IMSA Weathertech Championship

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2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule

Date Event / Venue Classes / Duration Jan. 5-7 – Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona P/GTLM/GTD Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, Florida

Jan. 25-28 – Rolex 24 At Daytona P/GTLM/GTD Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, Florida – 24 Hours

March 14-17 – Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida P/GTLM/GTD Sebring International Raceway – Sebring, Florida – 12 Hours

April 13-14 – BUBBA burger SportsCar Grand Prix at Long Beach P/GTLM Long Beach, California – 100 Minutes

May 4-6 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course P/GTLM/GTD Lexington, Ohio – 2 Hours, 40 Minutes

June 1-2 – Chevrolet Sports Car Classic P/GTD Belle Isle Park – Detroit, Michigan – 100 Minutes

June 28-July 1 – Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen P/GTLM/GTD Watkins Glen International – Watkins Glen, New York – 6 Hours

July 6-8 – Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix P/GTLM/GTD Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada – 2 Hours, 40 Minutes

July 20-21 – Northeast Grand Prix GTLM/GTD Lime Rock Park – Lakeville, Connecticut – 2 Hours, 40 Minutes

Aug. 3-5 – Continental Tire Road Race Showcase P/GTLM/GTD Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin – 2 Hours, 40 Minutes

Aug. 17-19 – Michelin GT Challenge GTLM/GTD VIRginia International Raceway – Danville, Virginia – 2 Hours, 40 Minutes

Sept. 7-9 – Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda P/GTLM/GTD Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Monterey, California – 2 Hours, 40 Minutes

Oct. 10-13 – Motul Petit Le Mans P/GTLM/GTD Road Atlanta – Braselton, Georgia – 10 Hours

 

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Corvette Racing Focused on Racecraft for 2017

Corvette Racing Focusing on Racecraft for 2017
Photo Credit: Richard Prince / Corvette Racing

2017 FINAL RESULTS:

2017 IMSA GTLM Manufacturer Champion

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 7, 2017) – Chevrolet earned its second consecutive Manufacturer Championship in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Le Mans (GTLM) category Saturday at Road Atlanta. A second-place finish in the 10-hour Petit Le Mans for the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R gave Chevrolet its 12th GT Manufacturer title dating back to the 2001 American Le Mans Series season.

 

2017 IMSA GTLM Driver & Team Champions

BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 7, 2017) – With the opening stages of the 10-hour Petit Le Mans endurance race in the record books, Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen clinched the GT Le Mans (GTLM) Driver title in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The start of the season finale also means the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R squad earned the GTLM Team Championship.

 

Corvette Racing’s team manager Ben Johnson recently dished some ‘inside baseball’ to Motorsport.com in which he said the team is focusing on maximizing the current Corvette C7.R package while working to reduce errors on the track and in the pits.

The GT Le Mans class in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is as competitive as its ever been with Ford, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW and Corvette all vying for the Manufacturers Championship. The Rolex 24 at Daytona showed the just how strong the competition is as all five manufacturers were in the hunt for the win in the final laps of the 24 hour race.

“GTLM in IMSA is just taking another step forward. Porsche comes with a brand new car and they mounted their engine in the middle of the car, you have Ford with four cars, exactly as they were at Le Mans last year, Ferrari did two cars, you got BMW back with their M6, so we know its gonna be unbelieveably tough. All those manufacturers are gunning for us, so we know we’ve got to be completely 100% every lap, every pit stop, every decision on strategy. There’s no room for mistakes, there’s no room for a little bit of weakness ’cause someone will pounce on it straightaway.”

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