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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park

The entry lists are out for this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge Grand Prix of Lime Rock Park, and it is quite massive.  As of the last update, 109 entries have been submitted.  As is the norm for Sprint-X weekends, some of the teams are competing in both Sprint-X races and the GTS sprint races.

The list originally had the No. 61 Ferrari 488 GT3 of Kyle Marcelli and Alex Riberas on it.  However, Riberas crashed heavily in qualifying last Friday at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP).  The crash ended their home race weekend and required a thrash back at the shop.  Unfortunately, the team is not in the position to race this weekend.

The GT class has had a number of driver changes for this weekend.  The race weekend runs up against the Zurich 24 Hours Nürburgring in Germany, so a number of the top drivers will not be present.  Magnus Racing signed Pierre Kaffer to drive the No. 4 Audi for the full season with advance knowledge that he could not race at Lime Rock.  As announced Tuesday, Dane Cameron will replace Kaffer alongside Spencer Pumpelly.  Andrew Davis will replace Marco Seefried for Lime Rock only in the No. 44.

Jörg Bergmeister will also in Germany this weekend.  As a result, Wright Motorsports has tapped defending FIA World Endurance Drivers’ co-champion Marc Lieb to share the No. 58 Porsche with Patrick Long.  Porsche factory driver Laurens Vanthoor is also at the Nürburgring and has been replaced by Matthew Halliday.  Finally, SuperGT veteran André Couto has replaced Alexandre Imperatori in the No. 78 Bentley alongside Yufeng Luo.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge Sprint-X at Lime Rock

Class Team Drivers Car
GT Pro-Am 07 - Dream Racing Motorsport Lawrence DeGeorge
Cedric Sbirrazzuoli
Lamborghini Huracan GT3
GT Am-Am 007 - The Racers Group Drew Regitz
Kris Wilson
Aston Martin Vantage 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
GTS Am-Am 077 - VOLT Racing/Automatic Racing Alan Brynjolfsson
Chris Hall
McLaren 570S GT4
GT Pro-Pro 2 - CRP Racing Ryan Dalziel
Daniel Morad
Mercedes-AMG GT3
GT Pro-Pro 3 - Cadillac Racing Johnny O'Connell
Ricky Taylor
Cadillac ATS-V.R.
GT Pro-Pro 4 - Magnus Racing Dane Cameron
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
Jordan Taylor
Cadillac ATS-V.R.
GT Pro-Pro 9 - K-PAX Racing Ben Barnicoat
Àlvaro Parente
McLaren 650S GT3
GT Cup Pro-Am 11 - Precision Driving Dani Clos
Marko Radisic
Ferrari Challenge Evo
GT Pro-Am 14 - GMG Racing Matthew Halliday
James Sofronas
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 Schirò
Ferrari 488 GT3
GT Pro-Pro 43 - RealTime Racing Tom Dyer
Ryan Eversley
Acura NSX GT3
GT Pro-Am 44 - Magnus Racing Andrew Davis
John Potter
Audi R8 LMS GT3
GTS Am-Am 47 - NOLAsport Jason Hart
Matt Travis
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
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 Marc Lieb
Patrick Long
Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT Pro-Am 75 - Always Evolving Racing/AIM Autosport Frankie Montecalvo
Ricardo Sanchez
GT Pro-Am 77 - Calvert Dynamics Dr. Preston Calvert
Alec Udell
Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT Pro-Am 78 - Absolute Racing Andre Couto
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 Cup Pro-Am 95 - Tool Racing Erich Joiner
Andy Lee
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
GT Pro-Am 98 - K-PAX Racing Mike Hedlund
Michael Lewis
McLaren 650S GT3

In GTS, the only change of note is that the PF Racing Ford Mustang GT4 that finished second in the first race in Canada is not entered.  In its place, VOLT Racing has entered their second McLaren 570S GT4.  Chris Hall will drive the black No. 02 while Alan Brynjolfsson will drive the chartreuse No. 077.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge GTS Class at Lime Rock

Class Team Driver Car
GTSA 02 - VOLT Racing/Automatic Racing Chris Hall McLaren 570S GT4
GTSA 03 - The Racers Group Craig Lyons Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
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 BMW M3
GTSA 077 - VOLT Racing/Automatic Racing Alan Brynjolfsson McLaren 570S GT4
GTS 3 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Rodrigo Baptista Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS 8 - Mantella Autosport Anthony Mantella KTM X-Bow GT4
GTS 10 - Blackdog Speed Shop Lawson Aschenbach Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R
GTS 14 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Nate Stacy Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS 50 - Team Panoz Racing Ian James Panoz Avezzano GT
GTS 80 - Mantella Autosport Martin Barkey KTM X-Bow GT4
GTS 99 - JCR Motorsports Jeff Courtney Maserati GT4
GTSA 2 - Racers Edge Motorsports Jason Bell SIN R1 GT4
GTSA 9 - ANSA Motorsports Bill Ziegler KTM X-Bow GT4
GTSA 11 - Blackdog Speed Shop Tony Gaples Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R
GTSA 45 - Racers Edge Motorsports Chris Beaufait SIN R1 GT4
GTSA 62 - KPR Mark Klenin McLaren 570S GT4
GTSA 89 - JCR Motorsports Fred Roberts Maserati GT4

Due to Lime Rock Park’s short pit lane, the TC class will run their own races this weekend, separate from the TCA and TCB classes.  Having said that, a full compliment of teams (34) are entered.  Of note, 18 of the 34 cars entered are BMW M235iRs.  That includes a new team returning to the class after years away.

Lime Rock Park is Turner Motorsport’s home track and has been a place in which the team has seen a good amount of success in the past.  The Amesbury, Mass.-based team is using this weekend to debut their new BMW entries in the class.  Team owner Will Turner will drive the No. 95, while the aforementioned Cameron returns to the team for the first time since 2015 to drive the No. 96.

There are a couple of other changes of note.  2012 Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge Street Tuner co-champion Jayson Clunie will drive the No. 2 BMW M235iR for Classic BMW, replacing Gino Carini.  In addition, Randy Pobst will replace Chetan Puranik in Zima Motorsports’ No. 36 BMW.

Entry List for Pirelli World Challenge TC Class at Lime Rock

Team Driver Car
007 - BERG Racing John Allen Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport
009 - BERG Racing JT Coupal Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport
1 - Classic BMW Toby Grahovec BMW M235iR
2 - Classic BMW Jayson Clunie BMW M235iR
4 - KRUGSPEED Dennis Hanratty Jr. Lotus Exige
5 - BERG Racing John Weisberg Mazda MX-5
7 - Shea Racing Jason Fichter Honda Accord Coupe
8 - Stephen Cameron Racing Rodrigo Sales BMW M235iR
11 - RacerInk Motorsports Cody Ellsworth Porsche Cayman
12 - Winding Road Team TFB Mason Filippi BMW M235iR
17 - Hale Motorsports Randy Hale Mazda MX-5
18 - Zima Motorsports Stefan Sajic BMW M235iR
19 - Stephen Cameron Racing Ari Balogh BMW M235iR
20 - Stephen Cameron Racing Greg Liefooghe BMW M235iR
28 - AutoTechnic Racing Robert Nimkoff BMW M235iR
29 - Classic BMW Justin Raphael BMW M235iR
36 - Zima Motorsports Randy Pobst BMW M235iR
38 - ST Racing Samantha Tan BMW M235iR
40 - Parallax Racing Steve Kholi Honda Accord Coupe
54 - Hooverspeed Patrick Gallagher Mazda MX-5
67 - Shea Racing Shea Holbrook Honda Accord Coupe
69 - S.A.C. Racing Anthony Geraci Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport
71 - C360R Paul Holton Audi RS3 LMS Club Sport
72 - KRUGSPEED Cameron Magueri Lotus Exige
78 - GenRacer Jeff Ricca Hyundai Genesis Coupe
80 - Rooster Hall Racing Anthony Magagnoli BMW M235iR
81 - Winding Road Team TFB Jacob Ruud BMW M235iR
87 - Stephen Cameron Racing Henry Schmitt BMW M235iR
91 - ST Racing Nick Wittmer BMW M235iR
92 - Classic BMW Chris Ohmacht BMW M235iR
93 - Team HMA Joshua Foran Honda Accord Coupe
95 - Turner Motorsport Will Turner BMW M235iR
96 - Turner Motorsport Dane Cameron BMW M235iR
99 - Honda Ste-Rose Racing Karl Wittmer Honda Accord Coupe

Finally, there are not a lot of changes in the TCA and TCB classes.  S.A.C. Racing has entered a fourth TCA car for Richard Astacio that will carry the No. 080.  Also, Copeland Motorsports has two Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Cars entered this week.  The No. 97 of Brian Henderson returns after missing Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  The TCB entries are effectively the same group that was at CTMP last weekend, minus the Believeland Motorsport No. 02 Mazda of Ted Sahley.

Entry List for Pirelli World Challenge TCA/TCB Classes at Lime Rock

Class Team Driver Car
TCB 01 - Drengler Racing Jasper Drengler Honda Fit
TCA 07 - Copeland Motorsports Dean Copeland Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car
TCA 080 - S.A.C. Racing Richard Astacio Mazda MX-5
TCB 6 - Jake Pipal Racing Jake Pipal Honda Fit
TCA 21 - Tech Sport Racing Steven Streimer Mazda MX-5
TCA 22 - Tech Sport Racing Kevin Anderson Scion FR-S
TCA 23 - Tech Sport Racing Eric Powell Mazda MX-5
TCB 24 - Tech Sport Racing Canaan O'Connell Chevrolet Sonic
TCB 25 - Tech Sport Racing P.J. Groenke Chevrolet Sonic
TCB 30 - Indian Summer Racing Travis Washay MINI Cooper
TCB 37 - ISellMiataParts Blake Thompson Mazda2
TCA 50 - Lapse Motorsport Eric Laporte Honda Civic Si
TCA 51 - PWR Paul Whiting Honda Civic Si
TCA 70 - S.A.C. Racing Elivan Goulart Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car
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
TCA 79 - Patterson Racing Spencer Patterson Mazda MX-5
TCA 89 - Winding Road Team TFB Jeff Sexton Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car
TCA 94 - Shea Racing Tom O'Gorman Honda Civic Si Turbo
TCA 97 - Copeland Motorsports Brian Henderson Mazda Global MX-5 Cup Car

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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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