The World Challenge racing series has announced six of the eight venues and the first 10 races that will showcase Sports Car Wars and make up the planned 12-race 2011 World Challenge Championships campaign.
In the 22nd consecutive year of the production-based sports cars series, World Challenge competitors will once again contend for Driver, Manufacturer and Team Championships in the GT, GTS and Touring Car categories.
As it did in 2010, the 2011 World Challenge season begins in Florida with a doubleheader race weekend on the streets of St Petersburg as part of the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg IZOD IndyCar weekend. Round One is scheduled for Saturday, March 26, while Round Two is on Sunday, March 27.
For the sixth-straight year, the World Challenge series will race as part of the 'Roar by the Shore' and the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, April 15 - 17. All three World Challenge classes will battle on the 11-turn, 1.968-mile street course.
Round Four will take place at Miller Motorsports Park, April 29 - May 1 as World Challenge will co-headline the weekend with the NASCAR K&N Pro West Series.
Teams and drivers then head north of the border, May 20 - 22, for the Canadian event and a doubleheader weekend as part of the annual Victoria Day SpeedFest at Mosport International Raceway.
On August 5 - 7, Sports Car Wars will head to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for two action-packed races along with the American Le Mans Series and IndyCar Series.
Later in August, the series travels west with the IndyCar Series to Sonoma, CA, returning to Infineon Raceway, August 26 - 28 for Rounds 9 and 10. The series last raced at Infineon in 2006.
Two more events completing the 2011 schedule will be announced soon.
2011 World Challenge Schedule of Events
March 25 - 27, Rounds 1 & 2
Streets of St. Petersburg (with IRL)*
St. Petersburg, FL
April 15 - 17, Round 3
Streets of Long Beach (with IRL/ALMS)
Long Beach, CA
April 29 - May 1, Round 4
Miller Motorsports Park (with NASCAR West)
May 20 - 22, Rounds 5 & 6
Mosport International Raceway*
Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
August 5 - 7, Rounds 7 & 8
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (with IRL/ALMS)*
August 26 - 28, Rounds 9 & 10
Infineon Raceway (with IRL)*
September - Round 11
To be announced
October - Round 12
To be announced
* denotes doubleheader race event