BRASELTON, Ga. — Looking to build interest in sports car racing in North America ahead of its taking over as the spec tire supplier for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Chamionship, Michelin North America is teaming with Sebring International Raceway to stage a one-off, four-hour endurance race in November 2018.
The event, called the Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore, will feature a four-hour race for LMP3 prototype racers and production-based GT3, GT4 and TCR sports and touring cars with a pro-am driver lineup format. It's scheduled for Nov. 9-11, 2018.
"The Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore will offer a unique, fun and open opportunity for a variety of platforms to step into the spotlight in an endurance racing format," IMSA President Scott Atherton said at a press conference at Road Atlanta in Braselton, where the 2016 IMSA season finale is being held this weekend.
"There will be an interesting mix of race cars and drivers. We anticipate existing IMSA teams will participate alongside additional teams that will have the opportunity to sample what IMSA and Michelin have to offer."