IMSA and FOX Sports have updated the scheduled television coverage for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship along with the release the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge television schedule. In addition, 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.”
The changes in the original schedule include an additional 90 minutes of live FS1 coverage of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida 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 start of the Sebring race as wel as a race long broadcast 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, however, it will be shown on a same-day delay beginning at 7 p.m. ET. On the postive side, the two-hour, 40-minute Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park will be shown live on FS1 on July 9 at 12 p.m. ET.
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.
FS2 television coverage for the IMSA Prototype Challenge series is set to debut on March 16-17 as part of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring race week. 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.
Complete WeatherTech Championship and Continental Tire Challenge schedules follow below.
2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Television / Streaming Schedule
March 18 - Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida FSGO
10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. FSGO
12:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. FS1
April 8 - BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach
4 – 6 p.m. - FOX
May 6 - Circuit of The Americas
7 – 10 p.m. - FS1
June 3 - Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
12:30 – 2:30 p.m. - FS2
July 2 - Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen - Watkins Glen
10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. - FSGO
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. - FS1
1 – 4:30 p.m. - FS2
July 9 - Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
12 – 3 p.m. - FS1
July 22 - Northeast Grand Prix - Lime Rock Park
3 – 6 p.m. - FS2
Aug. 6 - Continental Tire Road Race Showcase - Road America
2:30 – 5:30 p.m. - FS1
Aug. 27 - Michelin GT Challenge at VIR
1:30 – 4:30 p.m. - FS1
Sept. 24 - Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda
5 – 8 p.m. FS1
Oct. 7 - Petit Le Mans - Road Atlanta
10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. - FSGO
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. - FS1
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. - FS2
5 – 9:30 p.m. - FS2
Broadcast dates and times subject to change
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