Circuit of the Americas sets Lone Star Le Mans schedule

Patrick Dempsey, Mark Webber – and Blue Oyster Cult.

Circuit of the Americas sets Lone Star Le Mans schedule
American drivers at Le Mans event: Patrick Dempsey
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The countdown is on to Circuit of The Americas’ Lone Star Le Mans weekend. The event will be a Texas-sized celebration of sports car racing and entertainment, including two of the world’s most-loved endurance racing series—the TUDOR United SportsCar Series and the FIA World Endurance Championship Series (WEC)- along with racing from Porsche GT3 Cup series and Continental Tire Sports Car Championship (CTSC). 

At this event, the cars are the stars of the show, and fans can enjoy open access to these impressive machines and the skilled competitors who pilot them, including famous drivers like TV star Patrick Dempsey and former Formula 1 driver Mark Webber.  The Lone Star Le Mans also marks the debut of night racing at Austin’s award-winning grand prix circuit.

In addition to the unique racing options offered at the Circuit, the weekend will also offer a variety of family-friendly entertainment options suitable for all ages. An open paddock and pit walk allow spectators up-close access to the teams, drivers and race cars. The purchase of a two-day pass will also provide access to a free bonus day at the track on Thursday, Sept. 18.

The Circuit will be offering a variety of live music entertainment including a headlining performance from American rock band Blue Oyster Cult at the Austin360 Amphitheater. Guests will also enjoy a post-race fan track invasion, driver autograph sessions, a fan forum featuring a driver Q&A session, and activities and games for children throughout the weekend. The full schedule of events is available at www.circuitoftheamericas.com/wectudor.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

10:30 am                          Gates and paddock open

10:35 am - 11:15 am        Practice #2 - gt3 cup

11:25 am - 12:05 pm        Pit Walk (Pit Lane – Access from Paddock)           

12:55 pm -   1:55 pm        Practice #2 - ctsc

2:10 pm -   2:30 pm          Qualifying - gt3 cup

2:45 pm -   4:15 pm          Practice #1 - FIA WEC

4:30 pm -   4:45 pm          Qualifying - ctsc ST

5:00 pm -   5:15 pm          Qualifying - ctsc GS

5:30 pm -  6:30 pm           Practice #1 - TUDOR Championship (All Classes)

7:30 pm -   9:00 pm          Practice #2 - FIA WEC

Friday, September 19, 2014

7:30 am                             Gates and paddock open

8:00 am -   8:45 am           Race #1 - gt3 cup - 45 minutes

9:00 am -10 am                 Practice #2 – TUDOR Championship (All Classes)

10:20 am - 11:20 am         Practice #3 - FIA WEC

11:35 am -12:05 pm          Pit Lane Walk & Open Grid – ctsc (Pit Lane – Access from Paddock)

12:20 pm -  2:50 pm          Race - ctsc - 150 minutes

3:20 pm -  4:20 pm            Practice #2 - TUDOR Championship (All Classes)

4:30 pm -  4:45 pm           Qualifying - TUDOR Championship (GTD) 

4:50 pm -  5:05 pm           Qualifying - TUDOR Championship (GTLM)

5:15 pm -  5:30 pm           Qualifying - TUDOR Championship (PC)

5:35 pm -  5:50 pm           Qualifying - TUDOR Championship (P)

6 pm -   6:25 pm               Qualifying - FIA WEC (LMGTE-PRO/LMGTE-AM)

6:35 pm -   7 pm               Qualifying - FIA WEC (LMP1/LMP2)

7:25 pm -   8:10 pm          Race #2 - gt3 cup - 45 minutes

Saturday, September 20, 2014

8 am                                  Gates and paddock open

8:40 am – 9 am                 Warm Up – TUDOR Championship (All Classes)

9:30 am - 10:15 am           Driver Autograph Session - TUDOR Championship (Paddock – TUDOR Team Transporters)

9:30 am - 10:15 am           Driver Autograph Session - FIA WEC (Paddock - Behind Pit Garages)

10 am - 10:30 am              TUDOR Championship Live Auction benefitting Austin Hatcher Foundation (Paddock – TBD Team Transporter)

10:40 am- 11:20 am         TUDOR Championship Pre-Race Ceremonies

10:40 am- 11:20 am         Open Grid Fan Walk (Pit Lane– Access from Paddock)

11:35 pm - 2:20 pm          Race - TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (Round 12) - 2 Hours 45 Minutes

3 pm - 4:30 pm                 Performance by Blue Oyster Cult (Austin360 Amphitheater)

4:30 pm- 4:50 pm             FIA WEC Pre-Race Ceremonies

5 pm - 11:00 pm               Race - FIA WEC - 6 Hours

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