2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule Released

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 30-31Rolex 24 at DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwayDaytona Beach, FLAll
March 19Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From FloridaSebring International RacewaySebring, FLAll
April 16Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at Long BeachLong Beach Street CircuitLong Beach, CAP, PC, GTLM
May 1Continental Tire Monterey Grand PrixMazda Raceway Laguna SecaMonterey, CAAll
June 4Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand PrixBelle Isle ParkDetroit, MIP, PC, GTD
July 3Sahlen's Six Hours of The GlenWatkins Glen InternationalWatkins Glen, NYAll
July 10Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Hawk PerformanceCanadian Tire Motorsport ParkBowmanville, ON (Canada)All
July 23Northeast Grand PrixLime Rock ParkLakeville, CTPC, GTLM, GTD
August 7Continental Tire Road Race ShowcaseRoad AmericaElkhart Lake, WIAll
August 21Oak Tree Grand PrixVIRginia International RacewayAlton, VAGTLM, GTD
September 17Lone Star Le MansCircuit of The AmericasAustin, TXAll
October 1Petit Le Mans powered by MazdaRoad AtlantaBraselton, GAAll