Detroit Grand Prix Adds Historic Sports Car Race to Schedule

The final Detroit Grand Prix race weekend on Belle Isle — June 3-5 — will feature some of the most accomplished sports cars in recent history with the addition of the Masters Endurance Legends USA series. The 2023 race is moving to downtown Detroit.
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The 2022 Detroit Grand Prix will include the Masters Endurance Legends USA series. // Courtesy of Masters Endurance Legends USA
The 2022 Detroit Grand Prix will include the Masters Endurance Legends USA series. // Courtesy of Masters Endurance Legends USA

The final Detroit Grand Prix race weekend on Belle Isle — June 3-5 — will feature some of the most accomplished sports cars in recent history with the addition of the Masters Endurance Legends USA series. The 2023 race is moving to downtown Detroit.

The 2022 series, part of the international Masters Historic Racing program, features Prototype and GT cars that raced in word-wide sports car competition between 1982 and 2017. Masters Endurance Legends USA highlights cars, driven by their current owners, that have raced at the top endurance events across the globe — including the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring and more — competing in their original race livery.

Masters Endurance Legends USA will feature practice and qualifying on opening day of Grand Prix weekend on Belle Isle, June 3. The series then will race on both Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. It marks the first time the historic sports car series will compete in Detroit.

Cars expected to compete at this summer’s Grand Prix include the Compuware Corvette GTs, along with Corvette Prototypes, and Cadillac DPis, similar to the powerful and exotic sports cars that fans have seen race in Detroit in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

“Sports car racing has a great tradition of racing at the Detroit Grand Prix and we’re excited to honor that heritage in 2022 as we welcome Masters Endurance Legends USA to our weekend lineup,” says Michael Montri, president of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear.

“We know our fans love sports car racing and have a great appreciation for the history of the sport. We look forward to showcasing some of the most iconic endurance race cars over the past couple of decades as we celebrate the final Grand Prix on Belle Isle in June.”

Along with the Masters Endurance Legends USA, the 2022 race weekend will feature the modern-day sports cars of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship racing in the Chevrolet Sport Car Classic on Saturday, June 4.

The NTT IndyCar Series will compete in the Chevrolet IndyCar Grand Prix on Sunday, June 5, while the rising stars of racing will be running in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires hosting a doubleheader weekend June 4-5.

Tickets for the 2022 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear can be purchased online or through the ticket hotline at 866-464-PRIX (7749). For more information on this summer’s Grand Prix, visit here.

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