The NTT INDYCAR SERIES, the premier open-wheel auto racing series in North America, features an international field of the world's most versatile drivers – including reigning series champion Alex Palou, six-time series champion Scott Dixon, two-time series champion Josef Newgarden and four-time and defending Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves – who compete on superspeedways, short ovals, permanent road courses and street circuits, including The Raceway at Belle Isle Park. The 2022 season consists of 17 races in the United States and Canada and is highlighted by the historic Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge.
The NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy Lights, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IMS Productions are owned by Penske Corporation, a global transportation, automotive and motorsports leader.
For more information on INDYCAR and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, please visit www.indycar.com.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IMSA)
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is North America's premier sports car endurance racing series. Competitors from across the globe compete for honors at some of the most historic and iconic racetracks in North America. The series features a total of five classes: Daytona Prototype international (DPi), Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2), Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3), GT Daytona Pro (GTD PRO), and GT Daytona (GTD) racing at the same time at most races, driven by many of the world's best road racers. In 2022, the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic on Belle Isle includes the DPi and GTD classes.
The DPi class features the fastest and most technologically advanced cars in North America. DPi cars from manufacturers Acura and Cadillac are specifically designed and engineered for the racetrack. While unique in appearance, the technology being developed in the DPi category is relevant and directly tied to manufacturers' R&D initiatives. The GTD cars are enhanced by technology and utilize the global FIA GT3 technical specifications. The GTD class consists of cars from leading manufacturers such as Acura, Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lexus, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche.
The 12-race 2022 WeatherTech Championship schedule is highlighted by endurance races such as the twice-around-the-clock season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts and the 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
To help fans follow the on-track action, IMSA uses a Leader Light System. It allows fans to easily identify the position of each car in its respective class.
The position of the car is displayed on an LED panel mounted on the side of the car and the color of the LED number corresponds with the class. Each of the five WeatherTech Championship classes has a unique color for its number panels and digital position indicators.
The Daytona Prototype international (DPi) class has black number panels with white lights for its position indicators.
The Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) class has blue number panels and position lights, the Le Mans Prototype 3 (LMP3) class has orange number panels and position lights, with the GTD Pro (GTD PRO) class using red number panels and position lights.
The GT Daytona (GTD) class has green number panels and position indicators.
Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires
Celebrating 35 years, Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires develops drivers and teams to compete in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Past champions include INDYCAR SERIES champions Tony Kanaan, Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden, Paul Tracy and Cristiano da Matta. In 2021, 20 drivers in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES were Indy Lights graduates, including rising stars and race winners Colton Herta, Pato O’Ward and Rinus VeeKay. The 2022 season consists of 14 races in the United States. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES, Indy Lights, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and IMS Productions are owned by Penske Corporation, a global transportation, automotive and motorsports leader. For more information on Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, please visit www.indylights.com. For more information on INDYCAR and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, please visit www.indycar.com.
About Masters Endurance Legends USA
Masters Endurance Legends USA is a dedicated grid for Prototype and GT Endurance cars, offering a snapshot of endurance racing history in North America. Masters Endurance Legends USA is a series for Gentlemen drivers, catering for a broad range of cars and showcasing endurance races from the Group C/GTP era of 1982 right up to their modern equivalents of 2017.
Cars are eligible to race in Masters Endurance Legends USA if they entered the Le Mans 24 Hours, Rolex Daytona 24 Hour and/or Sebring 12 Hour in period or any of its feeder series (FIA SportsCar Championship, IMSA, Sports Racing World Cup, International Sports Racing Series, FIA World Endurance Championship, LMES, ELMS, ALMS, ILMC, Asian Le Mans Series inclusive. Camel GT, IMSA EXXON World Sports Cars, Grand-Am Road Racing Series, Group C/GTP, and LMP3 cars (Gen 1) are also eligible for competition.
Masters Endurance Legends USA’s season runs from April to December and covers West and East coast venues.