IMSA announced their 2018 schedule for the Weaather Tech series. Unlike most such announcements any more, this one is a huge improvement.
In response to fan requests, the series will return to Mid Ohio Sports Car Course!
Mid Ohio was one of only two circuits that was on both ALMS & Grand Am calendars prior to unification. (The other was Lime Rock Park) It has been absent since the start of the new format. IMSA head Scott Atherton said that the change was in response to the huge volume of fan requests to return to the venue.
The Continental Tire Series will also share the date.
The return of Mid Ohio was also a win-win situation for the fans. It replaces an old cow pasture somewhere in Texas.
Jan 5-7 Roar Before The Rolex 24 At Daytona
Jan 25-28 Rolex 24 At Daytona
March 14-17 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
April 13-14 BUBBA burger SportsCar Grand Prix of Long Beach
May 4-6 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
June 1-2 Chevrolet Sports Car Classic, Belle Isle Park
June 28-July 1 Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen
July 6-8 Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, Mosport
July 20-21 Northeast Grand Prix, Lime Rock Park
Aug 3-5 Continental Tire Road Race Showcase, Road America
Aug 17-19 Michelin GT Challenge, VIRginia International Raceway
Sept 7-9 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Oct 10-13 Motul Petit Le Mans