Less than 1,000 people live in the small village of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, but every year the community hosts nearly one million visitors at the racetrack only three miles away – Road America.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship visits the circuit each year in the beautiful Wisconsin summertime, but Road America also plays host to over 400 other events, including motocross and sprint races, a “Tough Mudder” run, and cycling competitions, including the Tour de Road America charity ride on IMSA weekend.
The anticipation continues to grow ahead of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, which will open the next era in Prototype competition with all-new regulations for the top Prototype class. When the green flag flies for the 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 28-29, VISIT FLORIDA Racing will have a brand-new look.
The Daytona Beach, Florida-based team is pleased to announce that VISIT FLORIDA Racing will launch the 2017 IMSA season with a Gibson-powered Riley Technologies MK XXX.
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and Mercedes-AMG today confirmed a multiple-car, customer racing program that will bring the manufacturer into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for the first time beginning with the 2017 season. Mercedes-AMG GT3 race cars will be powered by naturally aspirated, 6.3-liter V8 engines and will compete in the GT Daytona (GTD) class.
Paul Miller Racing will return to the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with the same driver, crew and race-car package the No. 48 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 team drove to one race victory and third-place in the IMSA GT Daytona (GTD) championship standings this past season.
Full-season drivers Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow return in 2017 to Paul Miller Racing for a second-straight year in the team's No. 48 Lamborghini Huracán GT3, which produced the majority of the on-track success for the Italian manufacturer in its first year of IMSA competition this past season.
Three hours into the 2016 Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, a crowd of reporters and cameras huddled around the Scuderia Corsa pit stall. Even though the race was still seven hours from the finish, all eyes were on Christina Nielsen as she drove the No. 63 Ferrari 488 GT3 down pit lane, eager to celebrate her first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship title and the first GT Daytona (GTD) championship by a female driver in history.
While the anticipation and excitement in the pit box seemed almost tangible, the scene was anything but unexpected.
The thrill of attending a sports car race is an experience that should be on the bucket list of any motorsports fan. The palpable atmosphere created by each event is spectacular, and in some cases, life-changing.
For many fans, attending a race also means staying at a nearby hotel or camping in the infield of the racetrack. However, some tracks are able to provide something else altogether – luxury trackside accommodations.
“If there is a heaven on earth, it is VIR.” – Paul Newman
That heaven on earth is located in Alton, Virginia, right on the Virginia-North Carolina border and spanning 1300 acres of expansive green hills and valleys between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic coastline.
Against the backdrop of the SEMA Show, the premier automotive specialty products trade event held annually in Las Vegas, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) introduced a new, multiyear partnership with NanoFlowX, an innovative product that makes electronic devices water resistant.