Double duty sports car weekend on tap at two iconic road courses

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It may not be the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but both the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Pirelli World Challenge will be in action this weekend at two of North America’s most iconic and historic road courses.

For the TUDOR Championship, it’s a trip to Watkins Glen International for the third round of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup. A six-hour enduro is often one of the tougher tests of the season and will see all four of the series’ classes – Prototype, Prototype Challenge, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona – all back together for only the fourth time this season (Daytona, Sebring, Monterey).

Meanwhile World Challenge heads to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. for an all-class weekend to showcase more than 100 cars from 21 different manufacturers. It’s the third all-class weekend of the year (COTA, Mosport) and marks the return of PWC to Road America as a featured event; last year, it ran with the NASCAR Xfinity (then Nationwide) Series.

The conflict has meant there are a handful of drivers or staff who will be at one instead of the other, since some work in both series.

Alas, it will be a treat for fans, who will have 10+ hours of racing to digest between all class races this weekend.