Photos by Bridget Daehler
After sharing the stage with the World Endurance Championship at Lone Star Le Mans, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship headed out on its own for an action-packed celebration of speed at the Advance Auto Parts Sportscar Showdown happening at Circuit of The Americas May 5th and 6th for two days of intense racing action.
The fans had access to the paddock and grid to see a wide variety of classes and cars ranging from Le Mans prototypes to GTs based on production models from legendary manufacturers Ford, Porsche, BMW, Corvette, Audi, Lamborghini, Ferrari and more.
Racing fans will had the chance to watch former Texas Rangers pitcher turned avid sports car racing driver C.J. Wilson get behind the wheel for the first time, competing in a pair of IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama events as well as watch as brothers Ricky and Jordan Taylor attempt to secure another win at COTA.