IMSA at Road America today: How to watch, schedules, TV and stream info

IMSA Road America schedule
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IMSA returns to the track this weekend at Road America with a three-day schedule of its premier WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (Sunday at noon ET, NBC) and the Porsche GT3 Cup and Michelin Pilot Challenge support series.

The No. 55 Mazda of Jonathan Bomarito and Harry Tincknell is the defending overall race winner, nipping the No. 6 Acura of Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya by 0.227 seconds last season.

Through three races this season, the No. 10 Cadillac of Renger van der Zende and Ryan Briscoe is tied with the No. 77 Mazda of Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez atop the DPi standings with 92 points.

POSTRACE INFO: Here are the points and results after Sunday at Road America

Other class leaders: Patrick Kelly and Spencer Pigot in LMP2; the No. 3 Corvette of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor ranks first in GTLM and Jack Hawksworth, who has won the past two rounds in GTD with Aaron Telitz.

Here are the details for IMSA this weekend at Road America (all times are ET):


IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America

TV: Sunday at noon, NBC

STREAM: NBC Sports App, NBCSports.com and TrackPass on NBC Sports Gold

RADIO: IMSA Radio will have live radio coverage throughout the weekend on IMSARadio.com, as well as Sirius Channel 216, XM 210, Internet 970

RACE DISTANCE: Two hours, 40 minutes around the 14-turn, 4.048-mile road course in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, it’s expected to be 74 degrees with a 48% chance of rain at the green flag.

ENTRY LIST: Click here to see the 31 cars entered in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race Sunday at Road America


IMSA Road America weekend schedule

Friday

5:35-6:35 p.m. — WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

Saturday

9:55-11:10 a.m. — WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

11:30 a.m. — Prototype Challenge

1:40 p.m. — Porsche GT3 Cup, Race 1

2:50 p.m. — WeatherTech SportsCar Championship qualifying

4:45 p.m. — Michelin Pilot Challenge Road America 120

Sunday

10 a.m. — Porsche GT3 Cup, Race 2

Noon — IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race

Starting lineup grid for IMSA Petit Le Mans: Tom Blomqvist puts MSR on pole position

Petit Le Mans lineup
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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship contender Tom Blomqvist put the Meyer Shank Racing Acura at the front of the starting lineup for the Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Road Atlanta.

Blomqvist turned a 1-minute, 8.55-second lap on the 2.54-mile circuit Friday to capture his third pole position for MSR this season. Earl Bamber qualified second in the No. 02 Cadillac for Chip Ganassi Racing.

Ricky Taylor was third in the No. 10 Acura of Wayne Taylor Racing, which enters Saturday’s season finale with a 19-point lead over the No. 60 of Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis (who will be joined by Helio Castroneves) for the 10-hour race.

PETIT LE MANS STARTING GRID: Click here for the starting lineup l Lineup by car number

PETIT LE MANS: Info on how to watch

With the pole, MSR sliced the deficit to 14 points behind WTR, which will field the trio of Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque and Brendon Hartley in Saturday’s race.

“We really needed to put the car in this kind of position,” Blomqvist said. “It makes our life a little less stressful tomorrow. It would have given the No. 10 a bit more breathing space. It’s going to be a proper dogfight tomorrow. The guys gave me such a great car. It’s been fantastic this week so far, and it really came alive. I’m hugely thankful to the boys and girls at MSR for giving me the wagon today to execute my job.

“That was a big effort from me. I knew how important it was. It’s just awesome for the guys to give them some sort of reward as well. It’s always nice to be quick. If you do the pole, you know you’ve got a quick car.”

Though WTR has a series-leading four victories with the No. 10, MSR won the Rolex 24 at Daytona and has five runner-up finishes along with its three poles.

The strong performances of the ARX-05s ensure that an Acura will win the final championship in IMSA’s premier Daytona Prototype international (DPi) division, which is being rebranded as Grand Touring Prototype in the move to LMDh cars next season.

Taylor qualified third despite sliding into the Turn 5 gravel during the closing minutes of qualifying while pushing to gain points.

“Qualifying was important for points,” Taylor said. “Going into it, if we outqualified the No. 60 Meyer Shank Acura, they had a lot to lose in terms of championship points. So, we were trying to increase the gap over 20 points which would’ve made a big difference for tomorrow. We would have loved to get the pole and qualify ahead of the No. 60, but in the scheme of the points, it didn’t change a whole lot. I’m feeling good since it’s such a long race, and the No. 10 Konica Minolta Acura team does such a good job strategizing and putting us in a good position.

“I’m very confident in our lineup and our team compared to them over the course of 10 hours. I’d put my two teammates up against those guys any day. I think we are all feeling optimistic and strong for tomorrow.”

In other divisions, PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports (LMP2), Riley Motorsports (LMP3), VasserSullivan (GTD Pro) and Paul Miller Racing (GTD) captured pole positions.

The broadcast of the 10-hour race will begin Saturday at 12:10 p.m. ET on NBC, moving at 3 p.m. to USA Network.


QUALIFYING

Results

Results by class

Fastest lap by driver

Fastest lap by driver after qualifying

Fastest lap by driver and class after qualifying

Fastest lap sequence in qualifying

Best sector times in qualifying

Time cards in qualifying

PRACTICE RESULTS: Session I l Session II l Session III