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Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore Set For November 2018 At Sebring
October 13, 2017
The inaugural Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore will feature a four-hour race including LMP3, GT3, GT4 and TCR global specification race cars and Pro-Am driver lineups.
Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore Set For November 2018 At Sebring

The 2018 IMSA racing season promises to be a classic, with a variety of new teams and race cars coming online across several of the sanctioning body’s platforms and series.

In a recent news conference at Road Atlanta, plans were unveiled for the Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore to be held at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida on the weekend of November 9 to 11.

The inaugural Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore will feature a four-hour race including LMP3, GT3, GT4 and TCR global specification race cars and Pro-Am driver lineups. The end-of-year non-points event will not be tied to any other series or championship, which positions the event as a free-standing opportunity to experience both IMSA and Sebring—and for some, their first taste of endurance racing.

LMP3 chassis from all ACO-homologated manufacturers will eligible to compete with the global Nissan-based V8 engine. GT3, GT4 and TCR homologated race cars from mainstream automotive manufacturers with established operations in the United States will be eligible to compete in the Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore. No Platinum-rated drivers may compete in the Michelin IMSA Encore. Every car in the field will ride on Michelin tires, which will mark the first event for the new Official Tire of IMSA ahead of their first full season in 2019.

The weekend schedule also includes a promoter test day on Friday, Nov. 9, with practice and qualifying for the Michelin IMSA SportsCar Encore on Saturday, Nov. 10 ahead of Sunday’s feature race. Additional events, such as selected one- make series, are currently under discussion and consideration.

The 2017 WeatherTech Championship wraps up with Saturday’s 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans.