Well, it's official! Creventic has confirmed the 24h of COTA presented by Hankook, scheduled for November 9-11, 2017 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, TX. This will be the 1st event of it's kind at COTA and only the 2nd 24h race in North America, next to the Rolex 24h of Daytona.
GT and touring cars will hit the track in this non-championship scheduled event. 24h races are something that truly tests both driver & vehicle.
On top of the typical tire & fuel pit stops, during a 24h race, it's not uncommon to see brake jobs, clutch jobs & even drivetrain swaps done. With that amount of time racing, you're not out til you're out. And even teams in the lead can experience turmoil with only minutes to go.