Road America SportsCar Showdown this Weekend

Autoinformed.comWith four races remaining in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), this weekend’s race at Road America (USA) sees a tough fight in the top GTLM class with Chevrolet leading in the points standings. Three other classes will also be fight for the championship.

The high-speed, 14-turn circuit race will be shown live on FS1 beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET, with additional in-car cameras and IMSA Radio audio on IMSA.com. The entire race also can be streamed live internationally on IMSA.com and domestically on FSGO with FS1 authentication. IMSA.com also will stream Race #2 for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge at 10:40 a.m. ET. and Race #2 for Lamborghini Super Trofeo at 11:55 a.m.

In conjunction, but not affiliated with IMSA,  the 2017 Lamborghini Super Trofeo series comes to Road America as a one car spec series – guess what the car is – that has little visibility in U.S. Road Racing circles. The Trofeo races – between April and September in Asia, Europe and the North America – end at the World Final on Nov. 18-19 in Imola, Italy, outside of Bologna.

Imola, of course, was the late home of  Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari that formerly hosted the Formula One San Marino Grand Prix –  after the republic of San Marino.  (Monza hosted the Italian Grand Prix. ) The deaths of Formula One drivers Ayrton Senna (Brazilian) – three time World Champion  – and Roland Ratzenberger (Austrian) during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix prompted another round of  ongoing safety changes.

 

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