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Entry List: Lime Rock Park 120

For the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, 31 cars are currently entered in Saturday’s two-hour race at Lime Rock Park.  There have been a few changes in both classes for this week.

Originally, the entry list was at 33, but TeamTGM has elected to withdraw.  Team owner/driver Ted Giovanis was involved in a practice crash two weeks ago at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.  SportsCar365.com reported recently that Giovanis will have minor surgery, but plans to be back at Road America.

In addition, The Racers Group is not just bringing their GT Daytona class Aston Martin to Lime Rock.  The Aston Martin Vantage GT4, last seen at Daytona getting wrecked, will be back on the grid with Craig Lyons and Kris Wilson once again driving.

Motorsports in Action is still fielding only one McLaren 570S GT4 for Chris Green and Jesse Lazare, while VOLT Racing is still campaigning their Ford Mustang GT4 as opposed to their McLaren.

In Street Tuner, there are a couple of driver changes of note.  Pirelli World Challenge TCA veteran Matthew Fassnacht is back in the No. 27 Mazda MX-5 alongside Britt Casey Jr.  Fassnacht replaces Mark Drennan, who was a last-minute call-up for CTMP.  Aside from the change in the No. 27, the Mazda teams are fully intact for Lime Rock.  Last year, the only cars on the lead lap in ST at the end of the race were Mazda MX-5s.  Expect entries like the Stevan McAleerChad McCumbee No. 25 pictured above to be contenders.

Mark Pombo returns to MINI JCW Team’s No. 52, replacing Jared Salinsky.  Justin Piscitell is listed in the No. 65 Murillo Racing Porsche Cayman in place of Brent Mosing.  Piscitell has had involvement with Murillo Racing for years, but rarely drives for them.

As expected, the Riley Racing team is back with their Mazda MX-5 for AJ and Jameson Riley.  Last year, they qualified in the top five in ST.  Don’t be shocked if they can pull that off again since the MX-5s are very fast on the short track.

The only entry from Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in ST that is not currently entered for Lime Rock is the Kensai/DXDT Racing No. 63 Porsche Cayman of David Askew and Aaron Povoledo.  The car has been through quite a bit in the two race weekends that the team has competed in.  It is unclear when they will be back.

Entry List: 2017 Lime Rock Park 120

ClassTeamDriversCar
Grand Sport3 - The Racers GroupCraig Lyons
Kris Wilson
Aston Martin Vantage GT4
Grand Sport4 - TeamTGMTed Giovanis
Hugh Plumb
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
Grand Sport7 - VOLT RacingAlan Brynjolfsson
Chris Hall
Ford Mustang GT4
Grand Sport12 - Bodymotion RacingCameron Cassels
Trent Hindman
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Street Tuner17 - Rennsport OneNick Galante
Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche Cayman
Street Tuner18 - Rennsport OneConnor Bloum
Aurora Straus
Porsche Cayman
Grand Sport21 - Mühlner Motorsports AmericaCameron Lawrence
Chuck Quinton
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Street Tuner25 - Freedom AutosportStevan McAleer
Chad McCumbee
Mazda MX-5
Street Tuner26 - Freedom AutosportAndrew Carbonell
Liam Dwyer
Mazda MX-5
Street Tuner27 - Freedom AutosportBritt Casey Jr.
Matthew Fassnacht
Mazda MX-5
Grand Sport28 - Rennsport OneDillon Machavern
Dylan Murcott
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR
Street Tuner31 - Bodymotion RacingDevin Jones
Drake Kemper
Porsche Cayman
Grand Sport33 - CJ Wilson RacingTill Bechtolsheimer
Marc Miller
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Street Tuner34 - Murillo RacingChristopher Stone
Christian Szymczak
Mazda MX-5
Grand Sport35 - CJ Wilson RacingDamien Faulkner
Russell Ward
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Street Tuner37 - MINI JCW TeamMike LaMarra
James Vance
MINI JCW
Street Tuner44 - CRG-I Do BorrowSarah Cattaneo
Owen Trinkler
Nissan Altima Coupe
Grand Sport46 - TeamTGMGuy Cosmo
Ted Giovanis
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport
Street Tuner52 - MINI JCW TeamNate Norenberg
Mark Pombo
MINI JCW
Street Tuner54 - JDC/Miller MotorSportsMichael Johnson
Stephen Simpson
BMW 228i
Street Tuner56 - Murillo RacingEric Foss
Jeff Mosing
Porsche Cayman
Grand Sport57 - Stevenson MotorsportsMatt Bell
Robin Liddell
Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R
Grand Sport59 - KohR MotorsportsDean Martin
Jack Roush Jr.
Ford Mustang GT4
Street Tuner65 - Murillo RacingBrent Mosing
Tim Probert
Porsche Cayman
Street Tuner66 - Riley RacingAJ Riley
Jameson Riley
Mazda MX-5
Grand Sport69 - Motorsports in ActionChris Green
Jesse Lazare
McLaren 570S GT4
Street Tuner73 - MINI JCW TeamDerek Jones
Mat Pombo
MINI JCW
Street Tuner75 - C360RRoy Block
Pierre Kleinubing
Audi S3
Grand Sport76 - C360RPaul Holton
Matt Plumb
McLaren 570S GT4
Grand Sport77 - C360RMatthew Keegan
Nico Rondet
McLaren 570S GT4
Street Tuner81 - BimmerWorld RacingAri Balogh
Greg Liefooghe
BMW 328i
Street Tuner84 - BimmerWorld RacingJames Clay
Tyler Cooke
BMW 328i
Grand Sport99 - Automatic RacingRob Ecklin Jr.
Steven Phillips
Aston Martin Vantage GT4

The Lime Rock Park 120 is scheduled to start at 10:25 a.m. on Saturday.  The race will be streamed live at both IMSA.com and FansChoice.tv.  The delayed TV broadcast will premiere Jul. 30 at 11:30 a.m. on FOX Sports 1.

 

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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. Outside of Frontstretch, Phil is the press officer for Lebanon Valley Speedway in West Lebanon, N.Y. He covers all the action on the high-banked dirt track from regular DIRTcar Modified racing to occasional visits from touring series such as Tony Stewart's Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions.

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