The IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship heads north of the border to Canadian Tire Motorsports Park for this weekends seventh round of the 2018 championship season.  Formerly known as Mosport, the 2.459 mile long permanent road course represents one of the fastest tracks on the calendar.

Thirty four cars spread among three classes highlight the series return to the track this weekend. Last year’s winners Eric Curran and Dane Cameron will be in separate cars this year, with Curran set to defend Action Express Racing’s 2017 victory, while Dane Cameron will look to put his Penske Racing Acura DPI in victory lane.

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Coming off a surprise victory at last weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, JDC-Miller Motorsports will look to follow up their win with a strong showing this weekend.  One omission from this weekends racing will be the No. 2 Tequila Patron Nissan Onroak DPI as the team has elected to only field the No. 22 Nissan DPI for drivers Ryan Dalziel and Pipo Derani.  Last weekend saw the team struggle with both cars encountering mechanical and on track issues.

The GTLM class again remains unchanged as all four manufacturers have one car entered.  Ford Chip Ganassi Racing holds the momentum heading into this weekend as their No. 66 Ford GT won the previous round at Watkins Glen.  Last year’s winners at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park was BMW Team RLL with Alexander Sims and Bill Auberlen.

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, ON CAN Saturday 8 July 2017 86, Acura, Acura NSX, GTD, Oswaldo Negri Jr., Jeff Segal World Copyright: Richard Dole/Lumen Digital Agency ref: Digital Image DOLE_CTMP_17_001195

In GTD the battle for the championship is still up in the air as Paul Miller Racing and Meyer-Shank Racing are only separated by one point coming into this weekend.  The momentum, however, lies with Turner Motorsport and their BMW M6 GT3.  With their win last weekend, the GTD class has not witnessed a repeat winner yet this season.

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Stay tuned to the Game Changer Sports Network for updates through the weekend!

Photos courtesy of IMSA and Autoweek

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