Now in its 22nd consecutive year, North America’s top professional series for production-based sports cars will return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the famous corkscrew on Sept. 16-18. The series last raced at MRLS in 2009 and the 2011 event is scheduled along with the American Le Mans Series.
Then it’s off to Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, as the World Challenge season finale will take place during the prestigious Petit Le Mans weekend, also with the American Le Mans Series. Later that same weekend, World Challenge will also host its season-ending awards banquet, officially crowning its GT, GTS and Touring Car Drivers’, Manufacturers’ and Team Champions.
The 12-race, eight-venue schedule will be televised on VERSUS, with more details on the TV schedule to be announced soon. Additionally, fans can watch all of the races on world-challengetv.com.
2011 World Challenge Schedule of Events
March 25 – 27, Rounds 1 & 2
Streets of St. Petersburg (with IndyCar)*
St. Petersburg, FL
April 15 – 17, Round 3
Streets of Long Beach (with IndyCar/ALMS)
Long Beach, CA
April 29 – May 1, Round 4
Miller Motorsports Park (co-headliner, NASCAR West)
May 20 – 22, Rounds 5 & 6
Mosport International Raceway (World Challenge Headliner)*
Bowmanville, ON, CDN
August 5 – 7, Rounds 7 & 8
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (with IndyCar/ALMS)*
August 26 – 28, Rounds 9 & 10
Infineon Raceway (with IndyCar)*
September 16 – 18, Round 11
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (with ALMS)
September 28 – October 1, Round 12
Road Atlanta (with ALMS, Petit Le Mans Weekend)
* denotes doubleheader race event
World Challenge is North America's top production car-based racing championship. Divided into three separate categories (World Challenge GT, World Challenge GTS, and World Challenge Touring Car), each race features a thrilling standing start, adrenaline filled door-to-door action and world class drivers. World Challenge features cars from the world's most popular manufacturers – race-prepped versions of the cars driven on the streets. Sanctioned by SCCA Pro Racing, World Challenge races at North America's premier road and temporary street courses. For more information about World Challenge, visit www.world-challenge.com.