AUSTIN, Texas – SRO Motorsports America has announced the 2020 Pirelli GT4 America Sprint and SprintX schedules.
The 10-weekend season will feature a mix of historic road courses and renowned street circuits, bookended by America’s newest road course gem and one of the world’s most iconic circuits.
As it has done the past couple of years, the GT4 racing season will open at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, March 7-8 with Sprint and SprintX in action.
Billed as the Home of the World Championships, the 3.41-mile, 20-turn circuit is one of America’s premier race facilities.
From one of America’s modern road courses, the series heads to two renowned street circuits. Nestled close to some of Florida’s beaches, the Pirelli GT4 America series celebrates Spring Break as part of the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
Utilizing downtown streets, and one runway of the Albert Whitted Airport, the 14-turn, 1.8-mile temporary street course will host two rounds of the Sprint series, March 14-15.
Roughly a month later, SprintX competitors will compete in ‘America’s Top Street Race’ at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 18-19.
Now in its 46th year, the Roar by the Shore will be held on the 11-turn, 1.968-mile downtown circuit in the heart of the Port of Long Beach.
From two ‘street fights’, the SprintX series enters the Bullring – Lakeville, Connecticut’s Lime Rock Park. The seven-turn, 2.41-km (1.50-mile) track will host the series May 8-9.
The focus then shifts north of the border to Canada for the annual rite of spring, the Victoria Day Speedfest weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, May 16-17. Celebrating the first Canadian holiday weekend each spring, the event will feature two Sprint rounds.
Both GT4 series then travel to the 17-turn, 4.2-mile Virginia Int’l Raceway, which hosts the series on June 6-7. It’s then off to California Aug. 8-9 and Sonoma Raceway. SprintX and Sprint series will compete at the 2.52-mile, 12-turn road circuit that has been a staple on the calendar since it hosted the first ever World Challenge race more than 30 years ago.
Aptly named America’s National Park of Speed, Wisconsin’s Road America welcomes both series Aug. 29-30. The 4.048-mile, 14-turn circuit is a driver favorite. It’s then on to the rolling hills of upstate New York and Watkins Glen, Sept. 19-20. The 3.377-mile, 11-turn road course is the site for the penultimate race weekend of the season.
It’s only fitting that the Motorsports Capital of the World will host the 2020 finale, as the season’s championships will be decided at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s 2.439-mile, 13-turn road course, Oct. 3-4.