The IMSA released the 2019 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule on Friday. The series will race the same 12 events that it did in 2018, kicking off the season with the 57th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway.
“As we head to the conclusion of the 2018 season, our promoter partners have enjoyed record, or near-record attendance for WeatherTech Championship events, and our 2019 schedule will enable those same promoters to build on that momentum,” said IMSA President Scott Atherton in a release. “IMSA has been fortunate for the past several years to have a schedule that includes the very best road courses and road racing events in North America, and we are thrilled to confirm our return to these same venues in 2019. We have often said that one of the most valuable elements of the merger is the event schedule that resulted – and our 2019 schedule is another reflection of that.”
The series enters it’s 50th season and has released a new logo to commemorate the anniversary. The season also kicks off a new television deal for IMSA. Every race of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will be broadcasted exclusively on one of NBC’s networks for each of the next six years. That includes streaming online through the networks app.
2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Schedule with TV
Jan. 26-27 | Daytona (NBCSN)
Mar. 16 | Sebring (NBCSN & CNBC)
Apr. 13 | Long Beach (NBCSN)
May 5 | Mid-Ohio (NBCSN)
June 1 | Detroit (NBCSN)
June 30 | Watkins Glen (NBCSN)
July 7 | Canadian Tire Motorsports park (NBC)
July 20 | Lime Rock Park (NBCSN)
Aug. 4 | Road America (NBCSN)
Aug. 25 | Virginia (NBCSN)
Sep. 15 | Laguna Seca (NBC)
Oct. 12 | Road Atlanta (NBC & NBCSN)
The series will resume it’s 2018 season this weekend as they take to the track at Road America. The Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, as what they call it, will drop the green flag at 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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