Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/15/20 11:49 a.m.
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IMSA just unveiled a new, revised schedule. The first event of their restarted schedule will take place at Daytona International Speedway July 3-4 as part of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The event will be televised only--courtesy of NBCSN--as spectators will not be admitted.

IMSA’s Michelin Pilot Challenge will return to the track July 17-18 at Sebring International Raceway, and will also be an NBCSN televised-only event.

The revised schedules are below, as well as the full press release:

In a series of video conferences with stakeholders earlier today, IMSA revealed its plans to return to racing this summer with a revised 2020 calendar for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.

The WeatherTech Championship will return July 4 at Daytona International Speedway. This Fourth of July event will feature an evening race with WeatherTech as its entitlement partner and a live television broadcast on NBCSN.

The Michelin Pilot Challenge will resume alongside the WeatherTech Championship at Sebring International Raceway on July 17-18. The WeatherTech Championship event also will be televised live on NBCSN.

Both event weekends will be conducted without fans in attendance.

"IMSA is grateful to all of our promoter partners for collaborating with us to develop a revised schedule of outstanding events," said IMSA President John Doonan. "Our No. 1 priority since March has been to get back to racing as safely and as quickly as possible, and this revised schedule is evidence of that. We appreciate the patience, cooperation, and input of our IMSA stakeholders, and we all are very much looking forward to going racing again this summer and putting on amazing races for our audience."

Further NBC Sports television broadcast information and any additional details will be announced soon.

For the updated 2020 WeatherTech Championship schedule, please click here.

For the updated 2020 Michelin Pilot Challenge schedule, please click here.

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Dave M (Forum Supporter)
Dave M (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
5/15/20 12:01 p.m.

I like closing the season with Sebring! Nice idea....

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/15/20 1:14 p.m.

In reply to Dave M (Forum Supporter) :

Yay, Florida. 

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 UberDork
5/15/20 1:32 p.m.

It's cool that IMSA will be a support series to the Champcar race on July 4th weekend. 

JesseWolfe
JesseWolfe Reader
5/15/20 2:42 p.m.

I was actually hoping to get to VIR this year, I guess that's not happening. 

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) Dork
5/15/20 4:18 p.m.

I see the People's Democratic Republic of Austin didn't make the list.  Sad, because I've been wanting to take kiddo to see racing there.

And anyone not gettingbthe reference there is little known big name actor movie about TX that is funny.  TX really is like 5 different states in one.  The way Jack Black and M. McConaughey play it is hilarious.  

The first time I saw it and the description of Austin came up, I think I sprayed beverage.

Dave M (Forum Supporter)
Dave M (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
5/15/20 5:01 p.m.

In reply to David S. Wallens :

Florida man like racing.

KentF (Forum Supporter)
KentF (Forum Supporter) Reader
5/15/20 5:30 p.m.

Road America! I I don't have any autocross events that weekend! Going!

mikeatrpi
mikeatrpi HalfDork
5/15/20 7:26 p.m.

Going to be a busy fall at limerock.  The Vintage festival is at the start of September and then trans am and imsa in October

captdownshift (Forum Supporter)
captdownshift (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
5/16/20 10:58 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:

In reply to Dave M (Forum Supporter) :

Yay, Florida. 

In November yes. In July, hard pass.

 

And that's not covid related, that's 96 degrees, 92% humidity with no shade related. 

hybridmomentspass
hybridmomentspass New Reader
5/17/20 8:09 p.m.

No DPI at VIR, dang.

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
5/18/20 9:46 a.m.

CAn't wait to get back to Mid Ohio.

DirtyBird222
DirtyBird222 UberDork
5/18/20 10:08 a.m.
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) said:

I see the People's Democratic Republic of Austin didn't make the list.  Sad, because I've been wanting to take kiddo to see racing there.

And anyone not gettingbthe reference there is little known big name actor movie about TX that is funny.  TX really is like 5 different states in one.  The way Jack Black and M. McConaughey play it is hilarious.  

The first time I saw it and the description of Austin came up, I think I sprayed beverage.

Texas really is a bunch of different states. I got stuck in central west Texas for all of 2018. Thought I was going to hate it and ended up not wanting to leave. Hill Country is amazing as well. 

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon HalfDork
5/18/20 10:56 a.m.
hybridmomentspass said:

No DPI at VIR, dang.

Vir like lime rock has been a gt only event since the merger.

BFH_Garage
BFH_Garage New Reader
5/18/20 11:57 a.m.

But there was a rumor VIR would get DPI this year... hopes crushed. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/27/20 6:30 p.m.

In reply to BFH_Garage :

Next year, hopefully, we're all back to normal. 

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