AUSTIN, TEXAS—The annual Lone Star Le Mans races at the Circuit of the Americas is one of the highlights of the Cars Technica calendar. This year the event—which took place September 15th-17th—saw temperatures that if anything were even hotter than 2015, making it a true test of endurance for drivers, crew, and even the hardy spectators. You’ll be able to read about the mighty 1000hp (745kW) hybrid prototypes of the World Endurance Championship tomorrow, but for now we thought you’d enjoy a look at the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship race.
The series heads to Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia next weekend (September 28-October 1st) for the finale in the 10-hour Petit Le Mans. Sadly next year there won’t be an IMSA/WEC double-header, the former opting for a date in April that avoids clashing with college football (as well as promising more hospitable temperatures).
Listing image by Elle Cayabyab Gitlin