TUDOR Releases Schedule, No Return to Indy
INDIANAPOLIS – The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship’s 2015 schedule won’t include a stop at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The series released its slate of races for next year on Sunday. An Indianapolis Star report said that despite its three-year agreement ending this year, MotoGP is expected to return to the Brickyard in 2015.
The TUDOR Championship schedule includes one notable addition at the historic Lime Rock Park. The race at the Lakeville, Conn. circuit will be held on July 25.
The season opens with the 53rd running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 24-25. The Rolex 24 also kicks off the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup, which returns in 2015. It continues with the 63rd Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida on March 21, followed by the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on June 28 and the season-ending Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda on Oct. 3.
Continuing its commitment to include the most iconic and premium road courses in North America, the first TUDOR Championship visit to Lime Rock Park will feature a race for the Prototype Challenge (PC) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes.
“This is simply an outstanding and exciting schedule for sports car racing fans across North America,” said IMSA CEO Ed Bennett.
“We wanted to further elevate what was an impressive TUDOR Championship schedule in 2014, and we accomplished that goal with the addition of Lime Rock Park by popular demand. Moving to 10 races per class addresses a desire and positive input voiced by many of our competitors. One of the most important components for all of our stakeholders is the fact that all 12 TUDOR Championship races will be televised on FOX Sports.”
2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship schedule:
Date – Venue (Classes) – Location
Jan. 24-25 – Daytona Int’l Speedway (All) – Daytona Beach, Fla.
March 21 – Sebring Int’l Raceway (All) – Sebring, Fla.
April 18 – Long Beach Street Circuit (P/GTLM) – Long Beach, Calif.
May 3 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (P/GTLM & PC/GTD) – Monterey, Calif.
May 30 – Detroit Belle Isle (P/GTD) – Detroit
June 28 – Watkins Glen Int’l (All) - Watkins Glen, N.Y.
July 12 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (P/PC/GTLM) – Bowmanville, Ontario
July 25 – Lime Rock Park (PC/GTD) – Salisbury, Conn.
Aug. 9 – Road America (All) - Elkhart Lake, Wisc.
Aug. 23 – Virginia Int’l Raceway (PC/GTLM/GTD) – Alton, Va.
Sept. 19 – Circuit of The Americas (All) - Austin, Texas
Oct. 3 – Road Atlanta (All) - Braselton, Ga.