IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Northeast Grand Prix
Featuring IMSA GT Le Mans, Prototype Challenge and GT Daytona
Plus Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
Friday & Saturday, July 22-23, 2016
2016’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park is going to be terrific. Instead of two WeatherTech SportsCar classes, there will be three – including what many consider the most exciting IMSA divisions, GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD). The Northeast Grand Prix starting field will be the very exciting mix of Prototype Challenge (PC), GTLM and GTD!
Particularly exciting with regard to GTLM is how everyone’s buzzing about Ford’s return to GT racing with its stunning new Ford GT. The new Ford will run the full 2016 schedules of both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, making its competition debut in January 2016 in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The two Ford GT teams will be operated by Chip Ganassi Racing.
The Ford GT will be going up against the other GTLMs that include Ferrari (as it did 50 years ago at Le Mans), Porsche, Aston Martin, BMW and of course, the Chevy Corvettes.
And GTD will also be new for 2016, thanks to the reconciling of international GT3 rules with GTD rules. There will be new cars from Ferrari (probably the 488), BMW (maybe the M6), Audi (its new R8), Lamborghini and Porsche, along with the Dodge Vipers and Aston Martins. In short, both the GTLM and GTD classes racing at Lime Rock next year will be tremendously exciting.
PLUS, the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is here for the weekend, with two big races of their own. The Grand Sport class has the race-prepped muscle and super cars; Mustangs, Camaros, Aston Martin, BMW Ms, Porsche 911s and more. Street Tuner is where you see the smaller Audis, BMWs Miatas, Minis and Mazdas banging fenders for bragging rights.
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The 2016 IMSA Northeast Grand Prix will be the best yet!
This Event Only: Children 16 and under when accompanied by an adult are Free!
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