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Sprint Racing

IMG Sprint Racing Series

The Independent Motorsports Group's wheel-to-wheel Race program delivers maximum competition, minimum contact racing for drivers of all types of race cars. IMG sanctions both Sprint and Endurance racing in a fun, friendly wheel to wheel racing environment available to everyone.

Event Format

IMG Sprint Races are all about close, clean racing. Cars run in different groups by vehicle performance to encourage close competition between racers, while a strict no-contact policy keeps the racing clean and safe.

They also include lots of track time. A typical sprint race weekend includes:

Day One
  • 20-minute Practice
  • 15-minute Qualifying
  • 15-minute flag-to-flag Qualifying Race (25 minute session)*
  • 20-minute flag-to-flag Sprint Race (30 minute session)*
Day Two
  • 20-minute Qualifying
  • 15-minute flag-to-flag Qualifying Race (25 minute session)*
  • 25-minute flag-to-flag Feature Race (35 minute session)*

*All of our race sessions are timed from the moment the green flag is waved to when the checker drops, not including pace and cooldown laps. This means our Sprint Race sessions are a FULL 20 minutes of actual wheel to wheel racing.

No-Contact Policy

To keep our wheel to wheel racing clean and affordable for all participants, IMG enforces a no-contact policy at all of our events. Contact between cars is strictly prohibited, and will be monitored closely by our flagging crew and stewarding staff.

Bump-drafting or pushing for the purposes of gaining track position is not permitted. Any body-to-body contact during practice or qualifying sessions will result in both cars involved being gridded last for the subsequent race (regardless of fault).

Series Championship

New for 2013, the IMG Sprint Race Series is a season-long championship event that encourages friendly competition and rewards both speed and consistency.

All drivers who enter any IMG Sprint Race event automatically receive points towards the series championship. The top finishers in each class wins a beautiful custom made trophy at every event, and a special season-ending prize is up for grabs.

Car Classes

In order to allow a wide variety of cars to participate, cars are classified using a performance-based classing system called the IMG Performance Index.

Race cars prepared for other sanctioning bodies' rules are welcome to run in IMG races. Many popular classes fit right into an existing Performance Index class via our class equivalency rules.


All competitors must have a valid IMG Race license or equivalent recognized license from another sanctioning body to compete in IMG Race events. Drivers who attend an IMG competition licensing school or an equivalent approved school are eligible to apply for a Race license.

We also accept Competition licenses from recognized sanctioning bodies. Please describe your driving experience in detail and attach a copy of your current license and medical form when applying for your license.

Rules, Guides, and Forms

Find everything you need to know about our Competition Racing program and download any forms you might need at the links below:

Apply for your Race License:

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