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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

This weekend, all of Pirelli World Challenge’s various classes will descend upon Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP) near Clarington, Ont. for a full weekend of racing.  There will be six races (three each on Saturday and Sunday) to whet the appetites of race fans.  As of right now, 102 teams are entered in the various classes.

In the headlining Sprint-X category, there are 33 cars entered.  The GT class sees one major driver change.  TR3 Racing, which won the penalty-plagued Race No. 1 at VIR, has replaced former Formula One racer Andrea Montermini with Niccolò Schirò.  Schirò is a 23-year old racer out of Italy with experience in sports car racing and open-wheeled competition.  He’s currently racing in the Campionato Italiano Gran Turismo in their GT3 class.  He races a Ferrari 488 GT3 on a regular basis, so he comes into Pirelli World Challenge already familiar with his equipment for his debut.

Also, R. Ferri Motorsport will field two cars this weekend.  In addition to the full-time No. 61 for Kyle Marcelli and Alex Riberas, the team has entered their Ferrari 458 GT3 for Terry Borcheller and Marc Muzzo.  Borcheller is a longtime veteran of sports car racing best known as a champion in 2001 (American Le Mans Series, GTS class) and 2003 (Rolex Sports Car Series, Daytona Prototype class).  More recently, as rides have dried up, Borcheller has focused on running Motorsports Ministries, a group that provides religious services at races.  Borcheller’s teammate, Muzzo, has most of his experience in Ferrari Challenge.  He has one previous Pirelli World Challenge start, back in 2015 at CTMP.  He failed to finish.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Sprint-X at CTMP

Class Team Drivers Car
GTS Pro-Am 02 - VOLT Racing Alan Brynjolfsson
Chris Hall
McLaren 570S GT4
GTS Pro-Am 09 - The Racers Group Jerry Kaufman
Kyle Tilley
Aston Martin Vantage GT4
GT Am-Am 007 - The Racers Group Drew Regitz
Kris Wilson
Aston Martin Vantage GT3
GT Pro-Am 013 - R. Ferri Motorsport Terry Borcheller
Marc Muzzo
Ferrari 458 GT3
GTS Pro-Am 017 - Case-It Racing Trent Hindman
Adam Merzon
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS Am-Am 018 - Case-It Racing Philip Bloom
Cameron Cassels
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS Am-Am 019 - Stephen Cameron Racing Ari Balogh
Greg Liefooghe
BMW M3
GT Pro-Pro 2 - CRP Racing Ryan Dalziel
Daniel Morad
Mercedes-AMG GT3
GT Pro-Pro 3 - Cadillac Racing Johnny O'Connell
Jordan Taylor
Cadillac ATS-V.R.
GT Pro-Pro 4 - Magnus Racing Pierre Kaffer
Spencer Pumpelly
Audi R8 LMS GT3
GT Pro-Pro 6 - K-PAX Racing Jonny Kane
Bryan Sellers
McLaren 650S GT3
GT Am-Am 7 - Scuderia Corsa Martin Fuentes
Stefan Johansson
Ferrari 458 GT3
GT Pro-Pro 8 - Cadillac Racing Michael Cooper
Ricky Taylor
Cadillac ATS-V.R.
GT Pro-Pro 9 - K-PAX Racing Ben Barnicoat
Alvaro Parente
McLaren 650S GT3
GT Pro-Am 14 - GMG Racing James Sofronas
Laurens Vanthoor
Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT Pro-Am 16 - Wright Motorsports Jan Heylen
Michael Schein
Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT Pro-Am 23 - M1GT Racing James Dayson
David Ostella
Audi R8 LMS Ultra
GT Am-Am 30 - NGT Motorsport Henrique Cisneros
Tyler McQuarrie
Ferrari 458 GT3
GT Pro-Pro 31 - TR3 Racing Daniel Mancinelli
Niccolo Schiro
Ferrari 488 GT3
GTS Pro-Am 40 - PF Racing Ernie Francis Jr.
James Pesek
Ford Mustang GT4
GT Pro-Pro 43 - RealTime Racing Tom Dyer
Ryan Eversley
Acura NSX GT3
GT Pro-Am 44 - Magnus Racing John Potter
Marco Seefried
Audi R8 LMS GT3
GT Pro-Am 54 - Black Swan Racing Jeroen Bleekemolen
Tim Pappas
Mercedes-AMG GT3
GT Cup Pro-Am 55 - Dream Racing Motorsport Alessandro Bressan
Yuki Harata
Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
GT Pro-Pro 58 - Wright Motorsports Jörg Bergmeister
Patrick Long
Porsche 911 GT3 R
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GT Pro-Am 75 - Always Evolving Racing Frankie Montecalvo
Ricardo Sanchez
Nissan NISMO GT-R GT3
GT Pro-Am 77 - Calvert Dynamics Dr. Preston Calvert
Alec Udell
Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT Pro-Am 78 - Absolute Racing Alexandre Imperatori
Yufeng Luo
Bentley Continental GT3
GT Pro-Pro 88 - Absolute Racing Vincent Abril
Adderly Fong
Bentley Continental GT3
GT Cup Am-Am 90 - Autometrics Motorsports Cory Friedman
Joe Toussaint
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
GT Pro-Pro 93 - RealTime Racing Peter Kox
Mark Wilkins
Acura NSX GT3
GT Pro-Am 98 - K-PAX Racing Mike Hedlund
Michael Lewis
McLaren 650S GT3

In GTS, there are 20 cars entered for the two standalone sprint races.  There are two notable additions.  First, the Automatic Racing/VOLT Racing team will make their Pirelli World Challenge debut with one McLaren 570S GT4 for Alan Brynjolfsson.  Chris Hall, Brynjolfsson’s teammate in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, will join him for the Sprint-X races as well.  For the sprint races, he will be driving the No. 2 SIN R1 GT4 for Racers Edge Motorsports.  The team did originally enter a second McLaren, No. 077, but that has since been withdrawn.

Secondly, the Ford Mustang GT4 will make its series debut this weekend.  PF Racing will field the No. 40 for Ernie Francis Jr. and James Pesek.  Francis will compete in both GTS and Sprint-X, while Pesek will only compete in the Sprint-X races.

Francis is a veteran of the pre-GT4 GTS class for Breathless Racing before that team left to focus on the Trans-Am Series.  With Breathless Racing, Francis is currently full-time in the top-flite TA class and has won the last two races (Homestead and Road Atlanta).  The Mustang GT4 will run in full GT4-spec this weekend for the first time.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge GTS Class at CTMP

Division Team Driver Car
GTS 02 - VOLT Racing Alan Brynjolfsson McLaren 570S GT4
GTSA 03 - The Racers Group Craig Lyons Aston Martin Vantage GT4
GTSA 04 - GMG Racing George Kurtz McLaren 570S GT4
GTSA 017 - Case-It Racing Adam Merzon Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTSA 018 - Case-It Racing Cameron Cassels Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTSA 019 - Stephen Cameron Racing Ari Balogh Aston Martin Vantage GT4
GTSA 2 - Racers Edge Motorsports Chris Hall SIN R1 GT4
GTS 3 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Rodrigo Baptista Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS 8 - Mantella Autosport Anthony Mantella KTM X-Bow GT4
GTSA 9 - ANSA Motorsports Bill Ziegler KTM X-Bow GT4
GTS 10 - Blackdog Speed Shop Lawson Aschenbach Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R
GTSA 11 - Blackdog Speed Shop Tony Gaples Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R
GTS 14 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Nate Stacy Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS 40 - PF Racing Ernie Francis Jr. Ford Mustang GT4
GTS 45 - Racers Edge Motorsports Jade Buford SIN R1 GT4
GTS 50 - Team Panoz Racing Ian James Panoz Avezzano GT
GTSA 62 - KPR Mark Klenin McLaren 570S GT4
GTS 80 - Mantella Autosport Martin Barkey KTM X-Bow GT4
GTSA 89 - JCR Motorsports Fred Roberts Maserati GT4
GTS 99 - JCR Motorsports Jeff Courtney Maserati GT4

Finally, there are 49 cars entered in the combined TC/TCA/TCB races.  It is effectively the same group of teams that raced at VIR a couple of weeks ago, minus a couple of teams that are running part-time.  Also of note, both Nick Wittmer and Jason Fichter are entered this weekend despite rolling their cars at VIR.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge TC/TCA/TCB Classes at CTMP

Class Team Driver Car
TC 007 - BERG Racing John Allen Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport
TC 009 - BERG Racing JT Coupal Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport
TCB 01 - Drengler Racing Jasper Drengler Honda Fit
TCB 02 - Believeland Motorsport Ted Sahley Mazda2
TCA 07 - Copeland Motorsports Dean Copeland Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car
TC 1 - Classic BMW Toby Grahovec BMW M235iR
TC 2 - Classic Gino Carini BMW M235iR
TC 4 - KRUGSPEED Dennis Hanratty Jr. Lotus Exige
TC 5 - BERG Racing John Weisberg Mazda MX-5
TCB 6 - Jake Pipal Racing Jake Pipal Honda Fit
TC 7 - Shea Racing Jason Fichter Honda Accord Coupe
TC 8 - Stephen Cameron Racing Rodrigo Sales BMW M235iR
TC 11 - RacerInk Motorsports Cody Ellsworth Porsche Cayman
TC 12 - Winding Road Team TFB Mason Filippi BMW M235iR
TC 17 - Hale Motorsports Randy Hale Mazda MX-5
TC 18 - Zima Motorsports Stefan Sajic BMW M235iR
TC 19 - Stephen Cameron Racing Ari Balogh BMW M235iR
TC 20 - Stephen Cameron Racing Greg Liefooghe BMW M235iR
TCA 22 - Tech Sport Racing Kevin Anderson Scion FR-S
TCA 23 - Tech Sport Racing Eric Powell Mazda MX-5
TCB 25 - Tech Sport Racing P.J. Groenke Chevrolet Sonic
TC 28 - AutoTechnic Racing Robert Nimkoff BMW M235iR
TC 29 - Classic BMW Justin Raphael BMW M235iR
TCB 30 - Indian Summer Racing Travis Washay MINI Cooper
TC 34 - Brass Monkey Racing Tony Rivera Nissan 370Z
TC 36 - Zima Motorsports Chetan Puranik BMW M235iR
TCB 37 - ISellMiataParts Blake Thompson Mazda2
TC 38 - ST Racing Samantha Tan BMW M235iR
TC 40 - Parallax Racing Steve Kholi Honda Accord Coupe
TCA 50 - Lapse Motorsport Eric Laporte Honda Civic Si
TCA 65 - Shea Racing Sarah Montgomery Honda Civic Si
TCA 66 - M&S Racing Gary Kwok Honda Civic
TC 67 - Shea Racing Shea Holbrook Honda Accord Coupe
TC 69 - S.A.C. Racing Anthony Geraci Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport
TCA 70 - S.A.C. Racing Elivan Goulart Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car
TC 71 - C360R Paul Holton Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport
TC 72 - KRUGSPEED Cameron Magueri Lotus Exige
TCA 73 - S.A.C. Racing Daniel Moen Mazda MX-5
TCA 74 - S.A.C. Racing Matthew Fassnacht Mazda MX-5
TCB 77 - Indian Summer Racing Taylor Handwerk MINI Cooper
TC 78 - GenRacer Jeff Ricca Hyundai Genesis Coupe
TCA 79 - Patterson Racing Spencer Patterson Mazda MX-5
TC 80 - Rooster Hall Racing Anthony Magagnoli BMW M235iR
TC 87 - Stephen Cameron Racing Henry Schmitt BMW M235iR
TCA 89 - Winding Road Team TFB Jeff Sexton Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car
TC 91 - ST Racing Nick Wittmer BMW M235iR
TC 92 - Classic BMW Chris Ormacht BMW M235iR
TCA 94 - Shea Racing Tom O'Gorman Honda Civic Si
TC 99 - Honda Ste-Rose Racing Karl Wittmer Honda Accord Coupe

About the author

Phil Allaway has three primary roles at Frontstretch. He's the manager of the site's FREE e-mail newsletter that publishes Monday-Friday and occasionally on weekends. He keeps TV broadcasters honest with weekly editions of Couch Potato Tuesday and serves as the site's Sports Car racing editor.

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