IMSA announces schedule for 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar season

The 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will feature 12 races, beginning with the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.

IMSA has announced the schedule for the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, which will again feature a 12-event overall season and no major changes to the calendar.

The schedule is announced on the same night WeatherTech takes over as entitlement sponsor for the championship, effective as of November 1, 2015.

The schedule sees 11 races for the Prototype Challenge, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes, but ten events for the Prototype class.

The season will again kick off at Daytona International Speedway for the Rolex 24 in late January, followed by trips to Sebring, Long Beach, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Detroit’s Belle Isle prior to the annual Le Mans break.

The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen has been moved back one week, to accommodate teams returning from Le Mans, which results in back-to-back event with Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in July and features all four classes.

Lime Rock Park returns to the schedule for the second consecutive year, but with the addition of GT LM cars, with Road America, VIR, Circuit of The Americas and Petit Le Mans completing the schedule.

2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule

Jan 30-31 Daytona International Speedway*

Mar 19 Sebring International Raceway*

Apr 16 Long Beach Street Circuit (P, PC and GTLM only)

May 1 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

June 4 Detroit Belle Isle (P, PC and GTD only)

July 3 Watkins Glen International*

Jul 10 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Jul 23 Lime Rock Park (PC, GTLM and GTD only)

Aug 7 Road America

Aug 21 Virginia International Raceway (GTLM and GTD only)

Sep 17 Circuit of The Americas

Oct 1 Road Atlanta*

*Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup events