This weekend, Pirelli World Challenge’s GT, GTA, GT Cup, GTS and GTSA classes will take on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on the undercard of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. 42 entries have been filed.
In GT, there are a couple of changes of note. Pierre Kaffer is not in Magnus Racing’s No. 4 Audi this weekend due to responsibilities at the Total 24 Hours of Spa in Belgium. Spencer Pumpelly will race the No. 4 in his place. Since Pumpelly is Kaffer’s co-driver for the Sprint-X events, he is already quite familiar with the team.
Dream Racing Motorsport has entered their No. 27 Lamborghini Huracan GT3 for Cedric Sbirrazzuoli. However, the team has entered the car in multiple races this season only to not put the car on track. It will be a wait and see scenario to see whether Sbirrazzuoli will actually race.
R. Ferri Motorsport is back with their No. 61 Ferrari for the first time since Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in May. At CTMP, Alex Riberas crashed the No. 61 in qualifying, which forced a withdrawal. Riberas will not be in the car this weekend. Instead, Kyle Marcelli, who raced for the team in the Sprint-X races at VIR in April will drive. The team’s GTA entry for Marc Muzzo is not entered.
There are a number of teams that are not entered this week. The biggest absence from the entry list are the two Absolute Racing Bentley Continental GT3s, normally driven by Yufeng Luo and Adderly Fong. No reason for the absence has been given. The K-PAX Racing No. 98 for Mike Hedlund, as noted in Pace Laps on Monday, has been parked for the rest of the year. Also, the MCC Motorsports Mercedes of Alexandre Negrao is not entered.
Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge GT/GT/GT Cup Classes at Mid-Ohio
|GTA||04 - LRP Racing||Jorge de la Torre||Aston Martin Vantage 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||Spencer Pumpelly||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||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|
|GT||61 - R. Ferri Motorsport||Kyle Marcelli||Ferrari 488 GT3|
|GTA||69 - Champ 1||Pablo Perez Companc||Mercedes-AMG GT3|
|GTA||77 - Calvert Dynamics||Dr. Preston Calvert||Porsche 911 GT3 R|
|GTA||82 - McCann Racing||Mike McCann||Audi R8 LMS GT3|
|GT||93 - RealTime Racing||Peter Kox||Acura NSX GT3|
|GT||99 - GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing||Jon Fogarty||Porsche 911 GT3 R|
In GTS, a total of 18 entries have been filed. In reality, its really 17.
PF Racing has entered the No. 40 Ford Mustang GT4 twice. It will be split between Ernie Francis Jr. and team owner James Pesek. When Pesek drives, the car will compete in the GTSA class. Francis, the current points leader in the Trans-Am Series presented by Pirelli’s premiere TA class, will race in the GTS class.
Entry List: Pirelli World Challenge GTS Class at Mid-Ohio
|GTSA||04 - GMG Racing||George Kurtz||McLaren 570S GT4|
|GTSA||017 - Case-It Racing||Adam Merzon||Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR|
|GTSA||2 - Racers Edge Motorsports||Chris Hall||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|
|GTS||14 - Flying Lizard Motorsports||Nate Stacy||Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR|
|GTS||19 - PMG Autosport||Parker Chase||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|
|GTS||50 -Team Panoz Racing||Ian James||Panoz Avezzano GT|
|GTSA||62 - KCR||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|