IMSA kicks off final four-race stretch at Road America this weekend

0 Comments

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Following a summer that hasn’t seen too much racing action between May and July, things get busy once again for IMSA’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge at Road America this weekend.

With several either limited class or limited time races in the books, each series is down to its final four races, to be held over the next two months through the season finale at Road Atlanta in October.

In the interim, Road America occurs this weekend with VIR in two weeks, Circuit of the Americas in September and then Road Atlanta to cap it off.

The four Corvette DP teams are 1-4 in the TUDOR Championship Prototype drivers standings. Heading into this weekend, Michael Valiante and Richard Westbrook lead Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi by seven points (221-214), with Dane Cameron and Eric Curran (210) and the Taylor brothers on 206.

The PC battle is even closer with Jon Bennett and Colin Braun only three up on Tom Kimber-Smith and Mike Guasch (222-219).

In GT Le Mans, Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen have the No. 3 Corvette in the lead by just two points, 188-186 over Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner in the No. 25 BMW.

GT Daytona features the tightest top-to-bottom battle with the top four pairs separated by only 10 points.

In the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, Stevenson Motorsports’ pair of Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell lead by a healthy 24-point margin over Hugh and Matt Plumb in GS, while the ST battle sees Stevan McAleer and Chad McCumbee now four clear of fellow Mazda drivers Andrew Carbonell and Liam Dwyer.