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Mazda Prototype Lites To Contest Three Rounds At Watkins Glen, Laguna Seca

Grand Prix of Boston Cancellation Forces Schedule Changes For IMSA-Sanctioned Series

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 2, 2016) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) has changed the venues for upcoming rounds of two of its sanctioned series, Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America and Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires, after the cancellation of the Grand Prix of Boston.

Rounds 7 and 8 of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America are rescheduled to Aug. 26-28 during the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway (VIR) in Danville, Virginia. Those races originally were scheduled for the event Sept. 2-4 in Boston, which was canceled in May.

Tentatively, an additional round for the Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires will be added to the series’ event weekends at Watkins Glen International and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, replacing the rounds scheduled for Aug. 26-28 at VIR.

Three rounds of Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires are expected to take place June 30-July 2 during the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen in Watkins Glen, New York, and Sept. 9-11 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. Confirmation of both events is expected shortly.

“We are grateful to our manufacturer and promoter partners, as well as our Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires and Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America teams for their flexibility and support under challenging circumstances,” said IMSA Vice President, Marketing David Pettit. “It is never ideal to deviate from our announced race schedules, but the cancellation of the Grand Prix of Boston put us in a position where these changes were necessary.”

The next event for both the Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires and the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America is June 30-July 2 at Watkins Glen International.

2016 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Remaining Schedule

Date                           Venue
June 30-July 2          Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York
Aug. 5-7                     Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Aug. 26-28                 VIRginia International Raceway, Danville, Virginia
Sept. 14-16               Circuit of The Americas, Austin, Texas
Dec. 1-2                     Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain (World Final)

2016 Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires Remaining Schedule

Date                           Venue
June 30-July 2          Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York*
July 8-10                    Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville, Ontario
Aug. 12-14                 Grand Prix Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Sept. 9-11                  Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, California*
Sept. 28-30               Road Atlanta, Braselton, Georgia
* — Three rounds

About IMSA

The International Motor Sports Association, LLC (IMSA) was originally founded in 1969 and owns a long and rich history in sports car racing. Today, IMSA is the sanctioning body of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the premier sports car racing series in North America. IMSA also sanctions the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge and the Mazda Prototype Lites Presented by Cooper Tires, as well as four single-make series: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama; Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama; Ferrari Challenge North America; and Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America. IMSA – a company within the NASCAR family – is the exclusive strategic partner in North America with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) which operates the 24 Hours of Le Mans as a part of the FIA World Endurance Championship. The partnership enables selected IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competitors to earn automatic entries into the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. For more information, visit www.IMSA.com, www.twitter.com/IMSA or www.facebook.com/IMSA.

Contact:
Nate Siebens
Senior Manager, IMSA Communications
(386) 310-6568
nsiebens@imsa.com