About the Racing Series
VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES
The Verizon IndyCar Series is the premier open-wheel racing series in North America. The series offers one of the most diverse and challenging schedules in motorsports with races held on superspeedway ovals, short ovals, permanent road courses and temporary street circuits. Chevrolet and Honda are the engine manufacturers that compete in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series, and each manufacturer also began developing distinctive chassis aero kit designs for their supplied teams in 2015. This year's aero kit will see further development in the aerodynamic process.
The series features such star drivers as Helio Castroneves, Scott Dixon, Tony Kanaan, Sebastien Bourdais, Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal, Ryan Hunter-Reay, Will Power and Juan Pablo Montoya. Belle Isle will host the only doubleheader race weekend in 2016 with two full points-paying championship races on back-to-back days at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans. To learn more, visit www.indycar.com
IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP (IMSA)
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship made its debut in 2014 as the result of a merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The series features a total of four classes: Prototype (P), Prototype Challenge (PC), GT Le Mans (GTLM), and GT Daytona (GTD) racing at the same time at most races, driven by many of the world's best road racers. The Chevrolet Sports Car Classic presented by the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers on Belle Isle will include the P, PC and GTD classes. The P class features prototype race cars powered by manufacturers such as Chevrolet, Elan, Honda, Mazda and Nissan, while GTD is home to GT3-spec machinery such as the Aston Martin Vantage, Audi R8, BMW M6, Dodge Viper, Ferrari 488, Lamborghini Huracán and Porsche 911. Every car in the PC class is an open cockpit ORECA FLM09 chassis powered by a Chevrolet V8 engine. The 12-race 2016 WeatherTech Championship schedule is highlighted by endurance races such as the around-the-clock season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida and the 10-hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. To learn more, visit www.imsa.com.
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Classes & Colors
Two styles of cars - Prototype and GT
Two classes in each - Pro and Pro-Am
A Pro class is designated by RED markings on the number panel, mirrors, windscreen banner, rear wing end plate and leader light.
A Pro-Am class is designated by GREEN markings on the number panel, mirrors, windscreen banner, rear win end plate and leader light.
SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks presented by TRAXXAS (SST)
SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks Presented by TRAXXAS features identically prepared high-horsepower trucks made to resemble their scaled-down TRAXXAS radio-control-car counterparts. Like their TRAXXAS namesake the trucks are designed to take flight. However, unlike the RC trucks, they produce 600 horsepower generating speeds upwards of 130 miles per hour. Races feature man-made ramps set up in strategic locations throughout each course, which allow the trucks to fly through the air nearly 25 feet off the ground and hundreds of feet down course.
The versatile off-road trucks race on virtually any surface presented, and have been featured with popular series such as INDYCAR and V8 Superca, amongst other large events that expose off-road racing to the masses. SST will compete in three races over the course of the weekend at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. To learn more about Stadium SUPER Trucks, visit http://stadiumsupertrucks.com and follow on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/StadiumSUPERTrucks and Twitter at Twitter.com/SSupertrucks
The Trans Am Series (Trans Am)
The Trans Am Series, America’s Road Racing Series, began igniting the passion of motorsports fans across the world in 1966. Today, Trans Am continues to honor its legacy, while challenging the status quo in racing, through meaningful racing platforms and a driver-oriented focus. Featuring world-renown GT cars in TA, the revitalization of the pony wars in TA2, and pure production racing in TA3, TA4 and TA5— Trans Am is truly America’s Road Racing Series.
Over the course of its 50-year history, Trans Am has featured road racing icons such as Bob Tullius, Peter Gregg, Wally Dallenbach, Jr, Dorsey Schroder, George Follmer, Mark Donohue, Sam Posey, Scott Sharp and Tommy Kendall. Trans Am’s return to Belle Isle after a 15-year absence will feature two invitational races and a celebration of the Series’ 50th anniversary.