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Entry Lists: Pirelli World Challenge at Road America

This weekend, some of Pirelli World Challenge’s classes will be in action at Road America on the undercard to the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Kohler Grand Prix.  Unlike the last three Pirelli World Challenge weekends, Road America is a Sprint weekend, meaning no driver changes.  Just all-out running.

The combined races for the GT, GTA and GT Cup Classes will have 29 cars in each race.  Likely the most notable absence is R. Ferri Motorsports’ No. 61 Ferrari 488 GT3 for Alex Riberas.  The team is still repairing the chassis after Riberas had a big crash in qualifying last month at CTMP.  That crash has forced the team to miss the four Sprint-X races at CTMP and Lime Rock and ruined their season.  The team has entered their Ferrari 458 GT3 in the GTA class with Marc Muzzo driving.

Las Vegas-based Dream Racing Motorsport is entered in the GT class with Cedric Sbirrazzuoli entered in the No. 27 Lamborghini.  The team used to be full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GT Daytona class, but chose to drop out after Sebring.  They have been entered for the Sprint-X races earlier this year with the No. 07, but did not compete.  The GT entry joins the already existent GT Cup No. 55, which will be driven solo this week by Yuki Harata.

McCann Racing is back for the first time since VIR in April.  Team owner Mike McCann, who was forced to sit out the races due to illness, will drive his own Audi (pictured above) in the GTA class.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge, GT/GTA/GT Cup Classes at Road America

ClassTeamDriverCar
GTA04 - De La Torre RacingJorge De La TorreAston Martin Vantage GT3
GTA013 - R. Ferri MotorsportMarc MuzzoFerrari 458 GT3
GT2 - CRP RacingRyan DalzielMercedes-AMG GT3
GT3 - Cadillac RacingJohnny O'ConnellCadillac ATS-V.R.
GT4 - Magnus RacingPierre KafferAudi R8 LMS GT3
GT6 - K-PAX RacingBryan SellersMcLaren 650S GT3
GT8 - Cadillac RacingMichael CooperCadillac ATS-V.R.
GT9 - K-PAX RacingÀlvaro ParenteMcLaren 650S GT3
GT Cup11 - Precision DrivingMarko RadisicFerrari Challenge Evo
GTA14 - GMG RacingJames SofronasPorsche 911 GT3 R
GTA16 - Wright MotorsportsMichael ScheinPorsche 911 GT3 R
GT17 - GMG RacingAlec UdellPorsche 911 GT3 R
GT Cup25 - Dime RacingRicco ShlaimounLamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
GT27 - Dream Racing MotorsportCedric SbirrazzuoliLamborghini Huracan GT3
GT31 - TR3 RacingDaniel MancinelliFerrari 488 GT3
GT43 - RealTime RacingRyan EversleyAcura NSX GT3
GTA44 - Magnus RacingJohn PotterAudi R8 LMS GT3
GTA54 - Black Swan RacingTim PappasMercedes-AMG GT3
GT Cup55 - Dream Racing MotorsportYuki HarataLamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
GT58 - Wright MotorsportsPatrick LongPorsche 911 GT3 R
GTA69 - Champ 1Pablo Perez CompancMercedes-AMG GT3
GTA77 - Calvert DynamicsDr. Preston CalvertPorsche 911 GT3 R
GTA78 - Absolute RacingYufeng LuoBentley Continental GT3
GTA82 - McCann RacingMike McCannAudi R8 LMS GT3
GT88 - Absolute RacingAdderly FongBentley Continental GT3
GT92 - MCC MotorsportsAlexandre NegraoMercedes AMG-GT3
GT93 - RealTime RacingPeter KoxAcura NSX GT3
GTA98 - K-PAX RacingMike HedlundMcLaren 650S GT3
GT99 - GAINSCO/Bob Stallings RacingJon FogartyPorsche 911 GT3 R

GTS has 23 entries (nine in regular GTS, 14 in GTSA) and some new entries.  Ginetta is back with a vengeance.  After no Ginettas have raced since St. Petersburg in March, four are on the entry list for this weekend.  PMG Autosport has returned with their two entries for New Braunfels, Tex. residents Parker Chase and Harry Gottsacker.  The two teenagers have been racing recently in Europe and made their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship debut at COTA last month for The Racers Group.

PMG Autosport is joined by two Ginettas from Ian Lacy Racing, which is making their season debut this weekend.  Drew Staveley is in the No. 12 Ginetta, bringing experience with him from eight career starts in the Grand-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, mostly in a Pontiac GXP.R for Racers Edge Motorsports (Note: This was a racing version of the Pontiac G6 Coupe).  Staveley is joined by Frank Gannett.

PF Racing is back with Ernie Francis Jr. driving the No. 40 Ford Mustang GT4.  James Pesek is entered as well in the GTSA class, however, he’s also listed in the No. 40.  That will have to change because GTS and GTSA race together on track.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge GTS Class at Road America

ClassTeamDriverCar
GTSA04 - GMG RacingGeorge KurtzMcLaren 570S GT4
GTSA017 - Case-It RacingAdam MerzonPorsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTSA018 - Case-It RacingCameron CasselsPorsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTSA2 - Racers Edge MotorsportsJason BellSIN R1 GT4
GTS3 - Flying Lizard MotorsportsRodrigo BaptistaPorsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTSA9 - ANSA MotorsportsBill ZieglerKTM X-Bow GT4
GTS10 - Blackdog Speed ShopLawson AschenbachChevrolet Camaro GT4.R
GTSA11 - Blackdog Speed ShopTony GaplesChevrolet Camaro GT4.R
GTSA12 - Ian Lacy RacingDrew StaveleyGinetta G55 GT4
GTSA13 - ANSA MotorsportsAustin VersteegKTM X-Bow GT4
GTS14 - Flying Lizard MotorsportsNate StacyPorsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS19 - PMG AutosportParker ChaseGinetta G55 GT4
GTSA24 - Ian Lacy RacingFrank GannettGinetta G55 GT4
GTS40 - PF RacingErnie Francis Jr.Ford Mustang GT4
GTSA40? - PF RacingJames PesekFord Mustang GT4
GTSA45 - Racers Edge MotorsportsChris BeaufaitSIN R1 GT4
GTSA47 - NolaSportKeith JensenPorsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS50 - Team Panoz RacingIan JamesPanoz Avezzano GT
GTSA62 - KPRMark KleninMcLaren 570S GT4
GTS69 - PMG AutosportHarry GottsackerGinetta G55 GT4
GTS80 - Mantella AutosportMartin BarkeyKTM X-Bow GT4
GTSA89 - JCR MotorsportsFred RobertsMaserati GT4
GTS99 - JCR MotorsportsJeff CourtneyMaserati GT4

The TC class was a late addition to the weekend schedule and is not running for points.  Regardless, a small field of 10 will join the 23 GTS competitors in a race within a race.  Eight BMW M235iRs will take on two Hyundai Genesis Coupes from the GenRacer stable.

Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge TC Class at Road America

TeamDriverCar
05 - Max Fedler RacingMax FedlerBMW M235iR
1 - Classic BMWToby GrahovecBMW M235iR
18 - Zima MotorsportsStefan SajicBMW M235iR
26 - Classic BMWJayson ClunieBMW M235iR
27 - Classic BMWGino CariniBMW M235iR
36 - Zima MotorsportsMarko RadisicBMW M235iR
38 - ST RacingSamantha TanBMW M235iR
75 - GenRacerNicholas BarbatoHyundai Genesis Coupe
78 - GenRacerJeff RiccaHyundai Genesis Coupe
91 - ST RacingNick WittmerBMW M235iR
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