IMSA replaces CTMP with Watkins Glen dash race
For the second time in two seasons, IMSA is not going to make the journey to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for its weekend of sports activities automotive racing as a consequence of COVID-related obstacles.
IMSA will, nonetheless, give Northeast endurance racing followers an opportunity to get pleasure from back-to-back occasions at Watkins Glen Worldwide. Following WGI’s conventional Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen held on June 27, WeatherTech SportsCar Championship groups, together with IMSA’s feeder collection, will stay in New York for the brand new WeatherTech 240 At The Glen spherical on July 2.
All 5 WeatherTech Championship lessons are invited for the 2h40m occasion, with the one caveat discovered within the GT Daytona class, the place factors earned within the race will depend in the direction of the Dash Cup championship relatively than the full-season GTD championship standings.
“We’re grateful to Watkins Glen Worldwide President Michael Printup and his staff for serving to us arrive at an answer when it grew to become obvious that we might be unable to make our deliberate journey to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this yr,” mentioned IMSA President John Doonan. “Likewise, we’re grateful that our companions on the Sports activities Automotive Membership of America’s Glen Area are prepared to share their beforehand scheduled occasion weekend at The Glen with us as properly. We sorely missed the chance to race at Watkins Glen final yr, however we’re delighted to deliver these loyal followers two IMSA occasion schedules in little greater than per week in 2021.”
The July 2 race begins at 6 p.m. ET and can transition into darkness for the checkered flag. The published of the WeatherTech 240 is scheduled for Saturday, July 3 at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN.