Ahead of the return of IMSA action at Daytona on July 4, the organisers have revealed date changes for three upcoming WeatherTech Championship events and date shifts for other IMSA-sanctioned series.
The Six Hours of The Glen event weekend now will be held on Labor Day weekend, September 3-6, featuring all four WeatherTech Championship classes for the second round of the four-race IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup season. The event at Watkins Glen International will also include a four-hour Pilot Challenge race, as well as doubleheader races for both the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA and Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America. This change also means the clash between that race and the Intercontinental GT Challenge race at Indianapolis will be avoided.
The WeatherTech Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes will remain in the Northeast through the following weekend, moving to Lime Rock Park for the two-hour, 40-minute Northeast Grand Prix on September 11-12. Lime Rock also will host a two-hour Michelin Pilot Challenge race and a pair of 45-minute GT3 Cup Challenge USA races.
Laguna Seca, meanwhile, now will host the penultimate round of the WeatherTech Championship with all four classes on Oct. 30-Nov. 1. The Monterey Sports Car Championship weekend, which also serves as the finale for the WeatherTech Sprint Cup season for the GTD class, will include Pilot Challenge and Super Trofeo North America.
“These revisions to our 2020 schedules put all of IMSA’s stakeholders in the best possible position for success,” said IMSA President John Doonan.
“They are also the result of the ongoing spirit of collaboration with our promoter partners. Moving our Northeastern events into September should pay dividends from the standpoint of weather. WeatherTech Raceway on Halloween weekend also has the potential to be spectacular and will set the stage for a thrilling conclusion at Sebring.”
Another Lamborghini Super Trofeo schedule revision will bring the series back to VIRginia International Raceway on the weekend of Aug. 21-23 instead of the previously announced Grand Prix of St. Petersburg event.
The six-race IMSA Prototype Challenge schedule announced in May has not changed. However, the season-ending race at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta now will be a three-hour race as was the case with the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway in January. All others will be one hour and 45 minutes in length.
Complete 2020 schedules for all series follow below.
July 3-4: Daytona (DPi, GTLM, GTD)
July 17-18: Sebring (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD)
August 1-2: Road America (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD)
August 21-22: Virginia International Raceway (GTLM, GTD)
September 4-6: Watkins Glen International (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD)
September 11-12: Lime Rock Park (GTLM, GTD)
September 25-27: Mid-Ohio (DPi, GTLM, GTD)
October 15-17: Petit Le Mans (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD)
October 30- November 1: Laguna Seca (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD)
November 12-13: Twelve Hours of Sebring (DPi, LMP2, GTLM, GTD)