Aug. 21-23 – Virginia Int’l Raceway – Alton, Va.
Sept. 5 – WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – Monterey, Calif.
Sept. 26 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, Ohio
Oct. 3 – Watkins Glen Int’l – Watkins Glen, N.Y.
Oct. 16 – Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta – Braselton, Ga.
Oct. 31 – Lime Rock Park – Lime Rock, Conn.
Nov. 13 – Sebring Int’l Raceway – Sebring, Fla.