It isn't Daytona, and it isn't Sebring - but the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic on Detroit's Belle Isle is a big one for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
“When we pull out the calendar, we put the same big circle around the Detroit race as we do Daytona and Sebring,” said Jordan Taylor, who co-drives the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing entry.
With Detroit being the Motor City and the headquarters of Chevrolet, it's a big one for the teams and drivers - and it's been good to the Taylor family in recent years.
Two years ago before the merge of GRAND-AM Rolex and the American Le Mans Series, Jordan Taylor and veteran driver Max Angelelli won the race on Detroit's Belle Isle. Last year, the first United SportsCar race in Detroit was won by Jordan and brother Ricky Taylor.
Wayne Taylor Racing will attempt a three-peat in Saturday's Chevrolet Sports Car Classic, but the 25-car grid will not make it easy. Three other Corvette Daytona Prototypes are entered for this weekend's race - two from Action Express Racing and one from VisitFlorida.com. Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates' No. 01 entry driven by Scott Pruett and Joey Hand is another that can break up a third consecutive victory in Detroit for the Taylors. Michael Shank Racing's entry as well as Mazda's two Prototypes are not to be counted out, either.
The grid will be set for Saturday's 100-minute race on Friday evening. Follow @VAVELSportsCar for more from the track in Detroit throughout the weekend.
Aaron Durant is the editor of the VAVEL USA Racing section. Follow him on Twitter at @Double291.