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IMSA Resuming Season in July at Daytona

IMSA will return to racing in July.

After postponing several events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IMSA has released its revised schedule in a May 15 announcement, beginning with a contest at Daytona International Speedway July 3-4.

The IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship will return to action during the Fourth of July race weekend, while the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge support series will return to competition at Sebring International Raceway alongside the regular series July 17-18

Both Daytona and Sebring will hold two events in the 2020 season. For Daytona, the season-opening 24 Hours of Daytona ran as scheduled in February, but a new date was scheduled in July. Sebring’s original date was postponed until November, serving as the 2020 season finale. The second Sebring date in July was newly added.

“IMSA is grateful to all of our promoter partners for collaborating with us to develop a revised schedule of outstanding events,” IMSA President John Doonan said in a release. “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.”

In addition to the Daytona and Sebring races, seven other events dot the new schedule including IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup events at Watkins Glen International and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta. The complete schedule is listed below.

Daytona International Speedway: 2 hr., 40 min. (July 3-4)

Sebring International Raceway: 2 hr., 40 min. (July 17-18)

Road America: 2 hr., 40 min. (July 31-Aug. 2)

Virginia International Raceway: 2 hr., 40 min. (Aug. 21-23)

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca: 2 hr., 40 min. (Sept. 4-6)

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course: 2 hr., 40 min. (Sept. 25-27)

Watkins Glen International: 6 hr. (Oct 2-4)

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta: 10 hr. (Oct 14-17)

Lime Rock Park: 2 hr. 40 min. (Oct. 30-31)

Sebring International Raceway: 12 hr. (Nov 11-14)

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