Indianapolis Motor Speedway is one particular of the most storied venues in not just racing, but in all of American sports. For above 80 a long time, the 2.5-mile speedway solely hosted one event for every calendar year, the Indianapolis 500. This custom finished in 1994 with NASCAR browsing the track for the inaugural Brickyard 400, adopted by Formulation Just one in 2000 for the United States Grand Prix. IMSA has declared currently that its flagship collection, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, will be returning to the Brickyard upcoming season.
IMSA President John Doonan stated in a statement:
“There has been mutual interest and a lot of discussions in between IMSA and IMS management for very some time to carry our manufacturer of premium endurance athletics motor vehicle racing again to the Speedway and our collective admirers. As we launch an exciting new era in 2023 and introduce GTP as our top group of prototypes along with a lot of of our other productive types and sanctioned sequence, the timing is appropriate for a entire weekend of IMSA motion in Indianapolis and on NBC next fall.”
The IMSA Battle on the Bricks will be a two-hour and forty-minute race on the speedway’s 14-switch, 2.439-mile road course on September 17th, 2023, which will provide as the penultimate event of the 2023 IMSA time. The 3-day function will also attribute the IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem assist series in a four-hour race on Saturday that will conclude in darkness. The sports vehicle racing sanctioning physique has also confirmed that the 2024 and 2025 races at the Brickyard will be lengthier functions ending at night, together with the Rolex 24 at Daytona and other marquee races as an Endurance Cup spherical.
IMSA had previous frequented the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2014 for the Brickyard Grand Prix. Even so, the weekend’s spectators in 2023 will also be presented the one of a kind prospect to camp in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway infield. The famed venue doesn’t permit race attendees to camp in the infield for the duration of any other race weekend at the speedway.