IMSA Announces Additional Updates To 2017 FOX Sports Television Package
Friday, February 10, 2017

On the heels of a successful 55th Rolex 24 At Daytona, IMSA and FOX Sports announced additional television coverage and schedule updates for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and also released the 2017 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge television schedule. In addition, IMSA and FOX Sports announced that the IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda will have FS2 television coverage throughout the 2017 season.

“Our partnership with FOX Sports continues to pay dividends,” said IMSA Vice President, Marketing, David Pettit. “Between the additional improvements we’ve made to the WeatherTech Championship television schedule, the continuation of a strong FS1 package for the Continental Tire Challenge and the introduction of FS2 coverage for IMSA Prototype Challenge Presented by Mazda, we head into the 2017 season in an extremely strong position from a domestic television perspective.”

Three upcoming WeatherTech Championship races have been updated from the original broadcast schedule previously released in December.

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida on March 18 will receive an additional 90 minutes of live FS1 coverage, with the race broadcast now beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET and continuing through the race’s conclusion with post-race coverage until 11 p.m. ET. The entire Sebring race also will be available on the FOX Sports GO app with FS1 authentication.

The two-hour, 40-minute race at Circuit of The Americas on May 6 has moved from FS2 to FS1, and now will be shown on a same-day delay beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The two-hour, 40-minute Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, meanwhile, moves from a same-day delay to live on FS1 on July 9 at 12 p.m. ET.

In addition to WeatherTech Championship television schedule updates, IMSA also unveiled the 10-race FS1 broadcast schedule for the Continental Tire Challenge. Each race will be tape-delayed on FS1 throughout the season, in addition to live streaming of all races on IMSA.com. Continental Tire Challenge television coverage on FS1 begins this Sunday, Feb. 12 with the telecast of the BMW Endurance Challenge held at Daytona International Speedway on Friday, Jan. 27.

Additionally, FS2 television coverage for the IMSA Prototype Challenge series, which is set to debut on March 16-17 at Sebring International Raceway, as part of the prestigious Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race week, will be introduced this season. This series typically features two, 45-minute sprint races per event weekend.

IMSA Prototype Challenge television coverage will be produced by NASCAR Productions and will follow a similar format to IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama telecasts, which feature highlights of the first race followed by expanded coverage of the second race at each event. Specific broadcast details will be provided at a later time.

Next up for the WeatherTech Championship is the 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida on Saturday, March 18.

Complete WeatherTech Championship and Continental Tire Challenge schedules follow below.

2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Television / Streaming Schedule

Date Event/Venue Channel Times (All Times ET)
March 18 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida FSGO* 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  Sebring International Raceway FS1 12:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  Sebring, Florida    
       
April 8 BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach FOX* 4 – 6 p.m. 
  Long Beach, California    
       
May 6 Circuit of The Americas FS1* 7 – 10 p.m. 
  Austin, Texas    
       
June 3 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix FS2 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
  Detroit, Michigan    
       
July 2 Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen FSGO* 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  Watkins Glen International FS1 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  Watkins Glen, New York FS2 1 – 4:30 p.m.
       
July 9 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park FS1* 12 – 3 p.m.
  Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada    
       
July 22 Northeast Grand Prix FS2 3 – 6 p.m.
  Lime Rock Park    
  Lakeville, Connecticut    
       
Aug. 6 Continental Tire Road Race Showcase FS1* 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  Road America    
  Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin    
       
Aug. 27 Michelin GT Challenge at VIR FS1* 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  VIRginia International Raceway    
  Danville, Virginia    
       
Sept. 24 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda FS1* 5 – 8 p.m.
  Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca    
  Monterey, California    
       
Oct. 7 Petit Le Mans FSGO* 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  Road Atlanta FS1 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  Braselton, Georgia FS2 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    FS2 5 – 9:30 p.m.

NOTE:  Broadcast dates and times subject to change      * - FOX Sports GO with FS1 authentication

2017 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Television Schedule*

Date Event/Venue Channel Times (All Times ET)
Feb. 12 BMW Endurance Challenge At Daytona FS1 1:30 - 4 p.m. 
  Daytona International Speedway    
  Daytona Beach, Florida    
       
March 26 Sebring 120 FS1 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  Sebring International Raceway    
  Sebring, Florida    
       
May 13 Continental Tire Challenge FS1 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. 
  Circuit of The Americas    
  Austin, Texas    
       
July 9 Continental Tire 150 at The Glen FS1 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  Watkins Glen International    
  Watkins Glen, New York    
       
July 15 Canadian Tire Motorsport Park FS1 12 – 2 p.m.
  Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada    
       
July 30 Lime Rock Park FS1 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  Lakeville, Connecticut    
       
Aug. 13 Continental Tire Road Race Showcase FS1 2 – 4 p.m.
  Road America    
  Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin    
       
Sept. 3 Biscuitville Grand Prix FS1 9 – 11 a.m.
  VIRginia International Raceway    
  Danville, Virginia    
       
Oct. 1 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda FS1 5 – 7 p.m.
  Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca    
  Monterey, California    
       
Oct. 15 Road Atlanta FS1 7 – 9 a.m.
  Braselton, Georgia    

NOTE:  Broadcast dates and times subject to change      * - FOX Sports GO with FS1 authentication

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