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IMSA Releases 2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule
August 9, 2018
Ten of the 12 IMSA events will be on the same weekend as they were in 2018, save for the races at VIRginia International Raceway and Laguna Seca, which will each run one weekend later in 2019.
IMSA Releases 2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule

As the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season nears its conclusion, sanction officials have announced the series’ 2019 schedule, which features many of the same venues from the year before.

Ten of the 12 events will be on the same weekend as they were in 2018. The races at VIRginia International Raceway and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca each will run one weekend later in 2019.

The Daytona Prototype international (DPi) and LMP2 classes will compete in 10 races, while the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class will have an 11-race season. In a new development for 2019, the GT Daytona (GTD) class will have 10 events that count toward the WeatherTech Championship, with a new seven-race IMSA WeatherTech Sprint Cup also announced for GTD.

Eight of the 12 events on the schedule will include all four classes, including the four Michelin Endurance Cup events: the 57th Rolex 24 At Daytona – which kicks off the season on Jan. 24-27, the 67th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 13-16, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on the weekend of June 28-30 and the Motul Petit Le Mans season finale at Road Atlanta on Oct. 9-12.

The four additional events with all four classes all will be two hours and 40 minutes in length at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on May 3-5, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on July 5-7, Road America on Aug. 2-4 and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on Sept. 13-15.

The BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach featuring the DPi, LMP2 and GTLM classes is scheduled for April 12-13; while the DPi, LMP2 and GTD classes are slated once again for the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Presented by Lear Corporation on May 31-June 1 (subject to final approval).

For the third consecutive year, there also will be a pair of GT-only races in 2019, both two hours and 40 minutes in length. The GTLM and GTD machines will battle at Lime Rock Park on July 19-20, and once again for the Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway on Aug. 23-25.

(Photo courtesy of IMSA).