ChumpCar Announces 2015 Calendar, Region Realignments

By Bradley Iger

November 03, 2014

For those unfamiliar with the ChumpCar endurance racing series, be sure to check out Part 10 in our Guide to Getting Started in Road Racing for all you need to know about getting involved in ChumpCar racing.
 
The powers that be for the ChumpCar World Series have announced their plans for the 2015 race season, and it contains more than 50 events throughout the year at tracks like Road Atlanta, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock and Sebring International. Additionally, due to some IRS restrictions, ChumpCar has announced plans to continue racing activities in Canada by way of the ChumpCar Canada “club”. As they explain it, this design will still allow members from either side of the border to compete in each other’s events, though voting influence will be restricted to nationality. Most importantly, Uncle Sam is kept at bay and the series is allowed to continue operations more or less unaltered. The Chumps also spelled out some changes to the Central and Eastern region boundaries as well.
 
Tracks and areas north of New Jersey have now become integrated with the East Region, and the boundary between the Central and East Regions has now been moved slightly to the east. Here’s a look at the new region layout:
 
 
John Condren, Chairman of ChumpCar International, says that due to great feedback from racers in the 2014 season, additional sprint races have been added for 2015 as well as a few combined enduro and sprint events. Many of the sprints in the 2015 schedule will coincide with the brand new ChampTruck World Series and the 2015 season will also include additional long-format endurance races with the Ultimate Street Car Series. Check out the calendar below:
 
  • February 7 -- Road Atlanta / 14-hour
  • February 19 - 21 -- MSX (Motorsports Expo) Charlotte Trade Show
  • February 21 - 22 -- Harris Hill Raceway / Dbl. 6 (Two-Fer Texas 24 - HH & TMS for one price)
  • Feb 28 - Mar 1  -- Thunderhill Park / 7-hr on the 5-mile on Sat; 7-hr on the 2-mile on Sun
  • March 27 - 28 -- Texas Motor Spdwy / Dbl. 6 (Two-Fer Texas 24 - HH & TMS for one price)
  • March 28 -- VIR South / 12-hour
  • April 4 - Buttonwillow Raceway / 12-hour
  • April 18 - 19  -- Canadian Tire Mosport / Dbl. 7
  • April 18 - 19 -- Pacific Raceway / 12 + 6
  • April 18 - 19 -- Road America / Dbl. 7
  • April 24 - 26 -- New Jersey Motorsports Park / Sprints Fri & Sun; 12-hour Sat
  • May 16 - 17 -- Motorsports Park Hastings / 12 + 6
  • May 22 - 24  --  Thunderhill Park / Friday Test; Dbl. 7 & Sprints Sat-Sun
  • May 22 - 24 -- Watkins Glen International / 4 + 8 + 8
  • May 24  --  Daytona International Speedway / 14-hour
  • May 29 - 31 -- Pikes Peak Int'l Raceway / Friday Test; Sprints Sat-Sun & 4-hr. Sat
  • June 5 - 6 -- National Corvette Museum / Dbl. 7 Enduros Fri-Sat  
  • June 6 - 7 -- Auto Club Speedway (Fontana) / Dbl. 7
  • June 13 - 14 -- Summit Point Raceway / 10 + 6
  • June 20 -- Michigan Int'l Speedway / 12-hour
  • June 20 - 21 -- Calabogie Motorsports Park / Dbl. 7
  • July 3 - 4 -- Charlotte Motor Speedway / Sprints Friday & Saturday (Night Races)
  • July 17 - 19 -- Gateway Motorsports Park / Test + 2-hr. Fri ; Sprints Sat-Sun
  • August 1 - 2 -- Barber Motorsports Park / Dbl. 7
  • August 7 - 9 -- VIR Full / Friday Test; 24-hour (4pm Sat-4pm Sun)
  • August 8 -- Pikes Peak Int'l Raceway / 14-hour
  • August 8 - 9  --  Portland International Raceway / 12 + 6
  • August 15  --  Brainerd International Raceway / 12-hour (Donnybrooke Course)
  • August 21 - 22 -- Lime Rock Park / Dbl. 7
  • August 22 - 23  --  Autodrome St. Eustache / 8 + 6
  • August 22 - 23 -- Gingerman Raceway / Dbl. 8
  • August 28 - 29 -- Texas Motor Speedway / Sprints (Night Races - Full ROVAL)
  • August 29 - 30 -- Las Vegas Motor Speedway / 13-hour (7pm - 8am)
  • September 11 - 13 -- Michigan Int'l Speedway / Friday Test; Sprints Sat-Sun; 4-hr. Sat night
  • September 12 - 13 -- Calabogie Motorsports Park / Dbl. 7
  • September 26 --  Sebring International Raceway / 14-hour
  • October 2 - 4  --  Portland International Raceway / Dbl. 6-hr. Fri-Sat; Sprints Sun
  • October 3 - 4  --  Pittsburgh International Race Complex / CHUMPIONSHIP
  • October 10 - 11 -- Canadian Tire Mosport / CHUMPIONSHIP
  • October 10 - 11  --  Harris Hill / Dbl. 8 (Reverse Course)
  • October 17 - 18 -- Road America / CHUMPIONSHIP
  • Oct 30 / Nov 1 -- Las Vegas Motor Speedway / Friday Test; Sprints Sat-Sun
  • Oct 31 / Nov 1 -- Atlanta Motorsports Park / Dbl. 7
  • November 3 - 6 -- SEMA Show / Trade Show - No Competition
  • December 4 - 6 -- VIR North / "The 38"
  • December 5 - 6  --  Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca / CHUMPIONSHIP
  • December 9 - 12 -- PRI Show / Trade Show
  • December 29 - 31 -- Homestead-Miami / New Year's Eve "24-Hour With A Twist" (4+8+12)
  • National Corvette Museum / Dbl. 7 Enduros Fri-Sat 
 (Note - Underlined events are shared televised, spectator events with the ChampTruck World Series)
 
For additional details on the upcoming changes in the ChumpCar World Series for 2015, check out the press release