IMSA GT3 And Lites Schedules
IMSA has just released its schedules for the IMSA Lites and IMSA
GT3 Cup Challenge.
“We heard strong messages from our competitors that they would
like to see the series expand to multiple race weekends, new venues
and longer events,” explains Tim Mayer, COO at IMSA. “With
this schedule, we have accomplished all of those. This is a schedule
with which our competitors, IMSA, Porsche Motorsport North America
and Michelin can be justifiably proud.”
There is one more venue to be added to this schedule.
“The organization of the final event is challenging, but I
am sure that it will round out what will be a great season,”
says Tim Mayer.
16 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Sebring International Raceway of Sebring
May 18-19* Utah Grand Prix Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, Utah
June* TBA TBA
July 21 American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Aug. 25-26* Grand Prix of Mosport Mosport International Raceway
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Oct. 5 Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta Braselton, Ga.
Oct. 21** Monterey Sports Car Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Championships
*Signifies two 30-minute-races.
**Signifies one-hour, 45-minute endurance race.
“Our goal is to differentiate IMSA Lites from other styles
of sportscar racing,” continues Tim Mayer. “Along with
premier events, we have focused on creating great clarity for the
customers. Three homologated cars, one for each class, makes sure
that competitors will be focused on the racing, not on who can create
the next best tweak.”
Lites1 is exclusively for the DP02 chassis designed and produced
by Elan Motorsport Technologies. It features a carbon-fiber monocoque,
race-designed suspension and uprights, a six-speed sequential gearbox,
and a full aerodynamic package that features a front splitter, diffuser
and rear wing. It will be powered by 2.3-liter, inline four engines
prepared and sealed by Elan Power Products, along with a full ECU,
racing dash and data logger.
West Race Cars is the exclusive provider for chassis
in Lites2. The WR1000 racer is powered by a 1,000-cc Kawasaki powerplant
prepared and sealed by Muzzys.
Lites 3 will be made up of Formula SCCA cars designed
by Elan / Van Diemen and sold by SCCA Enterprises. This forms an
easily accessible, low cost entry level into the series and racing
in front of professional crowds, in a car that is readily available.
16-17 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Sebring International Raceway Of Sebring
May 18-19 Utah Grand Prix Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, Utah
July 6-7 New England Grand Prix Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Conn.
Aug. 25-26 Grand Prix of Mosport Mosport International Raceway Bowmanville,
Oct. 4-5 Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta Braselton, Ga.
Oct. 20-21* Monterey Sports Car Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Championships
*Subject to final confirmation by promoter.