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2017 Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Qualifying

Watch the exciting qualifying session from the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park. The fifth race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season.

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Cadillac Fortunes Split As Fittipaldi Awarded Pole Following Taylor Incident

Christian Fittipaldi will lead the field to the green flag for Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park, after an incident involving the points-leading No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team prevented the 15-minute qualifying session from fulfilling the required 10 minutes of green flag qualifying time.

A-Plus Performance by Aschenbach, Audi Brings GT Daytona Pole at Detroit

In a thrilling GT Daytona (GTD) class qualifying session for Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic at Belle Isle Park, Lawson Aschenbach delivered the first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship pole position for Audi since 2015 with a GTD track-record effort.

On his final lap of the 15-minute session, Aschenbach posted a best time of 1 minute, 30.200 seconds (93.7 mph) in the No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Audi R8 LMS GT3 to secure the class pole for tomorrow’s 100-minute sprint race on the 2.350-mile Belle Isle street circuit.

IMSA Newcomer Habul Off to Quick Start as WeatherTech Championship Owner/Driver

Australian IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rookie Kenny Habul readily admits his knowledge of the series was somewhat limited prior to the 2017 season in which his No. 75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 made its debut.

Continental Tire Pit Notes - Detroit

NUTS & BOLTS

WHO’S RACING

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (P, PC & GTD) – June 3, 2017

TRACK
Detroit Belle Isle – 2.3-mile, 13-turn temporary road course

RACE LENGTH
100 minutes

TIRE SETS
P teams will be allotted 7 sets of tires (including dry and wet tires) and PC and GTD teams will receive 6 sets.

Barbosa, Fittipaldi Looking to Parlay Sneak Preview into Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Success

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship drivers Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi participated in a Media Hot Lap Day at Detroit’s Belle Isle Park last Tuesday as a prelude to this Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic.

The race will be televised live on FS2 beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET, with a rebroadcast on FS1 airing at 9 a.m. ET Sunday. IMSA Radio also will have live coverage throughout the weekend, including its race broadcast airing online at IMSA.com, SiriusXM and locally in the Detroit market on WCSX FM 94.7.

Race Preview: Chevrolet Sports Car Classic

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Karam, Shank Flying IMSA Flag at Indy

“We’re reppin’ IMSA,” says Sage Karam of himself and Michael Shank Racing and their efforts in the 101st Indianapolis 500.

Karam is a full-time IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship driver, sharing the No. 14 3GT Racing Lexus RC F GT3 in the GT Daytona (GTD) class with Scott Pruett, a sports car racing legend and veteran IndyCar and Indy 500 racer. Karam is driving the No. 24 DRR Mecum Auctions Chevrolet IndyCar for Dreyer & Reinbold Racing and qualified 21st for his fourth start in the legendary Memorial Day weekend race.

ISC Chairman Jim France to Receive 2018 NASCAR Landmark Award

International Speedway Corporation (“ISC”) Chairman James (Jim) France, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of NASCAR’s Landmark Award for Outstanding Contributions to NASCAR, it was announced today.

Chevrolet Sports Car Classic Brings Entry List Of 28 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Race Cars To Motor City

Three IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship classes and a total of 28 race cars are ready for a 100-minute battle on the streets of Detroit’s Belle Isle Park for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic on Saturday, June 3. The race will be televised live on FS2 beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET.

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