MONTEREY, Calif. — WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca officials have agreed to a three-year extension to keep the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the historic venue.
The championship will return to its spring date beginning next year, with racing set for April 29-May 1.
The relationship between the County of Monterey and IMSA pre-dates the series before the merger of Grand-Am and the American Le Mans Series. Over the years, some of the most dramatic IMSA races and finishes have occurred at WeatherTech Raceway, all of which led to determining the championship.
“The County of Monterey and our entire business community are genuinely pleased with the continuation of the IMSA series,” said John Narigi, president and general manager of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “There is great optimism in the air for a full return of teams, fans and sponsors to our beautiful and welcoming destination. We look forward to carrying on the sports car racing tradition.”
“WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is one of the world’s most iconic road courses, and is a favorite stop for many of our stakeholders and competitors,” said IMSA President John Doonan. “The sports car racing heritage at this facility goes back to its earliest days, and we are proud to confirm this extension that will continue to bring our flagship IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and other highly competitive IMSA-sanctioned series to the Monterey Peninsula for another three years.”