IMSA SportsCar Championship at Road America: How to watch, start times, schedule

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IMSA Road America start times: The top-level IMSA prototypes will run their final sprint race of the season Sunday in the only non-endurance race that will feature all five classes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Road America will be the final sprint race of the season for DPi, LMP2 and LMP3. With two races remaining (the Petit Le Mans season finale will take place Oct. 1), the Acuras of Meyer Shank Racing and Wayne Taylor Racing are battling for the premier division championship.

Tom Blomqvist and Oliver Jarvis in the No. 60 Acura ARX-05 hold a 56-point lead on the No. 10 of Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor.

The Chip Ganassi Racing No. 01 Cadillac of Sebastien Bourdais and Renger van der Zande is ranked third in the DPi standings with two victories in the past three races.

Here are the start times, starting lineup, schedule and TV info for the IMSA Fastlane SportsCar Weekend at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (all times are ET):


IMSA at Road America start times, schedule, TV info

WHEN: Sunday, 11:40 a.m. ET

RACE DISTANCE: Two hours, 40 minutes on the 14-turn, 4.048-mile road course

FORECAST: According to Wunderground.com, the forecast is for 74 degrees with a 59 percent chance of rain at the green flag.

ENTRY LISTClick here to see the 37-car field over five divisions (DPi, LMP2, LMP3, GTD Pro, GTD) for the IMSA Fastlane SportsCar Weekend at Road America.

PRACTICES: Session I l Session II

QUALIFYING RESULTS: Click here to see the speeds for the 37 cars in five categories

STARTING LINEUP: Click here for how the field will line up Sunday


RACE BROADCAST

TV: 11:40 a.m. ET on Peacock; noon ET on USA Network. Peacock, the NBC Sports App,and NBCSports.com will have streaming coverage of the event from flag to flag. Brian Till is the announcer with analyst Calvin Fish and pit reporters Hannah Newhouse and Matt Yocum.

Radio: Select sessions live on IMSA.com and RadioLeMans.com; SiriusXM live race coverage begins Sunday at 11:30 a.m. (XM 207, Web/App 992)

Qualifying: Streaming on IMSA.com/TVLive Live at 11:55 a.m. Saturday


DAILY SCHEDULE IMSA AT ROAD AMERICA

Here’s a rundown of the IMSA Fastlane SportsCar Weekend (all times ET):

Friday, Aug. 5

9 a.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup practice
9:45 a.m.: Lamborghini Super Trofeo practice
10:45 a.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge practice
12:05 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice
2:35 p.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup qualifying
3:20 p.m.: Lamborghini Super Trofeo qualifying
4:15 p.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship practice

Saturday, Aug. 6

9 a.m.: Michelin Pilot Challenge qualifying
9:50 a.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup, Race 1
10:50 a.m.: Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Race 1
Noon: IMSA WeatherTech Championship SportsCar qualifying

Sunday, Aug. 7

9:20 a.m.: Porsche Carrera Cup, Race 2
11:40 a.m.: IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race (two hours, 40 minutes)
2:55 p.m.: Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Race 2

Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.