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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

Class Team Driver Car
GTA 04 - De La Torre Racing Jorge De La Torre Aston Martin Vantage GT3
GTA 013 - R. Ferri Motorsport Marc Muzzo Ferrari 458 GT3
GT 2 - CRP Racing Ryan Dalziel Mercedes-AMG GT3
GT 3 - Cadillac Racing Johnny O'Connell Cadillac ATS-V.R.
GT 4 - Magnus Racing Pierre Kaffer Audi R8 LMS GT3
GT 6 - K-PAX Racing Bryan Sellers McLaren 650S GT3
GT 8 - Cadillac Racing Michael Cooper Cadillac ATS-V.R.
GT 9 - K-PAX Racing Àlvaro Parente McLaren 650S GT3
GT Cup 11 - Precision Driving Marko Radisic Ferrari Challenge Evo
GTA 14 - GMG Racing James Sofronas Porsche 911 GT3 R
GTA 16 - Wright Motorsports Michael Schein Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT 17 - GMG Racing Alec Udell Porsche 911 GT3 R
GT Cup 25 - Dime Racing Ricco Shlaimoun Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
GT 27 - Dream Racing Motorsport Cedric Sbirrazzuoli Lamborghini Huracan GT3
GT 31 - TR3 Racing Daniel Mancinelli Ferrari 488 GT3
GT 43 - RealTime Racing Ryan Eversley Acura NSX GT3
GTA 44 - Magnus Racing John Potter Audi R8 LMS GT3
GTA 54 - Black Swan Racing Tim Pappas Mercedes-AMG GT3
GT Cup 55 - Dream Racing Motorsport Yuki Harata Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo
GT 58 - Wright Motorsports Patrick Long Porsche 911 GT3 R
GTA 69 - Champ 1 Pablo Perez Companc Mercedes-AMG GT3
GTA 77 - Calvert Dynamics Dr. Preston Calvert Porsche 911 GT3 R
GTA 78 - Absolute Racing Yufeng Luo Bentley Continental GT3
GTA 82 - McCann Racing Mike McCann Audi R8 LMS GT3
GT 88 - Absolute Racing Adderly Fong Bentley Continental GT3
GT 92 - MCC Motorsports Alexandre Negrao Mercedes AMG-GT3
GT 93 - RealTime Racing Peter Kox Acura NSX GT3
GTA 98 - K-PAX Racing Mike Hedlund McLaren 650S GT3
GT 99 - GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Jon Fogarty Porsche 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

Class Team Driver Car
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 2 - Racers Edge Motorsports Jason Bell SIN R1 GT4
GTS 3 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Rodrigo Baptista Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
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
GTSA 12 - Ian Lacy Racing Drew Staveley Ginetta G55 GT4
GTSA 13 - ANSA Motorsports Austin Versteeg KTM X-Bow GT4
GTS 14 - Flying Lizard Motorsports Nate Stacy Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS 19 - PMG Autosport Parker Chase Ginetta G55 GT4
GTSA 24 - Ian Lacy Racing Frank Gannett Ginetta G55 GT4
GTS 40 - PF Racing Ernie Francis Jr. Ford Mustang GT4
GTSA 40? - PF Racing James Pesek Ford Mustang GT4
GTSA 45 - Racers Edge Motorsports Chris Beaufait SIN R1 GT4
GTSA 47 - NolaSport Keith Jensen Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
GTS 50 - Team Panoz Racing Ian James Panoz Avezzano GT
GTSA 62 - KPR Mark Klenin McLaren 570S GT4
GTS 69 - PMG Autosport Harry Gottsacker Ginetta G55 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

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

Team Driver Car
05 - Max Fedler Racing Max Fedler BMW M235iR
1 - Classic BMW Toby Grahovec BMW M235iR
18 - Zima Motorsports Stefan Sajic BMW M235iR
26 - Classic BMW Jayson Clunie BMW M235iR
27 - Classic BMW Gino Carini BMW M235iR
36 - Zima Motorsports Marko Radisic BMW M235iR
38 - ST Racing Samantha Tan BMW M235iR
75 - GenRacer Nicholas Barbato Hyundai Genesis Coupe
78 - GenRacer Jeff Ricca Hyundai Genesis Coupe
91 - ST Racing Nick Wittmer BMW M235iR

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