FOX Sports Television Schedules For 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Announced

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FOX Sports Television Schedules For 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Announced Panoz Delta Wing Racing
More than 100 hours of IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge action will air on FOX Sports television platforms in 2016, including FS1 coverage of every race and a FOX network telecast.


The 54th Rolex 24 At Daytona kicks off 63 hours of live FOX Sports’ coverage of the 2016 WeatherTech Championship season beginning on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. ET on FS1. FOX Sports will televise 16 hours of the Rolex 24 live across its FS1 and FS2 cable networks as well as FOX Sports Go with FS1 authentication. A highlight of the 2016 WeatherTech Championship television schedule will be the FOX network live telecast of the Northeast Grand Prix from Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut on Saturday, July 23.


Other coverage highlights include live, flag-to-flag FS1 telecasts of races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California on Sunday, May 1; Detroit’s Belle Isle Park on Saturday, June 4; the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen from Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, New York on Sunday, July 3; Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario on Sunday, July 10; Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on Sunday, Aug. 7; and VIRginia International Raceway in Danville, Virginia on Sunday, August 28.


“Having live FOX Sports coverage of every IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race is terrific news for IMSA, our stakeholders, and most importantly, our race fans,” said IMSA Vice President, Marketing David Pettit. “Continuing to offer a robust FS1 schedule for Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge coverage further strengthens our 2016 television package. Working with our partners at FOX Sports, we have been able to secure attractive broadcast windows with strong lead-in content, which should benefit us as we continue to build our audience on television.”


Like the Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Florida, and the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia also will include a mix of live FS1 and FS2 coverage. Both races open with live FS1 coverage and will be streamed live on the FOX Sports Go app with FS1 authentication when coverage shifts to FS2.


Events with live FS2 coverage include the race on the streets of Long Beach, California on Saturday, April 16; Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 17 in addition to Daytona, Sebring and Petit Le Mans. and the IMSA mobile app will feature live streaming coverage of WeatherTech Championship qualifying sessions and any live endurance racing action that is not being carried live by FOX Sports.


All 10 Continental Tire Challenge races will have two-hour, tape-delayed telecasts on FS1. Every Continental Tire Challenge race will be streamed live in its entirety on and the IMSA mobile app.


Television coverage in Canada will mirror the U.S. schedule on FOX Sports Racing and will also offer live streaming on and the IMSA mobile app. Other international television coverage plans will be announced shortly. A complete 2016 U.S. and Canada television schedule follows below.


2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Television / Streaming Schedule

Date                Event/Venue                                                Channel        Time (All Times ET)

Jan. 30-31     Rolex 24 At Daytona                                   FS1                 2 p.m.

                        Daytona International Speedway             FS2                 4 p.m.

                        Daytona Beach, Florida                              10 p.m.

                                                                                                FS1                 7 a.m.

                                                                                                FS2                 10:30 a.m.

                                                                                                FS1                 1 p.m.


March 19       Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring              FS1                 10:30 a.m.

                        Fueled by Fresh From Florida                   FS2                 12:30 p.m.

                        Sebring International Raceway                7 p.m.

                        Sebring, Florida                                           FS2                 10 p.m.


April 16          Grand Prix of Long Beach                         FS2                 7 p.m.

                        Long Beach, California                              FS1                 12 a.m. (April 17)

                                                                                                FS1                 2 p.m. (April 17)


May 1             Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix     FS1                 2 p.m.

                        Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca


June 4            Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix    FS1                 12:30 p.m.

                        Detroit, Michigan


July 3             Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen               FS1                 9:30 a.m.

                        Watkins Glen International

                        Watkins Glen, New York


July 10           Canadian Tire Motorsport Park                 FS1                 11 a.m.

                        Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada


July 23           Northeast Grand Prix                                  FOX                3 p.m.

                        Lime Rock Park

                        Lakeville, Connecticut


Aug. 7            Road America                                               FS1                 4 p.m.

                        Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin


Aug. 28          VIRginia International Raceway               FS1                 1:30 p.m.

                        Danville, Virginia


Sept. 17         Circuit of The Americas                              FS2                 12:30 p.m.

                        Austin, Texas                                                FS1                 11:30 a.m. (Sept. 18)


Oct. 1              Petit Le Mans                                                FS1                 11 a.m.

                        Road Atlanta                                                 12 p.m.

                        Braselton, Georgia                                       FS2                 2 p.m.

                                                                                                8 p.m.


NOTE:  Broadcast dates and times subject to change


2016 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge FS1 Television Schedule

Date                Venue                                                            Time (All Times ET)

Feb. 13           Daytona International Speedway             8:30 a.m.

March 27       Sebring International Raceway                12:30 p.m.

May 8             Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca                 5:30 p.m.

July 10           Watkins Glen International                        9 a.m.

July 17           Canadian Tire Motorsport Park                 1 p.m.

July 31           Lime Rock Park                                            1 p.m.

Aug. 14          Road America                                               2 p.m.

Sept. 4            VIRginia International Raceway               6 p.m.

Sept. 25         Circuit of The Americas                              5 p.m.

Oct. 9              Road Atlanta                                                 12 p.m.

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