A Return to the Roots of GT Sprint Racing in North America, SRO America Announces GT America for 2021

3 October 2020 Sprint, SprintX
  • 2021 Schedule will feature seven events across North America
  • GT World Challenge America powered by AWS News and Updates
  • Pirelli GT4 America and TC America Continue Strong Growth into Next Year

Austin, Texas - With an eye to the return of its roots in GT Racing in North America, SRO Motorsports America has announced the debut of a new series for 2021, GT America. The new single driver sprint format harkens back to the original World Challenge sprint series format and features both late and early model GT3 variants, SRO's newest category GT2, as well as GT4 platforms.

The 2021 season will have seven rounds and fourteen races. The event is configured as a Friday to Sunday event. The Series will follow their normal driver classification process with an emphasis on Bronze drivers. 

Competing on world-class circuits, GT America entrants will pilot today’s finest GT machinery with fierce competition set within the framework of SRO’s professional and technical race organization. 

"We are excited to announce GT America. Single driver sprint racing has always been part of our DNA," said SRO Motorsports America President and CEO Greg Gill. "By bringing together our existing GT2 and GT4 sprint entrants with GT3 cars, we’ll create a dynamic grid destined to produce great racing for drivers and teams in our Sprint format.” 

To enhance the race weekend experience, GT America drivers have access to SRO’s GT Paddock Club, a hospitality suite to relax, dine and entertain family, friends and business guests. Additionally, GT America races will be streamed live globally on the SRO GT World YouTube Channel as well as broadcasted on CBS Sports Network.

GT World Challenge America powered by AWS 

For 2021, the premier SRO America championship - GT World Challenge America powered by AWS - returns with a consistent look to build momentum and growth in GT racing. The American contingent of the new global GT World Challenge will feature seven rounds, two-driver 90-minute doubleheaders, and a featured race in conjunction with the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli Indianapolis 8 Hour. 

In an effort to reduce costs, race weekends will be limited to three-days - Friday thru Sunday. The opportunity for all-Pro line-ups has also been confirmed to further enhance the grid. 

Pirelli GT4 America

Thrilling action and excitement have provided stellar racing in Pirelli GT4 America. For 2021, the series shifts gears and focuses on the SprintX format featuring two-driver, 60-min doubleheaders that are jam packed with action. As announced, the Sprint category moves to GT America to bring back multi-class GT racing. 

TC America

The popular TC America championship will continue to feature three distinct categories, with SRO’s TC and TCA staying unchanged for 2021. Both showcased increased manufacturer platforms and support and featured strong car counts throughout the season. For next year, TC America will feature a new category dubbed TCX. This class will feature the recently launched BMW M2 CS Racing along with other SRO homologated platforms. 

2021 Provisional Schedule 

The 2021 schedule features an exciting mix of the best circuits in North America. The season will kick off in California at Sonoma Raceway and conclude at the Racing Capital of the World, Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Our annual summer break will allow for an increased American focus on SRO’s feature event - Total 24 Hours of Spa - with American drivers and teams encouraged to be a part of the world’s greatest GT event. 

March 5-7 - Sonoma Raceway - Sonoma, CA 
April TBA - Circuit of the Americas - Austin, TX 
May 21-23 - Canadian Tire Motorsports Park - Bowmanville, Canada 
June 11-13 - VIRginia International Raceway - Alton, VA 
August 27-29 - Road America - Elkhart Lake, WI 
September 17-19 - Watkins Glen - Watkins Glen, NY 
October 15-17 - Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Indianapolis, IN