GRAND-AM Road Racing released a 10-race schedule for the 2011 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge season, including returns to two historic facilities: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., and Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.
The series' 11th season under GRAND-AM sanction will kick off Jan. 28 at Daytona International Speedway and end the weekend of Sept. 16-17 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Mid-Ohio will be the fifth track to host the series' season finale.
The event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, which the series last visited in 2009, will be during the weekend of July 8-9, and the second race at Road America will be during the weekend of June 24-25. At 4.048 miles, Road America – which last hosted the series in 2001 – will be the longest track on the campaign.
The series will also return to Homestead-Miami Speedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Virginia International Raceway, Lime Rock Park, Watkins Glen International and New Jersey Motorsports Park.
All 10 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge races, scheduled for two-and-a-half hours, will be run on weekends in conjunction with the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. Specific race dates and times will be announced at a later date.
2011 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge schedule:
Jan. 28, Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Fla.
March 4-5, Homestead 200, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, Fla.
April 8-9, Barber 200, Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Ala.
May 13-14, Bosch Engineering 200 at VIRVirginia International Raceway, Danville, Va.
May 28, Memorial Day Classic, Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, Conn.
June 3-4, Continental Tire 150, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, N.Y.
June 24-25, Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
July 8-9, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, Calif.
July 23-24, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, N.J.
Sept. 16-17, EMCO Gears Classic, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio