Along with the name change to IMSA’s top sportscar series, the 2016 schedule for the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship was announced yesterday.
While it remains largely unchanged, some venues will have more classes than previously.
Long Beach will see Prototype Challenge added to the Prototype and GT Le Mans classes, whilst all classes will now compete at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Finally, the Lime Rock Park round will include GT Le Mans.
Two tests for all four classes will take place at Daytona International Speedway, the first on November 17-18, and the second joining the Roar Before The Rolex 24, on January 8-10.
|January 30-31||Rolex 24 at Daytona||Daytona International Speedway||Daytona Beach, FL||All|
|March 19||Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida||Sebring International Raceway||Sebring, FL||All|
|April 16||Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach||Long Beach Street Circuit||Long Beach, CA||P, PC, GTLM|
|May 1||Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix||Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca||Monterey, CA||All|
|June 4||Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix||Belle Isle Park||Detroit, MI||P, PC, GTD|
|July 3||Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen||Watkins Glen International||Watkins Glen, NY||All|
|July 10||Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Hawk Performance||Canadian Tire Motorsport Park||Bowmanville, ON (Canada)||All|
|July 23||Northeast Grand Prix||Lime Rock Park||Lakeville, CT||PC, GTLM, GTD|
|August 7||Continental Tire Road Race Showcase||Road America||Elkhart Lake, WI||All|
|August 21||Oak Tree Grand Prix||VIRginia International Raceway||Alton, VA||GTLM, GTD|
|September 17||Lone Star Le Mans||Circuit of The Americas||Austin, TX||All|
|October 1||Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda||Road Atlanta||Braselton, GA||All|